HELENA BOERSMA EdD, LMHC, MS, NCC, IIN
Dr. Boersma is an integrative health and wellness counselor, who focuses on restoring healthy connections between food, behavior, and meaningful lives. Combining her doctorate in mental health counseling with a certification in integrative nutrition and master's degree in exercise physiology, she is uniquely able to address complex relationships with food from a variety of perspectives. For more than a decade, she has treated youth, adults and families diagnosed with eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, obesity, and complex weight loss concerns. She addresses the physical, emotional and psychological implications food relationships have on each person and within the context of their families and communities.
Dr. Boersma is an assistant professor and program director for the graduate program in clinical mental health counseling at Medaille College. In her private practice she teaches courses on nutrition and mental health, and is a member of the American Counseling Association, New York Mental Health Counseling Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and the Academy of Eating Disorders.