Therapy for Eating Disorders in La Mirada CA. Help for Anorexia, Bulimia & Food Issues.


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Eating Disorders

Sue Passalacqua, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

My approach to eating disorders is multidimensional. Eating disorder issues vary depending on the individual but all have common threads such as control issues and addictive symptomology. I work with each client and appropriate professionals to support the elimination of disordered eating. There is a great deal of literature on eating disorders and I have found no two clients suffering from eating disorders the same in terms of history and family dynamics. There are certainly commonalities but each client deserves an individualized plan.

Eating Disorders

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

We ask you to consult your medical doctor, in order to rule out any medical condition which may contribute to your eating disorder. We focus on helping you understand the causes of your eat, as long as you are medically stable. If you are not medically appropriate for outpatient treatment we will refer you to an inpatient facility until you are ready to do psychotherapy.

Eating Disorders

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I work with all eating disorders except Anorexia. First, it is vital to make certain of the client's health. Once it is clear that the client is ready for therapy, we explore the patterns and habits that are being acted out. We use cognitive behavior techniques to try at trouble shoot so that there are new resources when the client is in danger of acting out. Developing a supportive network and dietary research is important for their health. A log is frequently used to monitor change and growth. Once there is stabilization, we explore the family dynamics and control which most likelyexacerbated the eating disorder. The faulty thought processes need to be altered.

Eating Disorders

Trish Phillips, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating disorders can leave you feeling very isolated, alone and distant. Often an eating disorder starts as an attempt to have "control" over something in a persons life and by the time help is sought you can feel like you don't have control of anything. An eating disorder can be one of the easiest secrets to keep and yet is also one of the most dangerous. You are not alone and you don't have to walk this path by yourself. Together we can explore what led you to this point in your life and come up with strategies to help you break this cycle so you can live a full and healthy life.

Eating Disorders

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Early trauma impacts our functioning in many ways and in different areas of our lives. Trauma in permanently stored in our brain/bodies until it is processed. Therefore processing early trauma can result in us being freed from disorders such as eating disorders as we process and "resolve" early trauma. We specialize in EMDR and TF-CBT therapies, which are highly effective in processing trauma.

Eating Disorders

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I believe forming a healthy self-image requires change and healing on several layers. Constructive and healthy behavioral changes need to be implemented, as well as understanding the underlying factors that are contributing to the disorder. Only focusing on the behavior may result in temporary change, but the true healing will not be complete until the deeper issues are addressed. Too often those struggling with eating disorders do so alone, with no one aware of what they are fighting with. Therapy is a safe place to explore and process through the painful and private layers of intense self-criticism, as well as find support for the day to day (and sometimes moment to moment) hurdles.

Eating Disorders

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

A safe place to talk about intense emotions for those diagnosed with an eating disorder can be of benefit as an individual uncovers the root motivations which might be linked with eating disorders. Several unresolved emotions and issues often are found at the core of eating problems, often beginning in early adolesence. Learning how to express feelings such as anger, sadness, guilt, and fear can be a freeing experience with a professional therapist.

Eating Disorders

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating disorders is a very complicated and serious issue which mainly occurs with woman but a growing number of men are also confronting this. We are still learning as much as we can about eating disorders and the opportunities to effectively treat and overcome this challenge. Caring psychotherapy and counseling along with behavior and cognitive therapies are currently the effective approach to reversing and managing eating disorders. It has been discovered that personal body imaging and family as well as social group messages around food, body size and body image have made for pivotal influences in the emotional trauma around food and eating. Transformation is successful with counseling.

Eating Disorders

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Using Acceptance Commitment Therapy, an empirically based treatment for eating disorders, we help clients to create relationships with their bodies. Working closely with your physician and a nutritionist, we can help you to effectively manage the relationship between your mind, emotions, and body. We recognize that each client is unique. Our approach is not a cookie-cutter approach. We will work with you to customize a treatment plan that targets outcomes that you choose and that you can feel good about achieving. Intentional change is the key to success. We offer guidance and support for you to incorporate new patterns of functioning that work. We often see results within several sessions

Eating Disorders

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I believe that an eating disorder does not define a person. Treating the eating disorder is only part of my treatment which is truly aimed and healing and lifting up the person struggling. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Eating Disorders

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Do you suffer from an eating disorder? Do you have a preoccupation with body image and see yourself as being fat when in fact you're a normal weight? Do you rapidly consume large amounts of food in a short amount of time? Do you self-induce vomiting due to fear of gaining weight? As a licenced clinical psychologist, I can help you to restore normal eating patterns and regain a healthy perception of body size. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 or (310)729-7971 and take the first step toward health and a positive view of yourself.

