Carli Safier, MEd, NBCC, LPC Intern
Supervised by Kelly Peyton LPC-S
Emily Travis, MPH, RD, LD, CEDRD
First and foremost, we identify as Christian women. Growing up in south Texas, we were unconsciously familiar with church culture. However, neither of our faith journeys became personal until we were in high school and college. For the both of us, mental health struggles and disordered eating reared their ugly heads in college. Through our personal experiences with mental health, our faith journeys deepened. We were both fortunate to have friends, and therapists, who showed us grace, love, and provided the space for us to process how God could be integrated into mental health recovery.
This changed everything.
After becoming friends, we quickly realized our joint passions in the eating disorder field; integrating recovery and faith. When discussing our dream and vision for the Nourish support group, our excitement began to build around the opportunity to reach more women. The hope of Nourish is to provide a space for Christian women to process and navigate the journey of integrating faith into recovery.