Life feels out of control when you struggle with disordered eating, body image, or compulsive exercise.
- You live most of the day in your head, completely disconnected from your body and your heart.
- You can’t stop obsessing about food and calories even during activities you enjoy.
- You’re the harshest critic of the shape, size, or weight of your body. You never feel good enough, no matter how often you diet, workout, or change your clothes.
- You may struggle with binge eating or purging, eating large amounts of food, followed by laxatives, vomiting, or exercise. This cycle traps you in shame and isolation.
- Your life is focused on dieting, counting calories, body checking, and losing weight. You keep hoping the next diet will work, but it never does.
- You’re trapped by emotional eating. When faced with stress, anger, sadness – or even joy – you turn to food to soothe and distract. At times, it feels you’re eating on autopilot.
- You struggle with perfectionism and never giving yourself credit for your accomplishments. While others call you successful, you only focus on everything you do wrong.
Since you excel in so many areas of your life, you’re baffled why you can’t get this under control.
As much as you try, you can’t seem to:
- Truly savor a meal with your friends and family.
- Keep your favorite snacks in the house without eating them all in one sitting.
- Stop sizing yourself up every time you pass a mirror.
- Engage in joyful movement based on what your body actually needs.
- Cope with your emotions in a conscious and embodied way.
- Finish a meal without the desire to throw up, purge, or workout.
- Avoid having the number on the scale rule the rest of the day.
Here’s where I can help you in our work together.
I’m Dr. Tancy Horn-Johnson and I’m not your typical talk therapist.
As a body-centered Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, I’m here to guide you in changing your relationship with disordered eating, binging, purging, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, compulsive exercising, restricting, and more.
I’m not afraid to dive deep into your inner world. I want to fully understand you as a person, not just what’s showing up on the surface.
You can leave any embarrassment about your eating behaviors or body at the door. After years in this field, there’s not much I haven’t heard. I’m here to support you, not shame you.
Therapy with me might feel different than what you’ve experienced in the past.
Most therapists take primarily a cognitive-focused approach to your treatment. This means there’s a lot of time spent thinking and talking about your eating disorder in therapy.
In therapy, I’ll teach you to listen to your body’s inherent wisdom. This approach allows us to actively work on your challenges around food, not just talk about them.
My practice is guided by the following values and philosophies:
- Health at Every Size (HAES)
- Trauma Lens
- Support Across the Lifespan
- Polyvagal Informed
- Lifelong Learning and Curiosity
- Holistic and Experiential Approach
I blend together a variety of body-centric, trauma-informed modalities to provide a personalized approach, such as:
- Health at Every Size (HAES)
- Intuitive Eating Practices
- Somatic Experiencing (In Training)
- Embodied Recovery Model
- Trauma-Focused Therapy
- Recovery-Focused Yoga
- Attachment-Focused Therapy
Eating disorders rob you of your joy, purpose, and peace.
Enough time has passed feeling imprisoned by calories, dieting, and food rules.
You’re done letting the size of your clothes or numbers on the scale control your life.
You’re ready to learn skills to cope with your emotions consciously and skillfully
It’s time to get your joy back.
Let me help you take the first step.