Valeria Harris, MA

Valeria Harris, MA
Eating Disorders

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Location: 444 34th Street, Office #3, Oakland
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In working with disordered eating, we work together. An eating disorder affects not just the client, but all of the client's significant relationships, career, and outlook on life. In therapy, we move slowly towards developing an attitude of self-love and deep compassion. You might explore the somatic experience of being in your body in the room. You might learn to develop greater awareness of the signals of your body. Ultimately, I hope to bring you to a place of deep trust in your own heart, and through that, immense healing.

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.

Sabrina Hinojosa, MS, MFT

Sabrina Hinojosa, MS, MFT
Eating Disorders

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: , Berkeley
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How you feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life. Get out of the vicious cycle that eating disorders puts you in, and come to therapy to find a sustainable way to feel whole. The real you, the core of who you are is whole no matter what you look like on the outside. In therapy, we will work together to allow that real you to shine through again.

Molly Merson, MA, MFT

Molly Merson, MA, MFT
Eating Disorders

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 2925 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
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Eating disorders appear as varied as the people who live with them. I work from an intuitive, body-positive model and believe that you can re-learn how to listen to your body's needs, and find nourishment in your own actions as well as in relationship with others. There is no one way to heal, and together you and I will learn what works for you in your healing process.

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.

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.
Eating Disorders

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 6239 College Ave., Oakland
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I work with compulsive/emotional eaters to get to an understanding of what feelings are hiding underneath the eating behavior. Knowing about the feelings and finding other ways to deal with them is key to stopping the compulsive eating. In Compulsive Eating workshops, I use Geneen Roth's anti-dieting approach. This is about using certain behavioral tools to change eating habits. For example, not eating in the car or not eating standing up. Each person's journey through this struggle is unique and I will offer you my guidance and understanding as well as a sociological approach to how the diet and fashion industries brainwash women into hating their bodies.

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
Fast Contact: Email or Call Joanne.

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.


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