Individual Counseling, Coaching, & Consultation

The difference between counseling, coaching and consultation has to do with focus and time commitment.  People come to counseling to explore issues weekly or biweekly over time, to build a longer term relationship with the therapist, to get to know themselves more deeply, to work over time at tackling issues and honing skills.  Coaching is best for people who want to clarify a goal, define steps toward that goal, and have an advisor/cheerleader to talk to and hold them accountable. Consultations are perfect for talking over an issue in 1-4 sessions, for getting clarity on an issue, for asking for guidance and resources.

If you don’t know what you need, just email or call, and Anya will consult with you to figure this out!

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Individual Counseling

As a licensed clinical social worker and integrative, body-mind therapist, Anya counsels women and men who struggle with overeating, emotional eating, binge eating, night eating, and weight loss. She helps clients with the anxiety, depression, grief, and low sef-esteem that are so tangled in the web of the compulsive eating. She calls the work “Eating with Grace” because she believes we want to make peace with ourselves, our bodies, and our compulsive eating, and Anwe want to feel good about ourselves and our lives. Anya says, “It is a great joy to see my clients move out of the mire of compulsive overeating, befriend their bodies, their feelings and needs, take charge of their challenges, and find peaceful, sustainable ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle that fits their unique being…. What could be better?!”

Counseling sessions are tailored to each client’s unique needs in a safe, supportive, confidential environment. Where appropriate, I integrate “talk” psychotherapy with experiential, body-mind work (for example, hypnosis, deep relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, guided interactive imagery, expressive arts). Anya’s professional training has included mindfulness and mindful eating training, traditional and body-centered psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy, behavioral medicine, Reiki, energy healing, meditation, NLP, various bodywork modalities, and the arts. She has been a student and practitioner of Buddhist meditation since 1978, and a yoga practitioner since 1985. She integrates many different approaches in her healing work, to meet the wishes, needs and learning style of her clients, and she practices what she teaches.


How does it work

1 Contact Anya for a 20-minute free consult, or to set up your initial session.

2 In the first 2-4 weekly sessions, we define your goals for counseling and explore ways of working together.

3 Subsequent sessions can be weekly or biweekly.

Fees. link to PAYMENT page


Coaching fits when you want help clarifying specific goals, and help defining the steps to achieve them. As your coach, Anya is your cheerleader, advisor, mirror, and guide in making positive changes in your health and self-care, changes that are unique to you and your life — not someone else’s SHOULD’S, but your CAN-DO’S!

A fundamental tool in Eating with Grace is the DOABLE — ie, defining a small step that you believe you can do in your life, and researching how exactly you can do that. (See blog post: )

Coaching is a great way to stay focused on doables! And to think in new and empowering ways about habitual obstacles in your life to taking really good care of yourself.

Coaching is about bringing forward your own knowing, skills, and resources to serve you.

Prepare to be encouraged, feel better, and even have some creative fun!

How does it work

1 Contact Anya for a 20-minute free consult, or to set up your initial session.

2 In our initial 1.5 hour session we determine your goals for coaching, and decide on the details of the Coaching Contract, and to begin working together, including defining your first “Homework Assignment.”

3 Subsequent sessions are scheduled according to the Coaching Contract, usually by phone, video-conferencing or in person, for a half-hour weekly or biweekly.

4 Duration of coaching is dependent on goals and amount of support you wish.

5 Follow up half-hour or one-hour sessions are available as needed.

6 Most sessions conclude with an assignment to consider between sessions.

7 We can revise and change the Coaching Contract according to you evolving needs & growth.

Fees. Coaching fees vary according to the contract, link to coaching page fees.


Anya offers consultation services to individuals, as well as concerned family members, significant others, and friends of individuals suffering with food, weight, body image and recovery issues.

Anya helps people assess their compulsive eating and weight loss issues, and directs them to resources that can really help them, and also guides families and loved ones to resources for information and support. Consultations can happen confidentially over the phone, videoconferencing, or in person.   Contact Anya for more info.

Fees. Consulting fees vary. Contact Anya for more info.



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