Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Courtenay, BC.

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


Gillian Saxby, Gillian Saxby
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Gillian Saxby, Gillian Saxby

Registered Clinical Counsellor

British Columbia V9N 1S4 | 2503351616

Eating disorders are common these days and there are various types such as Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Binge-eating, and obesity. The good news is that there are effective treatment approaches such cognitive behavioural therapy that can help. Other types of treatment methods may also be helpful depending on the client and what they are interested in. Benefits to the client are wide ranging and include enhanced physical well-being, more ease with social and interpersonal issues, greater abilities to regulate emotions, and increased self-esteem.

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

EMDR therapy can be a useful tool in treating eating disorders by addressing the underlying emotional issues that may contribute to disordered eating behaviors. Trauma, negative self-image, and other emotional factors can contribute to the development of eating disorders. EMDR therapy works to reprocess these negative emotions and beliefs, helping individuals develop a more positive self-image and reduce the urge to engage in disordered eating behaviors. EMDR can also be used to address triggers that may lead to binging or purging, and to develop healthier coping mechanisms. By addressing the emotional factors that contribute to eating disorder, EMDR can be an effective tool in recovery.

Steve Rose, PhD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

I help clients overcome addictive relationships with food. Like all addictions, the behavior is the tip of the iceberg, used to cope with underlying thoughts and emotions. Through collaborative conversations, clients gain insight into underlying concerns, gaining coping skills to more effectively navigate these issues. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), helping clients achieve a sense of freedom and control over their lives, leading to long-term change.

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Shannon Ritchie, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Our relationships with our bodies are greatly impacted in a society that places more value on a specific body shape and appearance. The social pressure to confirm to this ideal are at the root of eating disorders. However, we locate the problem within the individual. Through counselling we can examine the individual experience of your experience and the loved ones who are also affected. We will also explore the role of social context and social pressure. One of the goals of therapy will be to strengthen other narratives of the individual. For example, that the identify of an "eating disorder" is not the individual only identity.

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Heather Awad, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

If you’ve struggled with disordered eating, you are all too familiar with compulsive behavior, obsessive thoughts and a disconnect from the body. You may also have a constant need for control while at the same time feeling a frightening and exhausting loss of all control. Please know that none of this is your choice, but rather is a state of stress and overwhelm while you do your best to feel better. I have nothing but compassion for the distress that comes with food-related challenges, and you have my commitment to help you care for the difficult underlying emotions involved. Together, we will create a safe space to move towards healing and a safe relationship with food and the body.

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.


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

Are you ready to start on a new path? Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed therapists in Courtenay 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 Courtenay right now and begin your new life.

Courtenay is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 32.41 square kilometers.  The population of Courtenay is 45,018 people with 11,704 households . The population ranking for Courtenay is #167 nationally and #31 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 789.90 people per sq km. Courtenay therapists serve postal code: V9N.