Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Bowen Island, BC.

Experienced counsellors in Bowen Island, BC for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC

Registered Professional Counsellor/Registered Social Worker

In V7M 3P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

At Wellness Centered Counselling we often use cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat the mental and emotional elements of an eating disorder. This type of therapy is done to change how you think and feel about food, eating, and body image. It is also done to help correct poor eating habits and prevent relapse.

Fay Ferris, RCC, CCC, CGT
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Fay Ferris, RCC, CCC, CGT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Gottman Therapist

In V6X 3M1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Fay ran the Richmond Eating Disorders Program in its early days and so she has a wealth of experience working with disordered eating, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder, emotional eating and weight issues. You can expect an understanding and a safe place to explore collaboratively how to get better. Using multiple approaches you can develop insight, motivation, and the skills to gently overcome your concerns. Fay allows you to heal at your own pace. Therapy can be long-term or short-term (before or after treatment in the public system).

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I work with children and youth experiencing eating disorders. I also work with adults who suffer from disordered thinking related to eating and body image. Counselling with me includes building relationships, exploring past feelings and addressing present life stressors. My main goal is to work alongside you as we process together to help you heal and live the life you deserve.

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Erica Collyer Beauchamp, MEd RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6Z 2R4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I work with clients dealing with disordered eating by helping them first identify their individual triggers, habits, thought patterns, flawed coping strategies, body image issues, and belief systems. Most people who have an eating disorder developed this as a means to cope with bigger issues in their lives such as poor self-esteem, trauma, depression, anxiety, or other significantly painful events. I work with clients to help them gain insight into the source of their disordered eating, to develop awareness around their thoughts, and to create change through teaching healthy coping strategies and processing of the source of their pain.

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed.
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Quyn Le Erichsen, M.Ed.

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist, EMDR Therapist

In V0N 1V0 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

When someone struggles with an eating disorder, it is typically a symptom of lack of control and/or overprotection of oneself due to some severe hurts in the past. Using EMDR and/or hypnotherapy, Quyn can effectively help you resolve past issues so you no longer feel the need to exert control in harmful ways or the need to protect yourself excessively. Quyn can also empower you by enhancing your self-worth,self-confidence and self-efficacy. Quyn will show you ways to be loving and compassionate to yourself. Suffer alone no more! Reach out to Quyn today to begin your journey of self-empowerment!

Kristina Sohal, RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Kristina Sohal, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 2P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I will help you to understand the underlying reasons which cause your eating disorder. It's easy to fall into an unhealthy pattern, I can help you to free yourself from the chains of food and create a positive body image. It may seem hopeless at times, but you will learn new strategies and goals to restore a balance between mind, body, and exercise. I understand the complicated relationship we all have with food in the modern world. CBT (Cognitive behavior therapy) is an cornerstone of my treatment plan for eating disorders.

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Gurleen Dhial Sangha, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Traditional eating disorder treatments place the problem within the person. Using a Feminist and Narrative approach, I believe in unpacking people's experiences and stories. When a full picture of the problem is created, we can then understand the conditions of how the eating disorder came to be. Through a non-judgemental and non-blaming approach, it is my job to create an environment where clients can make sense of their struggles. Goals and treatment are negotiated with clients and are collaborative.

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Jacqueline Nadworny, M.A. (Couns), B.A. (Psyc)

Registered Professional Counsellor and Supervisor

In V7L 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia and even over-eating. Discovering the underlying emotions and beliefs is a key part of this therapy. Issues of control, self-esteem, self image and aloneness are often a part of what is behind this disorder. My goal is to help you uncover these, and then help you accurately define who you are, find new and healthy ways of coping and interacting in your world.

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Devorah Peterson, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6J 1Y9 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

As an experienced therapist in the area of eating disorders, I have found that often the greatest healing occurs through re-connectiong with the body, developing a trusting and loving relationship with it, and discovering its wisdom. When one begins to trust that that far from being one's enemy, the body is one's constant friend and guide, one's whole experience of self can be transformed. One lives from one's own core rather than focusing on food, body image, and others' evaluations, and therefore one becomes more confident and life becomes richer and freer.

