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 work with individuals who suffer with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or other forms of dysregulated eating and body dysmorphia. Eating disorders are often birthed within traumatic experiences where we block intolerable feelings of fear and shame with obsessions around eating and body size/weight. I am a body positive therapist, and I help my clients learn to listen to and respect their body's wisdom. Learning to trust the body and learning self-compassion are keys to healing.

— Beth Holzhauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evanston, IL

I am a certified eating disorder specialist, trainer and educator

— Dr Stephanie Waitt, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Sherman, TX

By addressing the underlying emotional, psychological, and behavioral factors contributing to disordered eating, I guide clients toward developing healthier relationships with food, body image, and self-esteem. My goal is to empower individuals to break free from the destructive cycle of disordered eating, fostering lasting change and promoting overall well-being.

— Lauren Garza, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in , TX

Food is one of the earliest ways we humans experience nurturance and interaction with a caring adult. food takes on many meanings about relationships, needs, control, and the value of self. The development of an eating disorder signals a problem in one or several of these areas; it arises as an attempt to solve this problem, by drawing attention to the problem, by pulling the family together to address symptoms of the eating disorder; or expressing/repressing feelings related to current problem.

— Tatum Santacasa, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aurora, CO

I help those struggling with disordered eating develop a healthier relationship with food, exercise, and with their own bodies. While I know it feels hopeless, I believe that through therapy, I can help you find freedom from the compulsive thoughts and behaviors that fuel your disordered eating. I help you better understand all the factors that contribute to complicated relationships with food, exercise, and your body. Along with this understanding, I work to give you tools.

— Amanda Stretcher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

I have over 3 years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder and their support system/family members. I have experience in inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient. I am happy to incorporate exposure and response prevention in our therapy process!

— Jordan Suarez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frisco, TX

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 in ,

I completed my eating disorder speciality via my post-doctoral internship and have provided therapy to people struggling to overcome anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other disordered eating. Eating disorders are often rooted in shame, trauma, negative self-image, control, and unhealthy societal standards. I will work with you to identify the root causes of your struggles, to change destructive thought patterns, and to work towards self-acceptance, eating intuitively, and full recovery.

— Mirella Young, Clinical Psychologist in Longmeadow, MA

I specialize in eating disorders as a result of specialized training that was engaged in while working at a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders. I work with the entire range of this population

— Kelly Price, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I have a history of working with clients with eating disorders, and find that body positivity is an integral part of any body belief.

— Meghan FitzPatrick, Psychologist in New York, NY

I use a blend of evidence-based approaches to help people break free from Binge Eating Disorder, disordered eating, and body image issues such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder. As a HAES-aligned therapist, I support body diversity and utilize weight-neutral, evidence-based approaches including Intuitive Eating, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

— Regina Lazarovich, Clinical Psychologist in Scotts Valley, CA

We treat issues relating to ARFID, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and night eating syndrome. Dr. Sala is trained in Family Based Treatment for children/adolescents with eating disorders. We also treat eating disorders using Dr. Fairburn's Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Treatment.

— Sala Psychology, Clinical Psychologist in Greenwich, CT

I have a deep awareness and understanding of disordered eating and body image patterns that often go unnoticed or undiagnosed. It is painful and confusing to be suffering in plain sight, yet nobody around you seems concerned or understands your relationship with food and your body. Maybe your behavior gets reinforced by compliments, or maybe you hide it to prevent commentary about control and indulgence. If this sounds like you, I believe we can get to the root and give you the care you need.

— Hannah Bliss, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Issaquah, WA

Many of us feel disconnected from our bodies and frustrated with our relationship to food. You may be trapped in a cycle of restrictive and binge eating that leaves you feeling out of control and mistrusting of your body's intuition. I use a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach to create a safe space to help people of all sizes heal from disordered eating and negative body image.

— Maryann Bavisotto, Social Worker in Buffalo, NY

It may feel like the eating disorder is taking over your life. Maybe you’re stuck in shame and patterns you know aren’t serving you. You want to reclaim your life and work through the underlying issues that impact your relationship to food & body. I approach issues around food & body from a trauma-informed, intersectional, and HAES (Health at Every Size) lens. I'm passionate about helping you reconnect with joy around food & cooking, finding neutrality & joy in your body.

— Lindsay Moldovan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR