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

Nikki DuBose

Are you ready to live life free of your eating disorder and other addictions? I know I was. In 2013, I finally broke free of my relationship with “ED,” and married into a happy and healthy life with Intuitive Eating. As your EDIT™ Certified Recovery Coach, my mission is to help you have that same happy marriage with Intuitive Eating and Exercise, too. I’ll help you unlock your Intuitive Therapist (IT) within, guiding you to a place of complete freedom from eating disorder and addictive behaviors. Some areas where I offer support are: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Chronic Dieting, Substance Abuse (Gambling/Sex Addictions, etc.).

In addition to being a recovered individual (since 2013), I am an EDIT™ (Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy) Certified Recovery Coach. Being a Certified Recovery Coach gives allows me the flexibility to work with you anywhere in the world.
Some new goals you may learn while working with me include:
How to make peace with food.
How to experience emotional balance.
Finding freedom from eating disordered behaviors, substance abuse, & other addictive behaviors (sex addiction, shopping, gambling, etc.,).
Creating healthy relationships with others.
How to break away from the “Diet Culture” mentality.

I work with clients WORLDWIDE via Zoom. Contact me today [email protected] for a free 30-minute video consultation. Visit my website www.liveedfree.com for more information.

I am a current Psy.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Meridian University, and I have a B.A. in psychology from California Southern University with honors. I am an EDIT™ Certified Eating Disorders Recovery Coach, Level IV, as well as an Accredited Member of the Association for Coaching. Since 2014, I have been working in the eating disorder field, from the fashion industry to public health, publishing, to coaching. As a Recovery Coach, I empower my clients to “rise above” any clinical issues by implementing coaching tools to learn from any problematic behaviors and create new healthy habits. In this way, lasting freedom from issues with food and addictions is possible!

I have been featured on shows like The Doctors, the TD Jakes Show, CBS Los Angeles, and the Oprah Winfrey Network, and profiled in People, LA Times, Vogue UK, Esquire, India Times, and Inquisitr in regards to eating disorders, body image, and the negative effects that social media has on young people. Furthermore, I have appeared on dozens of podcasts and media around the world to speak on eating disorders, the fashion industry, and mental health.


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. 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 as therapy exercises and guided visualizations into my sessions.