"[Jennifer and Holly], I wanted to send this note to both of you, instead of individually ( although you both have unique, awesome qualities and insights :) , because I see you as my 'therapy possee'. I feel like you two have helped me climb out of the 'every-day, fat-focused, failure-filled, panic-stricken, joyless, "I suck", sludge I was stuck in! While it's true that I have miles to go to get to body-image and life-fulfilling 'nirvana', at least I'm off the go-nowhere loop and onto the path forward! Your encouragement, questioning, wondering, and sound-bites of wisdom and knowledge have helped me see what's possible, if I'll just go after it! Thank you so much! "
"Dear Jennifer, This email is long over due but I wanted to thank you for helping my daughter, several months ago. [She] had struggled with food for several years. It affected every aspect of her life and ours as well. We had used a therapist prior but it just didn't work. Her time with you has resulted in a complete turn-around. I can't even describe how relieved she is to not be thinking about calories and weight incessantly. She eats anything but only to the point she is full. Helping her kick this problem has no doubt changed her life forever and her father and I are so appreciative."
"Hi Jennifer. I was reminded tonight of how thankful I am for the things I learned with you. I've been noticing some things with my eating so I sat down and journaled. Keep doing what you're doing. It's important work!"
"Jennifer, I'm really sorry I just stopped coming and disappeared off the face of the planet. I wanted to let you know that while, at the time, it was really hard to use what you taught me, I did take it in. And when I finally wanted to use it, that foundation has been invaluable. You taught me a lot about food - what it can and more importantly can't do. You've inspired me, and given me something to look up to and strive for as I've pushed myself through school. I'm about to graduate... and I'm really excited/hopeful to help people the way you've helped me. So, thank you. I never would have made it this far without you. All the best!"
-Ft. Worth, TX
"Not only do the staff at PB/WISE change lives, but they provide the tools for those with ED's to continue changing their own lives. A lot of determination from an individual + help from the sweet staff= amazing strength and freedom."
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Contact us with any questions about eating and mental health issues. You or someone you know may be in need of outpatient eating disorder treatment.
Jennifer Pereira LPC, RD - Counselor & Dietitian
1. Do you worry that you have lost control over how much you eat?
2. Do you make yourself sick (or use laxatives/exercise) if you feel uncomfortably full?
3. Do you currently suffer with or suffered in the past with eating issues?
4. Do you ever eat in secret?
5. Does your weight affect how you feel about yourself?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you are not satisfied with your current eating patterns, contact us for more information.