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Prosperity’s highly trained eating disorder specialists will give you expert and compassionate help on your journey to a full recovery

Northern Virginia/NOVA

Medical Director And Psychiatrist

Dr. Adnan Durrani is Prosperity’s Medical Director of the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program and a highly regarded psychiatrist and has the expertise, demeanor and energy that mirrors the atmosphere at Prosperity.He works exceptionally with children, adolescents and adults that suffer with eating disorders, anxiety, disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and sleep disorders. Dr. Durrani provides psychotherapy, CBT and medication, if necessary. His patients are drawn to his friendly demeanor and appreciate the caring attention he gives to each person.

The goal of his work with patient’s is to foster positive mental health and personal growth through collaboration with the team at Prosperity and outside providers, evaluation and understanding of his patients, medication if needed, and other exercises that aid in a patient’s diagnosis, self-awareness, and improvement. He strives to treat all his patients with kindness, empathy and patience that they deserve.

To make an appointment please call: 703-466-5150 x 800 or email information@prosperityedwell.com.

Heather Baker, LCSW, CEDS

CEO, Director

HeatherB@Prosperityedwell.com

Heather Baker is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist that has been passionate and driven to help clients heal from their eating disorders for over 14 years. As the Founder of Prosperity in 2012, she ensures that everyone that comes to Prosperity receives the best possible care and believes that they can reach a full recovery.  Heather opened a second location in Charlottesville, VA to bring a higher level of care to students at UVA and the surrounding area in 2016. In 2012 and 2014, Heather has spent 80 training hours under Pia Melody in the PIT Model for trauma with a specialty in inner-child work and has also completed advanced training under Daniel Merlis, LCSW in EMDR. Heather has been incorporating using EMDR with client’s with eating disorders to not only help with relief from traumatic memories but also to incorporate change in one’s negative beliefs about themselves that effects their body image, confidence and a sense of low self-worth.

Adrianna Rodriguez, MS, MFT, CFBT

Family and Individual Therapist, Certified in Family BasedTherapy (Maudsley)

AdriannaR@prosperityedwell.com

Adrianna is a Marriage and Family Therapist with nearly a decade of experience. Adrianna works with the entire family system to increase healthy lines of communication, problem solving, and helping each family reach their goals. Adrianna Rodriguez is certified as a Family Based Treatment (FBT) provider. FBT is also known as the Maudsley Approach. FBT is an evidence-based treatment and the treatment of choice for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. We are lucky to have one a few certified FBT providers in the state of Virginia right here at Prosperity Eating Disorders & Wellness Center!

The certification process, through the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, was designed by Daniel LeGrange, PhD, and James Locke, MD, the developers of FBT. In addition to a 2-day workshop at Stanford University, Adrianna read numerous research and clinical articles on FBT, and received 25 hours of supervision over an 12 month period from a certified FBT supervisor. These supervision hours were crucial in becoming a skilled FBT provider, affording her the opportunity to learn how to apply FBT principles in a variety of challenging circumstances. These include cases with high-conflict parents, recently divorced couples, significant adolescent or parent pathology, and heightened suicide risk. Adrianna has also successfully used modified versions of FBT to treat young adults and spouses with eating disorders.

Adrianna is passionate about helping others increase self-awareness, attain fulfillment and find a balanced and meaningful life. Services in English and Spanish.

Amy Taddeo, MA

Individual and Group Therapist

Resident in Counseling

AmyT@prosperityedwell.com

Amy has had a lifelong passion for eating disorder advocacy, education, and awareness; as such, she has dedicated her career to helping individuals find recovery from their eating disorders and peace within themselves.  Her compassion, expertise, and empowering approach combined with her passion for working with this population creates a therapeutic environment in which her clients are able to gain insight and produce change while feeling challenged, empowered and supported.

Amy is a recent graduate from Marymount University where she received her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, Amy holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from George Mason University.  While Amy has experience working with individuals of all ages, she specializes in her work with adolescents. Additionally, having lived internationally for many years, she has the ability to work well with individuals of all backgrounds and orientations. Amy is currently completing her residency to obtain her Virginia LPC licensure.  She has a love of animals that she incorporates into both her personal and professional lives, and when not in the office you’ll most likely find her on adventures with her therapy-dog-in-training, Mason.

Amy Harman, LMFT, MS

Individual and Family Therapist

AmyH@Prosperityedwell.com

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience helping people make positive changes in their lives.  I believe that all people have two things in common: 1) Struggles and weakness, and 2) Potential for positive change that leads to wholeness in body, mind, spirit, and relationships.  I take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach to helping you because I understand that everyone struggles and that seeking help is a courageous choice.  The best environment for change is a confidential and professional environment where you feel connected and understood by your therapist.  I provide this safe environment and aim to establish a working relationship with you where you understand my caring and concern for your well-being.  I will help you explore solutions and empower you to make positive choices.  I treat individuals, couples, and families to establish a system that supports a journey to wholeness.  I have experience treating eating disorders, body image concerns, addictions, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, confidence problems, and stage-of-life issues including teenage years, transition to independence, parenting, etc.

