Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Des Plaines, IL.

Experienced counselors in Des Plaines, IL for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Eating Disorder Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

I work with people trying to lose weight from compulsive overeating such as binge eating. I do not work with anorexia or bulimia however. Many times the overeating is grouped along with other addictions such as drinking, smoking, shopping, gambling or drugs. Please don't hesitate to ask how I might be helpful in this area. I approach this work from a behavioral and cognitive viewpoint - but also work to get to the underlying reasons for the overeating to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

We treat early eating disorders in children and adolescents. We understand the link between eating disorders and anxiety and work closely with other mental health professionals to form a team. We have access to programming both for inpatient and partial. Depending on the specific situation, there is also an understanding of different approaches to treatment depending upon the age of the adolescent, family involvement and time spent engaged with the eating disorder. If you come to Tompkins and Associates, you will be given choices of treatment based upon your unique circumstances and needs. We understand how this disease affects the entire family.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Anorexia is Greek for "without appetite" and Bulimia is Greek for "ravenous hunger." They are behaviors characterized by under eating and overeating. If you under eat to the point of risking your life, you are called Anorexic. If you overeat and compensate (by excessive exercise or purging) you are called Bulimic. If you overeat and do nothing to compensate, you become overweight. If you are overweight to the point of damaging your body, you are called obese. All of these behaviors are serious problems. Whether they are rooted in genetics, family history, or current emotional stresses, you need to change what you are doing with food. Please get some help today. The world is a better place with you than without you.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Cathy Chec, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

When working with eating disorders, I take the time to get to know the client as a whole vs the client's eating disorder. There is often a story to be told behind this disorder and I ensure you have a safe place to share that story and process anything you may need, in order to help aid the healing process. I understand that this is a painful and long journey and I offer my support along the way.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Callan Olive, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Eating disorders can be difficult to understand and work through, especially in the context of your relationships. With how complex and delicate eating disorders are, it's important that you go to a therapist with adequate experience who knows how to truly help. I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Addiction-Focused therapy, both of which have been proven to work with eating disorders. Let me help you and the important people in your life overcome the devastating effects of this eating disorder and begin to heal from the pain that you all are feeling.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Is your children struggling with an eating disorder? Eating disorders can stem from very deep emotional hurts or stress. I specialize in working with youth aged 3-25, and can help you understand how and why your child is struggling with eating. Children typically want to feel significant and accepted, and many times the eating issue is related to a disconnect in a deeper place. If you call for a free consultation, I can briefly assess if we would be a good match and if we are not, I can refer you to someone who can.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

When working with people who suffer from disordered eating, I work with the client to help them understand what purpose the eating pattern serves. We identify how it has come to be and then learn to identify triggers and trigger responses. Clients are trained in managing their awareness and urges in order to take full control of their health and wellness. We also work to create a plan for how to maintain mental wellness moving forward so that the eating disorder does not morph into another mental health issue.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

There is a commonly held view that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. At Portrait Health Centers, therapy and nutrition counseling can greatly benefit the person seeking treatment from an eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

I believe that eating disorders do not exist independently; I strongly believe that there are other issues such as depression and/or low self esteem, with the eating disorder being the only area where the individual feels a sense of control. My approach would be to assist the individual in working through the other stressors, decreasing the need for control through eating disorders. I would encourage medical care as needed. I

Eating Disorder Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

If you have an eating disorder you will be able to (1) understand how your eating disorder develops (2) identify what life experiences lead to your eating disorder (3) help decrease behaviors leading to your eating disorder (4) when needed, find best quality eating disorders programs that alleviate your eating disorder, teaching you effective relapse prevention behaviors

Eating Disorder Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

At IFC we have several therapists and a dietitian on staff trained to help your child or teen overcome body image or food challenges. We have worked with many children, teens, and young adults with disordered eating habits. We also use a trauma informed approach to treat food hoarding and food anxiety resulting from neglect and early orphanage care.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Taylor Newendorp, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

In addition to treating Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and other types of disordered eating behaviors, I specialize in working with people struggling with Binge-Eating Disorder and compulsive overeating. I encourage clients to examine the reasons for their behaviors and identify the underlying issues that are driving the eating disordered behaviors in order to help them stop self-destructive patterns. Using a strengths-based, Cognitive-Behavioral approach, I can help you learn how to challenge negative thoughts related to food, weight, and body image so that you can gain a sense of freedom and control in your life separate from the eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Behavioral and emotional assessment and etiology and maintaining factors of eating disorders, and MI/SA assessment if needed. Eating disorders are often a part of depression, self esteem issues, traumatic past experiences, coping with issues for which treatment is sought, and addressing interpersonal resolutions. Therefore, treatment is wholistic and takes into account multiple facets of eating disorders.



You Have Found Honest and Real Therapy for Food Issues in Des Plaines, IL.

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

Des Plaines is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.34 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Des Plaines is 58,677 people with 22,191 households and a median annual income of $65,109. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Des Plaines, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Des Plaines 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