Lorilee Keller, MEd, RCC Registered Clinical Counsellor Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor
I’m Lorilee Keller, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor based in Vancouver, BC.
For many of us, the ability to live a meaningful and fulfilled life often includes feeling present and engaged in our lives and connected to ourselves and others. If you are here, perhaps these feelings are missing from your life or are not appearing in the way you want them to.
As your therapist, I will walk alongside you in your journey, helping you to explore the deep rooted patterns in your thoughts, body, and relationships that are keeping you stuck and preventing you from living a life that is purposeful and connected. Together, we will access and transform traumatic and implicit memories so that you can create a secure attachment within yourself, and access your wise self, the spontaneous and authentic part of you that desires connection, calmness, compassion, curiosity, creativity, and confidence.
Our work together might involve:
learning to set boundaries and recognize your own needs
reducing anxiety and stress so that you feel lighter and become a more active participant in your life
developing a healthy relationship with food and your body
coping with perfectionism and developing more self compassion
helping you to find more meaning, purpose, and joy in your life
Many of my clients are functioning well in many areas of their lives, yet still struggle to connect with themselves and others in the ways they want.
You may find yourself overwhelmed by strong emotions or unable to connect with any emotions, positive or negative. You may at times feel on edge or tense, and other times numb and disconnected. You may struggle with perfectionism or find it difficult to have a healthy relationship with food and your body. Perhaps your relationships lack the meaning you desire or you have difficulty resolving conflict. Maybe you find yourself continually taking care of others or have trouble saying “no”.
Despite the different ways that our issues may manifest, underlying them is often a common desire to better connect with ourselves and others and to feel more present and engaged in our lives. This is often more difficult than what we expect. I can help.
I would love to meet you. Take some time to browse my website, read more about my approach, or reach out and book your free phone consultation.
Orthoresxia: How to Recognize When an Obsession with Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy
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Coping with Postpartum & Body Image
For all the moms in postpartum right now and moms struggling with a history of disordered eating, you are not alone and you are not superficial for struggling to accept your body. New motherhood is an incredibly challenging time to connect with your body and practice intuitive eating and body respect.
What is Self-Compassion?
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