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  • Writer's pictureLaura Shaw

What is an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach?


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If you’re wondering what an eating disorder recovery coach (EDRC) is, then this post is for you! EDRC’s are a relatively new role in the field of eating disorder treatment. And I get it; it’s confusing. What do you do? How are you different from a therapist? Is it really necessary? So, I’m here to help clear some things up.


EDRC’s are specially trained professionals who support and guide people working to recover from disordered eating and/or eating disorders. They provide supplemental support and work alongside therapists, dieticians, doctors, etc., to help implement goals and provide support in the ‘here and now.’ As an EDRC, I’ll meet you where you’re at and walk alongside you as you move through recovery.


How Does Coaching Differ from Therapy?


One common question I get is how coaching differs from therapy. While therapy typically focuses on exploring past experiences, emotions, and underlying psychological issues, coaching is more present and future-focused. As a coach, I provide practical tools, strategies, and support to help you navigate your current challenges and work toward your recovery goals.


Why Work with an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach?


You might be wondering if working with an EDRC is really necessary. The truth is recovery is a unique journey for everyone, and having a dedicated coach can make a significant difference. Here are a few reasons why you might consider working with me:


1. Personalized Support: I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs and preferences. Whether you're struggling with meals, body image issues, negative thoughts, low self-worth or navigating social situations, I'm here to provide personalized support. 


2. Accountability: Making changes can be challenging, especially when it comes to overcoming disordered eating patterns. As your coach, I'll help you stay accountable to your goals and provide the encouragement and motivation you need to keep moving forward.


3. Expert Guidance: With years of training and experience in the field of eating disorder recovery, I offer expert guidance and practical tools to help you build a better relationship with food and your body.


4. Collaboration: I work collaboratively with your treatment team, including therapists, dieticians, and doctors, to ensure you receive comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of your recovery journey.


What to Expect from Coaching Sessions


During our coaching sessions, we'll explore topics such as intuitive eating, body acceptance, coping skills, self-care strategies, and more. I'll provide guidance, encouragement, and practical tools to help you overcome challenges and progress toward your recovery goals.


What services do you offer?


I provide 1:1 coaching and meal support for individuals struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, or dieting. I focus on helping you develop a better relationship with food and your body. As someone who began eating disorder recovery over 12 years ago and has been fully recovered for over 6 years, I am passionate about supporting others as they navigate recovery. 


Ready to Take the Next Step?


If you're ready to embark on your journey towards recovery and are interested in working with an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, I invite you to reach out to me. You can learn more about my coaching services here or schedule a free Discovery Call to discuss your needs and how I can support you on your path to healing.


Remember, you don't have to navigate this journey alone. With the right support and guidance, recovery is possible, and I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way.

Let's take the next step towards a healthier, happier you. Together, we can make your recovery journey a reality.


With Hope,


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