Melissa Lester, MSW, LCSW                                               
A Specialty Women's Practice for Disordered Eating          Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Meditation and Clinical EFT "Tapping"
                                                                                                                                                                        * Also Offering The Anderson Method


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I am a therapist specializing in the treatment of Women's Issues, including Emotional Eating, Binge Eating, Weight Loss, Anxiety and Depression.  If you struggle with emotional eating, body image, anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, work stressors, family stressors and/or work-life balance there is much hope and much peace that our work together can bring you.

I practice a variety of therapies, including psychodynamic talk therapy, meditation and mindfulness therapy, EFT "Tapping" therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and The Anderson Method ®, a highly structured approach to addressing overeating and overweight.

No matter which approach or approaches we use, you will ultimately learn why you are relating to food the way you do, what is really happening at the foundation of your relationship to food, and most importantly, how to go about balancing that relationship once and for all - in the manner, and in the timeframe that is best suited to you.

If you have had or may have bariatric surgery, it is especially important for you to address your relationship with food in order to maintain the weight loss that your surgery will facilitate.  Doing your internal work is essential to maintaining your successful weight loss.  Because research indicates that approximately 40% of bariatric patients will regain most or all of their weight loss, it is critical that you make peace with your body and your relationship with food as part of this life-changing process.

Traditional talk therapy, EFT Tapping therapy, meditation and hypnotherapy are all powerful tools that can change your relationship with food - and your relationship with yourself - in a deeply peaceful and lasting way.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you.  Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

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