Eating Disorders

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

With over 16 years of clinical experience, I provide a comprehensive assessment of eating disorder/body image issues in order to determine the best course of treatment. Initial interviews focus on gathering a full history of symptoms, including any/all preoccupations with weight and appearance. We will work with your physician to screen for any medical complications, as well as refer you to a dietician if you need more structure with your nutritional intake. The goal is to improve the relationship you have with food and your body, so that you can move forward with life and create lasting change.

Eating Disorders

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

EMDR, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy have all been shown to be useful in the treatment of eating disorders. While anorexia is imminently life-threatening and is, therefore, best treated inpatient, bulemia, bulmarexia & compulsive over-eating may respond if matched well to one of the above out-patient therapies and used in conjunction with group therapy, a peer support group, or a 12-step program.

Eating Disorders

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

While most eating disorder issues are treated by cognitive behavioral methodologies or specialized outpatient/inpatient programs, Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, PhD provide relief first and foremost for the brain of one suffering from an eating disorder----without giving them medication. We believe that the neural circuitries responsible for the compulsive behaviors with eating are not necessarily only a neurotransmitter issue but of overused neural networks that affect the harmonization, balance, and decisions of the whole brain. Contact kevin@kevinfleminphd.com or 877-606-6161 to learn more about this safe and effective alternative.

Eating Disorders

Burdetta Honescko, Psy. D.

Burdetta Honescko MFT Psy D.

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating disorders are on the increase in our society today. The pressure of being skinny is driving many teens to sever eating disorders. Establishing realistic goals, learn the value of good nutrition and improving the self esteem of an adolescent can be helpful. Bulimia and anorexia are very serious health issues and need to be addressed before they cause any permanent injuries. I often refer clients to a professional nutritionist for additional help.

Eating Disorders

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Do you stuff your feelings? Do you eat because if feels good and it seems to calm you down if you're sad, angry, overwhelmed, stressed, bored, nervous, etc? I prefer the phrase Disordered Eating because you don't have a problem with eating. You are eating to cope with life and comfort yourself. I get it. I have been there. You are not alone. Let's figure out new ways to cope with life. Let's do it together. Call me at 714-432-9856.

Eating Disorders

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I believe that an eating disorder does not define a person. Treating the eating disorder is only part of my treatment which is truly aimed and healing and lifting up the person struggling. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Eating Disorders

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I believe that an eating disorder does not define a person. Treating the eating disorder is only part of my treatment which is truly aimed and healing and lifting up the person struggling. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Eating Disorders

Megan Lundgren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

If you have an Eating Disorder, you may be used to internalizing feelings (shame, guilt, fear, sadness, anger) rather than sharing your feelings with others. But now, its your time to share. In the warmth and security of my home-like therapy office, you will have the opportunity to talk about who you are: your physical identity, and your emotional and relational identities. Together, we will work towards healing from the inside out. There is hope for relief. I'm here to help you: call (626) 272-4908 today.

Eating Disorders

Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating disorders are very challenging. People who are ready to commit to working on their recovery have the best chance. ED is not about food per say. It's more about stuffing or starving feelings in oder to feel a sense of relief and a sense of control. Giving up your ED identity can be frightening. I'll teach you to use healthy coping skills and help you to figure out what your real identity is. We'll learn about distorted thinking and work on poor body image. Trust is very important, I will work to gain yours.There is life after an eating disorder. Let me help you find your way. if your not ready to recover, we can just chat.

Eating Disorders

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

All of us find ways to "take the edge off" of difficult feelings. Loneliness, anxiety, and stress can make us feel scared and out of control. We all search for comfort in these painful times. From infancy, being cared for and cared about has often meant being fed. Ideally, we are not only fed with food, but emotionally attended to as well. But for some of us, food has always been paired with feeling soothed and comforted. It makes sense that we would turn to food to calm ourselves even now. But it doesn't have to be this way. Together we can get to the heart of what hurts, and learn other ways to feel safe and comforted. It is possible to feel full, even when your stomach is empty.

