Wendy Dickinson, Ph.D.
Location: 4411 Suwanee Dam Road, Suite 440, Suwanee
Eating disorders can be one of the most challenging and discouraging addictions to break. With other forms of addiction, people can avoid the substance. But we eating disorders - you have to face your struggle every time you eat. We work with (out patient) individuals to find hope, freedom, and joy in the eating process. It's important to identify the core problems and triggered associated with the over-eating, under-eating, or purging. We are gentle in our approach, never shaming or critical, and seek to understand the person as a whole. When appropriate we work collaboratively with medical doctors and nutritionists towards seeing health be a reality in our clients' lives.
Pierre Samaan, Ph.D.
Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Certified Chaplain
Location of Therapist: Suwanee, GA
The goal for disordered patterns of eating is to restore normal eating patterns, healthy weight, normalize electrolytes, achieve a realistic perception of body size, and identify and heal root causes. To achieve these goals the Christian Counselor will involve an Eating Disorder physician, nutritionist, family members, support group, and a Psychiatrist if needed. The earlier the problem is addressed, the easier it is to treat. In Christian Counseling, the client with disordered patterns of eating will receive the kind of reinforcement which leads to self-respect, as well as a sense of security and significance. Treating the spirit and soul will influence the body toward wellness.
Elizabeth Cooke, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Psychotherapist (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Location: 5000 Research Court, Suite 725, Suwanee
Of all the substances that can complicate how we cope in our lives, food is the only one on which we depend for survival. Sometimes our relationship with food and eating becomes unhealthy - either we eat emotionally to guard against truly feeling, or we control how/what/how much we eat because we feel out of control in other areas, or we get rid of what we eat because we cannot tolerate the feelings any more. Working with a professional who understands the emotional power of food as well as its nutritional value can foster heightened awareness of its emotional impact, support exploring and adopting positive alternatives for managing challenges, and accept the body that is uniquely yours.
Mandi Peek, M.S., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Therapist
Location: , Johns Creek
I also believe that eating becomes disordered when our relationship with food becomes an imbalanced focal point of our minds, emotions, and daily activities. You do not have to struggle at a clinical level or have a clinical diagnosis for disordered eating and/or body image to have a very negative impact on your life.
It is so important in recovery from disordered eating to learn what your struggle is really about—it isn’t about food and fat. Disordered eating is a "decoy", a “red herring” distracting from the real battle with deeper issues. It serves a noble propose…distraction, numbing, a quick fix (“if I was just skinny; if I could just have more self control” . Once you learn the
Sarah Bryan, Board Certified Christian Counselor, Cert.Temperment Counselor
Board Cert. Christian Counselor, CTC
Location: 2450 Atlanta Highway Suite 1901, Cumming
I believe individuals can recover from eating disorders and lead happy, healthy lives. By focusing on the whole person and who you were meant to be we are able to work towards that goal. Family therapy is essential in the long term healing of eating disorders. Each patient has a specific treatment plan for family therapy. Counseling and education are key components and are based on the needs of each patient. I provide a place of hope, a place to heal, and a place to truly discover who you are. Call today! (770)548-3034
Trish Hastings, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Cert. Counselor
Location: , Gainesville
Eating disorders can come in different forms: anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating, and may change over time. Often times it starts in the pre-teens or teens, but can start at younger or older ages. It can leave one feeling in control and out of control all at the same time. The eating disorder has the potential to take over and consume one’s life, even to the point of putting the individual’s very health and life at risk. Nonetheless, by seeking the expertise of a practitioner, there is help available and hope for change. You don’t have to stay locked in this dangerous cycle.
Deborah Smith, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Location: 77 E. Crossville Road, Suite 207, Roswell
Although I do not specialize in working with eating disorders (and if someone has a very active and health-threatening eating disorder I would suggest working with a specialist!), I often talk with women who struggle with body image and unhealthy eating patterns. I believe that we women can all benefit from looking at our relationship with food and with our bodies, and seeking healthy patterns of thinking and behaving.
Eating Disorder Sugar Hill GA.
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