Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Downers Grove, IL.

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


Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

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

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

An eating disorder can threaten your health and well-being, and can even be life threatening. There are different types of eating disorders which include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. if you have an eating disorder, you will need medical attention for these and possibly work with a nutritionist as well, but psychotherapy alongside medical help can be helpful in identifying underlying causes of an eating disorder and working with behavior.

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

In 60563 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

While most eating disorder issues are treated by cognitive behavioral methodologies or specialized outpatient/inpatient programs, Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, PhD provide relief first and foremost for the brain of one suffering from an eating disorder----without giving them medication. We believe that the neural circuitries responsible for the compulsive behaviors with eating are not necessarily only a neurotransmitter issue but of overused neural networks that affect the harmonization, balance, and decisions of the whole brain. Contact kevin@kevinfleminphd.com or 877-606-6161 to learn more about this safe and effective alternative.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Those who suffer from eating disorders tend to have underlying control issues. The one thing that they have control over is what they allow in their bodies and how they eliminate much of what they eat. Many times it is related to a poor self concept and a distorted picture of self. Learning to change the view from the inside out and the outside in can greatly impact this very serious and deadly issue.

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Eating Disorder Counselor

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

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.

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

With my background in Internal Family Systems and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, I'm trained in assisting clients struggling with an eating disorders. People who struggle with an eating disorder may also struggle with family/relationship concerns, difficulties letting go of past traumas, and additional insecurities. I help you face these internal struggles alongside you and help with acceptance and self-love.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Whether you are currently suffering from or overcoming issues with restricting, purging, or overeating, you don’t have to be trapped by your eating issues. We are experts in the specialized treatment of eating issues, including eating disorders, and can help you free yourself from their crippling effects. We will help you explore your relationship with food, through individual, family, couple and group therapy, depending on your needs. Together, we can help you understand your patterns and develop a behavioral program to break the cycles.

David Johnson, LCSW
Eating Disorder Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

I address eating disorders from an addiction point of view. Abstinence in eating disorders is about changing the relationship one has with food from something that is unhealthy to something that is healthy and life giving. 12 step programs or some other eating support group in the community is often advised to insure success. Body image is also covered when treating someone with an eating disorder.

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC

Dr. Tracey Clifford Licensed Psychotherapist

In 60510 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

A healthy body image is crucial to healthy development. How we look is important. do you worry what people think ? do you feel judged? are you turning to food or exercise to manage stress? Is looking good to others excessively important to you? so you secret eat? Do you restrict what your eating? if you have any of these symptoms you may have issues with eating. I work with women who struggle with any stress around food, eating and exercise.

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR
Eating Disorder Counselor

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

I worked at a residential treatment center which specialized in eating disorders for 5 years. I believe that eating disorders are desperate attempts to cope with life and previous traumas. I help women specifically learn to build a healthy relationship with food, love their bodies, and learn how to use other coping skills that do not involve binging, purging, laxatives, and/or starvation. Through therapy, you'll heal past traumas and heal the relationship you have with your mind, body, and spirit.

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60174 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Almost everyone worries about his or her weight at least occasionally in our society that continues to reward thinness. People who suffer with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes. They develop abnormal eating habits that threaten their well being and even their lives. There are three major types of eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa – Individuals with anorexia nervosa have a distorted body image that causes them to see themselves as overweight even when they are extremely underweight. They generally refuse to eat or eat very little, exercise compulsively, and refuse to eat in front of others. They lose large amounts of weight and may starve to death. Bulimia Nervosa- Individuals with bulimia nervosa eat very large quantities of food,...(view profile to read more)

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

In 60301 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

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.



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Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.50 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Downers Grove is 49,732 people with 19,579 households and a median annual income of $83,513. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Downers Grove 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 Downers Grove public health department.