Mother Wounds and Healing Transgenerational Legacies

Mother Wounds and Healing Transgenerational Legacies

“What does the daughter of a narcissistic mother look like?”

Years ago, I followed a case of a very young woman who had tremendous and seemingly unfounded anger and pain in relation to her mother. Should the two be in a room together, the teenager would become intermittently volatile, withdrawn, hostile and tearful. Clinicians who worked on the case could not make sense of the behavior.

Four Common Types of Eating Disorders

Four Common Types of Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are an array of mental disorders that display unusual eating behaviors or habits with serious health consequences.  They are quite prevalent, affecting more than 24 million Americans.     

All eating disorders are rooted in an obsession with food, the shape of one’s body or body weight. 

These mental disorders affect people physically, psychologically and socially and they can be fatal.  Eating disorders are the leading cause of death in teenagers in the U.S.   

The symptoms of eating disorders are food restriction, binges on food, and purging by vomiting or by over-exercising.  

Debunking "Self-Care."

Debunking "Self-Care."

At LIFT, we work with mothers who have been told, or have read, that they need to do more for themselves. “I need to do more self-care!,” we hear moaned (and wail to ourselves.). The road to self-acceptance is paved with paradox. Is it not satirical to beat yourself up for failing to “self-care?” The failure to pursue self-care has become a weapon women use to beat themselves and each other with – yet another thing to feel badly about ourselves for. Evidence of something else amiss: low-self worth, self-sabotage, low-self-esteem. Or is it?

If you’d like to learn more about how to care for yourself in the season that you’re in, please call ☎️: 203-916-4673, or email

A Tailored Approach to Recovery from Food And Weight Issues

Do you or someone you know struggle in your relationship to food and body?

As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, I look at eating issues from both an intrapsychic and interpersonal framework. Your relationship with food and body does not merely impact you: it affects family dynamics, romanic relationships, career aspirations and parenting outcomes. Your food choices and amounts send a message about your self estimation to bosses, friends and loved ones.

Are you sick and tired of continuing to battle against your body? Whether you are facing a clinical eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, or struggling with repeated dysfunctional patterns relating to food, exercise and body image, I will co-create a personalized action plan with you that sets you towards revolutionizing current behavior and unleashes a healthier, happier you.

Eating is a family affair. As the former director of a residential eating disorder treatment center,  I have expertise in treating food issues and body loathing, while triaging families in crisis. Children and adolescents take cues about food from parents, loved ones and peers. Often the entire family is in need of a reassessment of eating patterns. In these cases, I will gently work with you to get your family back on track. My approach is nonjudgmental and meet-you-where-you’re-at. Therapy is a journey that we are on together, and the goal is insight that drives behavioral change and an improved quality of life.

More than ever, societal demands place pressure on both sexes to maintain an unachievable physical ideal. Throughout the media, we see proof that Americans are obsessed with extreme food and exercise behavior. Our culture is obsessed with food: simultaneously glorifying and demonizing it. Learn to break free of the yo-yo of extreme eating and exercise behaviors, while finding balance and enjoyment in food, and love for your body.

I collaborate with the premier eating disorder experts in Fairfield County: registered dietitians, medical doctors and other specialists. I conduct comprehensive assessments of clients to determine a course of action that meets their specific needs and engage professional resources to support clients in their recovery process.

If you needed oral surgery, you would want a specialist to perform the procedure. Do not go to a generalist for help with you or your loved ones food and body issues. This is my field and my training is sophisticated and formatted to meet your unique situation.

Your life can be richer and more joyful. Your relationship with food and your body matters. You matter. I am waiting to take your call for a free phone consultation. Let’s talk change today.