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.

Meet the specialists

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

— Maia Kiley, 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 provide individual counseling for adults with eating disorders, those who struggle with yo-yo dieting, obsessions over diet and exercise, and body image through a HAES (Health at Every Size) Approach.

— Adrienne Kandhari, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

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 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 have the highest rate of mortality of all mental health disorders. Is this surprising when we look at how much diet culture has generated problems of fat phobia in society? There are so many industries who capitalize off of people feeling insecure about their body size, shape, and weight. Eating disorders are good at deceit, and I am support individuals and families become aware of the lies, fight back, and recover.

— Suzanne Sanchez, Counselor in Portland, OR

We take a body-centered approach to treating eating disorders, viewing recovery as an additive process of bringing in regulation resources. We are trained in the Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders model. http://www.embodiedrecovery.org

— Heidi Andersen, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Asheville, NC
 

During my master's program, I spent much time writing papers and researching eating disorders. EDs are a major concern for the adolescent and emerging adult communities. I completed my capstone project/presentation on EDs in order to spread awareness and knowledge to other young counseling professionals on the risk factors for these populations as well as ways in which to best treat these disorders within these two populations.

— Andrea Rose, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

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 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

Recovery is possible. I am Health At Every Size (HAES) aligned. We will identify parts of yourself that need to feel seen and acknowledged.

— Morgan Clark, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Springfield, OR
 

Fighting an eating disorder is one of the hardest things you'll ever do. I know you may feel like this is the way things have been and it's the way it will always be. But full recovery is possible. It is hard work and I want to walk with you on this journey to recovery.

— Melodye Phillips, Counselor in Tyler, TX

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