When you find out your child has an eating disorder, it changes everything. By now you’ve probably read a bunch of articles and found some eating disorder professionals for your child to talk to.
But there are so many decisions to make, and all the information can be overwhelming, confusing, and even contradictory. You just want to know what to do today, tomorrow, next week, and beyond to get your kid into solid recovery.
I’d like to help. Working with me will make your choices about your child’s treatment simpler, faster, and more effective. You’ll learn what you need to know to help your child recover from their eating disorder.
You’re in the right place if this sounds like you …
- I’m walking on eggshells all the time.
- I feel like something is missing from eating disorder treatment.
- I know there is more I can be doing but nobody will tell me what it is!
- I’m so scared.
- I feel helpless.
- I just want to know how to best support my kid – I’m feeling lost.
- I feel like everything I say and do is wrong.
- I am waking up with anxiety every single day.
- I’m completely burned out.
I’m a parent coach, and I’d like to help
Hi, I’m Ginny, and I am a parent coach who helps with eating disorder recovery. I’m on a mission to empower parents to raise kids who are free from body hate and eating disorders. I believe we can make a difference in our kids’ lives and health. But I also know that parenting is hard, and we’re living in a society that makes everything so much harder!
The Support You Need To:
know what to say(and what not to!)
Hold firm, Loving boundaries
improve emotional regulation
I’m a parent coach for parents who want help with eating disorder recovery
When I work with parents I share actionable advice and guidance so they can stop doing things that may hurt recovery and start doing things that will help. While we aren’t in control of our kids’ mental health, our behaviors and beliefs can make a huge impact on them. We can make a difference. You are a valuable part of your child’s recovery team. Here’s what I provide when I coach parents like you through eating disorder recovery:
Learn what eating disorders are really about and what parents should (and shouldn’t) do to help their child recover.
Don’t live in shame and fear. Get the support you deserve to do this right without having a breakdown.
Know that you are making the best choices for your child and your family. Even when they feel hard or seem counter-intuitive.
“Honestly, you changed my life. We went from me struggling and feeling like a total failure to having confidence to handle almost anything that comes up.”— T. Cannon
Why get a parent coach for your child’s eating disorder recovery?
Fact 1: Kids who have eating disorders do better when their parents are fully engaged in recovery.
Fact 2: Most parents don’t know what to do about their kids’ eating disorder.
Parents can make a difference, but it’s not easy. It’s hard to help your kid when you’re not sure what to do. It’s also incredibly stressful.
My clients say that working with me means:
- Fewer food meltdowns
- Less treatment resistance
- Higher adherence to treatment plans
- More household peace
- Less fighting and breakdowns
- Lower stress levels
- Greater peace and clarity
My work is about meeting you where you are without blame or shame. I’ll provide you with education, support, and confidence. You’ll feel better. You’ll make a difference.
This is possibly the greatest parenting challenge you will ever face. And I know you can do it! I see parents help their kids recover every day. I’d like to help you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you meet your clients?
Most of my coaching meetings take place on Zoom, but if you prefer a phone call, that’s OK!
Do you have experience helping parents with kids 18+?
Yes. In fact, about half of my clients have kids who are 18 and older.
Do you have experience working with parents dealing with ASD/OCD/ADHD/PTSD, etc?
Yes. I’m very familiar with co-occurring conditions and many of my clients’ kids have these conditions.
Can you help me prepare for my child’s return from residential treatment?
Yes. in fact, I wish every parent would undergo coaching before their child returns from residential as it can help so much.
Can you help me get my child into eating disorder treatment?
Maybe. But even if your child is not open to treatment, there are still lots of things you can do to influence the course of their eating disorder.
Do you have any experience working with issues related to gender and sexuality?
Yes. I have worked with clients whose children are of all genders and have various sexual preferences.
Where are you located (what time zone)?
I’m in California, on Pacific Time. I work with clients internationally as long as we can find a time that works for everyone.
Yes, people do recover from eating disorders.
I’d love to help you help your child.