Eating and Body Image Concerns
Have you found yourself obsessing over how many calories you eat in a day? Or isolating from social engagements for fear of eating too much?
Is your 10 year old commenting about how “fat” they are, or you notice that they have been missing at mealtimes, or complaining that they had a big lunch so aren’t hungry at dinner?
Do you spend a lot of time in front of the mirror checking your body, pinching parts of your body, or criticizing yourself because of how you look? Do you ever exercise to the point of exhaustion, or use exercise as a form of punishment?
These might be passing concerns but they are also signs of what we can see with budding eating disorders, so it could be useful to explore in a conversation with one of our team.
Dana Greene, MS ,RD, LDN
Food can be a complicated, wonderful, difficult subject. Understanding a person's relationship with food
and the impact is has on their life is paramount to successful changes. I have over 15 years of clinical
nutrition experience working in a variety of clinic, hospital and outpatient settings and love being part
of a multi-disciplinary team. A team approach provides clients with the best possible, individualized
plan to optimize health.
Jaime Hyde, LICSW
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) specializing in eating disorders, disordered
eating, and body image issues. I have worked in all levels of treatment – inpatient, residential,
day treatment and outpatient. I am passionate about the work that I do and I strongly believe in full
recovery. I offer therapeutic meal outings, family meal coaching, grocery shopping support, and clothes
shopping support. In addition, I provide organization support – in the office, in-home and other organization opportunities.
Karen Chinca, LICSW, CEDS
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 10 years of experience in treating
individuals who suffer from eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. My treatment
approach is eclectic, incorporating evidenced-based treatments which include Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness. I am very
collaborative because I firmly believe that a multi-disciplinary approach enhances treatment outcomes.
I look forward to meeting you so that we can work together to come up with an individualized treatment
plan to address your unique needs.
Lauren Manasse, LICSW, CEDS-S
Welcome! I have worked with kids, teens, adults and families in Boston for over 30 years. in all sorts of settings--
home-based, clinic, residential, day treatment, hospitals and in private practice. My passion for this work comes
from a well of hope and energy that clients tell me helps them feel hopeful! I have specialized in working with
concerns around food, shape and size for over 20 years and have a special place in my heart for adolescents,
young adults and families. I look forward to meeting you and know that putting our heads together is the best
way to get started.
Robyn Kievit Kirkman, FNP-BC, RDN, CSSD, CEDRD
A registered dietitian nutritionist, certified specialist in sports dietetics, certified eating disorders
registered dietitian, and family nurse practitioner with 20 years of experience, I support my clients
in the areas of eating disorders and athletes in realms of both nutrition and or psychopharmacology
Sarai Logue, LICSW
Since earning my MSW in 2006, I have devoted my professional life to helping people find freedom
from their struggles with food and body image. Having had the opportunity to work at all levels of care,
I know what it takes to recover. My integrative therapeutic approach which incorporating Acceptance
and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
(DBT) is rooted in my firm belief that full recovery is possible for everyone.