Braxton met with Jessie Shepherd, LCMHC, AKA Jessie The Therapist, to learn about eating disorders and their purpose. Jessie is the owner of Blue Clover Therapy, Co-Host of Get Yourself Together podcast. Jessie and Braxton explore the different diagnosis that she works with and how she supports clients dealing with food or exercise control issues. Jessie identifies ways parents can recognize warning signs of children experiencing or developing an eating disorder. They explore ways you can support your child or partner if they are experiencing this distress. Braxton identifies different practices that society deems "acceptable" that qualifies as an eating disorder.
Braxton and Jessie identify the trauma, distress, and desire for control that individuals are seeking and how to best seek support for yourself or for your loved ones.
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Jessie the Therapist Blog: http://www.jessiethetherapist.com/
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National Eating Disorders Questionairre and resources: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool
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