Finding the Right Person For your Journey is the Key to Success
Stay tuned for my upcoming podcast, Fat and Fabulous; where we explore eating disorders, their treatment, weight inclusive treatment and fatphobia in our culture!
Finding the Right Therapist:
To those looking in, it looks like you have it all together. School is going well, you got the new promotion at work, or you’re just generally kicking ass at life. But if only they knew how miserable you are on the inside. It feels like life has become out of control, every day is a challenge and the only way you’ve learned to manage it, is by controlling your food, body, and exercise, to turn to substances or all of the above. You don’t like the relationship you have with your body and food, but it is the only thing that makes life somewhat bearable. Or you first started using substances to have fun, but now you find that you can’t make it throughout the day without using something. All the things that you have tried to help you feel more in control are now feeling out of control, overwhelming and you don’t know how to get things back on track.
I specialize in helping people learn how to manage feeling out of control, in pain, in distress, in healthier ways. No one wants to be in pain, or feel like they can’t manage what life is throwing at them. I help folks figure out how they are going to reclaim their life, take back control in a healthy way. I help people create and develop a better relationship with food, body, exercise, and substances.
Therapy is work, and finding someone to help you with that work is important. As you search for a therapist you will find lots of different people who practice in lots of different ways, none of them are wrong, but it’s about finding what is going to be a good fit for you. I used evidenced-based practices to help people learn how to manage emotions and reclaim their lives and their bodies.
If you are ready to schedule a session or a consultation appointment with me, please call me at 203-450-4745 or book online
Hi! My name is Joy Zelikovsky, and I am a clinical psychologist working with eating disorders. I specialize in helping people work towards body acceptance and leaving the negative impact of eating disorders and disordered eating behind; to live more enriching and fulfilling lives.
I practice from a Health At Every Size®, and all food is good food perspective. Working from a HAES perspective means that I believe all bodies, both big and small, can be healthy and that there are a time and place for all kinds of food. Doing anything in extremes is unhealthy, which includes eating too much of something or cutting it out from your life completely.
I also live my life as a person in a bigger body, or fat body, whichever you prefer. I believe (and the science backs me on this) that fat DOES NOT equal unhealthy. There are so many things that influence health, weight only being a small part of that equation. Fat does not mean I am or anyone else is lesser than or unworthy of love, attention, happiness, and to enjoy their body.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, eating, and playing with my dogs! I have two wonderful dogs, Orion and Loki, who make every day interesting and fun. I also am a firm believer that healthy social and familial relationships are essential to mental health and much of my free time is spent with friends and family.