Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 485 Foster Street, Victoria V9A 6R6
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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.
Kim O'Leary, RSW, RCAT, CHT
Counsellor and Registered Social Worker
Location: 420, 1105 Pandora Ave., Victoria V8V 3P9
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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 when agreed upon by the individual.
Corrinne Allyson, PhD
Registered Professional Counsellor
Location: 2526 Government St. #205, Victoria V8T 4P7
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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.
Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 1105 Pandora Ave., Suite 420, Victoria V8V 3P9
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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.
Elese Francis, M.Ed., M.Sc., RCC., CHT
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: Songhees/Vic West, Victoria V9A 7M6
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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.
Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: #6 - 1921 Fernwood Rd, Victoria
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At their essence, eating disorders are often about issues of shame and control. The goal of treatment for eating disorders is thus to help the client understand the feelings underlying the disordered behavior. It is common for those with disordered eating behaviors to feel that they lacked sufficient control at critical earlier times in their lives and or to feel a deep and pervasive sense of shame about their body and even their very being. Bringing these feelings into the light of day and understanding them both in their historic and present day contexts permits a person to gradually develop more adaptive, alternative habits and behaviors to deal with them than disordered eating.
Emily Prelevic, MA Clinical Psychology, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 1505 Fell Street, Victoria V8R 4V9
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As you have probably found, restricting your eating, over-eating, purging or over-exercising works temporarily to ease your emotional pain. It's an effective short-term way to cope that has a big cost in the long-term. I will provide a safe, accepting and authentic relationship in which you can explore new strategies for coping and heal your emotional wounds. You will learn to observe your experiences in mindfulness, develop your wise mind, befriend your body, and become empowered. Don't let your relationship with food get in the way of the life you want to live!
Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC
Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor
Location: 1921 Fernwood Road, Victoria V8T 3E6
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Eating disorders are a symptom of low self esteem. What is need is an ongoing psychotherapy to become aware of feelings and needs that have been repressed while attending to learning new ways of self care and replenishment. Help in providing a structure and contracts for change are also part of the treatment for eating disorders.
Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support
M.A. Counselling; Internet, Phone, and In Person Counseling
Location Near Therapist: Victoria, BC
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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.
Eating Disorder Victoria.
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