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Melodye is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Spiritual Director in Tyler, Texas. She was born and raised in Henderson and after a brief stint in Abilene to get her undergraduate degree, returned to East Texas. She’s married to the love of her life and they own and operate Camp Canine. They have two amazing sons, two dogs, and four cats. Melodye specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image issues, maternal mental health, and parenting in her private practice. In her free time you can find her cooking, baking, reading, listening to music, crocheting and watching The Office or Friends or baseball, and occasionally blogging at faithfoodandfreedom.com.
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Therapy as the Ultimate Self Care | East Texas Moms

I was a junior in high school when my mom first said she and my dad had decided that it would be beneficial for me to go therapy. At this point in life, I vaguely...
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World Maternal Mental Health Day | East Texas Moms

World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 6)  is a day to recognize the importance of mental health during pregnancy and the immediate postpartum period. 2 in 10 women suffer from a mental health problem during...
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Being Intentional In a Time of Chaos | East Texas Moms

A few weeks ago, I opened up Google to find more information about the Coronavirus. Initially, I didn't have much of a reaction and thought "what's the big deal?" Fast forward a few days and then...
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Things to Know about Kids and Eating Disorders | East Texas Moms

Throughout my years as an eating disorder therapist, I've learned that people with an eating disorder can't pinpoint when their eating disorder started. Eating disorders don't have a "start" point because they are basically like...
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Eating Disorders During Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Motherhood | East Texas Moms

The rate we transition as mamas is staggering. Sometimes I feel like I'm just holding on for dear life because just yesterday I was hoping and praying for my oldest to make it here...
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Real Talk about Eating Disorders | East Texas Moms

Before reading this, please be aware that if you are struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating, this may have triggers in it around behaviors and thoughts. If you are triggered after reading...

Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size = Eating Disorder Freedom | East Texas...

In a world obsessed with food and body, it can seem impossible to find freedom from the cycle of monitoring and scrutinizing your food choices and body composition. I mean, what even is freedom from...
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Internet Safety Basics | East Texas Moms

When I was little, every year we would get catalogs from a variety of stores showcasing their merchandise. The catalogs were thick with so many options of clothes and toys and books and shoes...
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Ways to Cope with Holiday Food Guilt and Body Shame | East Texas Moms

I was at a holiday gathering and heard two women talking about how they shouldn't be eating the foods they were piling on their plate. One of these beautiful, warm, loving ladies commented that...

Three Ways to Cope With Thanksgiving Feels | East Texas Moms

Thanksgiving is upon us... this means many things for many people! In my previous post, I discussed When Thanksgiving is Hard and the importance of emotional recognition and practices for emotional recognition- in ourselves first...