“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Nikki DuBose

Please note I will be taking clients beginning October 2021.

In my former career I worked as a professional model for ten years, where I observed a large percentage of the models who had an eating disorder. In December 2021 I will begin my Doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) in Northern California. I graduated Magna cum laude from California Southern University with a B.A. in psychology. My passion is helping others recover from eating disorders as I am a recovered individual myself (since 2013), which is why I chose to become EDIT™ certified and become a recovery coach. You can book a session through my website: www.liveedfree.com, or email me at [email protected]


I know what it’s like to be in that place where you think you will never, ever recover from your eating disorder. I was there. I struggled with an eating disorder for seventeen years of my life. I am thirty-six years old now, and am entering my doctoral studies in clinical psychology in the winter. How did I end up from being the patient to being one who is helping others? It was not easy, it was the most difficult journey of my life.

There were many lessons I learned along my recovery journey, and they will be different for you. But one of the biggest lessons I can pass on to you is to never give up on yourself. You are worth every bit of recovery, and you owe it to your SELF to get better and live life to the fullest. My life drastically changed for the better the moment I decided to dig my heels in and recover NO MATTER WHAT. I had that mentality – no matter what, I decided, I was going to see my recovery through. I wish the same for you and am here to walk beside you.


OTHER INFO
  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Languages: English/some Spanish
  • Client Ages: 18+
  • Populations: all
  • Session Types: Zoom (accepting clients worldwide)
ED & RELATED ISSUES:
As your recovery coach, I work on the “here and now.” I have experience working with and recovering from body dysmorphia, exercise addiction, depression, eating disorders, and trauma issues, but work with these issues in the context of the whole person.
As a recovery coach I am not a licensed health or mental health practitioner and do not take the place of such, therefore I cannot provide medical, nutritional, psychological or other services designated for practice by a licensed professional, or provide treatment or give professional advice. If you are seeking a diagnosis or treatment for a physical or mental health concern, please seek advice from a licensed clinician or physician.
OTHER ISSUES:

I like to incorporate some art exercises and guided visualizations into my sessions.