Hi! I'm Libby Supan
I’m a therapist and Certified Intuitive Eating Coach. I also know what it’s like to have an eating disorder. I used to wake up daily hating my body and knowing that I was destroying it. I know the obsession with counting calories, eating too much, not eating enough, etc. I know the “crazy”!
At 30 years old my eating disorder had hijacked my life. I was desperate, terrified, and in a lot of pain. I could not keep it together. The harder I tried to control it, the worse it became. Dealing with my eating disorder left my relationships suffering. I couldn’t keep commitments, canceled plans, and could not show up for myself or others. This hindered my romantic relationships as well – the entire relationship would become wrapped up in my eating disorder.
I didn’t think there was a way out and I truly thought I would die this way. I felt shameful, guilty, disgusting, sick, angry, sad etc., and that this disorder was beyond my control. I tried to keep it together for my job, family, and friends, but I couldn’t. I failed, and depression, anxiety, and desperation set in. I finally had to admit that I was out of control and needed help.
I spent years trying to find a solution. You name it, I did it. I am happy to say that my journey led me to finding the help I needed. And I always told myself that if I ever got better then I MUST help others. No one should have to suffer like I did.
Everything changed when I discovered a therapist who used a different approach. Almost instantly I felt different because of this. I felt free from the FOOD OBSESSION, EXERCISE COMPULSION, and NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE. After finding the solution, I have decided to dedicate my life to helping people like me using this same approach.
So I really GET IT, both personally and professionally.
I’m passionate about helping all people live their best life free from the grips of food/diet/body image.
I’m living proof that there is hope and you can get to the other side. And I now use the therapy that worked for me to help others.
Together I use (evidence-based) psychology practices and the power of your brain (neuroplasticity) as my approach. It’s equally important and valuable to uncover what led to the eating disorder and what keeps you in the eating disorder.
I’d be honored to hear your story and offer you the guidance that will lead you to becoming your best self and to having a thriving life free from the “obsession”.
If you’re ready to have food freedom, click the button below to book a free 15-minute call with me to see if I can help you.
Ready to book your first session?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
Click on the button below to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation or to book an appointment with Libby Supan, LMFT