Stacey Rempert, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
10632 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 100, Columbia, Maryland 21044
I approach eating disorders much the same way as I approach other compulsive behaviors: I view them as faulty coping strategies (see the paragraph on addiction). Additionally, I look at eating disorder behavior as symbolic and thus help clients to understand the "story" that their behavior is communicating on a deeper level. I don't focus on things like not counting calories, simple behavior modification, or weight gain/loss. These are just details of the underlying emotional issues.