Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor
311 E. Dickens Avenue, Northlake, IL
I believe that eating disorders do not exist independently; I strongly believe that there are other issues such as depression and/or low self esteem, with the eating disorder being the only area where the individual feels a sense of control. My approach would be to assist the individual in working through the other stressors, decreasing the need for control through eating disorders. I would encourage medical care as needed. I
Taylor Newendorp, M.A., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
6160 N. Cicero Ave. Suite 304, Chicago, IL
In addition to treating Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and other types of disordered eating behaviors, I specialize in working with people struggling with Binge-Eating Disorder and compulsive overeating. I encourage clients to examine the reasons for their behaviors and identify the underlying issues that are driving the eating disordered behaviors in order to help them stop self-destructive patterns. Using a strengths-based, Cognitive-Behavioral approach, I can help you learn how to challenge negative thoughts related to food, weight, and body image so that you can gain a sense of freedom and control in your life separate from the eating disorder.
Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist
1010 Lake Street, Suite 501A, Oak Park, IL
I have experience working with clients with mild disordered eating behavior, which is most often linked with symptoms of anxiety, low self-esteem, or poor body image. As of late, Binge Eating Disorder has become problematic with a number of clients. These are challenging habits to change, and many clients need assistance, as well as someone to hold them accountable for these changes.
Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor
1025 North Blvd. Ste 204, Oak Park, IL
Anorexia is Greek for "without appetite" and Bulimia is Greek for "ravenous hunger." They are behaviors characterized by under eating and overeating. If you under eat to the point of risking your life, you are called Anorexic. If you overeat and compensate (by excessive exercise or purging) you are called Bulimic. If you overeat and do nothing to compensate, you become overweight. If you are overweight to the point of damaging your body, you are called obese. All of these behaviors are serious problems. Whether they are rooted in genetics, family history, or current emotional stresses, you need to change what you are doing with food. Please get some help today. The world is a better place with you than without you.
Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor
550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL
If you have an eating disorder you will be able to (1) understand how your eating disorder develops (2) identify what life experiences lead to your eating disorder (3) help decrease behaviors leading to your eating disorder (4) when needed, find best quality eating disorders programs that alleviate your eating disorder, teaching you effective relapse prevention behaviors
Jane Houghtaling Walker, PhD, HSPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
555 Skokie Blvd, Suite 250, Northbrook, IL
I often say "it's never about what it's about." This is true for so many situations (family conflict, anyone?). It has never been more true than with eating disorders. They are NOT about the food. Different people and different forms of eating disorders may have various causes. What is certain is that eating disorders are dangerous, and need expert care. Talk to someone who can help. I am a psychologist who has experience --as well as knowledge, skills and compassion to help you recover.
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.
Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Candidate
Psychotherapist & Certified Addictions Counselor
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Ste 400B, Arlington Heights, IL
Clinical Care Consultants clinical staff provide specialized counseling services for individuals who suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia, and other related eating disorders (disordered eating). The staff are trained in the latest counseling approaches for these specific disorders. All staff related to their eating disordered clientele with compassion and care.
Tracy Tucker, AM, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Clinical Care Consultants
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 400 B, Arlington Heights, IL
I specialize in eating disorders, particularly over eating and binge eating, and weight issues. I can assist you in addressing the underlying psychological components, that one often doesn't connect to the disordered eating, including the overwhelming accompanying thoughts and feelings. Let's work together to get to the core of the issue to achieve realistic and lasting change.
Catherine Ness, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 400B, Arlington Heights, IL
I have had great success assisting clients who are struggling with eating issues (anorexia, bulemia, emotional overeating) over the past 5 years. I have found that eating issues are frequently a symptom of anxiety and poor self-esteem. When one feels frustrated that one cannot control the world around them, a certain amount of comfort is found in knowing that one can control what one eats or that eating can alter one's mood. Therefore, when working with clients who have eating disorders, I also address underlying symptoms of anxiety and low self-worth so that the individual in not only healthier, but happy with themselves and their place in the world.