Pt 2-Stories of Hope, Education and Inspiration: A four-part series from Eating Disorder Therapists

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Kate Funk, LMFT, Eating Disorder Therapist


Kate Funk, LMFT is a wonderful human being that I had the pleasure of meeting and working with while at Monte Nido & Affiliates. She is one of the many recovered professionals that I have met along my journey and she has provided me with knowledge and faith in the recovery process. Kate has agreed to share her story of struggling with an eating disorder and her process to being fully recovered today.


What is your experience with recovering from an eating disorder?


Recovering from an eating disorder was the hardest thing I have ever done. Recovery is like learning to breathe water instead of air. You must relearn the most basic life-sustaining human function and work through the fear that the very act will drown you. It is the most painful and overwhelming process I have ever experienced, one that I am incredibly grateful for, and one that I would never jeopardize.


Despite the agony, and the bathtubs worth of tears, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. The pain was necessary, and the process was vital, if I wanted to gain true freedom from fear, obsession, and ultimately myself