Name: Safe Place Counseling. Descripton:Please visit me at: safeplacecounseling.comI am an EMDR certified, Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve a sense of well-being, self-worth, empowerment, and happiness by creating a safe, positive, and healing environment. I believe individuals have the power to change if given the needed tools. As a dietitian and counselor, I have a unique outlook and approach to eating disorders and weight issues. Many weight problems are caused by some sort of trauma, whether it is a form of abuse, bullying, or problems in the home. Children don't have the tools to help analyze trauma/abuse/parental issues. They have to find ways to make sense of it and continue living life. Unfortunately, the coping skills a child may use to survive, such as eating for comfort or stealing food, may work for them at the time, but work against them as an adult. We work through these issues so that we are eating for survival instead of eating for emotional needs. Using an empathetic, straightforward approach, I work to help you achieve your personal goals and develop the ability to feel complete and at peace with yourself. I want you to recognize and develop the unique strengths already inherent within you. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and a big proponent of exercise and its power to improve the physical, mental, and spiritual state of a person. I agree with Joshua J. Marine who said "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." Bring your challenges and we will work together to overcome them so that you can live a hopeful and meaningful life.