Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)
Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia
14307 - 80 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5R 3K2
I view eating disorders as process addictions. I view addictions and compulsions as coping strategies that persist because they work (or once did); but are being identified as disordered because they no longer help the client cope they way they once did. So, sourcing the root of the disorer is essential. There are also specific strategies for altering habitual behaviors that can be quite useful as the client turns from a failing method of coping to one that in fact functions and permits personsl growth toward self-actualization.
Nancy Hurst, Ph.D
10069- 80 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E-1T4
Eating disorders can manifest in a number of forms; including over eating, bulimia and anorexia. A therapist is an integral part of your treatment. Our relationship with food is usually not just physical, but emotional as well. If your emotional relationship with food is not addressed it is difficult to make lasting changes. Often people deal with unpleasant feelings by eating or not eating. I will help you to address feelings and deal with them in a more constructive manner.
Fresh Hope Counselling, R. Psych, RSW, MSW
Registered Psychologists and Master's Level Social Workers
17321 - 108 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1G2
Fresh Hope Counselling specializes in the outpatient treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Beth Murray has worked with eating disorders for over 12 years, including almost three years of inpatient clinical work at one of the world's leading eating disorder treatment facilities. She has the expertise, training and work experience to specialize in this area. Approximately 80% of our clients are eating disordered. One aspect of treatment that is important to know is that Fresh Hope Counselling believes that it IS possible to fully recover from an eating disorder.
Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych
9690 182 Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 6M1
Eating disorders, whether this is in the form of anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive/emotional eating, can be seen as an unheatlhy coping mechanism for stress and life difficulties. I work with clients to identify the issues they are experiencing, and replace their maladaptive coping methods with more healthy ones. This would include working through unresolved issues, identifying difficulties with control, establishing more assertiveness and healthy boundaries, learning the appropriate expression of feelings, and working through body image issues. We would also work towards identifying triggers for disordered eating, and then put coping strategies in place for when these occur in the future.
Loussa Counselling Centre, Therapists
Registered Psychologist and Counsellors
#42 9912 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5
Eating disorder can be seen as a condition characterized by unhealthy eating habits that may involve either too little or too much food intake to the detriment of the individual's physical & emotional well-being. Bulimia nervosa, binge eating, & anorexia nervosa are the most common forms of eating disorders. It is not known with certainty what causes eating disorders, however, it is known that they can be due to combination's of biological, psychological or environmental cause.The treatment for eating disorders will vary, for each individuals eating disorder. We focus on gaining control and changing unwanted behaviours, and thought patterns that support change in behaviours.
Nicolas Allen, MA, BPE, MES
18019-111 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5S 2P2
Eating disorder are as unique as the individuals suffering from them. I work to build on the strengths clients already have to overcome the eating behaviors interfering with their lives. Finding balance, regaining a sense of control, and developing more self-confidence and self-esteem are important to the clients I work with who are suffering from eating disorders. I see my clients as people, not as diseases and I remember that you have an eating disorder but that does not mean you are broken, it means you are a person who needs support.
Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.
10069 80 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1T4
Many people struggle with eating issues. Ultimately, food is not the issue - it is about how we feel about ourselves on the inside and how we believe others value us. Even though eating disorders are complex, we can make invaluable changes to improve life and bring peace to your thoughts. Using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and exploring the root problems such as poor self-esteem, perfectionism, requiring approval from others - we can change your life.