To provide a weight-inclusive and trauma-informed safe space with an emphasis on social justice, non-diet nutrition, fat liberation, intuitive eating, self-exploration, and a Health at Every Size® philosophy.
Through nutrition therapy and mental health therapy, we work with you as a whole person to provide highly individualized care, as you are the expert of your own body.
We practice from a weight-inclusive, trauma-informed and social justice lens with an emphasis on non-diet nutrition, fat liberation, intuitive eating, and a Health at Every Size® philosophy.
Therefore, we work with you as a whole person to provide highly individualized care, as you are the expert of your own body.
Whether you are suffering from an eating disorder or disordered eating, chronic dieting, or want to explore intuitive eating, body image work, and/or foster a better relationship with movement (physical activity), we’ll do it all together.
For those with disordered eating or eating disorders, you deserve peace. We'll provide you with empathetic and unwavering support, including collaborating with other providers on your recovery team.
For parents of teenagers, we'll work with your teen and your family to ensure a collaborative approach in your child’s recovery.
Please note that eating disorder treatment is unique to the individual. Therefore, treatment suggestions may change over the course of working together.
We acknowledge that diet culture has roots in racism, healthism, and is ableist. We are dedicated to learning from those who are marginalized themselves and support LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, fat, and disabled clients.
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Hi! I’m Jenna (she/her), a therapist, art therapist, and body inclusivity advocate. I believe in the power of finding and embracing your unique, individual identity, and look forward to helping you cultivate and embrace your narrative and distinctive life worth living. I am excited to be a part of your wellness journey!
I have loved stories from a young age. I loved reading stories, hearing others tell stories, and writing my own narratives. I found solace, adventure, and emotional investment in stories and as a child often found myself waking up early to read just a few more pages before school. Additionally, I have always been passionate about art making and have been creating for a as long as I can remember. Art making has been an intrinsic part of my own coping and expression throughout my life, and the role of artist is intrinsic to my personal and professional identity. When I struggled to manage and cope with difficult emotions throughout childhood and adolescence, I turned to stories and art making to help me regulate and self soothe. Through story telling and art making, I found inner peace, learned to express and embrace both the light and difficult parts of myself, and took control of my own narrative. It is these two great loves that informed my decision to become a therapist. Through my professional clinical work, I have been lucky enough to help others explore and communicate their unique stories while developing the skills needed to identify and attain fulfillment, self confidence, and inner peace.
I earned by bachelor of arts in psychology in art and psychology from Caldwell University. Following graduation, I continued my educational and professional journey at Caldwell University and attained my master of arts in 2019 for mental health counseling with a specialization in art therapy. Since completing my education, I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Throughout my professional journey, I have worked with various age groups and settings. I have developed a specific interest and specialization in working with individuals with eating disorders, and have spent my career since obtaining my masters degree working in intensive eating disorder care. Throughout my time working with individuals with eating disorders, I have dedicated myself to learning about the intricacies and best practices of clinical care in the eating disorder field.
I found myself drawn to the field due to the impact of the underlying principles of Health at Every Size and all foods fit philosophies on my own wellness. Through my own work embracing and implementing these approaches, I found freedom from food guilt, relief from diet culture pressure, and unconditional acceptance for my body. I believe in the power of body neutrality and acceptance, and find joy in helping my clients find peace with their bodies and relief from feelings of shame. My work in this field has helped me to develop and refine my skills working not just with eating disorders, but also with common co-occurring diagnoses and challenges, including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
My work is informed and underscored by dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. I believe in the importance of both acceptance and change techniques in the healing process. I aim to assist my clients with development and implantation of therapeutic skills to improve coping and overall functioning, while simultaneously working toward improving self acceptance through exploration, emotional processing, and validation. In addition to traditional talk therapy methods and skills training, I recognize the power of creativity and often implement creative methods in my clinical work
Hi! I'm Megan, the founder of A Soft Place to Land nutrition and therapy for eating disorders. I am a weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor specializing in eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic dieting, and other chronic conditions, such as PCOS.
I attended The University of Vermont (Go Catamounts!) for undergrad where I received my B.S. in Food & Nutrition Science. My soul will forever hold space for the VT mountains and Lake Champlain. I received my Master’s Degree in Community Nutrition and completed my Dietetic Internship at West Chester University of PA.
I place emphasis on somatic healing, in other words, how can we tend to your nervous system and start to recognize where in the body do we feel emotions and how can we tune into the cues that our body is sending.
Despite the seriousness of this work, I truly love what I do. I am fiercely on a mission to be a loud advocate for ethical care for every BODY. I believe that health is not one-size-fits-all and that every body is a good body. My goal when working with clients is to provide a safe space that grounded in compassion, weight inclusivity, and social justice.