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  • Writer's picturePaige Smathers

115: Finding Self-Worth & Identity Beyond Food & Body

Dr. Stephanie Waitt specializes in treating eating disorders at her practice, Texoma Specialty Counseling. In her work, with people she helps men and women find balance, peace, confidence, and happiness with their bodies, relationships and life. She emphasizes the importance of self-care and encourages people that being a little selfish is a really good thing. Stephanie is also an online recovery coach. In her recovery coaching Stephanie helps people learn to find peace with their bodies and ditch dieting. She helps people find confidence and the power to live the life they want right now!

In this episode, Stephanie talks about her experiences with struggling with orthorexia and using it to manage and cope with a very difficult and demanding career. She has a powerful story of how she worked to find her own sense of identity and self-worth beyond food, dieting and her body image. Her own personal experience enhances her ability to effectively treat folks who are struggling in similar ways. She brings a unique perspective—both personally and professionally—to the idea of how powerful and important it is to discover who she is beyond food.

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