Mark Schwartz, Sc. D.
Marriage and Family Therapist
Within Driving Distance of Pacific Grove, CA
Eating disorder symptoms have a function and purpose. There is a reason that these symptoms develop, and clients are often very resistant to change because the symptoms “work” in some ways. Clients tend to be different from one another; some have co-occurring obsessive –compulsive symptoms, while others have depressive disorders, trauma or family issues. The therapy is directive, meaning that tools are offered for dealing with eating disorder symptoms as well as for dealing with the deeper issues that create and maintain the symptom.