Individual Therapy and Coaching
Intensive Skills Training
Beacon Body and Soul
These sessions are designed to provide you with the support needed to help successfully navigate your path from the unhealthy relationship you have with food and weight into the life you want and deserve.
Our individual sessions are designed for the spectrum of those struggling with food and weight issues: those who are new to the process and want more support, those feeling unstable in their process and are looking to further develop their skills, and those who have an established path and want to look deeper into the barriers hindering their success.
We are committed to finding what works for you and helping you to find your solutions in all areas of your life. And we mean ALL: Can’t stop overeating at night? We’ll help you solve that. Need to travel out of town for the weekend and don’t know how to navigate? We’ve got your back. Have a deep seated issue that you know is at the root of your eating disorder? We have it handled. Consider yourself having hired a team of people devoted to helping you.
Together we will turn years of dysfunctional dieting and disordered eating into a long-term, peaceful, sustainable approach to eating and weight, so that you can STAY STOPPED.
It’s not that you don’t want to change your life — we know that — it’s that you don’t know HOW. The classroom style of your Core Intensive group is going to change all of that.
We need to get you ready to navigate the tricky road to success — welcome to your training ground! We are ready to help you to break through your emotional and mental barriers. Are you ready?
Core Intensive will teach you:
Core Intensive will hone your skills and provide you with direct guidance on how to integrate them into your daily routine. Bonus: you get to meet other people struggling just like you. Research supports that there are amazing and lasting benefits to a supportive group environment. We only accept 9 participants in each group – the next Core starts soon! Email or call now for a free consultation
Bonus: It’s not just the diner, Duane Reade, and 7-11 anymore — Beacon is 24/7 too! Because it can be a real jungle out there, Core Intensive includes real-time 24/7 phone coaching when you need additional support. The more we can support you outside of session, the faster you will be on your path to your very best life.
Knowing is only half the battle – practicing and mastering the skills is what will make change LAST.
In the name of being super skillful, we call this our ninja program. Nunchucks optional.
Adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness and acceptance practice, Intensive Skills Training focuses on:
FYI: These skills are the most evidence-based around. We didn’t wake up one morning and decide these were the skills for you. They are rooted in research and we are intensively trained on the best ways to teach them to you and lead you towards your very best life.
You will learn skills based on the modules of DBT:
Core Mindfulness: Living your life in a focused and concentrated manner — being present and non-judgmental in the moment.
Distress Tolerance: Tolerating pain in difficult situations without making situations worse.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Asking for what you want, saying no, and maintaining your self-respect and relationships with others.
Emotion Regulation: Identifying your emotions and being able to change emotions that you want to change.
IST applies these skills to your life and places a specific concentration on creating a healthy and sustainable relationship with food, free from binging and unhealthy food behaviors. IST groups meet in a small classroom-style setting for 90 minutes and never exceed 9 participants.
No time for group? IST can also be taken individually.
Introducing our Shine Bright Workshops! Our workshops address a variety of topics from how to handle weekends like a warrior, to how to meditate, to finding freedom in your body.
Check here for times and dates of upcoming workshops.
Facing childhood obesity issues?
Overwhelmed with fighting with your adolescent over food?
Feeling like you can’t communicate with your child?
We can help.
What we’ve learned over the years is that treating an adolescent stand-alone doesn’t work. The environmental factors and family dynamics always interfere with even the most earnest attempt at successful weight loss.
That’s why we created Beacon Family Solutions, so your entire family be more effective and skillful around food and weight. The Family Beacon Solutions Program is made up of three components to meet the entire family’s needs: Parent Skills Training Group, Individual Parent Coaching, and optional Individual Adolescent Coaching.