Where You Can Process Your In-Person Therapy Session in Chevy Chase, MD Friendship heights has more to offer than just amazing therapists. 🙂 We have been finding that some people have been taking the entire morning or afternoon for wellness when they visit our in-person offices. As body-mind practitioners, Monarch therapists strongly endorse this idea! […]
Are You “Your Own Worst Enemy”? “I shouldn’t have eaten that.” “I can’t do anything right.” “I’m a failure.” Have thoughts like these ever popped into your head? Or perhaps they don’t pop in so much as linger on repeat. Thoughts like these can feel so isolating, and it can feel like you are the […]
Body Image During a Hot, Humid Summer We are about three quarters of the way through summer, which can be a good time to pause and check in with yourself about how you’ve been feeling this season. Summer can be a fun time of the year filled with beach vacations, concerts, rooftop dinners etc. These […]
Caregiver mental health is a vitally important and often overlooked issue. In this post, clinical social worker Yvette Mitchell discusses ways to improve self-care for people in this role.
Tips from a Washington DC Psychotherapist on Body Image, ARFID, & Eating Disorders Caroline stared at the meal on their plate. The meat was stringy. It might have been one of those strings that made them gag and if they gagged, they knew they would be unable to eat the rest. The pasta would […]
Finding health at every size (HAES) therapist is an important part of inclusive care. This post discusses HAES and finding a HAES therapist.
Monarch Wellness therapist Katie Zweig discusses eating disorders in adolescence.
New Year’s can be a stressful time for anyone working on recovery from an eating disorder, mood disorder, or trauma disorder. The world around you continues to tell you to “change yourself” and “New Year, New You”! I hear from many of my clients how stressful these comments and this time can be. Many of […]
So, you are having someone over for Thanksgiving that has an eating disorder and you are looking for some information about how to best support them (or at least not make a major faux paus!) Congratulations, you have already taken the first and most important step – trying to get yourself educated. The second, equally […]
Back to school? Already? Whether you are the parent of a school-aged child or helping your young adult child move into a dorm or first apartment, transitioning from the carefree, schedule-free days of summer to managing new school and extracurricular schedules, social calendars, and homesickness can make for a bumpy transition. As summer winds down […]