Christina Ricci is looking to begin a new career. She’s taking her personal battle with anorexia during her teen years and turning it into a positive.

She wants to become a counselor for girls who are struggling with eating disorders. Christina has even registered for a series of online classes to become certified.

A source close to the actress says, “Christina went through hell and back growing up. For years she struggled with her self-esteem, so she knows how hard it is for young girls.”

The source added that Ricci hopes “to learn how she can help them get better without having to go through all the pain she did as a child.”

This is such an amazing thing for Christina to do. She’s been in the business for so long, and has come so far. We love that she’s using her notoriety for a cause that’s close to her heart.

Thanks Frank! From Hollyscoop