Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are characterized by persistent food-related or eating behaviors that harm your health, emotions, or ability to function. They often involve an individual focusing too much on weight, body shape, and food. Most commonly, these take the form of anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating. Anorexia involves excessively limiting calories and/or using other methods to lose weight (e.g. exercise, laxatives). People with anorexia often have an extreme fear of gaining weight and have an abnormally low body weight, along with a distorted perception of their weight or body shape. Bulimia involves periods of eating a large amount of food in a short time (bingeing), followed by attempting to rid oneself of the extra calories in an unhealthy way (such as forced vomiting). These behaviors are often accompanied by a sense of a total lack of control. Binge-eating disorder involves eating too much food, past the point of being full, at least once a week, and feeling a lack of control over this behavior. If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself, a qualified professional therapist can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s eating disorder experts for help today.

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I have experience working at all levels of care with eating disorders, including inpatient work. I utilize a combination of approaches including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and creative therapies to address difficulty around food, body image, and societal influence on diet/exercise culture.

— Kim Lycan, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Richland, WA
 

Eating disorders and related behaviors are about far more than food. Complex feelings of fear, sadness, trauma, and so much more have manifested into something you feel you can control -- the amount of food you allow yourself to have. But do you really feel in control? What is it that is getting in the way of you feeling comfortable in your body? Your eating disorder is far more complex than just eating. Together, we will heal your heart and mind and your relationship with your body and food.

— Cristina Shea, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

I have engaged in the treatment of individuals with eating disorder over the past six years. My professional experience and training included Children's Hospital Colorado and The Eating Recovery Center.

— Kyle Woodson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO
 

Eating disorders are painful. They come along to help you out. Dieting is a way to fit in, to belong, to control. It works. Until it doesn't. Trying to control your eating & your body can lead to an ever increasing obsession with food and your appearance. It is still trying to help you but it is also hurting you. A lot. This can change! You can learn to have a really great life without an eating disorder. This life is more authentic, free, and happy. Reach out today!

— Food Is Not The Enemy Eating Disorder Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I have been working with eating disorders for over 10 years and am passionate about helping individuals heal their relationships with food and their bodies. Food and body can become complicated in today's culture and you may have other factors like anxiety and depression that fuel the eating disorder. I can help you heal. I can guide you towards a more compassionate and kind way of treating yourself. You deserve recovery and therapy can help you get there.

— Jennie Wang-Hall, Psychologist in San Marcos, CA
 

I come from a Healthy at Every Size approach and encourage balanced eating vs any type of dieting or food restriction. I work with individuals to understand the role of the eating disorder in their life and help them work towards more sustainable coping methods.

— Rachael Lastoff, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Newport, KY

Experienced in treating eating disorders including restriction, binge-purge, and emotional adding. And negative or distorted body image.

— Maia Kiley, Counselor in ,
 

I believe eating disorders manifest as a survival skill to cope with difficult life experiences, as a way to regulate stress. Eating disorders are complex mental health issues that affect individuals both physically and emotionally. They have a huge impact on our quality of life due to severe obsessions surrounding food and weight when untreated serious health risks are implicated. They can include a wide range of behaviors including binging, restricting, purging, and other behavior,

— Sasha Taylor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Claremont, CA

I'm trained in EMDR and EMDR for eating disorders. In addition I am receiving my intuitive eating certification. My passion is helping women and teens with disordered eating and eating disorders find food freedom.

— Alicia Roeder, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Council Bluffs, IA
 

I want to help you discover your eating’s underlying emotional causes in a kind, safe way –one that stretches but doesn’t strain you. I’ll help you view food as fuel for our life’s activities. As we explore and learn about the things that have kept you “stuck” previously, those previous messages that feel like they’re never going to let go start easing their grip. You'll learn to let go of terms like 'good' or 'bad' and how you may be linking anxiety or fear to unhealthy coping with food.

— Kelly Wallace, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,

Treating eating disorders is my passion. I am honored to be able to help others heal. I have also been treating eating disorders for most of my career and I am also personally recovered. I believe my personal experience gives me both an extra level of empathy and knowledge. I currently am continuing my education is RO-DBT which is designed to treat eating and over control disorders.

— Gabrielle Morreale, Counselor in Ambler, PA
 

I have expertise in disordered eating, body image and self esteem, particularly binge eating, body dysmorphia, restricting and over-exercise. Our work is a mix of understanding and modifying behaviors while also exploring the personal, family, social and cultural influences that contributed to their development.

— Dawn Johnson, Psychologist in Washington, DC

I have experience working in an eating disorders program that included partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment. I have completed intake assessments that included a "level of care recommendation" for eating disorder treatment based on diagnoses such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. I also have training in the "Health at Every Size" approach and seek continuing education in how nutrition and eating relate to mental health.

— Lisa Ritter, Counselor in Beaverton, OR
 

I follow the Health at Every Size (HAES) model and utilize intuitive eating tools to help people reconnect with their bodies and take care of themselves in whatever way is most life giving for them.

— Cassandra Walker, Counselor

I believe eating disorders manifest as a survival skill to cope with difficult life experiences, as a way to regulate stress. Eating disorders are complex mental health issues that affect individuals both physically and emotionally. They have a huge impact on our quality of life due to severe obsessions surrounding food and weight when untreated serious health risks are implicated. They can include a wide range of behaviors including binging, restricting, purging, and other behavior,

— Sasha Taylor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Claremont, CA
 

I have worked with Eating Disorders for 5 years and have worked across all levels of treatment including: Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Residential, and in Private Practice.

— MYEISHA BROOKS, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA

I shifted from work in Clinical Nutrition in the acute care setting to Psychotherapy when I knew I wanted to treat Eating Disorders. The miracle of recovery that I experienced in a relatively short time, inspired me to learn how that came to be. Anorexia, Bulimia, and Compulsive Overeating are issuer related to Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma; they result in medical issues related to nutrition- so this expertise is essential as well.

— christine loeb, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
 

I have engaged in the treatment of individuals with eating disorder over the past six years. My professional experience and training included Children's Hospital Colorado and The Eating Recovery Center.

— Kyle Woodson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO