Capital Counseling, MSW, LCSW-R
Capital Counseling Your Lifeline to Better Mental Health
100 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Eating Disorders comprise a group of conditions characterized by emotional distress and compulsive behaviors related to food. Anorexia refers to the compulsive restriction of calorie intake often accompanied by an intense fear of evidencing any body fat. At times such individuals develop perceptual distortions in which they perceive themselves as fat despite being evidently underweight. Another Eating Disorder is Bulimia in which individuals compulsively cause themselves to vomit to prevent calorie intake. Some bulimics eat large quantities of food, referred to as binging, prior to purging through vomiting. A third Eating Disorder is compulsive overeating in which individuals consume far more calories than needed which can be driven by a number of unmet...(view profile to read more)
Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Human beings develop habits, and rituals, and addictions to cope with stresses and trauma and emotional pain in living. We compulsively seek to be in control and relieve our tension. A part of the “old brain,” or our primitive defenses, may compensate for emotional pain by prompting us to eat too much, or not enough, or by binging and purging. Once a pattern gets started it becomes more habitual and it is difficult to stop. This is sometimes complicated by a distorted body image where a person thinks he/she is too fat even when normal weight. As a therapist, my approach is to develop a trusting rapport where we can talk about what the client is thinking and feeling about their eating and abo