Dave Walcott, MA

Dave Walcott, MA
Eating Disorders

MFT Registered Intern (#77225)

Location: 6536 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
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Unhealthy eating habits, whether they manifest as eating more or less than our bodies need, often derive from a learned pattern of using food (and/or a compulsive desire to achieve an idealized body image) as substitutes for emotional nourishment. The images and messages we receive from our media and culture often corroborate the false beliefs that lead to these patterns. I help clients practice care and appreciation for their bodies, and to track hunger, satiety, and body sensations when they eat. I support them in attuning to their needs for food nourishment, more skillfully noticing urges to use food for emotional soothing, and substituting actions that support their overall wellness.

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD
Eating Disorders

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY25475)

Location: 2041 Bancroft Way #307, Berkeley
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Not only do eating disorders exact a terrible toll on the physical body, they also dominate a person’s capacity to enjoy life with flexibility, freedom, and ease. Fortunately, eating disorders can be addressed in treatment. Over time, you can relate to both food and life as a whole with less anxiety and increased enjoyment. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. Most recently, I published an article on anorexia nervosa in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Recovery. In addition, I maintain a blog on Psychology Today about the male issues with body, weight, and shape. Please visit my webpage for more information.

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT
Eating Disorders

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 2000 Dwight Way, Suite B, Berkeley
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Even if a person with an eating disorder recognizes that their behavior is self-destructive, they often feel powerfulness to change it, because of the temporary relief that it brings. Seen, in this way, as a form of addiction, there is almost always an underlying relational component to the compulsive behavior. The problematic behavior is a very meaningful expression of some tension or conflict which has been internalized as a way of managing difficult feelings. Though we may employ specific behavioral strategies, my primary goal will be to help you identify and understand what your behavior is trying to communicate, and to resolve it so that you may have a healthy relationship to food.

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Joanne Davis, M.A.
Eating Disorders

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 1903 Berkeley Way, Berkeley
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I work with overeating, but do not work with under eating or bulimia. I view overeating as a way of regulating difficult feelings. While the need to calm and sooth is legitimate, the method is an indirect unskillful way of coping. I teach clients how to use their emotions to support themselves instead. Or, clients learn to seek comfort from connecting with an inner nurturing presence—or to seek comfort from someone else or an activity. I find overeating is due to anxiety, and we work, instead with the cause of the anxiety to avoid getting anxious in the first place.

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology
Eating Disorders

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 5661 Keith Ave,, Oakland
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I will look at the best approach for treating the eating disorder, based on your strengths, symptoms, severity and issues that are present. The effectiveness really does depends on being able to address the physical as well as the psychological aspects of your situation effectively. The aspects that will need to be addressed are nutritional needs, medical, a healthy relationship with food and to get to the root causes off life and its challenges and how to cope effectively and efficiently. The effective treatment tends to be a combination of therapy, nutritional assessment and counseling and support group. In some severe cases, residential treatment and or hospitalization has been effective

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Joanne Davis, M.A.
Eating Disorders

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco
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I work with overeating, but do not work with under eating or bulimia. I view overeating as a way of regulating difficult feelings. While the need to calm and sooth is legitimate, the method is an indirect unskillful way of coping. I teach clients how to use their emotions to support themselves instead. Or, clients learn to seek comfort from connecting with an inner nurturing presence—or to seek comfort from someone else or an activity. I find overeating is due to anxiety, and we work, instead with the cause of the anxiety to avoid getting anxious in the first place.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Eating Disorders

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco
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Understanding and recovering from an eating disorder can be excruciating. The roots of this disease run deep and are supremely impactful, not just for the sufferer, but for family and friends. The powerful feelings of helplessness, anger, and fear felt by those who have suffered from an eating disorder or know someone who has can feel overwhelming. Many people hold common misconceptions about eating disorders. That lack of awareness can lead to further disconnection between those who suffer directly from an eating disorder and their loved ones. In our work together, we will work to understand what led to the eating disorder and help you to get your life back.

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Judith Wyatt, MFT
Eating Disorders

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 870 Market St., Ste. 968, San Francisco
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We will look together at the onset and occurrence of the eating disorder, and discuss what you think might have contributed to it. I will ask you to journal for 10 min. first about what you are feeling and thinking whenever you have the impulse to the problem behavior for a week, whether you act on the impulse or not. Looking at the journal, we can begin to get into the triggering feelings at a deeper level. We can use EMDR, talking, body awareness and other techniques to get deeper into the feelings. Together we will come up with alternative ways to take care of those feelings, other than the eating disorder.

Andrea Shelley, Psy.D.

Andrea Shelley, Psy.D.
Eating Disorders

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Emeryville, CA
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The journey to recovering from an eating disorder starts with admitting you have a problem. Clinging to the belief-even in the back of your mind-that weight loss is the key to happiness, confidence, and success must be let go. Old habits are hard to break. The eating disorder behaviors you have learned, whether anorexia, bulimia, or overexercising can be unlearned if you are motivated. It is also about rediscovering who you are beyond your eating habits, weight, and body image. I believe that eating disorders arise from a variety of social, cultural, environmental, and interpersonal issues. Treatment is given with in a non-judgment and compassionate manner.

Charis Khoury, MA

Charis Khoury, MA
Eating Disorders

MFT Registered Intern #69245

Location: 3150 18th St, San Francisco
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As a woman, I know all too well the ways that you may find yourself in a painful relationship to food and to your body. Society's unrealistic standards and preoccupation with women's external beauty can challenge a woman's self worth at various stages of life. Perhaps this is old news to you but you don't know how to free yourself from it. In our work, we begin by listening to your body and cultivating a relationship with it. Getting to know your body on a deeper level and your full range of feelings, is getting to know you and what really matters to you. It may feel daunting or strange, but I assure you it is one of the most rewarding processes towards truly enjoying your body and food.


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