Psychotherapy for anxiety and depression
Our therapists provide evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for other problems commonly experienced by adolescents and adults including anxiety, worry, stress, panic attacks, and depression. We also commonly address issues such as perfectionism, self-esteem, and assertiveness. Most psychotherapy clients are seen weekly for about 10 to 20 sessions.
Nutritional Counseling for other problems
Ms. Grubiak also provides nutritional counseling for non-eating disorder clients who are seeking optimal nutrition. Specialties include Prenatal & Postpartum Nutrition, Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes Type I/II, Weight Imbalances, Sports Nutrition, and Nutrient Deficiencies. She works alongside our therapists, but also has clients who have outside therapists or currently are selecting to only see a dietitian.
Meal Support - Adults
Ms. Grubiak provides meal support to clients in recovery either in their home or at a restaurant of their choice. During these meals, Ms. Grubiak helps clients select food and choose portions according to their need and stage of recovery. She also helps with exposure activities and provides coaching around mindful and intuitive eating. Her goal is to provide both emotional support and strategies that clients can utilize when they are on their own.
Meal Support - Adolescents/Young Adults
Ms. Grubiak offers support for adolescents and young adults in recovery to help them develop independent eating skills in varied settings including high school or college cafeterias, restaurants, and at home. Ms. Grubiak seeks to support the adolescent/young adult in increasing food flexibility by helping to select foods, determine portions, and ensure a balanced plate. All guidance is within FBT principals and monitored and supported by Dr. Muhlheim.
This group or individual session will meet to explore movement, sense of smell and breath to awaken the mind, body, and spirit. Katie will guide individuals through mindfulness and movement and breath techniques that gradually open and warm the body and increase physical and emotional flexibility, strength, and self-acceptance/body image. The movement will be conducted in a lead-follow manner supported by music with moments of self-exploration of movement, breathing exercises, and stillness. Essential oils will be diffused in class to support relaxation and individual oils will be used to support certain movements and positions. The class will end with an optional massage of coconut oil on feet or hands as a gesture of giving and receiving. All touch and receiving of oils is optional. Katie is sensitive to each participant’s physical and emotional needs. Because the instructor is also a Registered Dietitian, the overall theme of the class is nourishment to all aspects of self. There is also the option of individual sessions in the office or home.
Dr. Muhlheim regularly speaks to different groups locally and nationally and provides education to clinicians and graduate students about eating disorder diagnosis and evidence based treatment as well as the ethical and safe use of social media by clinicians. She has presented recently at the California Psychological Association Annual Convention (2017), the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals Symposium (2016, 2017), and the National Eating Disorders Association Annual Conference (2014, 2015). Some of the groups she has presented for recently include: Children’s Hospital LA Adolescent Medicine Grand Rounds, St. John’s Hospital Eating Disorder Conference, Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies Eating Disorders Program, Los Angeles County Psychological Association Eating Disorder Special Interest Group, California School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles at Alliant International University, UCLA Psychiatry Resident Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Didactic, and Venice Family Clinic. Dr. Muhlheim also has implemented the The SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program at middle and high schools.