At Chicago Compass Counseling, our licensed therapists offer a supportive space for you to explore your relationship with food, body, movement, and relaxation. We understand the personal intricate balance of thoughts, feelings, and past experiences that influence every action and decision. Our compassionate approach is focused on meeting you exactly where you are in your journey.
Embracing a Collaborative Approach
Your journey towards a more fulfilling relationship with your body begins with you. Our role is to walk alongside you in this journey, offering a compassionate and supportive partnership.
Our licensed therapists are trained in trauma-informed care and use techniques from mindfulness-based stress reduction, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Together, we co-create a space that fosters insight and personal growth.
Reconnecting with Your Inner Wisdom
Societal pressures can overshadow the deep-seated wisdom within our bodies. Our approach helps you tap into this inner knowledge, guiding you towards a holistic understanding of your needs.
We aim to help you nurture a comprehensive self-awareness across multiple dimensions:
- Physical: Finding out what makes your body feel energized and comfortable.
- Mental: Identifying thoughts that empower you and those that drain you.
- Emotional: Understanding how to navigate your feelings with care and compassion.
- Spiritual: Discovering the values that give your life purpose and meaning.
Join us on a journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and growth. Celebrate your inherent wisdom as you deepen your holistic awareness and honor your intuition around self-care. Every step we take in this shared exploration nurtures emotional resilience and taps into the deep-seated wisdom you possess.
In our collaboration, we will:
- Enhance awareness of the connection between your mind and body,
- Empower you to make choices that resonate with your personal values,
- Help unlock the wealth of your inner wisdom.
- Our shared aim? To guide you towards a vibrant, self-assured, and joyful connection with every facet of your being
Meet Our Expert Therapists Specializing in Body and Food Relationship Counseling
Matt Lawson and Kelsey Weissburg specialize in providing compassionate counseling focused on body image and food relationships. Learn more about their experience and background:
Matt and Kelsey are currently accepting Aetna and BCBS PPO insurance plans. We also offer cash pay options.
The Counseling Journey: Cultivating Insight and Personal Growth
Counseling is an opportunity to explore your relationship with food, body, and self-care with compassion. We aim to help you build a strong connection with your body’s innate wisdom, helping you re-establish an invaluable link to your inner voice and needs.
Navigating the complexities of food, physical activity, and body image is challenging. Yet, with our guidance and support, you can identify what nourishes and brings you joy. We collaborate to reduce inner shame and feelings of inadequacy.
Through our blend of emotional support and behavior change techniques, you can:
- Develop emotional awareness to manage challenges with kindness.
- Practice mindful listening to understand your body’s needs better.
- Discover your unique path to self-acceptance.
Your Journey, Your Pace
Our counseling approach is centered on fostering a space of shared discovery. Together, we'll craft a journey that strengthens your resilience, with each step mindfully tailored to nurture your comfort and readiness.
Let’s Start the Journey
Please fill out our contact form, and let’s schedule your first session. We’re here for you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do your therapists view emotional eating behavior?
We perceive emotional eating as an adaptive response—your body’s unique language in response to personal and societal contexts. With attentiveness to your personal narrative and the societal impacts on your relationship with food, we create an environment of curiosity and understanding. Our goal isn’t to “fix” behaviors but to shed light on the deeper needs they signify. We aim to boost self-awareness, nurture self-compassion, and unlock your inherent resilience. By redefining these behaviors, we empower you to leverage your strengths for wellbeing.
Q. Can counseling support me in transforming my relationship with food and body?
Counseling can be a valuable resource in facilitating growth in your relationship with yourself. At our practice, we warmly embrace an inclusive approach that recognizes and celebrates the unique complexities of your journey. Within a compassionate and supportive environment, counseling provides a safe space for self-reflection, fostering the development of wisdom and compassion for your individual needs and experiences. You can explore the transformative possibilities as we provide guidance and a space to embrace your authentic self.
Q. Will you tell me what or when to eat?
No, we won’t. We empower you to reconnect with your body’s innate wisdom. By building emotional awareness and cultivating inner resources, you’ll discover how to care for your needs compassionately.
Q. Is there a connection between my eating behaviors and other issues like alcohol use?
Often, there are connections between eating behaviors, substance use, and mental health. Our first step is to provide a caring space to explore these connections. From there, we can identify effective strategies to support lasting change.
Q. I don’t struggle with alcohol, but your practice is known for alcohol moderation counseling. Can I still seek services here?
Absolutely! We’re here for you, regardless of the nature of your concerns. While our team at Chicago Compass Counseling is known for alcohol moderation counseling, our therapists’ skills encompass a wide range of specializations. Our licensed master’s level therapists are adept at treating anxiety, depression, and traumatic stress. Our distinctive attribute is our commitment to niche specializations, allowing us to cater to diverse individual needs. We pride ourselves on our client-centric approach, working intimately with you to address specific behavioral concerns and, should it be needed, delving into deeper layers of underlying stressors or issues.
Q. What is the next step if I’m interested?
To begin, fill out our contact form. We’ll then schedule a Discovery Call to discuss your needs.