Iva Keighley, LL.B, MSW, RSW
Counsellor-Therapist / Medico-Legal Assessor
Off-Site Clinical and Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Wasaga Beach, ON
My work with eating disorders is based on non-dieting, non-restricting, client-centered and Feminist philosophy. I believe eating disorders are influenced by many factors, including our ability to establish meaningful relationships with ourselves and others. Food restriction, dieting and/or over exercising is not a way to solve any problems, including problems with food and/or weight. Re-establishing relationship with ourselves and establishing meaningful connections with others is.
Sandy Johnston, MACP, RP, RPC, MPCC
Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Professional Counsellor
115 Bell Farm Rd. Suite 106, Barrie, ON
Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating are most often developed in order to gain a sense of control over which those things we feel we have no control and are most often rooted in trauma or traumatic experiences. My role in psychotherapy is to help you identify event or events that created a sense of loss of control at some point in your life. Through emotion identification and regulation, positive coping skills are developed that create healthy response to stress and triggers to trauma. Working with a nutritionist and family physician (or specialist) a treatment plan for health, growth, and acceptance would be developed to help you move forward in your life.
Joseph Johnson, PhD, MA
129 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, ON
We provide services for individuals of all ages with eating disorders and their families. Eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, and other disordered eating, and our services include assessment, psycho-education for individuals and families, individual therapy, and follow-up support. I am also available to speak to community groups on eating disorders, body image and self image.
Jadwiga Binczak, MA, RP, CSAT, ICCDPD
Registered Psychotherapist&Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist
245 Ferndale Dr. S #53, Barrie, ON
One of the most challenging disorders to treat are eating disorders. Research is providing consistent information that roots of EDs may be caused by biological and environmental factors in peoples' lives. Some forms of ED are related to abuse, or some other form of emotional pain especially from childhood. Also cultural idea of thinness has a powerful influence on the causes of this harmful disorder. If you notice that you excessively restrict your food or your eating pattern is becoming out of control, let's talk...the sooner we talk, the better outcomes will be...