About Robin MacDonald, Eating Disorder Recovery Coach
Education, Licenses & Certifications
MA in Counseling, San Jose State, an emphasis on body image and bullying
Certified Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ Coach.
For more than 25 years I have been teaching and coaching adults and teens about positive body image and self-love. I am passionate about helping others learn to love their bodies and themselves and have spent most of my adult career in the health and fitness industry, including working with teens as a counselor and as mentor in schools. I hold a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis on body image and bullying.
I have recovered from my own eating disorder, and I know all too well the struggles of recovery. Additionally, as the mother of two grown daughters I understand the importance of setting a positive example of accepting and loving yourself just as you are. I have personal and professional experience in overcoming issues around eating and exercise and letting go of weight and appearance as your worth. Having conquered these challenges myself, I offer hope and inspiration, as I endeavor to help my clients make peace with food, accept their bodies and learn to live their best lives!
I believe that just because you are behavior free or have restored weight that you can still suffering. Lack of behaviors and weight restoration does not mean recovery.
I know that recovering fully is not just about recovering your relationship with food and your body, it is about recovering your relationship with your life.
I know from personal experience that recovering from your eating disorder will probably be the hardest thing you've ever done in your life.
I know in order to reach your full recovery you will need support and guidance with someone that believes you are worth, AND YOU ARE WORTH IT.
How Can I Help:
If you have a therapist and dietitian and feel like you need extra support around the work you are doing with your team to follow through on your treatment goals, I can help, especially if:
you struggle completing meals according to your meal plan, completing meals without compensatory behaviors, overcoming food fears and food rituals, or decreasing other eating disorder behaviors.
you need support outside of an office such as with grocery shopping, meal preparation, challenging yourself to eat at restaurants, buying new clothes after weight restoration, exercise to help you redefine your relationship with movement, or having someone to text or email throughout the week for extra support to not engage in eating disorder behaviors.
you have been recently discharged from an eating disorder treatment program and feel like you need extra support as you transition back home, especially if you live in a small community where specialized eating disorder services are limited or not available.
How Can I Support You?
I offer online and in person support. Please contact Kindful Body for a free 15-minute consultation, and we'll talk about your hopes and goals for therapy.