Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Downey, CA.

Experienced counselors in Downey, CA for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Downey.

If you have difficulties with your eating, there is always some emotional component. Together, we’ll examine what the psychological and emotional issues are that are involved in your particular problems with eating. This applies with compulsive overeating, anorexia, and bulimia. Even milder forms of overeating or undereating have emotional aspects, and we can deal with them. Bingeing or purging come in many forms, and we’ll examine how that may apply with you. It’s not about the diet, it’s about the dieter. It’s about the way you relate to your emotions, the people and situations in your life, and how you translate that to eating. You’re not damaged or a failure. Psychotherapy helps.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Eating Disorder Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Eating Disorders are are compulsions and acting out behaviors people engage in to deal with difficult feelings and beliefs. I have assisted many women and men over the years to work through the underlying issues that fuel these behaviors and to learn new ways to cope with difficult emotional states.

Laura Westmoreland, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Laura Westmoreland, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Downey.

Eating disorders and disordered eating are coping strategies. Unfortunately, they cause more harm than good. Together, we can figure out how those coping strategies have served you. I will support you as you discover new coping strategies that work for you. You can heal your relationship with food and your body...and you don't have to do it alone. I am a Certified Body Trust® Provider and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who is Health At Every Size® informed.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to Downey.

I work with all eating disorders except Anorexia. First, it is vital to make certain of the client's health. Once it is clear that the client is ready for therapy, we explore the patterns and habits that are being acted out. We use cognitive behavior techniques to try at trouble shoot so that there are new resources when the client is in danger of acting out. Developing a supportive network and dietary research is important for their health. A log is frequently used to monitor change and growth. Once there is stabilization, we explore the family dynamics and control which most likelyexacerbated the eating disorder. The faulty thought processes need to be altered.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Downey.

I believe forming a healthy self-image requires change and healing on several layers. Constructive and healthy behavioral changes need to be implemented, as well as understanding the underlying factors that are contributing to the disorder. Only focusing on the behavior may result in temporary change, but the true healing will not be complete until the deeper issues are addressed. Too often those struggling with eating disorders do so alone, with no one aware of what they are fighting with. Therapy is a safe place to explore and process through the painful and private layers of intense self-criticism, as well as find support for the day to day (and sometimes moment to moment) hurdles.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Downey.

I have a history of working with compulsive dieters and compulsive overeaters. I work with clients to understand the underlying needs for the food and/or for the weight, while supporting clients' abilities to take care of themselves in profound ways, whether physically, spiritually, emotionally, or mentally. Clients find ways to create more nourishing and harmonious relationships with themselves as well as with food.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to Downey.

We have Psychologists with specialized advanced training who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. Because there are many forms of eating disorders it is important to work with a therapist that has experience in this area. If left untreated, eating disorders can become severe and even life threatening. We work closely with other medical professionals to develop a physical, emotional and spiritual approach to your healing. Give us a call and begin your path to healing.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Eating Disorder Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Downey.

Eating disorders are often undetected as there can be a great deal of shame is involved as often depression is a co-occurring disorder. Some disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulima can lead to serious complication or even death if left untreated. Often food can be a source of comfort to an individual, resulting in over-eating, as well as the flip side when it comes to severe food restriction, allowing a person to dictate specific control in their diets. It is vital that eating disorders are brought to the surface; however, and a collaborative healthcare team can work in unison with the individual and their family, if possible, & reaching out for help is of upmost importance.

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Downey.

My comprehensive approach includes looking at both psychological and physiological factors contributing to eating disorders. Highly specialized in binge eating disorder, obesity, bulimia, orthorexia. Therapeutic approach includes several modalities, including (but not limited to) CBT and psychodynamic therapy. Treating both adolescents and adults.

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

In 90631 - Nearby to Downey.

We ask you to consult your medical doctor, in order to rule out any medical condition which may contribute to your eating disorder. We focus on helping you understand the causes of your eat, as long as you are medically stable. If you are not medically appropriate for outpatient treatment we will refer you to an inpatient facility until you are ready to do psychotherapy.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Eating Disorder Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90254 - Nearby to Downey.

Eating disorders is a very complicated and serious issue which mainly occurs with woman but a growing number of men are also confronting this. We are still learning as much as we can about eating disorders and the opportunities to effectively treat and overcome this challenge. Caring psychotherapy and counseling along with behavior and cognitive therapies are currently the effective approach to reversing and managing eating disorders. It has been discovered that personal body imaging and family as well as social group messages around food, body size and body image have made for pivotal influences in the emotional trauma around food and eating. Transformation is successful with counseling.

Sheila Forman, JD, PhD, CGP
Eating Disorder Counselor

Sheila Forman, JD, PhD, CGP

Psychologist

In 90403 - Nearby to Downey.

Do you use food to cope? When you are under emotional distress do you overeat or under eat? You may think that food is the problem, but it isn't. Food is symptom of underlying pain. Figure out what that pain is, address it, and your need to eat ( or restrict) in the face if it will end. Joining one of my groups and doing group therapy is an excellent way to heal that pain. You will be in the company of others who understand and can offer support. Group not for you? We can work individually instead.

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Downey.

