Treating the whole person and not just their symptoms or diagnosis is key to providing
comprehensive and effective care. This entails understanding how a person’s thoughts,
feelings and behavior influence, and are influenced by, important factors such as family, job,
school, friends, spirituality and health status. Situations from the past can affect why various
emotional or behavioral problems occur in the present. As a result, it is imperative to
understand the impact life experiences could be having on a person’s current medical
and/or emotional condition.
Making change is hard even when it’s the right thing to do. Changing behavior doesn’t
happen in a vacuum – thoughts and feelings often have to change, too. This takes time and
every person’s time table is different. Change doesn’t happen because insurance expects it
to in a predetermined number of sessions.
It also doesn’t happen when treatment is provided by well- meaning but inexperienced or untrained therapists. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition. They are not conditions to put in the hands of treatment providers that say they treat them but don’t have the credentials to support what they say. I only treat the conditions that I have been educated and trained to treat, those that I have advanced credentials for and those that I receive ongoing continuing education for on a regular basis. I have been recognized as one of the top Eating Disorder Specialists in the
Milwaukee area since the 1990’s. To maintain clinically effective proficiency over my career, I have dedicated an extensive amount of time each year to receiving distinguished training, skills and education in order to provide the highest quality therapy to each person I treat. With over 25 years of experience directing outpatient, partial and inpatient programs, as well as recognition in the health care community as an expert in eating disorders, you can be assured that you or your loved one will receive the best care available.