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Eating Disorder Treatment and Body Image Therapy
in Pennsylvania and Delaware

Kiera Rasmussen is an eating disorder therapist in Pennsylvania.

Hi, I'm Kiera Rasmussen, LCSW!

My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, HAES- aligned, weight inclusive, fat positive, neuro-affirming, and LGBTQ+ affirming. I work collaboratively with clients to create treatment goals and find strategies to meet those goals!

 

I love to incorporate creative modalities, such as music/rhythm, art, and gentle movement, when appropriate and comfortable to the client to meet your specific needs. I believe in the power of building a therapeutic relationship as a tool to support clients forward in their journey towards freedom and healing.

 

I’m passionate about helping individuals heal their relationship with their body and food and dismantling internalized negative societal norms, such as diet culture and internalized capitalism. 

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I went to Temple University to obtain my Masters of Social Work with a clinical concentration and Eastern University for my Bachelor’s of Social Work degree. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults with self-esteem and/or body image concerns, eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. If you’re a caregiver looking to increase the warmth and connection between you and your child, I also have lots of experience in this area! I enjoy working with adults who have made self-discoveries about their neurodivergence later in life whether that’s your main reason for coming to therapy or another layer for us to include in our work together!  I identify as neurodivergent (ADHD) myself and have lived experience with managing my brain’s differences in work, school, and home settings and late diagnosis as an adult.

 

 

My work history includes providing individual support to children and adolescents facing mental and behavioral health challenges in their home, community, and school settings and providing training to caregivers to best support them. I spent several years working with youth in foster care and providing therapeutic services to their biological and foster families to ensure their safety and physical and mental health needs were met. During grad school, I completed a clinical internship working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse including providing trauma therapy and working collaboratively with their victim advocates and law enforcement team.

 

Throughout the years in all settings, I worked with individuals with body image concerns and experiencing disordered eating. I have created and given presentations in workplaces on becoming more neurodiversity affirming and supporting employees of all abilities and professional training on trauma and the mind/body connection.

 

I also occasionally create social media content for Beyond’s Instagram page to share resources and support to our online community! I’m passionate about advocating for social justice in my work with clients and expanding this to larger groups! I use my previous experiences in my current role as an Eating Disorder/Body Image Therapist to address individuals as a whole person, incorporate understanding of any trauma or difficult experiences that may influenced their development at any stage of life, and address barriers they face in the greater systems they’re a part of in their daily lives, including school, workplaces, families, peer groups, communities, etc. 

 

My approach when working with clients who have eating disorders does not include stipulations for treatment, and I aim to meet you where you’re at in your journey and work with your current support systems with your consent, including personal supports and other professionals you may have on your team (PCP, specialists, dietitian, etc) to find healing and increase level of functioning at the outpatient level. If you’re looking for therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), my treatment approach is neuro-affirming and does not include mandatory food exposures. My work draws from a variety of treatment modalities such as Trauma-Focused CBT, CPT, IFS, ACT, CBT, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and somatic practices tailored to address your needs and goals for treatment. Our time together starts with learning about your background and the development of the eating disorder, your current relationship with food and your body, and what you hope to get out of treatment. Eating disorder therapy can include other aspects of your life, because everything is connected, so we can address other stressors/concerns you’re experiencing as well. Together, we can make a plan to fit  your needs and desires for therapy. 

 

 

In my downtime, I enjoy spending time outside, especially finding waterfalls on hikes! I love curling up with a good book or watching TV while cuddling with my dog, Blue, and cat, Rosie, and any foster puppies or dogs my husband and I might have at the time. You can usually find me amidst an arts and crafts project (or two) in my free time as well! If I’m not busy with the activities above, I can also be found perusing local thrift stores.

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When I'm out of the office...

If you’re looking for therapy and want a relational, collaborative, and supportive approach, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a 15 minute discovery phone call to see if we’re a good match! I see clients in person in Bucks County Pennsylvania in Newtown, PA and am licensed to see clients virtually in

Pennsylvania and Delaware!

 

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Kiera Rasmussen is an eating disorder therapist near me in Newtown, PA and virtually in PA and DE
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