A Compassionate, Holistic-Based
Approach to Healing
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.
Specialized Eating Disorder Treatment
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 professionals in Fort Collins led by a Certified Eating Disorder Professional.
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.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy ℠ (SP)
Grounded in academically-supported neuroscience and attachment research, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy recognizes the body as an incredible source of information for healing. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a mindfulness-based approach that enables access to somatic (body) internal wisdom as a pathway that allows for greater healing of the whole person.
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.
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.
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
Binge Eating Disorder
Night Eating Syndrome
Health At Every Size®
Body Image & Size Concerns
Women’s Issues & Empowerment
Trauma & PTSD
Depression & Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders & Stress Management
Chronic Pain & Illness
Grief & Loss