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Christie Dakin, BCS, RTC, MTC

Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Y 1V6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I have worked with many clients who have eating disorders. My clients have been helped a great deal by understanding what food represents for them. Often it is the form that they have chosen to express their unconscious self hatred and loathing. I help clients uncover the purpose for their eating disorder. It is usually not about the food. It is about how they feel when they have used food in a punitive manner. My clients learn to view food from a different perspective that is more practical and not self punishing. As my clients gain appreciation and understanding for themselves, the need to do self harm diminishes.

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.
Eating Disorder Counsellor

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7K 2Y3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating disorders are multifaceted and complex. Although food plays a central role in eating disorders, eating disorders are rarely about the food. For many people struggling with disordered eating, the effects are pervasive and devastating. The disordered eating may result in personal isolation, embarrassment, shame, disgust and most of all a sense of apprehension about the ability to regain one’s health. I will collaborate with you or your loved one to set in motion a plan that will begin rebuilding the road to recovery. Building on a desire, motivation or readiness to change are key elements in disordered eating psychotherapy. Recovery is possible!

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Registered Social Worker

In V5G 1V8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating disorders are complicated and complex. Having lived with an experience of a distorted body image, I have an understanding of some of the challenges of an eating disorder. To get the outcome clients want, I utilize the approaches of EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neurofeedback (NFB). EMDR takes the charge out of rooted disturbances, allowing an individual to overcome challenging behaviours without needing to reason. With CBT, I am able to offer support while challenging distorted thoughts and dysfunctional behaviours. NFB trains the brain to self regulate, allowing optimal performance, effecting the thoughts, emotions and actions that keep an eating disorder alive.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

In V6C 3T3 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating disorders are a serious illness that cause destruction to a person’s food intake behaviors. They are characterized by emaciation, restricted eating, unhealthy body weight, fear of weight gain, and distorted body image. They may be defined as food addiction, anorexia, binge eating or bulimia. At Valiant Recovery, we recognize that eating disorders and addiction can occur simultaneously. We address eating disorders by providing adequate nutrition, promoting a healthy lifestyle, offering group and individual psychotherapy, and connecting clients to medical care and nutritional counseling.

Lyn Unger, MC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Lyn Unger, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6E 4T1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Some have described having an eating disorder as "It feels like I have an abuser inside of my head all.the.time". I would like to work with you to quiet that voice - let's identify dysfunctional thoughts, and replace them with facts. This will help to reduce your stress and will give you more functional behaviours that can help support your recovery. I will walk with you in this process and be your cheerleader and offer you the kindness and respect you deserve.

Karen Cook, M.A.  RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Karen Cook, M.A. RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6H 3K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Recovery from eating disorders (ED) is possible regardless of how long and intensley you may have struggled with it. ED works to rob you of your life, but you can have your life back from an eating disorder. Though it rarely seems so, ED's are not about food and body image, but about the underlying emotional issues and challenges one is experiencing. I would be pleased to assist you in recovering and understanding these issues and aid you in resolving them. Each woman longs for a beauty to unfold, and I believe each woman has this. You are not an exception.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In V6C 1H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

While most eating disorder issues are treated by cognitive behavioral methodologies or specialized outpatient/inpatient programs, Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, PhD provide relief first and foremost for the brain of one suffering from an eating disorder----without giving them medication. We believe that the neural circuitries responsible for the compulsive behaviors with eating are not necessarily only a neurotransmitter issue but of overused neural networks that affect the harmonization, balance, and decisions of the whole brain. Contact kevin@kevinfleminphd.com or 877-606-6161 to learn more about this safe and effective alternative.

Nicklas Ehrlich, MSW, RCC, RSW
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Nicklas Ehrlich, MSW, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counselor, Registered Social Worker, Hypnotherapist, Life-Coach, Advanced NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback practitioner

In V7M 1A4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating Disorder Counselling & Treatment gives you the understanding of the root cause of why you are experiencing this issue and give you the tools to transform this disorder so that you are free from the limiting and dangerous consequences of this disorder. By going on this healing journey your are freeing up yourself, your relationships and your life to positive possibilities, and empowering yourself into your future to be able to deal with anything.

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Suzanne St. John Smith, M.A. (Comms); M.A. (Psych.)

