Family Christian Counseling Center Inc, M.Ed, NCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
3505 Adkisson Dr. Suite 152, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312
Experience has taught us that eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, mood disorders, and PTSD / trauma eventually destroy every aspect of a person's being: their body, mind, emotions, and especially, relationships with family and friends. Breaking free from an addiction is tremendously difficult; recovering from an eating disorder is no different. It will undoubtedly be the hardest thing you will ever do. So why do it alone?
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.
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.
Renee Willis, NCC, LPC, RPT, CAMS
Holy Spirit led Psychotherapist
I will provide you with practical tips for overcoming this disease. You are not alone in your struggle and I can help to plug you into a network with others who share in your pain. First, we identify a strong support system to be your backbone. Then, we tackle specific behaviors that need to be modified. We look at what healthy eating is and and how you can get to that place. Along, the way, we explore stressors and triggers to the disease and how to proactively overcome them.
Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 440, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Eating disorders can be one of the most challenging and discouraging addictions to break. With other forms of addiction, people can avoid the substance. But we eating disorders - you have to face your struggle every time you eat. We work with (out patient) individuals to find hope, freedom, and joy in the eating process. It's important to identify the core problems and triggered associated with the over-eating, under-eating, or purging. We are gentle in our approach, never shaming or critical, and seek to understand the person as a whole. When appropriate we work collaboratively with medical doctors and nutritionists towards seeing health be a reality in our clients' lives.
Jan Sherbak, PsyD, CEDS
3097 Broad Street (at the base of Lookout Mountain), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408
I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). I co-founded an Intensive Outpatient clinic in 2001 and now am an affiliate with the Lifestyle Transformation program and offer an 18-month evidenced based treatment program for individuals suffering from disordered eating, food addictions and obesity. Approximately 25% of my practice is devoted to the treatment of eating disorders. In addition, I work with families and friends of individuals with eating disorders to help them better understand and cope with their loved one who suffers. I am also available as a consultant for finding the most suitable in-patient treatment facility, if that level of care is needed.