Are you ready to find your way back to living in peace with your body?

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Philadelphia Eating Disorder Treatment

Melanie Taylor, MS, LMFT, RYT-500, Assistant Clinicial Director | Creative Marketing Director

Melanie Taylor, MS, LMFT, RYT-500, Assistant Clinicial Director | Creative Marketing Director

You know about eating disorders… 

You struggled with anorexia or bulimia for a time in your life and perhaps you’ve found some recovery, but sometimes, you still use behaviors to shut off your feelings.  You understand others on a deep level, and sometimes it feels overwhelming so you use restricting, body obsession or binging and purging to numb out and protect yourself. 

Do the superficial aspects of society frustrate you?  Do you want to know yourself and relate to others in a deeper way?  Do you sometimes feel depressed or anxious about food, your body, and other things too?

DBT and Mindfulness Therapy

If you’re feeling stuck and you want to find the deeper meaning in life, I know how to help.  I am specially trained in recovery from food and body issues, depression and anxiety. With advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS),  and therapeutically oriented yoga, I help people to heal and connect with themselves and others in a deep and meaningful way. 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy 

Release Tension, Heal trauma, Build a trusting relationship with your body

Do you find yourself feeling disconnected from your body and have difficulty knowing what you need?  Do you struggle to know when you’re hungry or full? Do you desire to feel more at home in your body?

I am trained in traditional psychotherapy as well as yoga therapy for trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship distress and eating disorders. When appropriate, I utilize yoga philosophy, breathing practices, meditation and asana (physical forms) to provide a somatic, body centered, whole-self experience of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing and strength-building. I have been teaching yoga for over a decade and received specific therapeutic trainings in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Larger Bodies, and Yoga for Eating Disorders.

Yoga helps heal the relationship between body and mind by providing a safe avenue to explore feelings, sensations, and thoughts while learning tools to calm the mind, increase ability to remain present, and develop safety and comfort in your body.  If you’re looking for Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment, book your first session in our Philadelphia office here:

Experience one of Melanie’s 5 minute mindful meditations below!

Who is a good candidate for yoga therapy?

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Therapeutic yoga can be used as a holistic adjunct to eating disorder, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and chronic illness recovery. I can integrate yoga therapy into regular psychotherapy or we can focus solely on yoga therapy as a way to support the work you’re already doing with your primary therapist or treatment team. 

If you’re looking for yoga therapy in Philadelphia, contact me to set up a phone consultation.  I look forward to working with you so you can connect with yourself and others’. 

Namaste.

Melanie provides eating disorder counseling and yoga therapy in our Philadelphia, PA (Center City) and Bryn Mawr, PA locations.

As a registered dietitian/nutritionist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, sharing the care of my clients with Melanie was one of the best collaborations of my career. The clients we shared trusted Melanie and benefitted from her therapeutic process and presence. If you are a client looking for a provider or a colleague looking for a partner, you cannot go wrong if you choose to work with Melanie. She cares deeply and has a strong clinical skill set to offer her clients and clinical partners.
— Debra Benfield
This practice is awesome. They have several locations including a really convenient spot in center city. I’ve worked with Melanie Taylor- she has a lot of experience in treating eating disorders among other things, she can incorporate yoga practices into her treatment plan if you like, and she’s overall a really compassionate person/therapist. I’d highly recommend requesting her :)
— Kim Graf-Offner
I highly recommend Melanie Taylor with Spilove Psychotherapy. Melanie is compassionate and knowledgable in her work with her clients and is specialized and experienced at working with eating disorders.
— Tamie Gangloff

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