Deborah Orandon, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
7409 SW Capitol Hwy #207, Portland, OR 97219
Our relationship with food expresses our most basic feelings about having a body. But those words don't convey what eating disorders feel like. Compulsions to binge, starve or purge feel like they are in control, not you--they don't respond to reason. It's a secret life-or-death battle all day, every day that no one knows you are fighting. It's fraught with anxiety--exhausting & it is hard to imagine that anything could end it. But Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a way to listen differently to the feelings themselves in order to access the story of what is really wrong, & what you truly need to calm these terrified inner parts involved in the cycle, & to create change from the inside out.
Katje Wagner, PhD, LPC
Holistic Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
1942 NW Kearney St, Suite 23, Portland, OR 97209
Living in a culture obsessed with looks, weight, and eternal youth, it is understandable that so many of us struggle in our relationship with our bodies and food. It can be a painful exhausting struggle because of its daily unrelenting nature. You may have tried to control your eating habits according to “good advice” about healthy living, exercise, and nutrition. But often, this is not enough and does not even begin to scratch the surface on the important feelings, thoughts, and experiences behind your relationship with food. In our work together, we will discover what you are really hungry for – you will feel relief and connected with yourself in lasting and profound ways.
Judith Potts, M.A,
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Coach
6115 SE 40th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Many people have problems with food, ranging from mild over-eating to severe anorexia, binging, bulimia, food phobia, and selective eating. Outpatient treatment is most helpful with problems in the mild to moderate range. Severe eating disorders usually require a more complex treatment plan. I can assess the level of your problem and make recommendations for treatment. These can include working with me using a treatment plan that we will develop together, on a schedule that meets your needs. I might also refer you for further evaluation, to a medical professional, and/or to more intensive treatment. Contact me to discuss your personal situation and we'll figure out what is best for you.
2800 N. Vancouver Ave. Suite 118, Portland, OR 97227
Kartini Clinic is a pediatric eating disorder clinic. We treat children and young adults 6 to 22 years of age.
Mary Krug, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
2100 NE Broadway, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97232
Does food exert a powerful and negative influence in your life? Does food provide the comfort you do not have in your relationships? Together, we can look at the powerful attraction that food has for you and work to overcome it so that food is put in its place: noticing when you are full, able to savor with pleasure what you eat and eating to provide nutrition and healing for your body. We will work to strengthen real self love and compassion in order to break the enslavement to food.
Sarah Gregory, MA, LMHCA
MA Professional Counselor
12 SE 14th Ave, Suite 203, Portland, OR 97227
For those struggling with an eating disorder, please hear me when I say there is hope for full healing and recovery! When working through this struggle, I take a two-prong approach: initially, as we begin to build trust and understanding within the therapeutic relationship, our focus is primarily behavior-oriented. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy during this time, which essentially looks at how our thoughts influence our behavior and, thus, correcting unhealthy thoughts can correct unhealthy behaviors. Additionally, I think it is important over time to search out the root cause that bore these symptoms in order to prevent future relapse. I would be honored to walk with you through this.