We help you find eating balance and body confidence.
AT NON-DIETING HEALTH
We understand where you’re coming from, some of us have been there too. It’s those past experiences that have shaped founder and owner Alison Ross, to create a method that works beyond talk therapy alone and is considered a more effective type of eating therapy.
Our method combines psychotherapy with neurofeedback brainwave training and bioregulation therapy to foster a healthy eating mindset and body image while unlocking your brain's stress response. Together these therapies can restore your natural ability to regulate your eating and grow your confidence – not just for today, but for every day after that.
WE’RE GOING TO HELP YOU SHIFT
From feeling unworthy → to a sense of worth.
From feeling out of control with food → to developing a healthy, easy relationship with food.
From feeling that one’s body is flawed → to appreciating one’s unique beauty and worth.
From feeling stressed → to being calm.
From hustling for a better body → to appreciating one’s self.
From fitting in → to true belonging.
From self-aversion → to self-confidence.
Our Therapists believe
You can achieve a drama, stress and shame-free relationship with food.
When you heal from the stress of believing that your body and appetite are wrong, something amazing happens – you become naturally inclined towards behaviors that support health.
Connection to hunger, fullness, and appetite cues can become your guide to self-nourishment, not self-sabotage.
Body confidence has little to do with how your body is, and everything to do with embracing the person you are.
Be yourself. Love Your Body. Love Your Live
Click on the therapist name to read their profile. Please reach out to any of our therapists below to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to assess the right fit and schedule an appointment.
Alison Ross. LMFT, CEDS
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin Alison is the founder of Non-Dieting Health, a licensed psychotherapist and certified eating disorder specialist. She is also a neurofeedback and bioregulation practitioner, and an advocate for body-positive living. Her outpatient center offers therapeutic services to teens and adults struggling with disordered eating and body image. Alison sees disordered eating patterns as predictable responses to being exposed to a highly-rewarding food environment and cultural pressure to control one's weight and appetite. When internalized, this conflict can lock people into reactionary mindsets about food and their bodies, which can impede their ability to regulate emotions, thought patterns, appetite and eating behavior. Alison helps clients shift from shame-based dieting mindsets into body respect, nutritional self-care, and resilience to weight stigma. Alison is the author of Non-Dieting: How to Love Your Body and Be Healthy in Diet Culture. License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Neurofeedback Practitioner, Bioregulation Therapy Specialty Areas of Care: - Disordered Eating - YoYo Dieting - Eating Disorders - Trauma - Depression - Anxiety - ADD/ADHD - Life Transitions - Relationships - Stress Management - Self-Esteem - Grief & Loss - Surviving Abuse Therapy Modalities: - Psychotherapy - Coaching - Mindfulness - Neurofeedback Training - Bioregulation Therapy Location: Agoura Hills, CA - In-person, Telehealth Bilingual/multilingual - No Education and Experience Founder Non-Dieting Health (2010-present) Author of Non-Dieting, How to Love Your Body and Be Healthy in Diet Culture (2021) Speaker - IAEDP LA (2022), EEG Info (2020), Psychiatry Redefined (2021) Consultant - CA Health & Longevity Center (2017-2019) Antioch University - MA, Clinical Psychology (2007) Pepperdine University - BA, Advertising (1994) CV/Resume: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-ross-lmft-ceds/
Anna Lei Sidorchuk, AMFT
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are” - Carl Jung Anna Lei Sidorchuk is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Alison Ross, LMFT. She approaches therapy through the holistic and integrative lens that is trauma informed, compassionate and humanistic, tending to the unique needs of each client. Anna specializes in healing childhood trauma in teens and adults, which is often at the root of many mental health struggles and eating disorders regardless of age. Through the therapeutic process, she supports each client in building a safe and nourishing relationship with their mind, body, spirit, food and within their relationships. Anna was born in Ukraine and is bilingual (English and Russian). Prior to becoming a therapist, Anna has been an energy healer and a transformational coach for 13 years, supporting people in healing past trauma, accessing their true essence, and finding their purpose. She has a lifelong passion for growth and learning and is in the process of writing her first book. In her free time, Anna loves to dance, travel, do tarot readings, and spend time with loved ones and her fur children. License: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Specialty Areas of Care: - Teen, individual, couples, and group therapy - Anxiety - Depression - Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma/ Complex PTSD - Psychosomatic Issues - Low self-esteem and negative body image - Codependency - Isolation - Intimacy and Relationship Issues - Healing shame within sexuality and sexual expression - LGBTQIA (gender and sexual identity exploration) - Non-traditional relationships - Communication - Nervous System Dysregulation - Perfectionism - Life Changes - Disconnection from joy and purpose Therapy Modalities: - Trauma-Informed Somatic Psychotherapy - Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Mindfulness - Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Humanistic/ Transpersonal and Depth Psychology Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Theta Healing and Energy Healing Location: Agoura Hills, CA and Remote Education B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz CA M.A. in Clinical Counseling with a focus on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara CA Somatic Psychotherapy Certification at Body Knows, Ojai, CA Sex Therapy Certification at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA Experience MFT Trainee at Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA MFT Trainee at San Fernando Counseling Center, SFV, CA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Advanced Cognitive and Clinical Services (AC & CS) Glendale, CA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at The New Beginnings Center IOP, Camarillo, CA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist at Shame Free Therapy, Remote Nation Wide Practice Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Non-Dieting Health, Agoura Hills, CA
Due to her background in Social Work, Meredith contextualizes client's individual challenges within their cultures and the bigger picture of systemic issues such as fatphobia, and -isms such as sexism and racism. Meredith offers a down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and compassionate perspective to each client she works with. She specializes in working with clients who feel that they are spending their lives in survival mode when they actually want to be thriving. Meredith helps clients to reframe their struggles through the lens of a dysregulated nervous system and uses polyvagal-informed interventions to teach clients how to regulate themselves. Outside of her clinical work, Meredith enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and pup. License: ASW Specialty Areas of Care: - Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Motherhood - Divorce - Grief - Substance Use - Perfectionism - High-Functioning Personalities - Existential Issues Therapy Modalities: - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Brainspotting - Motivational Interviewing - Mindfulness-Based Interventions - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Location: Agoura Hills, CA Education B.S. Cognitive Science/Anthropology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire M.S. Social Work from Columbia University in New York, New York Clinical Intern Cancer Support Community in Westlake Village, California Clinical Intern Camarillo Hospice in Camarillo, California Primary Therapist FOY Wellness and Recovery in Agoura Hills, California