Julie Long, M.Ed., CCC
208-161 Stafford Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2W9
Body Image is a major part of our society today. It bombards us as we drive to work, check out at the grocery store, and watch television (to name a few). Women and men are affected by societal expectations to look a certain way. The thoughts about ourselves that result from these messages can be quite negative and the resulting behaviours can be quite harmful. Negative body image and disordered eating are serious and require immediate attention. Learning to deal with nutritional imbalances, manage negative thoughts, cope with feelings, set healthy boundaries, and find meaningful connections in our lives will help in the struggle to find a healthy image for ourselves.
Marlene R. Dyck, M.A., B.A.,L.P.N.
Marlene R. Dyck Therapist / Life Coach
1026-1195 Rothesay St., Winnipeg, MB R2G 4K2
Many people struggle with eating issues. We are flooded every day with images and messages about what to eat and what we should look like. It is not about the food. It is about something far deeper that that. It is about how we feel about ourselves- on the inside. It is about our worth, our value- on the inside that is the most important. If we can come to love and accept ourselves on the inside, the outside will be fine.
Mary-Ann Roy, BFA; MA
Certified Counselling Therapist
201 Portage Avenue West; 18th Floor, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3K6
This is a disorder that strikes fear and dread into the hearts of parents and into the lives of all who suffer from its effects. After many years and clients struggling with this disorder, I have come to recognize the best strategies and healing techniques to undermine the power of this sometimes overwhelming condition and bring emotional and physical healing.
Gerry Pettyjohn, MA, CSRT
Certified Sexual Recovery Therapist
3527 Pembina Highway (Entrance at rear of building), Winnipeg, MB R3V 1A5
Eating disorders are a form of addiction and I encourage you to get into a recovery program just like they would for any other addiction. It starts with counselling where I equip you to get "sobriety" from your eating disorder. This is followed up with support/work groups so that you do not have to do recovery alone. I also encourage clients to utilize accountability partners, educate themselves through reading, and establish a healthy, consistent prayer life.
Karen Bourdon, MA
1073 St. Mary's Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T2
I have worked with both men and women who have struggled with eating disorders, whether it is anorexia, bulimia, overeating, body issues, or any issue with food that has had a negative affect on life. I believe that early intervention is best. I recognize that individuals with eating disorders are often sensitive, and usually have deep past wounds or thinking issues. I believe in working with this population with both sensitivity and boldness.
Alan Vanderwater, M.A. /Registered MCSW
#716 - 177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5
Self acceptance is so much at the centre of many of our struggles, and I find this particularly true with eating disorders. The battle to accept ourselves as we are, to feel good in our own skin, is as central to recovery as one's relationship with food itself. I work with both the inner struggle to self accept, as well as the related manifestation of disorder.
Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support
M.A. Counselling; Internet, Phone, and In Person Counseling
Skype/Internet/Phone Support Worldwide, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8
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.
Susan Wenzel, MA; PACCP
Psychotherapist/ Clinical Sexologist/ Sex-Therapist ;
E-118 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B4
Therapeutic process will consist of assessing the immediate danger of the client, while exploring the root of the problem be it Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge-eating. When client share their stories in the session sometime they begin to discover how unhealthy interpersonal relationship has affected their way of being. Some people might binge eat because that is the only control they feel they have, therefore I help them deal with co-dependency issues so that they can learn to make a health choices. The client also learns to become aware of her or his triggers, and take positive control of what happens next. For example if you always binge-eat after a fight with your mom, instead of using food as a ....
Janice Priess, M.A.
546 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G3
Whether you have been struggling with dysfunctional eating for a few months, or had an eating disorder for years, you know how it can control your life and rob you of energy, focus, health, money, and relationships. Your eating disorder likely began as a way of coping with other life stresses like depression, abuse, or relationship problems. In counselling, we will explore how your particular disorder developed, the role it has played in your life, and work together to give you new ways of living. Counselling will include resolving hurts and difficulties of the past, developing new ways of relating to food, working on better body image and self-esteem, and building up your support system.
Susan Monkman, B.A., M.A. Couns. Psych.
530 Kenaston Blvd., Suite 325, Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Z4
For many, eating disorders serve as a means to cope with pressures in life that are believed to be beyond their ability to cope. There is no single cause for an eating disorder. Risk factors can include negative body image, low self-esteem, disconnection from others, disallowed self-expression, preoccupation with food, and/or unrealistic family expectations. In therapy, you will begin to identify underlying issues that maintain eating disorders and gain awareness of your strengths and ability to cope, increasing self-esteem and hope.