Kate Ringwood, LPC
I am a therapist, licensed in PA, MD, and FL who specializes in eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. I work closely with those struggling with their relationship with food, exercise, and body, as well as athletes in recovery.
I have experience working at several eating disorder programs, from residential to outpatient settings, as well as working closely with The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). Prior to becoming a therapist, I majored in Culinary Nutrition and worked in nutrition for several years.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectrical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Based Therapy (FBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and often use exposure work in sessions.
As an eating disorder therapist, I base my sessions in Health at Every Size and Intuitive eating, while building skills in emotional regulation and self-compassion. I meet clients where they are, while guiding them to gradually challenge their eating disorder thoughts and behaviors through exposure work.
Ultimately, eating disorders serve a purpose. My goal as a therapist is to help clients address the underlying issues that are driving the eating disorder thoughts and behaviors, such as anxiety, depression, perfectionism, past trauma, and relationship challenges.
I am personally recovered from my own eating disorder, which inspired my work in guiding others to find their identity outside of their eating disorder and improve their relationship with food, body, and movement. My experience as a high school and collegiate athlete was part of my journey through recovery and I strive to help guide others through finding this same peace with sport and movement.
Outside of the office, my hobbies include, running, hiking, playing with my pup, Monti, cooking, and exploring new coffee shops and restaurants!
"Let there be room left in your heart for the unimaginable. Serendipity has a way of showing itself just when you feel like giving up."