Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Although different eating disorders spring from different issues, food is a basic emotional as well as physical need from the day you were born. We can use it to satisfy, temporarily many other needs. Or we can pridefully deny ourselves. In addition, we live in a culture that can have very harsh, judgmental attitudes about bodies, attitudes that we internalize without noticing. You may have been told that your body image is distorted, that other people do not see you the way you do. Self-acceptance is the beginning. It is not your fault you are in this condition, although it is your responsibility to get past it. The second step is self-observance, then self-love. I can help.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
8605 Cameron Street, Silver Spring , Maryland 20910
Want to find a psychotherapist that knows how to make your eating disorder a thing of the past? Our cutting-edge psychotherapy for eating disorders will show you how you can start today. Some treatment for eating disorders helps you manage symptoms but doesn't heal underlying causes of the problem, which may come back later. We offer a compassionate and respectful way to learn why your mind and body are at war. You'll get powerful tools to respond to the strong impulses to use food in an unhealthy way. You'll start to feel more confident and in-charge of your life. You may be a candidate for this comprehensive psychotherapy that has changed so many lives. Call or visit our website today!
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
I work with people who struggle with using food as emotional comfort. Whether you are preparing for lapband surgery, trying to control your diabetes, or simply get healthier emotionally, counseling can help. Many times people with eating disorders are struggling with thoughts such as "I'm not good enough" or "I need to make sure everyone is happy". I help people identify the negative thoughts that repeat in their minds and practice "fact checking" to replace those destructive generalized thoughts with the truth of the moment. As we practice being more accurate in how we speak to ourselves we can also minimize our need to escape with food.