Garrett Coan, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
291 River Road, Clifton, NJ
Compulsive eating can either by restrictive (as an anorexia) or excessive (as in binging and puring as in bulemia). Either way, such behaviors represent faulty defensive mechanisms designed to ward off the anxiety that would arise if deeper issues were broached. Issues of past truama, anger, guilt and low self-esteem are avoided as the individual numbs them out with compulsive eating. In my work with clients, I help them identify the factors both internal and external that help maintain these destructive behaviors. Past life experiences, family dynamics and one's view of oneself are all explored as healthier ways of coping are formulated.
Mitchell Milch, LCSW
216 Dayton Street, 2nd Floor, Buzzer #1, Ridgewood, NJ
Our early caregiver’s attunement and responsiveness to our hunger shapes our trust in the world to value us and nurture us. Although we may mature and develop on many dimensions of personal effectiveness we may for many reasons remain blind to and cling to reactive patterns of eating that reflect outmoded and ineffective strategies for regulating our self esteem, our emotions, managing stress, preserving valued attachments, etc. Within the context of a secure therapy alliance we can observe, reflect on, put words to emotional hunger and neutralize your fears of healthy strategies to feed this hunger. Eating will then be put in perspective and cease to monopolize your time and energies at the ....
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapy
4 Wilsey Square Suite 2, Ridgewood, NJ
Often someone who controls their food intake feels unsure of whether and how to manage other areas of their inner lives. Our work will be to discover what life area became inhibited so that your natural freedom and self-trust are restored. Inhibitions often develop when a person felt more criticized than loved as a very young person. In therapy, we will discover the young inner child who may still live according to these early life beliefs. And, we will meet the loving adult self, who can nurture and set expectations which are reasonable.
Angela Monti Fox, LCSW, MS,PC
Angela Monti Fox, Licensed Mental Health Professional
276 Riverside Drive (100 Street), New York, NJ
Whatever your eating disorder, it is not enough just to understand the roots of your behavior. I can provide the tools that will help you heal; hypnosis and hypnotherapy combined with behavioral therapy used in a safe healing environment can return balance to your life. Whether you are an over or under eat or suffer from a variety of unpleasant food habits restoring balance in your life is possible. It is not just a matter of understanding the root cause of your behavior but more importantly to work directly on the change you want to accomplish.
Howard Rossen, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
59 West 74th street, New York, NJ
Our relationship with food has always been a complicated affair. It is an absolute necessity for life and yet, when we over or under indulge, this very life enhancing experience can become a nightmare. In a society that places a premium on being thin (can there really be something called a size 0?) our relationship with food has become a major source of anxiety and frustration for too many people. Refiguring our relationship to food is a difficult process that requires a supportive and respectful therapeutic environment. Many of my patients have gotten a clearer perspective on their eating habits and have learned to embrace this issue, embracing a healthier sense of self.
Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP
Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP
Amsterdam Ave. & 70th Street, New York, NJ
When you look in the mirror at your body, do you feel uncomfortable? Are you tall and so thin that you may be near hospitalization but your body still looks fat there, there, and there? Are you more than 70 pounds overweight so that when you see your body you have feelings of disbelief and maybe even (for some) disgust? Are you furious with yourself because, although everyone else thinks you look just fine, you cannot take off those last 10 pounds? Do you get up from sleep to eat or do you stuff yourself just before you go to bed? Do you gorge at the restaurant only to purge in the bathroom immediately afterward or do you wait to vomit until you get home? You can put the diagnostic labels o....
Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LCSW
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
119 West 57 Street, Suite 720, New York, NJ
If you have an eating disorder, you might intellectually know that it is harmful to you, but the compulsion to engage in the destructive behavior continues. Whether you binge and purge, or you are anorexic, most people begin these behaviors in an attempt to protect themselves or relieve tensions. It might seem to work for a while but, after a while, there is essentially no relief. You become a prisoner of the eating disorder. I have lots of experience helping people break away from these behaviors. Call me and get started today.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161 to learn more about this safe and effective alternative.
Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
19 West 34th St., Penthouse, New York, NJ
If you have struggled unsuccessfully with weight loss, I will help you by looking at all the things that have gotten in your way of healthy weight loss. We will look at family, friends, and romantic relationships in your life, and what you learned about food and your body. We will uncover fears you may have that have to do with relationships and dating. If you are anorexic or bulimic I can work with you if you are not struggling with a life threatening situation. Recovered anorexics or bulimics who have more work to do in therapy to clarify the issues entrenched in their behavior, and emotional triggers for unhealthy behavior.
H.C. Fall Willeboordse, LCSW-R
Fall Willeboordse, LCSW-R
244 5th Ave. Suite 9G, New York, NJ
Eating disorders are often an attempt at control in a life where something else is not working, out of control, and in desperate need of repair. I work with individuals who are struggling with forms of binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, restrictive eating, and exercise bulimia. These behaviors may have emerged from or overlap with depression, anxiety, grief and mourning. I work both in the here-and-now and explore any history that may have aided in the development of the destructive behavior. I encourage family sessions when appropriate to aid in recovery.