Melissa Lester, MSW, LCSW
A Specialty Women's Practice for Disordered Eating Offering Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Meditation
Also offering The Anderson Method
I am a therapist specializing in the treatment of Women's Issues, including Overweight, Weight Control and Weight Loss. In addition, if you are struggling with body image, anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, work stressors, family stressors 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 The Anderson Method ®, an effective therapy approach that offers many tools for effectively changing your relationship with food, with eating, and ultimately, with yourself. In other words, it works.
You will learn why you relate to food the way you do, what is lurking at the foundation of your relationship to food, and most importantly, how to go about balancing that relationship once and for all - in the way, and in the timeframe that is best suited to you.
If you have had or will have bariatric surgery, it is especially important for you to have the skills to make permanent lifestyle changes to maintain your weight loss. Doing your internal work is essential to maintaining your successful weight loss. Without changing your relationship with food, research indicates that over 40% of bariatric patients will regain most or all of their weight loss.
Traditional talk therapy, hypnotherapy and meditation instruction create a powerful triad of effective approaches - the goal of each being to help you create more efficacy, more peace and more joy in your life.
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