Sandee S. Nebel, MS LMHC, LPC, CEDS, E-RYT-200 Sandee has been practicing yoga on and off the mat since 1972. As a high school student, she attended classes with her mother, who taught hatha yoga and continued to practice yoga well into her years. Sandee’s first teaching experience came when her mother was recovering her range of motion following a mastectomy, and Sandee took over her classes while on summer break from college.
Taking private meditation lessons with Joni Giconi in 2011 inspired Sandee to take the hatha yoga training with Yoga Teacher Training of Central Florida. Sandee’s goal was to deepen her practice physically and spiritually, and she found that the ancient philosophy of Patanjali’s sutras could be applied to modern life and her own interpersonal relationships, along with being a powerful adjunct to her professional work as a therapist in treatment of eating disorders.
She is passionate about sharing the benefits that yoga, guided imagery, and meditation have on nurturing a healthy body image. She often incorporates yoga-based psychotherapy (philosophy, asanas, pranayama and meditation) into sessions with individuals and groups as cornerstones in their therapeutic treatment.
Sandee is a licensed mental health counselor, licensed professional counselor (NJ) and qualified supervisor of registered mental health counselor interns; a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS) and approved supervisor (iaedp®); and founder of White Picket Fence Counseling Center. She is a program consultant to residential and outpatient centers in the treatment of binge and emotional eating, anorexia and bulimia; and created the Better Body Esteem® program to improve self-esteem and body image for people with food addiction and eating disorders.
She and her staff specialize in treating binge and emotional eating, food addiction, eating disorders, and body image issues. Sandee is a respected trainer of therapists, yoga teachers, and addiction professionals, sharing her expertise and skill in working with clients who may struggle with these issues.
She is a former practicum instructor for graduate students at Nova Southeastern University, frequent guest lecturer in the local community, and presenter at professional conferences.
Sandee’s specialized training and certifications include: Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour Certification, Private Yoga Lesson Training, Yoga Nidra Training (Yoga Teacher Training of Central Florida); Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance); Core Elements of Mindfulness and Yoga (Bodymind Institute); Yoga and Meditation: A Compassionate Path to Well Being (iaedp®); Guided Imagery (US Journal Training Conference); Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga as Therapy (The Wisdom Method/Kellie Adkins); and Yoga Therapy as Treatment for Eating Disorders (Inner Door).
Sandee Nebel is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the American Counseling Association, the Florida Counseling Association, the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida, the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association, Yoga Alliance, the Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Academy of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Sandee’s favorite thing to watch is the sunset on the beach, a beautiful close to the day. A close second is the sunrise on the East Coast, delivering the promise of hope and new experiences.