Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in La Palma, CA.

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


OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

In 92660 - Nearby to La Palma.

OCAC specializes in the area of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and eating disorders that relate to control and obsession. If you find your compulsions irrational yet unpreventable, there are solutions. If food is merely an arena for you to exert control or if food strongly corresponds to anxiety's role in your life, OCAC can help. Our focus is not in body image therapy. Rather, our approach addresses the mind's associations with food and the underlying mentalities that influence thoughts about food and eating.

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

In 91001 - Nearby to La Palma.

The focus I use to treat people with Eating Disorders is to look and help people understand control issues, rejection/abandonment issues, proper body perception, difficulty resoving conflicts with others, and teaching them about resolving issues to do with perfection, good/bad issues and acceptance. As a result, people will learn what they can and cannot control. They will come to undersand how food is used to fix relationship conlficts and how food is used to cope with stress, anger and anxiety. People will learn new ways to cope so that food is not used to treat their underlying emotional conflicts.

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

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Hillary Goldsher, Psy.D, MBA
Eating Disorder Counselor

Hillary Goldsher, Psy.D, MBA

Clinical Psychologist

In 90002 - Nearby to La Palma.

Eating disorders greatly interrupt the quality of life for the person suffering from this complex disease. It can become the center of one's existence, creating isolation, depression, and anxiety in its' wake. My approach to treating eating disorders is to deeply understand what is at the core of the development of the eating disorder...what pain it is helping to manage...so that one to begin to understand the root cause of this addictive behavior and begin to slowly replace eating disordered behavior with a new understanding and acceptance of teh self as well as new coping behaviors. It is a complicated process, but one that can lead to long term health and recovery.

David Silverman, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90045 - Nearby to La Palma.

This is a difficult issue to come forward and admit and to ask for help. However, there can be serious consequences to your physical health. You will need to consult an MD in while seeking therapy. You're not alone. I'm going to support you through this process. we will inlist support of your family, friends and extended family as well. You know there can be shame, isolation and low self-esteem associated with anorexia and bulimia. We will work together to set goals and implement them. We will unpack underlying assumptions about body image. We'll help you redirect urges that trigger negative behaviors, especially painful emotions of anger, vulnerability and fear. I'm here to help.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to La Palma.

Body image and eating disorders stand way of other things that are more important. You can’t help being critical of the way your body is. That’s what minds do – they are critical. They have to be! But hating is getting entrenched in those self-criticisms. Letting them drive your behavior, so you end up living your life more about managing your self-criticisms than about your relationships, or your career, or your spirituality – whatever is most important to you.

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 La Palma.

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.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP
Eating Disorder Counselor

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

In 92780 - Nearby to La Palma.

Using Acceptance Commitment Therapy, an empirically based treatment for eating disorders, we help clients to create relationships with their bodies. Working closely with your physician and a nutritionist, we can help you to effectively manage the relationship between your mind, emotions, and body. We recognize that each client is unique. Our approach is not a cookie-cutter approach. We will work with you to customize a treatment plan that targets outcomes that you choose and that you can feel good about achieving. Intentional change is the key to success. We offer guidance and support for you to incorporate new patterns of functioning that work. We often see results within several sessions

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

In 92626 - Nearby to La Palma.

An eating disorder can take a full, exciting and creative life and cripple it with shame and confusion. So many with eating disorders struggle alone with the pressure to figure out what is happening and what they can do to change and heal. Therapy can provide a transformational place where healing is possible. You can learn to directly challenge the critical inner voice of your eating disorder and begin accepting yourself, imperfections and all. Call me today for a free phone consultation and take that first step toward freedom.



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Are you ready to start on a new path? Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists in La Palma 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. Counseling 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 La Palma right now and begin your new life.

La Palma is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 1.78 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of La Palma is 15,904 people with 5,043 households and a median annual income of $82,304. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in La Palma for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local La Palma public health department.