--"Over time, my eating disorder masked my true self and replaced it with fear and doubt. I became consumed with feelings of inadequacy, and often told myself I would never be able to survive in the real world because I wasn't good enough. For six years, my ED ravaged my mind, body, and soul. I came to Lisa hoping to transform myself into a healthy, eating disorder free person. Activities, like making these masks, helped me uncover my deep seated beliefs about myself that were fueling my ED. Most of us with eating disorders try to hide it, or downplay our symptoms. We want to show the world we are powerful and in control. Realistically, it is our ED that has control. If we continue to hide our inner self, we will never become connected on a deep level to others. In my personal experience, human connection was the most important part of my recovery. Showing people our true selves, the inside of the mask, significantly weakens ED and shows him that we ARE good enough. We can be loved for who we are if we have the courage to let people in. Lisa helped me realize that I don't need my eating disorder to cope with life. We spent 2 years together uncovering this simple truth. I'm now graduating from college in a great place, and my recovery is strong. There is so much more to us than any eating disorder! You can recover, I promise you this! Work hard and feel your feelings, and it will fall into place. We deserve to live an ED-free life, and we can, because we are capable, strong, beautiful women."
--"I have trust issues due to childhood abuse, Lisa made me feel safe and comfortable right away. She has great expertise in eating disorders and recovery from abuse. I am in awe of her compassion, her empathy, and her concern for her patients and their recovery. She is very knowledgeable about these disorders and various treatment options. I am thankful that someone recommended her to me. I wholeheartedly recommend her to others."