Christina Schultz, MA
Resident in Counseling, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC
New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
For clients facing Binge-Eating Disorders, concurrent with mood and/or anxiety disorders, I approach clients from person-centered, existential, and cognitive behavioral perspectives. I view BEDs and disordered eating as having it's origins in multiple areas to include addiction, emotional triggers, low self-concept, shame, and so forth. As a result, I would work with a binge-eating disordered client on the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual front and educate the client on the cycle of emotional eating, addiction, and shame. In addition to working through the underlying shame, low self-concept, and low stress tolerance, I would employ practical and easy to use CBT tools.
Colleen Neumann, PsyD, MSW
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
12020 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite 100, Reston, Virginia 20191
Colleen specializes in the field of eating disorders, and has been working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders for 10 years. Colleen has worked in residential, PHP, IOP, and outpatient settings, and fully appreciates how challenging recovery from an eating disorder can be! She is motivated and dedicated to helping clients work through their struggles with eating, body image, depression, and anxiety. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy to identify and modify unhealthy and unhelpful beliefs and works with clients to live their lives more fully!
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
11417 Tanbark Dr. , Reston, Virginia 20191
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)
Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are rooted in inability to handle emotions of fear and anger, and developing weight and food issues as coping mechanisms. EDs can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Treatment focuses on learning new coping skills for dealing with stress, negativity, emotion regulation, and awareness of changes in attitude, spiraling thinking patterns, beliefs and choice making. Meditation, deep breathing, interpersonal and experiential psychotherapy are also part of treatment, to complement work with nutritionist for meal planning, nutritional basics and relapse prevention as necessary.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
1800 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 201, Reston, Virginia 20190
Identifying an eating disorder is often very complicated and challenging. Individuals who suffer from an eating disorder may be unwilling to accept the truth about the harmful nature of their actions.Eating disorders are characterized by a preoccupation with weight, body image, and /or food, but the reasons why an eating disorder develops are much more widely varied. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat eating disorders. This is a proven effective approach to working with this very complex issue.