When diets alone are not enough, Cognitive Therapy can stop your emotional eating.
When you are distressed, bored or for no apparent reason, you might want to grab food. Emotional eating can distract you from negative feelings and can calm you down. As with any other coping skill, you are not addressing the root cause of the problem. After you eat compulsively, you will have to deal with the problem that made you upset. If you are on a diet, it's even worse because now you have relapsed.
My name is Anna Schäfer Edwards and I help individuals reach their goal of losing weight and keeping it off with the help of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. You can chose any reasonable diet because we will work on your mindset. I will not write you a meal plan or prescribe any exercises. We will instead learn skills and address the anxiety that propels you to reach out to food to soothe you emotionally.
Working with Couples
You have problems at work, so your problems are coming home and into your relationship. You have tried to solve problems by yourself or together with your significant other but those solutions did not work.
Have you noticed that when you dieted in the past, the first days or weeks were quite easy but somehow you fell off the plan and you were not able to finish the program?
Working with Professionals
Being a manager or a professional in today’s corporate world can be quite challenging. You must be at your best, your team needs to perform, and you need to be able to rely on your peers for support.
Anxiety and Stress Management
You are experiencing anxious feelings but you don’t know why. You know something is off but are unsure of where to start to address it. Or perhaps you have always suffered from anxiety and you have learned to live with it. You thought about taking pills to manage it as it happens
Anna Schäfer Edwards, M.S., M.B.A.
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, IMT 3173
Supervisor: Staci Lee Schnell, M.S., C.S., LMFT MT 2779
My office is located at the Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida.
11011 Sheridan Street, #211
Cooper City FL 33026