I help individuals to break the chains of eating disorders which has them enslaved and obsessing over food and body image. Both women and men suffer from the norms in society and the ideals of how we are all supposed to look. People can become victims to the discourses of body image. I will work closely with you to free yourself from this eating disordered identity and to live a freer existence.

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Downey.

In addition to working with eating disorders in private practice, I also have experience working at inpatient facilities and running groups. I believe that eating disorders should be approached in a holistic manner and the underlying causes must be examined. There are many complexities when working with eating disorders and I take a warm, humanistic approach when doing so.

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Downey.

Do you suffer from an eating disorder? Do you have a preoccupation with body image and see yourself as being fat when in fact you're a normal weight? Do you rapidly consume large amounts of food in a short amount of time? Do you self-induce vomiting due to fear of gaining weight? As a licenced clinical psychologist, I can help you to restore normal eating patterns and regain a healthy perception of body size. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 or (310)729-7971 and take the first step toward health and a positive view of yourself.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91604 - Nearby to Downey.

Do you feel imprisoned by your eating disorder? Are you ready to challenge it so that you can feel more free in the world? I realize that addressing your eating disorder can be frightening. I provide a safe, empathic environment where trust can be built and your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be understood. If you feel like it is time to end the relationship you have with yourself that is characterized by rigidity, harshness, and even self-hatred and enter into a new relationship characterized by self-acceptance and freedom, I welcome your call.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Downey.

With over 16 years of clinical experience, I provide a comprehensive assessment of eating disorder/body image issues in order to determine the best course of treatment. Initial interviews focus on gathering a full history of symptoms, including any/all preoccupations with weight and appearance. We will work with your physician to screen for any medical complications, as well as refer you to a dietician if you need more structure with your nutritional intake. The goal is to improve the relationship you have with food and your body, so that you can move forward with life and create lasting change.

Megan Lundgren, M.S. LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Megan Lundgren, M.S. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91016 - Nearby to Downey.

If you have an Eating Disorder, you may be used to internalizing feelings (shame, guilt, fear, sadness, anger) rather than sharing your feelings with others. But now, its your time to share. In the warmth and security of my home-like therapy office, you will have the opportunity to talk about who you are: your physical identity, and your emotional and relational identities. Together, we will work towards healing from the inside out. There is hope for relief. I'm here to help you: call (626) 272-4908 today.

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91105 - Nearby to Downey.

It feels like something you will never, truly be free from. It feels like it follows you around, and any time something bad enough happens, you will relapse. You will restrict food, or begin to binge eat again. Together we will work addressing attachment and emotional concerns surrounding your inner self. I offer an in-depth analytical approach into the darkside of what is the unknown to everyone around you but you. Call now for support and prevention.

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT

Beverly Scott LMFT

In 90277 - Nearby to Downey.

Eating disorders rarely are biological, in other words learned responses to stress and trauma which are specialties of mine. Mindfulness is a great help to those suffering from this addiction. I want to know what has happened to make the client want to "cover up" the grief, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, or social issues causing the overeating. Remember it's not what you are eating but what is "eating you." Counseling is needed here!

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

In 90004 - Nearby to Downey.

Disordered eating is a fairly recent phenomenon in history. I believe it is important to consider the context in which clients are living, and the cultural ideologies and norms for body image, weight, aging, sexuality, sex-appeal. Here in the United States, is health and beauty synonymous or do we sacrifice our health in order to conform to a certain definition of perfection? I have found that perfection plays a heavy hand in clients relationship to eating. I am interested in analyzing and contextualizing perfection's presence within the very fabric of our society in order to begin to show that it's pressures are palpable, powerful, and do not belong to any single person.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

An eating disorder is not a lifestyle choice. An eating disorder is a serious and often fatal illnesses that causes serious disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors, physical health, and relationships. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. The sooner someone struggling with this illness, or displaying behaviors and attitudes consistent with these disorders, can get connected to help, the better. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. As with any illness or psychological disorder, these problems will not go away on their own; without clinical support they often only escalate dangerously.

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92807 - Nearby to Downey.

A safe place to talk about intense emotions for those diagnosed with an eating disorder can be of benefit as an individual uncovers the root motivations which might be linked with eating disorders. Several unresolved emotions and issues often are found at the core of eating problems, often beginning in early adolesence. Learning how to express feelings such as anger, sadness, guilt, and fear can be a freeing experience with a professional therapist.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Downey.

Eating disorders are most often a reaction to other life events. Often clients feel like life is so chaotic that eating habits are the only aspect of life that they can control. Eating disorders are also often linked to anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to treat eating disorders, I would help clients to build a more positive body image, create and implement a healthy eating plan, and build support in the family system.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Downey.

I view an eating disorder as a coping strategy (tool), and therapy is a place for you to replace this "tool" with one that is helpful rather than harmful. You and I would work together to find new ways of coping with uncomfortable feelings and situations. We would figure out what your triggers are and how to live with upsetting experiences. We might also discover that control has a lot to do with what's going on, and its roots might stem from how you were treated by your parents and other family members. So, we would also find ways for you to not only feel but actually BE more in control of your life.



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Downey is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 12.40 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Downey is 114,219 people with 32,738 households and a median annual income of $62,897. .


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Generally Affordable

Therapists in Downey are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Downey public health department.