Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Ellicott City, MD.

Experienced counselors in Ellicott City, MD for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Stacey Rempert, Stacey Rempert
Eating Disorder Counselor

Stacey Rempert, Stacey Rempert

Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

In 21046 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

I approach eating disorders much the same way as I approach other compulsive and self-harming behaviors: I view them as coping strategies (see the paragraph on addiction). Additionally, I look at eating disorder behavior as symbolic and thus help clients to understand the "story" that their behavior is communicating on a deeper level. I don't focus on things like not counting calories, kind of food, simple behavior modification, or weight gain/loss. These are secondary to the underlying emotional issues.

Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Gabriel Newman, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 21093 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

We have several expertises within the practice that can help with eating disorders, and we work as a team to provide what the patient needs. Since medical psychology is actively practiced by us, we do not shirk from confronting the dietary and health concerns that come with this area of challenge, and will work cooperatively with physicians, as needed, to improve the patient's situation. Ultimately, we beileve that the primary work is in the head, changing the way a person feels and believes about food. On the way there, however, there is a lot that can be done, behaviorally and physiologically, to effect change.

Laurie Friedman Donze, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Laurie Friedman Donze, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 21032 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

My approach to treatment of eating disorders combines both self-understanding with practical, behavioral tools. In a detailed evaluation, we will explore your life history to understand the onset of eating disorder or other symptoms. Eating disorder treatment is most effective when provided by a multi-disciplinary team, including a therapist, dietitian, physician, and possibly a psychiatrist. I will refer you to other providers as needed. I work with all types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and "compulsive overeating." Successful treatment results in the cessation of disordered behaviors and thoughts.

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

In 20814 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

Managing an eating disorder can be long-term challenge. These disorders often coexist with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. In many cases, symptoms can become life threatening. Counseling is the most important aspect in the treatment of these disorders. I am a proponent of a comprehensive approach that also emphasizes medical monitoring and nutrition. My treatment plans help determine your needs, and establish goals and guidelines. I emphasize: normalizing eating patterns, learning skills to improve mood and eating habits, developing ways to transform negative thoughts and behaviors, adopting relationship and stress coping skills, and developing mindfulness and a healthy life-style. I recommend group support and family therapy as a part of a...(view profile to read more)

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Eating Disorder Counselor

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Psychotherapist

In 20814 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

Eating disorders can be a form of addiction. As with any addiction therapy, eating disorder therapy will help you to understand the underlying issues that have contributed to your problem. I use various psychotherapeutic techniques to address eating disorders, along with behavioral change therapy. We will identify various tools and strategies to help you to reach your goals and to maintain the healthy life you have always wanted to live.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Eating Disorder Counselor

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 20910 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

Although different eating disorders spring from different issues, food is a basic emotional as well as physical need from the day you were born. We can use it to satisfy, temporarily many other needs. Or we can pridefully deny ourselves. In addition, we live in a culture that can have very harsh, judgmental attitudes about bodies, attitudes that we internalize without noticing. You may have been told that your body image is distorted, that other people do not see you the way you do. Self-acceptance is the beginning. It is not your fault you are in this condition, although it is your responsibility to get past it. The second step is self-observance, then self-love. I can help.

Jennifer Beall, MS, NCC, LCPC, LCADC
Eating Disorder Counselor

Jennifer Beall, MS, NCC, LCPC, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 21114 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

We in the United States have a pretty unhealthy relationship with food. We go out to eat in a restaurant and are served a meal that has as much fat and calories as we're supposed to eat in a whole day, sometimes more. Then we look at a magazine or turn on the TV and see stick-thin models who look like they never eat. What are you supposed to do with that? We all need food to live, but most of us also feel like we're supposed to look like those models. We want to be perfect. We want to be in control. But so often we feel like we have no control at all. If you're ready to find a healthier, more manageable relationship with food, I'd love to help.

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP
Eating Disorder Counselor

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP

Psychologist

In 20814 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

We live in a culture that predisposes us to eating disorders. There is tremendous pressure to be everything society endorses: smart, athletic, accomplished, personable, and thin. Many eating disorder therapists focus on food and meal plans and what you weigh that week. I focus on the person. More specifically, I am interested in why you are eating too little, too much and/or remain preoccupied with healthy food, body image, or exercise. Once we understand the meaning of food in the context of your life, one can shift to other methods of increasing a sense of well being. Of course, proper nutrition, exercise, and wellness are important but as a therapist, I am focus on your inner life.

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Eating Disorder Counselor

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling

Psychotherapists, Psychiatrist, and Couples Counselors

In 20814 - Nearby to Ellicott City.

Want to find a psychotherapist that knows how to make your eating disorder a thing of the past? Our cutting-edge psychotherapy for eating disorders will show you how you can start today. Some treatment for eating disorders helps you manage symptoms but doesn't heal underlying causes of the problem, which may come back later. We offer a compassionate and respectful way to learn why your mind and body are at war. You'll get powerful tools to respond to the strong impulses to use food in an unhealthy way. You'll start to feel more confident and in-charge of your life. You may be a candidate for this comprehensive psychotherapy that has changed so many lives. Call or visit our website today!


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

Ellicott City is located in Howard County, Maryland. It has a land area of 29.96 square miles and a water area of 0.12 square miles.  The population of Ellicott City is 68,507 people with 24,341 households and a median annual income of $114,916. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Ellicott City is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Ellicott City public health department.