Eating Disorders

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I have a history of working with compulsive dieters and compulsive overeaters. I work with clients to understand the underlying needs for the food and/or for the weight, while supporting clients' abilities to take care of themselves in profound ways, whether physically, spiritually, emotionally, or mentally. Clients find ways to create more nourishing and harmonious relationships with themselves as well as with food.

Eating Disorders

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

We have Psychologists with specialized advanced training who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. Because there are many forms of eating disorders it is important to work with a therapist that has experience in this area. If left untreated, eating disorders can become severe and even life threatening. We work closely with other medical professionals to develop a physical, emotional and spiritual approach to your healing. Give us a call and begin your path to healing.

Eating Disorders

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Unresolved issues from your past can lead to more serious disorders such as an eating disorder. We will go beyond the symptom of the eating disorder to treat the underlying cause and unresolved psychological trauma that brought you to experience it in the first place. This will help you restore your sense of control and reduce the poweful hold that any painful memories have on you as well as getting to a place where you have a better relationship with food.

Eating Disorders

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCETS, CATSM

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I work with a variety of eating disorders and work at treating both the behavior initially and the issues that are underneath the eating disorder. I am an expert at treating trauma and often trauma or traumatic relationships are at the heart of an eating disorder. Eating disorders typically are related to self-soothing or trying to gain control in areas where one doesn't feel he/she has control. Contact me for more information and assistance with an eating disorder. We are specialists in a variety of different areas and are able to offer help not only for the client with this issue bu also couple or family support. Experts in helping women & teens! Trauma experts too!

Eating Disorders

Rebecca Bokoch, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating disorders are most often a reaction to other life events. Often clients feel like life is so chaotic that eating habits are the only aspect of life that they can control. Eating disorders are also often linked to anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to treat eating disorders, I would help clients to build a more positive body image, create and implement a healthy eating plan, and build support in the family system.

Eating Disorders

Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

For over 36 years, Dr. Carol Francis has worked with over-eating, binge-eating, cravings, anorexia, bulimia, & weight gains associated with aging and hormones or depression. Her book "If You Can't Stop Eating, Maybe You're Hungry: Reset Your Cravings" addresses all these complications from many points-of-view: psychological, emotional, habit, physical cravings, fitness training, & nutritional angle as well. Hypnotherapy, fitness training, nutrition counseling, in-depth work, meditation, group process, habit change ... helps people learn to use food as nutrition and healthy fun as oppose to obsession or self-destruction. DrCarolFrancis.com 310-543-1824

Eating Disorders

Patrice Hooke, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating Disorders can be extremely challenging and turn a person and/or family's life upside down. I treat clients with ED in an empathetic, non-judgmental, understanding way. I practice some Psychodynamic techniques with the goal of getting to the root of the problem. I find it to be extremely important to spend a sufficient amount of time discussing a client's historical background and challenges.

Eating Disorders

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

An eating disorder can take a full, exciting and creative life and cripple it with shame and confusion. So many with eating disorders struggle alone with the pressure to figure out what is happening and what they can do to change and heal. Therapy can provide a transformational place where healing is possible. You can learn to directly challenge the critical inner voice of your eating disorder and begin accepting yourself, imperfections and all. Call me today for a free phone consultation and take that first step toward freedom.

Eating Disorders

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Do you stuff your feelings? Do you eat because if feels good and it seems to calm you down if you're sad, angry, overwhelmed, stressed, bored, nervous, etc? I prefer the phrase Disordered Eating because you don't have a problem with eating. You are eating to cope with life and comfort yourself. I get it. I have been there. You are not alone. Let's figure out new ways to cope with life. Let's do it together. Call me at 714-432-9856.

Eating Disorders

Brooke Denni, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I have been treating eating disorders at all levels of care since 2009. I have seen the devastation that eating disorders can wreak on an individual's health, emotions, relationships, and achievements. Individuals with eating disorders are often very intelligent, sensitive, capable persons who have an unrealistic image of who they "should be." In fact, you could say they are tortured by the "shoulds." I support clients in freeing themselves from a very demanding internal voice--a voice that demands perfection and control.

Eating Disorders

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

OCAC specializes in the area of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and eating disorders that relate to control and obsession. If you find your compulsions irrational yet unpreventable, there are solutions. If food is merely an arena for you to exert control or if food strongly corresponds to anxiety's role in your life, OCAC can help. Our focus is not in body image therapy. Rather, our approach addresses the mind's associations with food and the underlying mentalities that influence thoughts about food and eating.

