“I hope this sounds sincere, as I am entirely so in sharing that your meeting with Katie is helping enormously, and I am so grateful. She once again expressed relief and gratitude for having had another visit with you. She said it makes he feel more calm, less worried about “things”. It is clear that her eating and thoughts about food are a struggle for her, and I am so hopeful that, through her talks with you, she will come to a point of feeling safe and healthy again. Although she will wrestle with the decision to eat something or not, she has relaxed a bit already about having things I know she would have felt guilt for previously- or at least she is giving herself permission. I want to encourage her to reach out to you – hopefully, she will get to a point where that is easier for her to do. I realize that it is probably not the norm to have the mom in the meeting, and I have offered to stay outside, but so far she has encouraged me to join in. We have a very close and open relationship on many levels, so maybe for the time being my presence gives her some comfort. Thank you for letting me be there.
Thank you again!”