The Body Image Counseling Center is a therapy practice located in Jacksonville, FL. Specializing in eating disorder prevention and recovery, The Body Image Counseling Center has helped hundreds of adults, teens and children successfully heal from eating disorders through counseling and nutrition services. Other counseling specialties include couples counseling, grief counseling, family counseling, anxiety and stress-related counseling. Lori, Liz, Caitlin and Eleni have educated the public through articles, books, workshop and television appearances and have been featured in national magazines and print news.
Lori Osachy, Clinical Director
Lori Osachy, MSS, LCSW wants to live in a world free from eating disorders and body hatred. A nationally recognized authority in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related mental health issues, Lori has successfully counseled adults, children and families for over twenty years. She regularly lectures, teaches and is the author of numerous articles promoting eating disorders education among health care professionals and the lay population. She has been featured in several national magazines and is a regular mental health consultant for print news and television. She received her BA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and her MSS from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Elizabeth Lagasse, RD/N, Certified Intuitive Eating PRO
I discovered Intuitive Eating when I began training to become a counselor for eating disorder patients. It was love at first sight. Throughout my education and up to that point in my professional career I had a hard time reconciling rigid nutrition doctrine with real-living. Intuitive Eating and the concept of Gentle Nutrition made it all snap into focus for me. I was even more hooked after also discovering Health at Every Size and the concept that weight and health are not as intertwined as is popularly portrayed and that diets are much more harmful than good!
I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with a BS and MS degree in Nutrition. I have been a practicing Nutritionist for over 16 years, with over 10 years specializing in disordered eating concerns and Intuitive Eating. I was introduced to the field of eating disorders and Intuitive Eating as a member of the University of Florida Eating Disorder treatment team. Other areas of specialization include pediatric nutrition and "picky eaters"/ Division of Responsibility and Medical Nutrition Therapy. I am a HAES friendly and weight neutral dietitian.
Caitlin Young , Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Caitlin Young is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and her passion is working with individuals who suffer from eating disorders as well as people who need help developing social skills such as overcoming shyness, improving time management, cooking and meal planning. For the past 6 years, Caitlin has worked as a Behavioral Therapist for individuals with cognitive, intellectual, and behavioral disorders. Caitlin also specializes in the treatment of pediatric feeding disorders or feeding difficulties. During her free time, Caitlin enjoys speaking to others about recovery from an eating disorder. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s degree in Counseling.
Lara Colon, BCBA
Lara Colon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and her passion is providing families with creative solutions to day-to-day challenges many parents face with young children and adolescents. Her experience ranges from helping children acquire better social and communication skills, to developing coping skills to manage anxiety, and broadening the variety of accepted foods to ease meal-time battles. Lara graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has also served as both an enlisted member and commissioned officer in the Florida Air National Guard since 2006. Lara is a proud mother of three beautiful children- Ava, Elijah, and Salem.