Lauren Bickford has a passion for helping people to recover from eating disorders and body image issues.
She provides eating disorder recovery coaching, with a specialty in working with teens and adults struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, body image issues, disordered eating, and LGBTQ+ individuals, and athletes.
Lauren loves to work with clients of all backgrounds, but also has expertise in providing eating disorder and body image coaching to helping professionals i.e. therapists, RDs, & coaches.
After graduating with a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Boston University, Lauren completed her Dietetic Internship at Boston Medical Center and South Boston Community Health Center. She then went on to work as an eating disorder dietitian in a variety of settings including a residential treatment center and in private practice.
She gained experience in individual coaching and recognized she was passionate about this area as well. She then went on to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor studying under Evelyn Tribole. Additionally, she has completed numerous trainings in the treatment of eating disorders.
She has written and been interviewed about eating disorders for websites including Thrive Global and Psych Central Professional.
She also provides supervision to other eating disorder clinicians (including therapists, coaches, and RDs) on how to best support clients with eating disorders and has run groups for weight neutral dietitians.
Additionally, she gives talks to the community & clinicians on creative interventions for helping clients to recover from eating disorders.
I take an empathic and empowering approach. I meet my clients where they are, while also helping them to gradually challenge their eating disorder thoughts and behaviors. I practice from an “all foods fit” philosophy.
I work from a Health At Every Size and social justice informed perspective. I feel that this approach is crucial when it comes to helping people to heal their relationship to food, their bodies, and themselves. We live in an era where a someone in a larger body is congratulated for eating in a way that would raise concern if they were in a smaller body. That is not health. That is weight stigma. I enjoy supporting clients of all sizes in healing from eating disorders.
I also believe that we are so much more than our physical bodies.
My passion is helping people to find freedom from eating disorders and body hate, allowing my clients to get back to the important things in life.
*I am taking on a limited number of new coaching clients. If spots are full, I am happy to refer you to another clinician or put you on a wait-list.
"I highly recommend Lauren! She is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate in her approach. She is constantly staying up to date on the latest information and not only works with her clients clinically, but also educates. Lauren and I have worked with clients together professionally and her skills are evident!"
- Taryn Scala, MS, LMHC, Clinical Psychotherapist