Heidi Lapham, MA, LPC

Individual and Family Therapist

HeidiL@prosperityedwell.com

Heidi is a graduate from Marymount University’s Community Counseling program in 2010, where she has been practicing therapy for almost 8 years.  She is passionate about the power of therapy and changes that can occur when both the client and therapist can be open, honest, and vulnerable with their struggles, observations, and successes.  Heidi seeks to provide a supportive environment within the therapy session that can nurture vulnerability and progress.  She has worked with a variety of populations, including young adults transitioning in life during the college experience, adults with chronic mental health issues, at-risk youth and families providing intensive in-home care, and adolescents and teens with eating disorders.  Her eating disorder treatment and other therapy experience ranges from providing therapy on an outpatient, residential, day program, and intensive in-home level.  Heidi specializes in working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationships, exercise compulsion and family dynamics.  Heidi focuses on what has “gone right” in a person’s life, versus what has “gone wrong” as a motivation for change.  She encourages mindfulness, grounding techniques, and self-awareness for her clients in order to help them thrive.

Heidi leads many of Prosperity’s DBT and CBT groups and brings creativity and fun to her groups.

Kate Jarvi, MA

Individual Therapist

KateJ@prosperityedwell.com

Kate comes to Prosperity from Liberty University’s student counseling center, where she was able help college students during individual therapy and also created a therapy group for students with eating disorders. Kate is a gifted therapist who is able to create trust and rapport with her clients and provides sound clinical skills, motivation, encouragement and devotion.

Kate runs many of the group therapy sessions at Prosperity and works with individuals and their families, couples counseling and providing faith-based counseling.

Kate also enjoys teaching and giving presentations to schools and other settings on eating disorders, treatment and recovery.

Sherry Brown, MA, ATR

Art Therapist and Individual Therapist

SherryB@prosperityedwell.com

Sherry is a graduate from Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College where she received her Masters of Arts in Art Therapy. Sherry’s love for art therapy began in 2004 as an Undergraduate at Old Dominion University. While volunteering at a women and children’s shelter she witnessed how
art therapy enhanced and improved the well being of the individuals who participated in the art therapy sessions. This experience was so impactful on Sherry that she later decided to follow her heart and pursue a career in art therapy.
As a Registered Art Therapist, Sherry has worked with a vast variety of populations. These populations range from adults and adolescents with chronic mental illness in short-term psychiatric hospitals, at risk-youth, individuals with cancer, and adults suffering from addictions in partial hospitalization settings.
After practicing art therapy for numerous years, Sherry believes that her compassion for others, calming demeanor, and patience are a few of her personality traits that allow her to connect with her clients. During her art therapy sessions, individuals are able to unite their past, present, and future allowing opportunity for self-discovery and healing. Sherry enjoys incorporating guided meditation and music into her art therapy sessions. During her career in art therapy, Sherry has realized that the most rewarding part of her workday is seeing individuals improve their level of recovery and proceed to live their lives to its fullest potential.

Nutrition Counseling – NOVA

Nutrition is an integral aspect to one’s overall health and being well nourished is critical in the full recovery of an eating disorder. What you are eating, when, and how much are critical components of your medical and psychological care. Our Registered Dietitians promote client’s self-education, fostering understanding about importance of food for our bodies and brains.

Dietitians also coach clients in various methods to overcome obstacles of healthy nourishment when battling an Eating Disorder, including one’s food rules, beliefs and rigidity around food and to form healthy relationship with food. If appropriate, Dietitians and clients create a personalized meal plan, designed to repair, rebuild and restore client’s bodies and minds. Most important, Dietitians work with patents to reach an honest understanding of current food intake and emotional associates with foods- one of the most important steps in finding recovering.

Emily McDonough, RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

703-466-5150 x 808

EmilyM@prosperityedwell.com

Emily received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science from the University of the District of Columbia and completed her dietetic internship through Iowa State University. Before coming to Prosperity, Emily worked for the Fairfax County Health Department Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and served as the on-call dietitian with Center for Discovery. Emily focuses on helping clients identify what their underlying assumptions are about food and the effect it will have on their body while providing research-based evidence to either support or disprove it. Emily enjoys translating scientific research into language everyone can understand and helping clients incorporate these findings into their nutrition plans to achieve good health and well-being. She is passionate about helping clients recover from eating disorders and helping them heal from their unhealthy relationships with food. Clients receive guidance about portions and meal plans, as well as how to identify hunger and fullness cues inherent in their bodies. Emily supports clients with their work to reduce anxiety around food.

