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Melody’s Story

I started seeing Christina in early 2005 when I was in my last year of high school.  I was in the midst of battling a serious eating disorder that stemmed from many unresolved issues from my early childhood.  Christina knew how to handle my mood swings and when to push me and when to let me just sit and cry.  She would never let me go through a session without getting to some sort of resolution and was a big part in my decision to go to inpatient centre when it was clear I needed more intensive daily help.  After finishing my treatment I continued to see Christina and work on my issues weekly for years after.  She celebrated accomplishments with me and helped me through the tough times.  She made me feel comfortable and allowed me to open up without fear of judgment.

Thanks to her help and support I am now a healthy adult, married with two beautiful children of my own.  I cannot thank her enough for everything she helped me through and would recommend her to anyone struggling with eating issues.  The road is long and hard and there were many times I felt like giving up but thanks to the support of people like Christina I was able to come out the other side and continue living my life as a daughter, sister, friend, wife and to me most importantly a mother.

Christina is definitely an expert in counselling people with disordered eating.  She never gave up on me, but helped me understand why I was struggling with the disorder and how to recover.  I highly recommend her as a counsellor. Her expertise and care will help you recover and live the life you deserve.

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