Elese Francis, M.Ed., M.Sc., RCC., CHT
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist
Location: Songhees/Vic West, Victoria V9A 7M6
When you live with an eating disorder, it can completely take over your thoughts, actions, and ability to live a happy, healthy, balanced life. Everything is focused around "feeding" the disorder, whether it is calorie restriction, binging, purging, compulsive exercise or trying to hide the behaviour. I can offer you support and help through personal understanding and experience with disordered eating. I have training and background in physiology and nutrition so understand how the body works yet I also understand that the mind often won't allow someone with an eating disorder to "trust" their body. I can help to calm the inner conflict and find a peaceful balance between body and mind.
Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 856 Parklands Drive, Victoria V9A 4L5
If you are eating in an unhealthy way quite possibly you have sought medical advice. Counseling will support you by looking for the reasons why you use food and eating in unhealthy ways. i will ask you to tell your story in lots of detail. Maybe you will uncover self esteem issues or issues about control and power. We may talk about feminism and societal trends and advertising which encourage you to try to look like models or entertainers. We will try to strengthen your pride and acceptance of yourself so you do not seek approval using behaviours not respectful of you health and individuality. We will look at effective eating management strategies and self honoring lifestyle choices.
Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Location: 1105 Pandora Ave., Suite 420, Victoria V8V 3P9
Whether it is counting calories in extreme, using laxatives, exercising excessively or purging food, I can help you stop the behavior and replace it with healthier behavior. The "cause" of an eating disorder is individual to each person but in therapy you will become clearer on this cause and learn the triggers in order to prevent relapse. The benefit of stopping the eating disordered behavior is a healthier body, less physical health risks, an increase in self-esteem and better body image.
Kim O'Leary, RSW, RCAT, CHT
Counsellor and Registered Social Worker
Location: 420, 1105 Pandora Ave., Victoria V8V 3P9
Kim understands that the recovery process from an eating disorder is complex and challenging. The thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to eating disorders are destructive to the individual and their relationships, and yet at the same time serve as a means to cope and survive painful life situations. Kim collaboratively works with the individual to create a safe and respectful relationship for healing to occur. Issues of trauma, personal relationships, self-concept, and boundaries are some of the areas addressed in recovery. As well, Kim works with the individual and their significant partner or family agreed upon by the individual.
CEDRIC Centre, ONLINE AND IN PERSON
M.A. Counselling; RCC; In person, Phone & Skype Counseling
Location Near Therapist: Victoria, BC
People often come to us after having tried many forms of therapy, diets, perhaps residential treatment and/or some medication to try and manage the symptoms of their eating disorder.
Many of our clients have been told that their eating disorder is something that they will have to manage, to some extent, for the rest of their life. That's just not true. The many clients we have worked with over the past 20+ years can attest to this.
Eating disorders are simply coping strategies; you could see them as confused responses to stress.
You'll learn quickly how to identify what's triggering you and you'll see yourself quickly feeling peaceful, confident and relating normally and happily to food.
Emily Prelevic, MA Clinical Psychology, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: Suite 204-4480 West Saanich Road, Victoria V8Z 3E9
Restricting your eating, over-eating, purging or over-exercising works temporarily to ease your emotional pain. You are engaging in an intelligent coping mechanism that just isn't working long-term. I will provide a safe, accepting and authentic relationship in which you can explore your inner world at your own pace. I will help you develop a new way of relating to your pain that works long-term so you can live the life you want to live. You will learn to observe your experiences in mindfulness, develop your wise mind, befriend your body, and become empowered.
Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Registered Professional Counsellor
Location: 2526 Government St. #205, Victoria V8T 4P7
I help women with eating disorders to understand and let go of the destructive eating patterns which are trying to fill the void caused by their emotional hunger. Most clients have already been through the rehab process, surgery, cognitive therapy and short term solutions and are looking for a way to satisfy their deeper hunger. The journey is not linear. It twists and turns through a process of self-discovery to the core of the heart they are trying to nourish. We work with early trauma issues, with boundaries, and with assertiveness techniques in a supportive and compassionate environment, to let go of the addiction to perfection, which is often the root of an eating disorder.
Eating Disorder Victoria.
Eating disorders can be life threatening if not treated. If you or someone you love in British Columbia is struggling with binge eating, bulimia, or anorexia, Victoria counselling for eating disorders is vital to recovery. Theravive British Columbia therapists who specialize in eating disorder treatment Victoria, BC can help you to a full recovery. Anorexia and bulimia are devastating in Victoria to those who are suffering. Contact a Victoria treatment therapist for eating disorders to begin your recovery.
Welcome to our network of Victoria eating disorder therapists. If you or a loved one is struggling with anorexia, binge eating or bulimia, eating disorder treatment in Victoria, BC is available to you. With professional and caring eating disorder counselling Victoria, hope and healing is within reach. British Columbia therapists who specialize in eating disorders, Victoria, can give you powerful tools and treatment that are aimed at curing the problem, and restoring individual dignity and self worth.