Eating Disorders

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I am here to help you find your own way through your recovery. I will guide and support you, step by step, as you break free from these destructive habits and find your own voice. I will help you recognize and build on your strengths so that you can overcome any obstacles you may be facing. I will offer you an effective and compassionate therapy that works towards your goals and, most importantly, at your own pace.

Eating Disorders

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). During graduate school I trained in an eating disorder research clinic and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for eating disorders in adults and adolescents. For adults with eating disorders, I provide cognitive behavioral therapy which is well-proven in research, especially for the treatment of bulimia nervosa. For adolescents with anorexia or bulimia, the treatment of choice is Maudsley Family Based therapy (FBT) in which the support of the whole family is enlisted to help in treatment. I have received training in this very effective model and am undergoing advanced certification training in FBT.

Eating Disorders

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

The focus I use to treat people with Eating Disorders is to look and help people understand control issues, rejection/abandonment issues, proper body perception, difficulty resoving conflicts with others, and teaching them about resolving issues to do with perfection, good/bad issues and acceptance. As a result, people will learn what they can and cannot control. They will come to undersand how food is used to fix relationship conlficts and how food is used to cope with stress, anger and anxiety. People will learn new ways to cope so that food is not used to treat their underlying emotional conflicts.

Eating Disorders

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating disorders is a very complicated and serious issue which mainly occurs with woman but a growing number of men are also confronting this. We are still learning as much as we can about eating disorders and the opportunities to effectively treat and overcome this challenge. Caring psychotherapy and counseling along with behavior and cognitive therapies are currently the effective approach to reversing and managing eating disorders. It has been discovered that personal body imaging and family as well as social group messages around food, body size and body image have made for pivotal influences in the emotional trauma around food and eating. Transformation is successful with counseling.

Eating Disorders

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

An eating disorder can take a full, exciting and creative life and cripple it with shame and confusion. So many with eating disorders struggle alone with the pressure to figure out what is happening and what they can do to change and heal. Therapy can provide a transformational place where healing is possible. You can learn to directly challenge the critical inner voice of your eating disorder and begin accepting yourself, imperfections and all. Call me today for a free phone consultation and take that first step toward freedom.

Eating Disorders

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

With over 16 years of clinical experience, I provide a comprehensive assessment of eating disorder/body image issues in order to determine the best course of treatment. Initial interviews focus on gathering a full history of symptoms, including any/all preoccupations with weight and appearance. We will work with your physician to screen for any medical complications, as well as refer you to a dietician if you need more structure with your nutritional intake. The goal is to improve the relationship you have with food and your body, so that you can move forward with life and create lasting change.

Eating Disorders

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

Eating disorders is a very complicated and serious issue which mainly occurs with woman but a growing number of men are also confronting this. We are still learning as much as we can about eating disorders and the opportunities to effectively treat and overcome this challenge. Caring psychotherapy and counseling along with behavior and cognitive therapies are currently the effective approach to reversing and managing eating disorders. It has been discovered that personal body imaging and family as well as social group messages around food, body size and body image have made for pivotal influences in the emotional trauma around food and eating. Transformation is successful with counseling.

Eating Disorders

Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

An important aspect of recovering from eating disorders is working through the underlying insecurities and potential traumas that contributed to the distorted self image which fuels the behavior pattern. Working in collaboration with your dietitian, I will support you in rebuilding a healthy self image and assist you in managing the anxiety in constructive ways. You can be free... call me today.

Eating Disorders

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I help individuals to break the chains of eating disorders which has them enslaved and obsessing over food and body image. Both women and men suffer from the norms in society and the ideals of how we are all supposed to look. People can become victims to the discourses of body image. I will work closely with you to free yourself from this eating disordered identity and to live a freer existence.

Eating Disorders

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of La Mirada, CA

I view an eating disorder as a coping strategy (tool), and therapy is a place for you to replace this "tool" with one that is helpful rather than harmful. You and I would work together to find new ways of coping with uncomfortable feelings and situations. We would figure out what your triggers are and how to live with upsetting experiences. We might also discover that control has a lot to do with what's going on, and its roots might stem from how you were treated by your parents and other family members. So, we would also find ways for you to not only feel but actually BE more in control of your life.

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Eating Disorder in La Mirada CA.

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