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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 several years experience working at as an individual, group, and family therapist in an eating disorder specific clinic.

MacKensie Keiner offers a specialty in Eating Disorders

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

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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