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

Eating Disorders are progressive illnesses. The sooner you intervene, the sooner you have your life back. I am certified to treat pediatric, adolescent, and adult eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. We are HAES - Health at Every Size providers. From consultation to treatment, helping you or your child return to full living, is our only priority.

— Barbara Reese, Clinical Social Worker in Montclair, NJ
 

Eating disorders are among the most misunderstood diagnoses. At the same time, eating disorders can often lead to life-long symptoms and even deadly outcomes without effective treatment. I work with patients to understand the underlying issues of their eating disorder, develop healthier coping skills, and build a life worth living. In addition to a two year internship in an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders, I pursuing an international certification in this area.

— Stephanie Renny, Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

My philosophy is that all foods fit. Societal pressures oftentimes reinforce the beliefs that for an individual to struggle with an eating disorder it must be physically apparent and symptoms must be "extreme." Whether it is restriction, bingeing, bingeing & purging, and/or heightened focus on eating specific foods, I believe that each person's recovery process is unique. My goal is to learn about your experience to tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your individual needs.

— Leslie Aguilar, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, 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 recovered from Anorexia Nervosa (binge-purge type), Binge Eating Disorder, and Compulsive Eating. Having weighted as little as 79 lbs and as much as over 200 lbs, i personally understand what it takes to recover. I have worked with many children, teenagers, and adult women and men with eating disorders. Eating Disorders are the most deadly psychiatric illnesses of all. If you or someone you care about is suffering from an eating disorder. Please give me a call to discuss how I may be of assistance.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ

I recovered from Anorexia Nervosa (binge-purge type), Binge Eating Disorder, and Compulsive Eating. Having weighted as little as 79 lbs and as much as over 200 lbs, i personally understand what it takes to recover. I have worked with many children, teenagers, and adult women and men with eating disorders. Eating Disorders are the most deadly psychiatric illnesses of all. If you or someone you care about is suffering from an eating disorder. Please give me a call to discuss how I may be of assistance.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Chen has worked as an inpatient group and individual therapist at a nationally recognized eating disorder treatment and currently (as of March 2019) is the primary Intensive Out-patient therapist for the same treatment facility. In Dr. Chen's private practice he works with both women and men who struggle with poor body image and/or emotional eating.

— Arthur Chen, Therapist in Boca Raton, FL
 

I have an extensive experience treating Eating Disorders. In the beginning of my career, I worked at the Eating Disorders treatment center along with the best professionals in the field. I understand and appreciate the power of the multidisciplinary team and will actively collaborate with other members of your team and/or provide additional referrals.

— Azhar Sultanova, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR

I have 50 hours of training in Exposure and Response Therapy which is effective for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety issues.

— Lynne Coon, Counselor in Portland, OR

I recovered from Anorexia Nervosa (binge-purge type), Binge Eating Disorder, and Compulsive Eating. Having weighted as little as 79 lbs and as much as over 200 lbs, i personally understand what it takes to recover. I have worked with many children, teenagers, and adult women and men with eating disorders. Eating Disorders are the most deadly psychiatric illnesses of all. If you or someone you care about is suffering from an eating disorder. Please give me a call to discuss how I may be of assistance.

— Marion Rollings, Psychologist in Hillsborough, NJ
 

I work with a range of eating issues from chronic dieting, to disordered eating, to eating disorders. I practice from an Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size framework. If you would like to see more of my approach and philosophy come find me on Instagram @mollybcounseling

— Molly Bahr, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Miami, FL

I completed my masters internship working with clients with a variety of disordered eating patterns, most of whom also struggled with anxiety, depression, OCD, bi-polar disorder, substance abuse, and other issues.

— Lisa Hedden, Counselor in Tucker, GA

I have a unique approach to eating disorders. My approach is not a quick fix” and anyone who promises you such for this is selling you a bill of lies. I understand what you are going through and I will not attempt to take over your life or try to control how you live your life. If you have a secret relationship with food, and/or, if your relationship with food is consuming you—no pun intended, then you owe it to yourself to give me a call.

— Alexandra Burg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cleveland Heights, OH