- Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach – Carolyn Costin Institute
- Founder & Recovery Coach – Bigger Than a Body LLC
- Friend in HEALing – Project HEAL
- Mindfulness and meditation enthusiast
- M.A., B.S., B.A.
Hello, Coach Mikaela here.
I am a proud recovery coach with Binge Code and former sufferer of anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphia, and compulsive exercise.
Like many out there battling, I was resistant to treatment for many years, believing I could combat my illness on my own. Eventually, I began working with a treatment team consisting of a psychotherapist, primary care physician, and registered dietitian. After more than a year’s time, I was able to abstain from my overt eating disorder behaviors, but my relationship with food, exercise, and my body was far from healthy.
It was ultimately meeting with a recovery coach at Binge Code that led me to the complete, lasting freedom from my eating disorder that I have today. I wholeheartedly believe that if someone as deep in the trenches of their eating disorder as I was can fully recover, you can, too.
My life-changing experience with recovery coaching inspired me to pursue my own coaching certification from the Carolyn Costin Institute (CCI), which is the first program to offer a sophisticated coaching certification track in the field of eating disorder recovery.
As a recovery coach, I am trained to offer ongoing support to those suffering from eating disorders, focusing on the here and now to help clients make the changes necessary to reach full, lasting recovery.
Even if you don’t feel ready to be free of your eating disorder or are lacking motivation, you—without question—can get better. I know this from firsthand experience.
I also know fighting your illness alone is a relentless battle. Coaching can not only instill a newfound hope in achieving full recovery; it can also give you the practical and empathetic support you need to obtain it once and for all.
I hope you give coaching with Binge Code a chance, and perhaps someday you will be writing your own recovery story.