Emily is a member of:

  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) Dietetics Practice Group
  • Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group
  • National Eating Disorder Association

Susan Kouzel, RD

Registered Dietician Nutritionist

703-466-5150 x 819

SusanK@prosperityedwell.com

Susan Kouzel is a Registered Dietitian who has much training and education in the care for people with disordered eating, weight management, and other nutritional struggles. She received her Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from Radford University. She completed her Dietetic Internship in Asheville, North Carolina, where she received a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She is passionate about helping people struggling with eating disorders to rediscover a healthy relationship with food and help guide them through the process of healing. Her compassion, expertise, and knowledge allow her to provide a nurturing environment where clients feel safe and supported. She helps clients learn the role of food components in the body and begin to build a healthier body and mind through individualized nutrition counseling and education.

Susan is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Paula Payne, MS, RDN, CEDRD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

703-466-5150 x 814

PaulaP@prosperityedwell.com

Ms. Payne has her bachelor’s degrees in Dietetics from James Madison University, and a Bachelor’s in Agriculture from Ohio State University. She also earned a Master of Science degree in nutrition from University of New Hampshire and completed her American Dietetic Association Internship at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University.Prior to her career as a dietitian, Ms. Payne taught chemistry and physics at several independent schools. Paula has a passion for horses and country living. When she is not working, Paula can be found caring for her donkey, Elvis or training her horse, Sarah for dressage. In 2015, Ms. Payne became a certified eating disorder registered dietitian, and is a member of the following organizations:

Paula is a Member of:

  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professions
  • American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • National Eating Disorder Association
  • International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.

Taylor Craven, RD

Registered Dietician Nutritionist

703-466-5150

TaylorC@prosperityedwell.com

Taylor Craven, MS, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian at the Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Center. He completed his BS in dietetics and nutrition at Texas State University and his MS and dietetic internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. During internship, he began clinical dietetics and working with veterans with eating disorders at the Kansas City VA Hospital. He continued his passion at a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient center for eating disorders and upon graduation was hired as a registered dietitian for the center. He strives to help individuals and their families work toward making peace with food and body and work toward genuine recovery. Taylor believes in an all foods fit and health at every size approach.
Additionally, Taylor has done advocacy work and training for healthcare professionals regarding transgender identities and inclusion in healthcare settings. He has also led educational seminars on the intersection of transgender identities and eating disorders to improve quality of care in the Kansas City area. He hopes to continue this, as well as work toward his CEDRD certification here in the DMV area and while at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Center.

Taylor is a member of:

  •     International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
  •      International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians
  •      National Eating Disorder Association
  •       Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  •      Behavioral Health Practice Group

Adult IOP Group Calendar – NOVA

5:00  Body Image/Bed

6:00  Meal Support

7:00  Empowered Relationships

5:00  Body Bio

6:00  Meal Support

7:00 Life Skills and Process

5:00  DBT/CBT

6:00  Meal Support (catered)

7:00  Art

11:00 am Mindfulness

12:00 pm Meal Support

1:00 pm  ACT

Adult IOP Group Calendar – NOVA

5:00  Mindfulness

6:00  Meal Support

7:00 Body Bio

5:00 CBT/DBT

6:00  Meal Support

7:00  Art Therapy

5:00  Empowered Relationships

6:00  Meal Support (catered)

7:00  Body Image

Art Therapy

Art is an expressive modality that allows clients to explore boundaries in relation to rules and freedom associated with body love as well as inter and intra-personal dynamics.

BED Binge Eating Support

This group allows individuals struggling with binge eating to address thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with binge eating, to include loss of control eating that may occur post gastric bypass.

Body Bio

This group allows clients to explore food myths and rules as well as discuss the role and expectation food plays in our lives. In this, education on food and the body are addressed.

Body Image

Addresses the challenges, successes, and influences of body image on self-esteem throughout the recovery process.

CBT/DBT

This is a skills group that focuses on the ability to manage distress tolerance and develop interpersonal effectiveness. Clients are encouraged to think about the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in an effort to develop new cognitive processes.

Empowered Relationships

Our relationship with ourselves and others is explored as it relates to love, trust, patterns, and fears. Relationships can be the greatest source of joy and pain, in this group we discuss the ideal state of our relationships and explore aspects that facilitate or detract from healthy relationships.

Life Skills and Process

Clients are able to process life events, patterns, and recent stressors or successes in a supportive environment. This is done to facilitate effective functioning throughout the recovery process

Meal Support

This involves eating with others in a safe environment where goals, challenges, and successes can be processed and shared. Meals are required to meet standard criteria so that clients are able to explore well rounded meals that meet their nutritional needs.

Mindfulness

As part of the holistic approach to wellness, clients are able to explore the benefits of acupuncture, stress reduction and mindfulness yoga, and essential oils.

Sibling Therapy

Designed to address the unique needs of individuals whose siblings struggle with an eating disorder. It will address the specific challenges, strengths, questions, and supports available to help siblings process and effectively cope with the unique stressors eating disorders place on family dynamics. Please note this is not included as part of the IOP program and will not be billed through insurance unless otherwise approved. Ages 13-25 welcome.