Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator

The Olympics and Body Image: The Race to the Finish Line

by Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator

It has been a great feat for the USA Olympic team in Rio.  As we watch our favorite athletes, old and new, exude confidence through their strength and resilience on their quest for the gold, one starts to wonder. What does it take to be the fastest, the greatest, the best?  What level of attention […]

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Transparency in Recovery

by Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator
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Those entering recovery embark on a new journey. Feeling like a different person, they experience original thoughts and perspectives, new goals for their lives, a healing body and a renewing spirit. It is a time of challenges and individuality. Most of all, it is a time of unknowing. Transparency in recovery implies openness and communication […]

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Zero Tolerance for Body Shaming

by Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator
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Body shaming is rampant in today’s world. Primarily, it comes in the form of fat shaming, which is defined as overt criticism of bodies perceived to be larger than the cultural ideal.  Singer and new mother Kelly Clarkson has received her fair share of criticism as has singer Pink.  On May 12, Pink verbally shut […]

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Healing Negative Self-talk

by Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator
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In a previous TK blog we explored the concept of fat talk: who engaged in it, the whys behind it and the negative implications surrounding this type of interaction. Although fat talk is external, to a large degree, it begins as internal dialogue. This dialogue is a compilation of lifetime experiences. It’s a mental chorus […]

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Blender Addiction: When Juicing Jeopardizes Health

by Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator

America does love a good fad, especially when it is embraced by celebrities. It seems the only thing that can trump a celebrity craze is one that also involves weight loss. Diet-related fads rarely cause long-term damage to consumers because by their very definition, a fad comes and goes quite rapidly. A particular craze is […]

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