We can’t change the world alone.
Practicing in DC, MD, & VA
BM from Berklee College of Music
MSSW from University of Tennessee College of Social Work
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
The Body Image Therapy Center (founder)
DUDE Mental Health (founder)
Refresh Mental Health (past Vice President of Eating Disorders Treatment)
National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED) (past President, org merged with NEDA)
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) (Senior Advisor on Males with Eating Disorders)
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) (past founding Board member)
I believe that body acceptance and appreciation is the hallmark of intimacy. I am a fat-positive psychotherapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who also identifies as fat. Throughout my career treating adults with eating disorders I found their concerns intersected with issues of gender identity, sexuality, body image, and trauma. Successful recovery for these individuals required addressing the intersection of all these issues and more.
As a specialist in the role of masculinity in mental health work, I’ve tried to create space for men and masculine-identifying individuals to talk openly about their experience of gender roles and norms as it pertains to sexuality, masculinity and muscularity. That’s why I founded DUDE Mental Health to work with individuals.
I’m excited to join The Pincus Center on a part-time basis to work with couples who want to process their thoughts and feelings about sexuality and relationships. My style is very direct, open, and very no-BS. I wield sarcasm and humor as tools to defuse tension when appropriate. However, you’ll also find that I create a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space where you’ll find deep understanding of the body image, sexuality, and trauma issues you’re carrying.
In addition to my work with a variety of eating disorder and mental health professional organizations, I have appeared on The Today Show and was featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Men’s Health, and many other national and local media outlets as an expert in the field of eating disorders and body image. I’ve also authored numerous articles and presented workshops at national and international eating disorder conferences. My book Man Up to Eating Disorders, which is both a memoir and a self-help book directed at males with eating disorders, was published May 2014.
Outside of my therapy work, I’m a published singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who continues to write, record, and perform in the metro Baltimore and DC areas.
Reach out to me and let’s talk about how I can help you and your partner embrace your body, your sexuality, your masculinity, and the life you desire.