Andersen, Heidi – MS, LPCS, CEDS-S, RYT

I am a Body-Centered Psychotherapist with 15 years experience seeing clients addressing trauma and attachment wounds that have led to a challenging relationship with food and body. I work from a relationally-oriented, somatically-integrative approach weaving together Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Embodied Recovery, expressive arts and yoga. I work with all ages, all gender expressions, with individuals, and families.  

As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and approved Supervisor through iaedp™, I have a passion for helping people reconnect to their bodies, heal from trauma and attachment wounds, and reclaim their body as a resource. I support clients as they move toward full embodiment of power in their lives by bravely showing up fully, authentically, and unapologetically as their true Soul selves.  

With loving presence and humor, I help clients develop a more mindful, curious understanding of what led to the self-objectification and self-criticism that creates vulnerability to eating disorders. I believe eating disorders arise as an attempt to protect from uncomfortable feelings and emotions related to trauma and attachment wounding. I work to support my clients in recognizing how their eating disorder/disordered eating patterns serve them to better understand the skills and tools they need to strengthen in order to let go of the unhealthy coping mechanisms.  

I view my work as Body-centered Psychotherapy and support my clients shifting from being at war with their bodies to discovering how the body can be one of our greatest resources. My clients tend to be sensitive, emotional, creative, intuitive, and intelligent, and through the process of healing their food and body challenges are able to free these aspects of themselves as gifts for themselves and the world.

Modalities: Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Embodied Recovery, Health at Every Size, and yoga
Location: Asheville, NC
Insurance Accepted: Out of Network and private pay
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