At Bloom, we are committed to providing expert care, grounded in empirically-based approaches that support your individual needs. We understand the importance of working closely with your treatment team to ensure you receive comprehensive and holistic care. We are the only therapists in Fort Collins led by a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.
Our highly trained team of professionals utilizes a variety of integrative modalities and approaches to support you in your recovery journey. Our services are holistic-based and tailored to your individual needs. Please read below to learn more about a few of the approaches we weave together at Bloom Counseling and Nutrition. We are happy to answer any questions you might have or provide further information about our services.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase individuals' psychological flexibility. Rather than focusing on control, ACT teaches individuals to notice, accept, and embrace their inner experience in order to facilitate connection with chosen values.
Experiential & Somatic Approaches
Various members of our team are trained in several experiential and somatic approaches for supporting the healing of trauma and attachment wounds, such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Brainspotting (BSP). These methods are grounded in academically-supported neuroscience and recognize the body as an incredible source of information for healing.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
IFS is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy that helps individuals heal by connecting with their protective and wounded inner parts. Our inner parts function like members of a family, and among these parts, we have a core Self that inherently knows how to heal. IFS aims to help individuals access their core Self and come to understand and heal their wounded parts.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is one of the leading evidence-based treatments for eating disorders. CBT aims to support individuals in understanding the interaction between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and aids in developing strategies to change these unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that maintain eating disorders.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
While originally created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has been adapted to treat eating disorders and other mental health issues. With a focus on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT is a skills-based approach intended to create balance between acceptance and change.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Individuals who struggle with eating disorders often struggle with obsessive-compulsive tendencies or OCD. ERP is a form of CBT that involves progressive exposure to thoughts, images, and situations that produce anxiety. At Bloom, we combine training in ERP with an emphasis on safety and resourcing skills to support clients in confidently and gently approaching their anxiety.
Areas of Expertise at Bloom
Our team specializes in eating disorder treatment & recovery, nutrition & intuitive eating counseling, and therapy support for issues related to food, body image, movement, and health from a Health at Every Size® foundation. Additionally, we support a wide range of co-occurring mental health concerns.
Binge Eating Disorder
Night Eating Syndrome
Health At Every Size®
Family-Based Treatment for ED
Body Image & Size Concerns
Women’s Issues & Empowerment
Trauma & PTSD
Depression & Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders & Stress Management
Chronic Pain & Illness
Grief & Loss
Intuitive Eating (IE) Counseling
Intuitive Eating is a practice that honors both physical and mental health. At Bloom, we are trained in the guiding principles of Intuitive Eating to support you as you break free from diet mentality and rediscover a joyful and peaceful relationship with food. Our founder had the privilege of receiving direct training from one of the creators of Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole.
Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders
Family-based treatment (FBT, also referred to as the Maudsley method) is a leading treatment for adolescents' eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED).
The Bloom team is trained to use FBT to empower parents and guardians with knowledge while using their support and compassion to help their child or teen achieve full recovery.