Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Banner Elk, NC.

Experienced counselors in Banner Elk, NC for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Eating Disorder Counselor

Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA-Certified

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Banner Elk

Eating disorders are not about food. They are about control. As a child, we don't have much control and sometimes we are placed in situations where we are helpless to prevent abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Just as the alcoholic drinks to "numb out" to their emotional pain, the young woman with an eating disorder will soothe herself with food before purging, or restrict food to combat the painful feeling of helplessness. Eating disorders are treatable. You must work with a therapist who has expertise in working with trauma. Such a therapist will work gently with you, at your own pace, and in a way that will assist you in healing the pain that is driving the eating disorder.

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Location: Banner Elk, North Carolina

Banner Elk, North Carolina

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You Have Found Honest and Real Therapy for Food Issues in Banner Elk, NC.

Are you ready to start on a new path? Thank you for visiting our North Carolina search of licensed therapists in Banner Elk 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 Banner Elk right now and begin your new life.

Banner Elk is located in Avery County, North Carolina. It has a land area of 1.91 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Banner Elk is 1,138 people with 306 households and a median annual income of $57,222. .


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Therapy in Banner Elk is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Banner Elk therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility