Obsessed With Food & Weight?

You are not alone.

Dissatisfaction with weight and shape are so common that it can be easy to forget the toll they take on a person’s ability to live well.

Do you constantly worry about your weight, your body shape, or your relationship to food? Are you trapped in patterns of eating or exercise that you want to change but can’t? Pressure from society’s perfectionistic expectations can be too much.

More Than Just “Willpower”

We know that “it’s not just about the food” and work with clients to explore the reasons people often stay stuck in patterns that do not serve them. Many experts agree: diet’s just don’t work. We can help you break free from dieting worry.

“Studies show that willpower, the thing we all blame ourselves for not having enough of, is a mythical quality”

/Traci Mann, Ph.D.

We’re Here For You

Dr. Aletta and the Explore What’s Next therapists provide office hours in a private comfortable setting as well as sessions via video or by phone.


Affects Both Mind & Body

Disordered eating impacts all aspects of everyday life, our appetite, sleep, ability to focus or concentrate, be creative, and learn new things. We push people away, feel irritable all the the time. Good therapy lifts the dark fog of disordered eating to provide much needed hope.

“It’s never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit is dependent on a number on a scale.”

/Geneen Roth

A Good Therapist Is Your Expert Guide

In addition to feeling emotionally safe and stronger once in therapy, you will gain insight and tools that last a lifetime. A good therapist is an expert guide who will help you make peace with food as you work toward self-love and acceptance.

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive”

/Brene Brown

A Good Therapist Knows

Deciding, choosing and then actually going to see a therapist are acts of great courage. Before you even say a word a good therapist knows the bravery it took just to show up.

Benefits of Therapy

1. Reality Check

“A good therapist helps you problem solve, reality check and be accountable with nurturance in an environment of emotional and physical safety.” /Dr. Aletta

2. Self Awareness

“Good therapy encourages increased self-awareness.” /Emily Becker, LMSW

3. Reflection

“Time out of your busy life to reflect on what’s happening to you and in you!” /Nicole Brown, LCSW

4. Support

“Having someone there just for you, to listen, provide support in an unbiased way.” /Colleen Conjerti, PsyD


Learn how to feel the best you under any circumstance.” /Kate Maleski, LCSW-R

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Explore What’s Next Therapists

EWN therapists have expertise in effective treatment utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Solution, Supportive, Mindfulness or Trauma based therapy.
We stand by your side problem solving. We’re interactive compassionate & nonjudgmental. We provide the guidance, you provide the motivation.

You are the ultimate agent of change in your life!



Elvira G. Aletta, PhD

Founder & CEO

Life gave Dr. Aletta the opportunity to know what it’s like to hurt physically and emotionally. After an episode of serious depression in her mid-twenties, Dr. Aletta was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that relapsed throughout her adulthood. While treatable, the cure was often as hard to bear as the disease. Later she was diagnosed with scleroderma, another chronic illness.

Throughout, Dr. Aletta battled with anxiety. Despite all this, Dr. Aletta wants you to know, you can learn to engage in life again on your terms.

Good therapy helped Dr. Aletta. She knows good therapy can help you. That’s why she created Explore What’s Next.


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We’re Here to Help


Call or email. You reach us directly.

An EWN therapist returns your call or responds to your email by the following business day.

Free Initial Consultation


We schedule a free initial consultation for you to meet your potential therapist. You can visit the office or we can talk on the phone. Let’s discuss your needs, answer your questions and make a plan.

You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by taking this little step.

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