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Learn to live a better life, today, in the body you have.

Are you concerned about your weight? Do you feel like you have been stuck on the diet merry-go-round for many years? Do you suffer from low self-esteem or depression as a result of these weight concerns? Do you feel like your weight is holding you back from the life you want to be living? 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Accept Yourself! program may be for you. Birch Tree Psychotherapy offers this group online and at both our downtown Chicago and South Barrington locations. The Accept Yourself! framework is an evidenced-based treatment developed by psychologist Margit Berman for people with depression and weight concerns. This approach combines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Health At Every Size (HAES) treatment approaches. In this group you will learn to:

  1. Accept your body the way it is
  2. Care for your body in a way that helps move you toward the life you want
  3. Live a life that is more congruent with your core values

Fall Session

September 11, 2023-November 20, 2023

Mondays 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Online

Contact Person: Kimmy Morrison kmorrison@birchtreepsychotherapy.com

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Facilitators:

Kimmy Morrison, Ms.Ed.

Kimmy is an eating disorder counselor and recovery coach with Birch Tree Psychotherapy. Kimmy loves helping individuals on their eating disorder recovery journeys. She approaches treatment from a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework and enjoys working with issues related to body image, self-esteem, perfectionism, identity development, fertility, and anxiety and depression. She has particular interest in body liberation and working with clients in larger bodies.

Mariya Sirman, MS, LCPC.

Mariya Sirman (she/her/hers) is an Eating Disorder Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Within a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework, Mariya focuses on treatment of eating disorders, body image distress, and complex trauma. She is a queer-identified, first-generation Ukrainian immigrant. Mariya provides individual and group counseling online, and in the Chicago Loop.