Simone's approach to eating disorder recovery involves taking discrete steps towards the ultimate goal of complete recovery. For some this is rapid and decisive, whereas for most others, together we take baby steps to achieve many smaller victories until, without even knowing it, the individual has beaten the disorder.
Each individual is assessed thoroughly upon an initial consultation, where Simone seeks to understand the individual (not the disease) and how she can best support the individual to rid themselves of their negativity and build self-esteem. And once within Simone's care, regular communication channels are open whenever and wherever needed. Many clients appreciate how Simone can help them through a rough night or a stressful event, providing the needed amount of support. No cookie cutter clinical or nutritional approach is used - Simone understands her clients and, from her experience having and treating eating disorders, provides exactly what is needed, and does so at the pace of the individual.
Counselling services encompass eating disorder education and treatment, but also include a "Life Coaching Program", which provides support and guidance extending beyond eating disorder recovery and into maximizing the enjoyment of life. Since those afflicted with eating disorders tend to have similar personally traits (i.e. intelligent, caring, emotional, generous, etc), the Life Coaching Program is particularly relevant to help develop the skills which not only help cope with life, but to flourish in relationships, communications, assertiveness, school, career, and in life.
Graduation to the Life Coaching Program (LCP) is a significant event indicating that the individual is now capable of achieving complete recovery. By understanding themselves, and how they are perceived and comprehended in their environment, those undertaking the LCP are empowered not only to cope, but to master their environments and achieve whatever goals they set.
Please note that Simone's services are not usually covered by OHIP. Please check with your supplemental insurance provider for details on coverage.