Dr. Chialant is committed to helping you integrate your emotional, spiritual, physical and social dimensions of life and to
helping you regain a healthy relationship with eating and nutrition.
Depending on what your needs are at the time you enter therapy, we may first focus on a review of your eating habits and
use specific strategies to work around difficult behaviors. As you progress through mastering the various strategies and as
you achieve weight balance, we begin to focus on understanding what function those food habits have had for you, in what
way those habits are no longer working for you or fulfilling your emotional needs, and what new habits can more
adaptively and more successfully take over those functions. Most typically, individuals use food to modulate and manage
their emotions. Once we have achieved an understanding of the emotions that underlie the behaviors, we begin to work on
your emotions and thought patterns directly, learning ways to soothe yourself and to master and modulate your emotions
without resorting to food. As your work on emotional recognition, understanding, and mastery, your eating habits will lose
their non-nutritional functions and you will be able to return to enjoying nutrition and the social aspects of eating with ease.
Apart from her expertise working with eating disorders, Dr. Chialant has an expertise working with trauma, immigration
and acculturation issues, issues of sexual orientation, relational difficulties, chronic or terminal medical illness, and life