Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Laguna Woods, CA.

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


Eating Disorder Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

If you are over or under eating you are very likely to have had a painful trauma and will benefit from learning to face this difficult experience. Dare to share and ease the blame and shame. You will learn to use your body's signals to ease the pain through relaxation techniques, meditative skills and hypnosis. Find out how hidden beliefs and rules limit your progress.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Eating disorders are complex, complicated methods to cope with unworked feelings. Food can become a metaphor for hunger, control, a fear of needing and longing, a wish to be attractive and desired. Eating disorders are always healed in the context of a safe, reflective relationship with another. As a trained professional, I can help explore and heal the dynamics that helped develop these adaptive, but destructive methods to cope with distress.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Eating disorders are very serious and can be life threatening. In treatment, we look at eating disorders and their relationship to early childhood experience and attachment. It's important to look a specific triggers for the eating disorder and find alternative ways to cope with these. We also look at overall health and emphasize setting boundaries for you and others. In addition, we help you cope with distressful feelings regarding your body and weight gain and/or loss.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

EMDR, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy have all been shown to be useful in the treatment of eating disorders. While anorexia is imminently life-threatening and is, therefore, best treated inpatient, bulemia, bulmarexia & compulsive over-eating may respond if matched well to one of the above out-patient therapies and used in conjunction with group therapy, a peer support group, or a 12-step program.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Laura Adams, PsyD MFT is a Psychoanalyst in Orange County, with offices in both Mission Viejo and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Adams uses psychoanalytic psychotherapy to help patients discover and process the roots of the suffering that exists below the surface. Without a way to address this pain, the unbearable experience continues to be re-lived in a life of ongoing symptoms, agonizing eating behaviors, and troubling relationships. Dr. Adams provides an opportunity for an analytic experience that can go beyond more superficial treatment approaches.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, MMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life. Most eating disorders involve focusing too much on your weight, body shape and food, leading to dangerous eating behaviors. These behaviors can significantly impact your body's ability to get adequate nutrition. Eating disorders can harm the heart, digestive system, bones, and teeth and mouth, and lead to other diseases. With treatment, you can return to healthier eating habits and sometimes reverse serious complications caused by the eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Do you stuff your feelings? Do you eat because if feels good and it seems to calm you down if you're sad, angry, overwhelmed, stressed, bored, nervous, etc? I prefer the phrase Disordered Eating because you don't have a problem with eating. You are eating to cope with life and comfort yourself. I get it. I have been there. You are not alone. Let's figure out new ways to cope with life. Let's do it together. Call me at 714-432-9856.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

Eating Disorders can be extremely challenging and turn a person and/or family's life upside down. I treat clients with ED in an empathetic, non-judgmental, understanding way. I practice some Psychodynamic techniques with the goal of getting to the root of the problem. I find it to be extremely important to spend a sufficient amount of time discussing a client's historical background and challenges.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Laguna Woods

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.



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

Laguna Woods is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 3.34 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Laguna Woods is 16,406 people with 11,306 households and a median annual income of $38,674. .


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