Dietitian & Psychotherapist in Toronto
Eating Dynamiks & Therapy, located at 1920 Yonge Street, in Toronto, Ontario, is lead by Sylvia Kerr; registered dietitian (1998) and MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist (2006).
Over the years her varied dietetic experience has included working in hospitals with psychiatric and pediatric teams as well as within Diabetes Management and Eating Disorders treatment programs.
I help individuals treat the physical and psychological effects of Eating Disorders and other mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and relationship issues that are negatively impacting their life’s journey.
Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating
I weave Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Narrative talk Therapy and nutrition /eating management tools to assist you in achieving your treatment success.
The appropriate level of support is offered to individuals being affected by mild and moderate symptoms, as well as those needing “bridging-care” while waiting on hospital wait-list for more intensive medical care.
I mainly use Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Narrative Therapy approaches in my psychotherapy work.
DBT integrates and goes beyond Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by not only resolving challenges that reside within one’s cognition (the how and what of our thoughts), but DBT goes further by addressing the subconscious root(s) of explicit reactions ie; moods, emotions and behaviours that routinely show up under specific circumstances.
Narrative Therapists seek to create and maintain a respectful, non-blaming, non-labelling approach to collaborating therapeutically with people, en route to solving the problem at hand.
Eating Management Nutrition Counselling
Eating Management refers to “the combination of the Art and Science of Dietetics & Mental Health Therapy.”
Featuring the correction of mild and moderate nutritional, physical, and psychological symptoms of: Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating, Irritable Bowel Symptom, Feeding Relationships issues, emotional adjustment to the diagnosis of a chronic food related condition, general healthy eating plan.
Parenting, Food and Nutrition
Want to know how to ensure “their nutritional health…..and your peace of mind?”
Help is available in the form of tangible tools, ‘Positive Parenting with Food’ strategies (see below) and judgment-free emotional support, all aimed at enhancing your appreciation of the different growth needs, developmental milestones and your child’s unique food quirks.
Kids & Confidence
What they think about themselves now, can have an impact on their future.
Mixed messages about their body, food, family and peer group conflicts, managing the process of change, growing-up in a turbulent world, etc; all can impact your child’s physical growth and affect their emotional well-being in very profound ways.
Support Groups, Group Therapy & Individual Treatment
Discovering you are not alone, knowing that there are others that speak your language, because of similar experiences, are important reasons for choosing to remain part of a self-directed support group structure. Another often sighted reason is the ability of a group to minimize the debilitating feeling of social isolation.