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

Diana Crane (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, Registered Associate

I've spent the last three years working in a variety of eating disorder recovery settings--from a residential program for adults, to a PHP/IOP program for both teens and adults. I also host a free, virtual eating disorder support group every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm.

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Elizabeth Knutsen (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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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Monica Marquard (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

-Worked as a Partial Hospitalization Program Eating Disorder Therapist off/on since 2017. -Have extensive experience working with clients ages 6-60+ struggling with Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Binge-purging disorders, ARFID, OSFED, and more. -Extensive work coordinating with multidisciplinary teams for client's best care

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Kasey Serdar (She/Her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.

I have worked with individuals struggling with eating disorders for many years. Much of my graduate school research related to eating disorders and body image concerns. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, where I worked on both the inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. I also previously served the role of Eating Disorder Services Coordinator at Towson University Counseling Center.

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Brad Pankey (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

I work with teens and adult on eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. I have special interest in working with athletes who are struggling with these issues.

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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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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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Lauren Hansen (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA in Mental Health Counseling, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

I believe that everyone has the wisdom in them to recover and to live a full life. Our work together will revolve around guiding you back to the body trust you once had, so you can release any shame you may have around food, your body, and yourself. Together we will get to the root of and process the messages you learned about food and your body, unlearn the diet culture b.s, and create your unique path to healing.

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Haley Jones (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, Clinical Supervisor

I work from a Health at Every Size®, Body Trust®, and fat positive framework. I have received additional training in working with folks dealing with eating disorders and disordered eating and am a Certified Body Trust Provider®.

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Abby Ernst (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, MA in Counseling and Eating Disorder Certification

I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders I received an additional certification for Eating Disorder Treatment during my time in graduate school at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. My Eating Disorder Certification focused on the treatment of eating disorders through nutrition therapy, fat studies and Health at Every Size, the use of family in treatment, mind body connection, and body image.

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Gina Gratza (She/ Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MS, LMFT

Trained and worked in various levels of treatment (residential/ PHP/ IOP) in eating disorders, exercise addiction, and body image. Been lovingly serving this community for over 10 years.

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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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Angelica Nenchev (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

CADC I, MA, Professional Counselor Associate

We live in a culture that constantly promotes dieting and fat-phobia. If you want a more peaceful and easy relationship with food or your body, counseling may help you explore the unhelpful beliefs and behaviors that get in the way. My eating disorder work is informed by the Health At Every Size (HAES) & Body Liberation frameworks.

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Mikki Jordan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I specialize in eating disorder recovery work. I believe full recovery is possible, but there isn’t one approach that works for everyone. My goal is to help you find your own unique path to healing. I often incorporate Health at Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating approaches, but I also enjoy getting creative and figuring out a framework that best serves you in your recovery process. There's no right or wrong way to recover. It's difficult work, but so worth it to get to the other side.

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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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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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Sarah Johnson

Professional Counselor Associate

R7514

I am experienced in providing treatment compassion focused treatment to individuals who are recovering from eating disorders, body dysmorphia, or other body image concerns. My background includes six years of experience working with adults receiving eating disorder treatment from a partial hospital outpatient eating disorder center in Portland, Oregon. I am currently working towards completion of the Eating Disorder Certificate program through Lewis and Clark College.

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Jessica Powers

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC (OR), LMHC (WA), CADC-II (OR)

Disordered eating is not just anorexia or bulimia. It can also look like skipping meals during the day and overeating in the evening, snacking constantly even when you’re not hungry, or eating just because you feel a strong emotion or want to change or avoid the way you’re feeling. You might also feel guilty, ashamed, frustrated, or disappointed after eating. If any of these sound familiar, I can help you develop and practice a healthier relationship with food.

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Julia Perretta (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I am a HAES informed practitioner with a comprehensive, team-oriented approach to eating disorder treatment. I welcome individuals interested in (and actively pursuing) recovery. Together, we will identify barriers to achieving your treatment goals, explore ways of overcoming these barriers, and create a plan for care.

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Danielle Meyer (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC/LMHC, ATR

I have many years of experience working with individuals who suffer from the full range of eating disorders, including ARFID. I have worked at partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Many of my modalities I believe are excellent for restoring the lost sense of self that eating disorders tend to dismantle. I also work with folks on body image concerns and body dysmorphia.

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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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Anne Pippert (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LPC, LMFT

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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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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Katherine Elder (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD

I provide treatment for eating disorders ranging from unhealthy dieting and restrictive eating, to binge eating, anorexia, & bulimia. In addition, I provide support to clients who have experienced weight stigma. In all of my work, I use a non-dieting, weight neutral approach. I have experience working with adult (18+) clients of all genders who seek treatment for eating disorders.

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Mia Koenig (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I have worked in a Partial Hospitalization Program for pediatric eating disorders since 2020 and have experience working with clients ages 6-50 struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, ARFID, OFSED and binging/purging disorders.

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Ursula Hurley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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