About Eliza Kingsford

MA, LPC, NCC

Healthy. Happy. Healing.

Hi, I'm Eliza

I help create breakthrough experiences for people who have tried everything to feel comfortable with their body and feel like they’ve failed.

I'm a mind/body practitioner and nationally recognized weight management expert, author of Brain Powered Weight Loss and a leading voice in the burgeoning mind/body connection movement. 

As a licensed psychotherapist I am trained in clinical psychology, Neuro Emotional Technique [NET], and Emotional Freedom Technique (or tapping) methodologies. My track record of success has made me a highly sought-after treatment provider, specializing in body image, disordered eating and weight loss, by first healing your source of suffering.

My skillful integration of these techniques, along with my diverse clinical background, has given birth to a unique style of coaching -creating powerful personal change in my clients.

I will help you find YOUR happiest and healthiest weight. The one you can maintain with peace, ease and joy in your life. I help to uncover the blocks buried deep within our own belief systems, some that we are conscious of, and many that we are not. 

My various techniques and experience will enable you to move from a place of feeling depressed, hopeless and frustrated toward joy, happiness and peace in your life.

The most important component in the battle with your body is healing the source of your suffering. Successful weight management requires shifting your identity and belief systems...well before diet and exercise.

I'm here to tell you, it's possible, to find peace with your body. No matter your weight, no matter how many times you've tried. You may feel hopeless and frustrated, but I know there is something inside you that says "I know there has to be a better way."

I know, that was my story too...

 

Starting in my teens, I struggled to find peace with my body shape and size. I had internalized messages that my body shape and weight was directly connected to my self-worth (although I didn’t realize it at the time).

I have a vivid memory of leafing through a “teen” magazine in those days and reading an article about how to reduce “back fat”. I gasped. Up until that day it hadn’t occurred to me that I would need to worry about fat on my back. After all, I couldn’t see it in the mirror, so how would I ever know?

 As a teenager and into my early college years, I was consumed with controlling my weight. Even though I was arguably very “healthy” on the outside, on the inside my weight and shape took up far too much of my headspace. I trained hard, I monitored my food diligently. I read all the books, tried all the fads, but nothing seemed to make me feel better emotionally. I knew I wanted to feel better about my body from the inside out, but how…………..?

In graduate school I was drawn to work with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. I studied counseling psychology and began helping others (right alongside myself) learn how to have a better relationship to food and their bodies.

 

 

I was a behavioral coach, then clinical director, and finally executive director of an obesity and weight management summer program for teens for 10 years. During that time, I sat on scientific advisory boards and had the incredible privilege of being mentored by some of the greatest researchers in the country on obesity, weight management and food addiction. I began to solidify my passion for combining the science of nutrition with the psychology of eating.

I wrote the book Brain Powered Weight Loss in 2017, highlighting the brain-weight equation and how our weight is impacted by the relationship we have with food, and not just the food itself. Also, in 2017, I founded Empowered Wellness, a nationally recognized health and wellness company teaching teens and young adults to accept themselves from the inside out. This, alongside my coaching business, is what lights me up.

My superpower is quickly and accurately SEE-ing you, your struggles and giving you tangible, sustainable tools to be able to overcome them.

 Won’t you join me on this incredible journey?

 

Are you ready to make peace with your body and leave the food fight behind once and for all?

I'm here to help. You can have a peaceful, easy relationship with food and stop obsessing over every morsel you put in your mouth.

I Believe

Choosing food can be easy. 

It’s not what you eat, it’s why you eat. 

Choosing NOT to eat certain foods is NOT automatically dieting.

There is a difference between restriction and intention. 

Healing emotional eating starts with healing the root of your suffering. 

You can make peace with your body.

Professionally

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified Mind/Body practitioner. Through various evidence-based energy psychology techniques I have been able to teach clients all over the world how to let go of destructive  patterns around dieting, eating, exercise, and weight. My work is at the intersection of the science of nutrition and the psychology of eating.

I won’t:

  •  I won’t tell you to just “love your body”. That doesn’t work.
  • I won’t tell you to just “trust yourself”, that doesn’t work either.
  •  I won’t give you yet another meal plan – you’ve had those before.
  •  I won’t give you a workout plan – hop on google, plenty for free

I will:

  •  Teach you HOW to get completely aligned with your body, food and weight.
  • Teach you HOW to determine if what you’re currently doing is getting in the way of your innate ability to know what’s right for you.
  • Teach you about the systems getting in the way that you didn’t even know you were dealing with.
  • Help you clear these things so you can move forward with peace and ease in your life.
  • Teach you HOW to stop the fight and get into the flow.
  • Walk you through a step by step process to a way of eating and living that brings you JOY