Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in River Forest, IL.

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


Eating Disorder Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of River Forest

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

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

Within driving distance of River Forest

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

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of River Forest

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

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of River Forest

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 River Forest

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

Cathy Chec, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of River Forest

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

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of River Forest

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.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

Within driving distance of River Forest

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.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Taylor Newendorp, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of River Forest

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

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC.

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of River Forest

I work with clients to identify their thoughts and feelings that contribute to their eating patterns and help them dismantle negative eating behaviors. Collaboratively, we work to develop and implement new healthy eating habits, and a renewed self-esteem, leading to the creation of internal positive thoughts and feelings, surrounding food.Utilizing evidence based practice for eating disorders, I can help you over come the shame, guilt and anxiety that accompanies feelings about food.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Callan Olive, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of River Forest

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

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of River Forest

Eating Disorders cross the span of gender, culture and socio-economic class. Whether you struggle with anorexia, bulmia, over exercising or body image distortions, I can help facilitate a more peaceful way to live. ED have many different sources but often stem from a lack of self-esteem, perfectionism or as a means to self-soothe. Studies show that cognitive behavorial therapy combined with insight oriented therapy often offer the most satisfying means to overcome an Eating Disorder. I use both approaches, I also work closely with several residential programs, when there is a need for more comprehensive care. My clients find long lasting growth and satisfication in their therapy with me.

Eating Disorder Counselor

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of River Forest

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.



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

River Forest is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.47 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of River Forest is 11,199 people with 3,944 households and a median annual income of $99,250. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for River Forest, IL

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in River Forest is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees