Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor
550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL
If you have an eating disorder you will be able to (1) understand how your eating disorder develops (2) identify what life experiences lead to your eating disorder (3) help decrease behaviors leading to your eating disorder (4) when needed, find best quality eating disorders programs that alleviate your eating disorder, teaching you effective relapse prevention behaviors
Jane Houghtaling Walker, PhD, HSPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
555 Skokie Blvd, Suite 250, Northbrook, IL
I often say "it's never about what it's about." This is true for so many situations (family conflict, anyone?). It has never been more true than with eating disorders. They are NOT about the food. Different people and different forms of eating disorders may have various causes. What is certain is that eating disorders are dangerous, and need expert care. Talk to someone who can help. I am a psychologist who has experience --as well as knowledge, skills and compassion to help you recover.
Taylor Newendorp, M.A., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
6160 N. Cicero Ave. Suite 304, Chicago, IL
In addition to treating Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and other types of disordered eating behaviors, I specialize in working with people struggling with Binge-Eating Disorder and compulsive overeating. I encourage clients to examine the reasons for their behaviors and identify the underlying issues that are driving the eating disordered behaviors in order to help them stop self-destructive patterns. Using a strengths-based, Cognitive-Behavioral approach, I can help you learn how to challenge negative thoughts related to food, weight, and body image so that you can gain a sense of freedom and control in your life separate from the eating disorder.
Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Candidate
Psychotherapist & Certified Addictions Counselor
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Ste 400B, Arlington Heights, IL
Clinical Care Consultants clinical staff provide specialized counseling services for individuals who suffer from Anorexia, Bulimia, and other related eating disorders (disordered eating). The staff are trained in the latest counseling approaches for these specific disorders. All staff related to their eating disordered clientele with compassion and care.
Tracy Tucker, AM, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Clinical Care Consultants
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 400 B, Arlington Heights, IL
I specialize in eating disorders, particularly over eating and binge eating, and weight issues. I can assist you in addressing the underlying psychological components, that one often doesn't connect to the disordered eating, including the overwhelming accompanying thoughts and feelings. Let's work together to get to the core of the issue to achieve realistic and lasting change.
Catherine Ness, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 400B, Arlington Heights, IL
I have had great success assisting clients who are struggling with eating issues (anorexia, bulemia, emotional overeating) over the past 5 years. I have found that eating issues are frequently a symptom of anxiety and poor self-esteem. When one feels frustrated that one cannot control the world around them, a certain amount of comfort is found in knowing that one can control what one eats or that eating can alter one's mood. Therefore, when working with clients who have eating disorders, I also address underlying symptoms of anxiety and low self-worth so that the individual in not only healthier, but happy with themselves and their place in the world.
Cheri Spiczka, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor/ Art Therapist
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Ste 400B, Arlington Heights, IL
It seems from those I have treated that suffer from and eating disorder, there are some common underlying difficulties at play. One is an extremely poor self esteem and a desperate need for approval from others to compensate for that. There also seems to be a need to "escape" or "avoid" feelings in general and a way to do this is to hyper-focus on weight, calories and appearance. This gives the person a sense of control in a very unpredictable and tumultuous world. When the client can begin to embrace emotions as a fleeting and normal part of life, they can begin to accept themselves for who they are and stop seeking impossible perfection in order to be content and happy.
Laura Pembrook, L.C.P.C.
3225 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Ste. 400B, Arlington Heights, IL, IL
I have experience working with clients with anorexia, bulimia, and body image issues. The first step in helping clients with eating disorders is to first make sure their health is not in jeopardy that they need inpatient treatment. I help the client identify emotional triggers that have led to the problem and work to find out the root of the problem. I address self esteem issues, feelings of shame and isolation, and all the negative emotions the person is feeling that lead to the disordered eating. I strongly recommend nutritional counseling, family counseling, and an eating disorder support group in addition to individual therapy.
Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor
311 E. Dickens Avenue, Northlake, IL
I believe that eating disorders do not exist independently; I strongly believe that there are other issues such as depression and/or low self esteem, with the eating disorder being the only area where the individual feels a sense of control. My approach would be to assist the individual in working through the other stressors, decreasing the need for control through eating disorders. I would encourage medical care as needed. I
Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist
1010 Lake Street, Suite 501A, Oak Park, IL
I have experience working with clients with mild disordered eating behavior, which is most often linked with symptoms of anxiety, low self-esteem, or poor body image. As of late, Binge Eating Disorder has become problematic with a number of clients. These are challenging habits to change, and many clients need assistance, as well as someone to hold them accountable for these changes.