Being Understood Helped Me Understand
"Having someone understanding and informative to discuss my fears, misbelieves and atypical eating behaviors gave me better understanding of why I felt that way and how to develop better emotions toward eating. Sydney was able to provide me with a foundation to start my journey toward my own normal that I so desperately wanted to achieve."
Terrifying Experience Made Positive
"When I was first diagnosed with Diabetes, I was absolutely terrified. I love food and I thought that I would be stuck with eating simple, boring foods for the rest of my life. When I first met with Sydney, I was afraid she was going to give me a strict list of foods that I could eat. When she told me that all the foods that I loved were still on the menu I was ecstatic. Sydney took a terrifying experience for me and turned it into a positive. With her guidance, I was able to get my blood sugar down to normal levels within a few weeks (they were extremely high to start with)."
"Sydney meets me exactly where I am. She listens and hears without judgment. She creates a safe space to share some very private thoughts, fears, or even self-judgment. She offers insight from her own experiences that are relevant and helpful. Sydney definitely has a wealth of knowledge and resources that she shares generously. She knows just the right time and topic to challenge me on, which leads to the growth that I am seeking. Her concern for my well-being, as a whole person, is evident. Adding Sydney on to my health care team has been life-changing in just a few short months and I am eager to continue forward with her in my corner!"
My Eating Doesn't Feel Hopeless Anymore
"A few months ago, the biggest challenge I faced with eating was that I would binge several nights a week. These binges felt hopeless and often happened from a place of emotional isolation, but they ended up making me feel even more alone and sad when I was done bingeing. Sydney has helped me come back from what was a full swing in the opposite direction of restricting my eating. She has helped me develop healthier ways of thinking when it comes to satisfying my hunger and satisfying my emotional needs. I’m still in a process of returning to intuitive eating that isn’t restrictive, and I’m still learning how to be kind to my body—but my eating doesn’t feel hopeless anymore."