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.
Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871
Self/Body image is often at the root of eating disorders. Our culture provides many impossible beauty exceptions. Food can become our friend, or enemy in coping with our perceived fears and insecurities. Sometimes food is used to comfort us, we become overweight in a cycle of "trying to feeling good enough". Sometimes, we fear food and restrict, or eliminate food due to fears of gaining weight, and our body image becomes distorted. Learning to love and care for our body and self takes vulnerability and trust. I am here for you, as a safe person, to assist you in stopping the process of self shame, blame, and judgement that keeps you in a hurtful, unhealthy relationship with food.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
4831 West Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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!
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
4933 Auburn Ave, Suite 208, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Managing an eating disorder can be long-term challenge. These disorders often coexist with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. In many cases, symptoms can become life threatening. Counseling is the most important aspect in the treatment of these disorders. I am a proponent of a comprehensive approach that also emphasizes medical monitoring and nutrition. My treatment plans help determine your needs, and establish goals and guidelines. I emphasize: normalizing eating patterns, learning skills to improve mood and eating habits, developing ways to transform negative thoughts and behaviors, adopting relationship and stress coping skills, and developing mindfulness and a healthy life-style. I recommend group support and family therapy as a part of a...(view profile to read more)
Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
4405 East West Highway, Suite 304, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Eating disorders can be a form of addiction. As with any addiction therapy, eating disorder therapy will help you to understand the underlying issues that have contributed to your problem. I use various psychotherapeutic techniques to address eating disorders, along with behavioral change therapy. We will identify various tools and strategies to help you to reach your goals and to maintain the healthy life you have always wanted to live.
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.
Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2328 W Joppa Road, Suite 10, Lutherville, Maryland 21093
We have several expertises within the practice that can help with eating disorders, and we work as a team to provide what the patient needs. Since medical psychology is actively practiced by us, we do not shirk from confronting the dietary and health concerns that come with this area of challenge, and will work cooperatively with physicians, as needed, to improve the patient's situation. Ultimately, we beileve that the primary work is in the head, changing the way a person feels and believes about food. On the way there, however, there is a lot that can be done, behaviorally and physiologically, to effect change.