Sabine Haake received a BS in Nutritional Science and Clinical Dietetics from UC Berkeley. She has specialty training in Eating Disorder treatment from UC Berkeley. She has an M.A. in management from University of Phoenix. For the last 8 years she has worked in eating disorder treatment centers like New Dawn and La Ventana and she has been in private practice for the last 1.5 years. Sabine’s expertise is in individual and group therapy. She utilizes nutrition education, cognitive behavior therapy, modified Maudsley method, family therapy, supportive meals groups and meal outings.
I believe that everybody can learn normalized eating, trust the body’s innate ability to reach a stable weight and maximize their overall health with a non-dieting approach. I do not judge foods as “good” or “bad” but coach my clients to eat all foods in moderation and to manage their feelings as they surface. I approach every client as a unique individual who has brought up the courage to look at the changes necessary to improve their health and guide her/ him through the next steps that are ahead of her/him.
Clients will learn how their present eating and dieting is affecting their body and what role that behavior plays as a coping mechanism in their life.
My theoretical direction is anchored in the medical model of nutritional and cognitive behavior therapy. Where appropriate I use the Maudsley method for children, teenagers, and their families.