Having an eating disorder is different from being on a diet. An eating disorder is an illness defined by abnormal eating habits that harm an individual's physical and mental health. Eating disorders can involve consuming either too little or too much food. A person with an eating disorder may have started out just eating slightly smaller or larger amounts of food, but the urge to eat less or more becomes overpowering and spirals out of control. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder are the most common types of eating disorders. Although most frequently diagnosed in women, men can also suffer from eating disorders. Eating disorders can be life-threatening, so it’s important to seek treatment from a mental health professional as soon as possible.
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I treat Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia, Disordered Eating, Overexercise and body image related issues. I often refer to a nutritionist and work in conjunction to create and meet treatment goals. I operate under the Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating paradigms. I recieved my Eating Disorders Certification through Lewis & Clark College in 2008 and trained through Be Nourished.
Mary Cross and MacKensie Keiner are Masters level social workers with specialty in Eating Disorders
I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and groups who struggle with eating disorders and food addiction.
I have several years experience working at as an individual, group, and family therapist in an eating disorder specific clinic.
I have supported clients with eating disorders throughout my career, in a variety of treatment settings. I also believe if you are coming to therapy for some other reason and are currently in recovery, it can be useful to see a therapist with eating disorder treatment background. I look forward to partnering with you in recovery, as you repair your relationship with food and your body.
Along with supporting individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder in outpatient therapy, I have also worked in a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment center. I continue to attend continuing education and seek out ongoing new research to offer individuals I work with the most effective treatment for overcoming an eating disorder.
Whether you struggle with bulimia, compulsive eating, emotional eating, obsessing about food and how you look, or anything in between, I can help you find freedom from thinking about food all the time that gets in your way of living your best life.
Eating disorders are complex as they directly impact our physical and emotional well-being. I believe that full recovery is possible and I am passionate about helping individuals regain balance and hope in all areas of their life. Through therapy, we can work towards understanding the function that the eating disorder has in your life and explore the emotions and patterns that contribute to it.
I work from a Health at Every Size, or HAES®, approach in providing support for clients working to find peace with their body and food. HAES encourages us to trust our body by listening to hunger and fullness cues, seeking joy and moderation in physical activity, celebrating body diversity, and rejecting diet culture, sizeism, and the thin ideal. I also incorporate intuitive eating techniques to a
I have been passionate about helping clients with eating disorders throughout my career and schooling, and I have worked in various treatment settings in different roles. My hope is to help you identify and understand the function of your eating disorder, and to repair your relationship with food and your body.
Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, over-exercise, restriction, purging, dieting, body image, self-esteem, health at every size, body trust, intuitive eating
My practice includes working with the full spectrum of eating issues including body image concerns, weight management, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, and obesity.
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.
I have much experience working in treatment for eating disorders. I know the individual struggles someone with an eating disorder faces, and I can provide education to family members, parents, partners, and friends on how to support their loved ones. I additionally have experience working with specialized populations: adolescents, orthorexia, high-functioning autism, and co-occurring disorders.
Imagine you could find a way to heal your relationship with food and your body. I work with individuals with eating disorders, chronic dieting, and body shame to help them develop a deeper trust in their body and with themselves. My work is framed by Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and Body Trust® approaches that aim to help clients with and restore trust in their internal wisdom.
Working with eating disorders is a strong passion of mine. I believe recovery is possible and that together we can improve relationship with body, mind, food and weight through a compassionate, team oriented exploration and examination of the disordered eating. I believe there are two selves: the eating disordered self and the healthy self. I work with people to strengthen the healthy self.
I have walked the walk, and I have the tool kit to support your deep and long lasting recovery from addiction! I have thirty years personal experience and five years clinical experience in addiction recovery, and offer a 30 minute complimentary session to see if our work together is a good fit.
I have been treating people with eating disorders since 1999. It is my strongest specialty. I work with people with all levels of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and the many other forms of disordered eating. I help patients understand why the eating disorder is so hard to let go of and teach tools to help start letting go of it.
Often developing as a coping for stress, eating disorders can be helped with early on. I work with girls\' and their body image and eating habits (over-eating, food restriction, over-exercise) along with self-esteem.
I do this work because of the positive experience I had in counseling for my own eating disorder in my 20's. By exploring your feelings, learning how to tend to your emotions and caring for yourself and your body, you can recover, one step at a time, without ever dieting again, simply by discovering what it is you are really hungry for.
I enjoy helping you identify, slow down, and work through painful and debilitating patterns of internal emotional upheaval--toward self-regulation, connection, and relief. Together, in a safe space, we work toward self growth and acceptance--new choices and ways of being.
I have experience treating clients with AN, BN, BED and disordered eating. If you are concerned about any part of your relationship with food, let's meet.
I have many years working experience with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, weight management and exercise balance.