Eating Disorder

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.

Local experts in Eating Disorder

Liz Denny (She/Her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Masters in Marriage Family Therapy

I interned at Kartini clinic, an eating disorder clinic, and continued as an employee at the completion of my internship. Here I expanded my understanding and treatment skills concerning eating disorders, relapse, and recovery.

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Anne Pippert (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, LPC Associate, LMFT Associate

I have experience working with adults and adolescents with eating disorders in multiple treatment settings including residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.

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Jordan Hubchik (she/her/hers)

Licensed Art Therapist

LPC, LCAT, ATR-BC

I worked in a PHP/IOP eating disorders program for 2 years. Now, as an outpatient eating disorders therapist, I work with adolescents and adults in recovery for Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, ARFID, and many varieties of Unspecified eating disorders. I understand that eating disorders are always more than 'just eating.' I support individuals in healing the roots that led to the onset/development of their eating disorders, so longer-lasting recovery and maintenance can be achieved.

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Marie Miller

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Elizabeth Knutsen (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

If you struggle with your relationship to food and movement -- I can help. I approach Eating Disorder treatment from a Health at Every Size and Joyful Movement approach. May of us struggle with internalized fatphobia and I can provide you resources and tools to dismantle this belief that was socialized into you.

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Allison Amo MA, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Heleen Woest, MA, NCC

Professional Counselor

I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and groups who struggle with eating disorders. I have had particular success working with clients who deal with binge eating disorder or food addiction.

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Ursula Hurley

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, over-exercise, restriction, purging, dieting, body image, self-esteem, health at every size, body trust, intuitive eating

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Sarabeth Casey, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NBCC

I have several years experience working at as an individual, group, and family therapist in an eating disorder specific clinic with adolescents and their supports.

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Kelly Hirstein

Licensed Professional Counselor

Our relationship to food, nourishment, and our body is the longest one we will have. Struggling with body image and weight is so common, and there tends to be so many emotions in connection to this. I offer a holistic approach to working with Eating Disorders, including the mind-body connection, encouraging growth and change in kind and compassionate ways. I explore behaviors and impulses with curiosity, they may be messengers for needs and emotions trying to come through and express themselves.

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Mary Diorio

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have many years working experience with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, weight management and exercise balance.

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MIKKI Jordan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My primary speciality is working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and negative body image. I work from a Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating model. I am passionate about the recovery process and believe full recovery is possible if you have the right supports in place. I would love to support you in finding freedom from food and body preoccupation. It's hard to take that first step, but there is so much waiting for you on the other side.

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Jacob Curtis (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA CADCI NCC LPC

I have experience and training working with people experiencing restrictive eating, body image distress, purging, rumination, and ARFID.

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Suzanne Sanchez (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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