Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW
Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor
Suites 204 & 214 - 58 Rossland Road West, Oshawa, ON L1G 2V5
Disordered eating patterns are common in north America and, of course, they are still more prevalent among teen females and women than among teen males and men. Numerous factors contribute to the development and reoccurance of disordered eating patterns, including, negative body image, low self-esteem, stress and relationship struggles, intellectual and cognitive reasoning and media and social learning. Combining narrative, cognitive-behavioural individual and family therapy (in a collaborative teamwork approach among family, therapist and other healthcare providers) is the most effective strategy to reduce health risks through healthier relationship, exercise and eating thoughts and habits
Janina Kanonas Fenton, BA, MA
1556 Regional Hwy 2, Courtice, ON, L1E 2R6, Courtice, ON
When coming to counselling for a struggle with an eating disorder, I will journey with you towards a place of greater freedom in your life regarding food, your relationship with yourself and others. We will look at your understanding of how the eating disorder developped and we will explore together what you believe is needed to recover. You will be an active participant in our therapy, and I will seek to partner with you in the way that is most helpful to you to achieving recovery.
Derek Wright, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Clinical Social Worker
105 Consumers Drive, Unit #2, Whitby, ON
Whether you have difficulty binging, purging, fasting, or with emotional eating in general, counselling can help. Becoming aware of the thoughts and feelings that drive these behaviours in therapy is the first step to changing these patterns. Counselling can free you from the destructive cycle of your eating disorder.
Anna Coutts, MEd, CCC
I view Eating Disorders as the equivalent to living with an abusive partner that tries to control you and take away everything you love. I work with clients to help them learn the skills they need to separate themselves from their illness. I support clients to identify their strengths and support them in empower themselves in order to regain control of their life. I combine techniques from DBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative therapy to support my clients.