Registered and Certified Canadian Counsellor

In V7V 1B7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating disorders can be life-threatening, or they can become so chronic over time that it feels as though yours will be with you for the rest of your life. Worse, is the shame you're likely experiencing about your eating disorder. I believe the shame aspect of this disease is the worst part because it causes the individual to feel horrible about who they are. All they are. Sufferers literally see themselves as an eating disorder, and not much else. What do you do? Come speak with me. I know all about them. I had one myself, and I've had years of experience working with clients who've suffered from them, too. Let's look at the behavior but, more importantly, at what it's aiming to solve.

Jennifer Vauthrin,  R.P.C. M.P.C.C.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Jennifer Vauthrin, R.P.C. M.P.C.C.

Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Counting calories becomes a way of life. You start to judge yourself harder and more than anyone else does. People say just be happy with who you are. But how do you get there when you have put this label in your head? Do you deserve better? Yes you do. A friend once said to me, " when I give you a compliment it is like a slap in the face when you don't accept it!" Do we have the right to take that away from the other person. Maybe they see more in us then we see in ourselves. I know if you are here your ready to feel really good about yourself no matter where your at with your eating habits. I'm here when your ready.

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Shelley Behr, MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V6Y 2B2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Making the first appointment to treat an eating disorder takes courage. It can feel overwhelming to talk about the problem and discover ways to change. I create a safe environment to talk about the fears and worries connected to eating disorders. Some common eating challenges include anorexia, bulimia, over eating, emotional eating, binge eating and over exercising. My practical approach will help you discover new ways of coping and promote long term change.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Eating Disorder Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Eating disorders benefit from the same or similar approach used for all addictive behaviours. One of the main therapeutic approaches I use is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. The relationship to food can be quite complex involving societal or cultural pressures, self-image, past traumas, addictive non-nutritious junk food, media images, social media pressures, bullying. Shame and guilt need to be addressed along with peer pressures. The most common eating disorders are: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Pica, Rumination Disorder, Avoidance/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Orthorexia, Purging Disorder etc. The benefits of therapy are enhanced self-image, health and well-being.

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk, M.A., RCC

Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6C 1V5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating disorders is a form of coping that individuals use to try and control one aspect of life - themselves. Often individuals dealing with eating disorders feel that the world around them is out of control and they have little to no control over changing anything around them. I work with clients to help them identify with how this type of injury on one's self is the opposite of self-care and compassion, and ultimately does not lead to actual control over things. I help to focus on what we can control and work to empower clients by bringing more attention to themselves in a caring and non-judgmental way that gives many options for control and change.

Alex Gheorghe, RSW
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Alex Gheorghe, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In v7p 0a7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

For those struggling with binge-eating, food addiction, or yo-yo dieting, I would love to help. The fundamental principle that we must accept before addressing disordered eating is that it is almost never about the food, it's about the act of eating and what need it is fulfilling within ourselves. Let's work together to discover why your relationship with food has become unhealthy and come up with some ideas of how we can change it. You shouldn't have to be afraid of your refrigerator.

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Naomi Kolinsky, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor

In V5Z 1H1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

If you struggle with binge eating I can assist you to develop a healthier relationship with food. I view binge eating as an addiction to food and can help you learn how to identify your triggers, deal with cravings, and manage distressing feelings that you may be supressing with food. I can also teach you ways of soothing and coping with the emotions or situations that may be stimulating your binge eating.

Britta West, RCC, TICT-CT/CFST
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Britta West, RCC, TICT-CT/CFST

SITKA THERAPEUTICS INC

In V5C 6C6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Eating disorders affect all ages, all walks of life and both men and women. They can become both a burden and a block to living a healthy, happy life. I work carefully with an informed treatment approach that is holistic and tailored to you. We will work together to reduce the power the eating disorder has in your life, improve you overall health and self-perception and strategize a healthy way out of the difficult maze you are trapped in. Contact me to start making changes today.


You Have Found Honest and Real Therapy for Food Issues in Bowen Island, BC.

Are you ready to start on a new path? Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed therapists in Bowen Island who specialize and have experience treating food issues such as anorexia, over eating, food aversions, orthorexia nervosa and bulimia.  Food issues affect anyone, both children and adults and can impede our relationships and daily life. Counselling for help with food and eating is a vital component of healthy recovery and restoration. Find the right counselor for eating and food issues in Bowen Island right now and begin your new life.

Bowen Island is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 50.14 square kilometers.  The population of Bowen Island is 3,680 people with 1,495 households . The population ranking for Bowen Island is #885 nationally and #133 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Bowen Island therapists serve postal code: V0N.