Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Calmar, AB.

Experienced counsellors in Calmar, AB for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5T 6M1 - Nearby to Calmar.

Eating disorders, whether this is in the form of anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive/emotional eating, can be seen as an unheatlhy coping mechanism for stress and life difficulties. I work with clients to identify the issues they are experiencing, and replace their maladaptive coping methods with more healthy ones. This would include working through unresolved issues, identifying difficulties with control, establishing more assertiveness and healthy boundaries, learning the appropriate expression of feelings, and working through body image issues. We would also work towards identifying triggers for disordered eating, and then put coping strategies in place for when these occur in the future.

Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)

Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia

In T5R 3K2 - Nearby to Calmar.

I view eating disorders as process addictions. I view addictions and compulsions as coping strategies that persist because they work (or once did); but are being identified as disordered because they no longer help the client cope they way they once did. So, sourcing the root of the disorer is essential. There are also specific strategies for altering habitual behaviors that can be quite useful as the client turns from a failing method of coping to one that in fact functions and permits personsl growth toward self-actualization.

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Samuel Platts, R.Psych, CSAT

Registered Psychologist

In T6E 4A4 - Nearby to Calmar.

I work with people with eating disorders using and addictions model. The process is very similar with it's origins often in trauma and always in a belief that "I'm not good enough as I am". The obsession with eating is triggered by these thoughts or feelings as well as the body increases serotonin when in starvation and dopamine when we binge on food. There is preoccupation with the behavior, compulsive rituals (exercising, counting calories, binge-eating) and a cycle of shame that serves to reinforce our negative beliefs about ourselves. The work begins when we realize that we don't want to live like this anymore.

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Rebecca Martin, M Sc., LMHC, NCC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counselor

In T5S 1L2 - Nearby to Calmar.

An eating disorder is part of a constellation of addictive behaviours that help you cope with an underlying issue, particularly negative feelings about yourself, which when repeated results in more negative feelings. Let us address this cycle together with understanding and compassion, and mindfulness. Treatment for your eating disorder will help you gain more insight into the emotional underpinnings of your behaviours, and work towards relaxing this stressful circle.

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT

Registered Psychologist, Marital and Family Therapist

In T9E 7H8 - Nearby to Calmar.

When a teen experiences anorexia nervosa or bulimia, the whole family is under stress. The focus will initially be on nurturing a supportive relationship with the teen where she (he) feels understood and enjoyed. The family, especially the parents, will also be involved in enhancing communication skills and expanding on their teamwork effectiveness. Working collaboratively as a family has been found to be a highly effective approach to healing for the teen as well as the rest of the family's interactions.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6E 1Z1 - Nearby to Calmar.

For those suffering from eating disorders, I usually try helping with the emotional regulation processes. Eating disorders may stem from various life problems and each individual must feel empowered and reassured in order to cope with what they are going through. Each persons needs are unique and various counselling styles and psycho-educational resources may assist in helping the client over come their eating difficulties.

Kristine Aanderson, R. Psyc.
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Kristine Aanderson, R. Psyc.

Registered Psychologist

In T6R 0R9 - Nearby to Calmar.

Has eating gone from enjoyment to a battleground? Has your body gone from a friend to an enemy? Disordered eating can steal the happiness from our lives and strain the relationships we have with others. Whether it is anorexia, exercise-anorexia, orthorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, whether you are a man or a woman, the strain can become unbearable. By working in gentle, non-judgemental ways, we can create a beautiful life, leaving the disorders eating behind.

Nicolas Allen, MA, BPE, MES
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Nicolas Allen, MA, BPE, MES

Registered Psychologist

In T5S 2P2 - Nearby to Calmar.

Eating disorder are as unique as the individuals suffering from them. I work to build on the strengths clients already have to overcome the eating behaviors interfering with their lives. Finding balance, regaining a sense of control, and developing more self-confidence and self-esteem are important to the clients I work with who are suffering from eating disorders. I see my clients as people, not as diseases and I remember that you have an eating disorder but that does not mean you are broken, it means you are a person who needs support.

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In T6E 1J9 - Nearby to Calmar.

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.

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.

Registered Clinical/Counselling and Forensic Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Calmar.

It is extremely hard to deal with an eating disorder by yourself. The eating disorder effects the person who has it, and the family of that person. Therefore, I would like to provide you with a secure and supportive environment, where we will be able to explore your thoughts, emotions, needs, desires, struggles, and questions. Together we will work on achieving a healthy balance in your life.

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3W1 - Nearby to Calmar.

Having an eating disorder is a coping mechanism. It is maladaptive, but it does serve a purpose in your life. There’s a reason that people hold onto it and end up in treatment multiple times. However, the eating disorder is not a solution. It doesn’t make you in control, the problems you are ignoring don’t just disappear, but actually are put in a holding. I can work with you what the underlying issues are.

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Calmar.

Does thinking about your weight leave you feeling defeated? Frustrated? Hopeless? Unfailing willpower doesn’t come from the perfect diet or exercise program… it comes from the mind. It’s not the diet we have to get right. Learning to manage your mind and identify self-sabotaging beliefs can be key to achieving your weight management goals. Sometimes, it’s not the diet we have to get right. Learning to manage your mind and identify self-sabotaging thoughts and beliefs can be key to achieving your weight management goals. Emotional eating, whether as a result of a bad mood or in the form of “treats” and “rewards”, and negative beliefs, such as “I will never be able to,” “I’m going to fail”...

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Michelle J Buckle, MA, CCC, RDT, RPsych

Registered Psychologist

In T5K 1V6 - Nearby to Calmar.

Mary, 22, battled with disordered eating, low self-esteem and poor self image for so many years. She struggled on her own before finally opening up in therapy. I suggested she write a secret letter and share her true feelings of shame and embarrassment about her abuse as a child, her promiscuity and her disdain for her own body. Later, we destroyed the letter. I also used guided imagery and mindfulness techniques to change her relationship with negative thoughts. Mary learned to cope by responding appropriately and actively changing her thought patterns. She chose to use new coping skills and engage in healthy relationships to replace her disordered eating.



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Calmar is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 4.68 square kilometers.  The population of Calmar is 2,228 people with 842 households . The population ranking for Calmar is #1255 nationally and #140 for the province of Alberta with a density of 476.20 people per sq km. Calmar therapists serve postal code: T0C.