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Shira Lile, Executive Director, EDIT Certified


Executive Director

Hello Life Eating Disorder Recovery Services
United States

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Special Instructions: All our services are free
Sliding Scale Available
Additional information about where I can practice: Cowlitz County, WA and some Clark County, WA.
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- eating disorders
- body image
- Mentoring
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
Age Groups Served:
- Children (birth through 12 years)
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
- Older Adults (65+ years old)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Perfectionists
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

Hello Life approaches our work and those we serve with compassion, empathy and patience. As eating disorder peer mentors, we specialize in providing HAES® rooted care to anyone who self identifies as struggling with an eating disorder or body image. We meet each person where they are at and walk alongside them to reach their recovery goals that they set for themselves. We believe that every individual has the right to access equitable, timely and affordable healthcare, regardless of size, insurance, income, demographics or zip code. All staff at Hello Life are Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy Peer Support Providers and have their own lived eating disorder experiences. Hello Life is passionate about our work being rooted in Health at Every Size®. We provide peer led HAES® rooted work that affirms that all individuals have access to weight neutral care. We are mentors and advocates. We decided when Hello Life was first born that all our services would always be free. We have chosen to not work with insurances due to the large barriers it creates to those in need of services. We are fully funded on grants and donations and are so proud to provide free eating disorder, HAES® rooted work.

About Me & My Practice

I have struggled with weight my entire life. It wasn't until I was ready to give up my scale for an entire year that I finally found my own path to eating disorder recovery and food freedom. I realized when I began my journey of one year without a scale that I needed extra support. At that time, I had started an online blog named Hello Life: A Year Without A Scale. Somehow, the blog cultivated its own support community and thus, the first peer led group was born. A year into my recovery, I moved to Longview, Washington, for my first job out of college and realized there were zero eating disorder supports here. That is when Hello Life, the nonprofit, was born. Since 2016, we have specialized in providing HAES rooted eating disorder peer support to rural and low-income individuals in our county who otherwise have no where else to turn. We advocate for those we serve who are impacted by medical fatphobia by providing HAES workshops to local medical providers, advocating on behalf of those we serve and doing HAES workshops at local colleges and high schools. Outside of my work, I am a mother to two incredible young boys who I share with my husband. I love exploring the world through my children's eyes. We usually spend our free time outside, playing in the grass and eating ice cream or popsicles if it is sunny out. I love to cook and try new recipes by putting my own spin on it. Lastly, I love to curl up on my couch after a long day and watch tv with Nutella and a spoon.

Accessibility Considerations

We provide both virtual and in person services. For in-person services we meet each individual where they feel comfortable meeting. For individuals who choose to meet online via Zoom we work hard to ensure they have access to whatever is needed such as headphones, a safe and confidential place to speak and internet access.

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