Stephen Ellis, Ph.D
Licensed Christian Counselor
109 Leader Dr., Piedmont, South Carolina 29673
Eating disorders cover a wide range of behavior. This could be from simply eating too much to the more complex conditions of anorexia or bulimia. We have a special compassion for and an expertise in helping people that are struggling with eating disorders. Treatment plans include discipline strategies to change our thinking process about eating which results in a change of behavior. We also work with people who have experienced some type of emotional trauma which is usually a root cause of the more serious eating disorders. We work to find that root cause and not just deal with the symptoms of a condition.
Amanda Gilliam, M.S.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
Food and eating are often heavily connected to an individuals self worth and views of themselves. Men and women alike are surrounded by a culture that intensifies the idea that beauty and acceptance comes from size or appearance. Whether this is through binging, withholding food, persistent dieting, or exercise, this path can be controlling of the mind and body. Eating disorders are often paired with anxiety, the desire to be in control of an area of life, depression, or health concerns. The journey to recovery from an eating disorder is one that can be rewarding, and with time, the challenges can be overcome.
Sarah Bryan, Board Certified Christian Counselor
Board Cert. Christian Counselor, CTC
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
I believe individuals can recover from eating disorders and lead happy, healthy lives. By focusing on the whole person and who you were meant to be we are able to work towards that goal. Family therapy is essential in the long term healing of eating disorders. Each patient has a specific treatment plan for family therapy. Counseling and education are key components and are based on the needs of each patient. I provide a place of hope, a place to heal, and a place to truly discover who you are. Call today! (770)548-3034
Tiffany Derrick, MS, LPC
623 Green Street NW, Gaineville, Georgia 30501
In working with clients with eating disorders, I use cognitive behavior therapy. Usually the struggle with food is only a symptom of a larger battle inside. I encourage a treatment team approach where the therapist, psychiatrist, and dietitian are all on the same page regarding the treatment plan and progress.
Trish Hastings, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Cert. Counselor
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Eating disorders can come in different forms: anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating, and may change over time. Often times it starts in the pre-teens or teens, but can start at younger or older ages. It can leave one feeling in control and out of control all at the same time. The eating disorder has the potential to take over and consume one’s life, even to the point of putting the individual’s very health and life at risk. Nonetheless, by seeking the expertise of a practitioner, there is help available and hope for change. You don’t have to stay locked in this dangerous cycle.