Bekah Larson, PLPC, MAC
Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor
3134 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO
Often eating disorders are the surface result of pain unseen. I work with clients as we gently move from the surface of their behavior (using food or lack of food to cope with feelings) to the lower chambers of the heart where the emotional gashes are festering and gushing pain. Often when those wounds are found and pulled gently into the light they receive permission to heal. I also utilize EMDR by helping clients process the time in their life when their relationship with food began to spiral downward. EMDR is a wonderful to experience healthy challenge and great change in regards to shame and food.
Tamra Barbosa, M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
4191 Crescent Dr. Suite D, St. Louis, MO
Eating disorders most often have to do with a deep struggle of confused identity and insecurities. From self image misbeliefs to a feeling of being unloved, there are many reasons eating disorders can form. We specifically start with helping you discover your purpose in life as well as what makes you worthy, beautiful and valuable. When you can be confident in who you are and what you are meant for, it will begin to free you from the stronghold of eating disorders.
Anita Cohn, MSW, LCSW, NBCCH
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
745 Craig Road, Suite 301 B, St. Louis, MO
My approach to disordered eating treatment learning to think, feel and behave differently about whatever is at the root of your eating disorder. Since, we do not engage in negative behavior unless we benefit in some way exploring how we benefited is crucial. Learning to replace disordered eating with positive behavior(s) is essential. Disordered eating patterns are learned behaviors. Therefore, we can unlearn them and develop healthy patterns in our lives.
Castlewood Treatment Center
1260 St. Paul Rd., Ballwin, MO 63021
Established in 2000 as the first residential treatment facility in Missouri, our licensed health care team is nationally recognized and has decades of combined experience in providing compassionate and successful treatment for more than 1,000 men and women with eating disorders and related conditions. We provide a full continuum of care including: Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Transitional Living and Intensive Outpatient at our accredited facilities in St. Louis, MO, Monterey, CA and Birmingham, AL.