Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in St Marys, ON.

Experienced counsellors in Saint Marys, ON for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


Emily Beeckmans, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., RSW
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Emily Beeckmans, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., RSW

Emily Beeckmans

In N6C 3P4 - Nearby to St Marys.

Our struggles with food are rooted in several life events that remain unknown until you have a safe place to explore their impact. How we are raised, our initial relationship with food and how we manage our emotions are all intertwined with nutrition. Seeing food as purely for nourishment at times can be challenging with all the media's mixed messages about nutrition. Our need to control the food we intake takes over and we punish our bodies by over eating or under eating. We develop ways to harm ourselves through the use of food. Together we will explore your relationship with food and develop ways you can nourish your body and soul to embrace food as your happiness medecine.

Chris Chmielewski, MSW, RSW,MA
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Chris Chmielewski, MSW, RSW,MA

Psychotherapist; Registered Clinical Social Worker

In N6A 1M1 - Nearby to St Marys.

EDs often require services from many care providers however psychotherapy is crucial. EDs mainly are management strategies for coping with high-stress induced by interference with a young person’s self-identity development. The 'culture' (home, social-peer) responsible is one emphasizing image-performance as the basis of one's value/lovability. Strong fear of external judgement, rejection, failure and inattention overwhelms the child's/young person's normal course of healthy growth. Particularly the ages/stages when social esteem-bonding is very important. My approach is to restore connection with one's core 'real' self, from the inside, fostering personal empowerment and sound self-care.

Patricia Berendsen, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Patricia Berendsen, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP

Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

In N6B 1T1 - Nearby to St Marys.

Eating issues are more about "what's eating you!" Often our food-related issues are signalling that we need to pay attention not only to our body but what is bothering us on the inside. Getting to the inside can be challenging, as the protective layers of eating issues can be difficult to get through. Working with eating disorders requires patience as the progress often occurs at a slow pace.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Eating Disorder Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Eating disorders benefit from the same or similar approach used for all addictive behaviours. One of the main therapeutic approaches I use is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. The relationship to food can be quite complex involving societal or cultural pressures, self-image, past traumas, addictive non-nutritious junk food, media images, social media pressures, bullying. Shame and guilt need to be addressed along with peer pressures. The most common eating disorders are: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Pica, Rumination Disorder, Avoidance/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Orthorexia, Purging Disorder etc. The benefits of therapy are enhanced self-image, health and well-being.

Steve Rose, PhD
Eating Disorder Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

I help clients overcome addictive relationships with food. Like all addictions, the behavior is the tip of the iceberg, used to cope with underlying thoughts and emotions. Through collaborative conversations, clients gain insight into underlying concerns, gaining coping skills to more effectively navigate these issues. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), helping clients achieve a sense of freedom and control over their lives, leading to long-term change.

Jennifer Kausky, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Eating Disorder Counsellor

Jennifer Kausky, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Psychotherapist for Women and Couples

In N6K 3N5 - Nearby to St Marys.

My Psychotherapy practice is dedicated to offering women and couples affordable, flexible, compassionate counselling. This is a safe space where you will be heard and understood, where you will not be judged; a place where you can discover inner peace, growth, joy, and begin to heal and recover. My experience working in community agencies, women's shelters, and as a Medical Social Worker have provided me with the skills and heart to help you find hope, and increase your coping. Please visit my website for more information at www.MSWtherapist.com.

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT
Eating Disorder Counselor

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

I work with your negative body image, from the inside out. "The negative image is understood as a dissociated and shame-based “part” of the personality in need of understanding and compassion, achieved via mindful awareness, “parts” dialogue and trauma processing. Our first step will be to create a healthy separation between the "observing" or aware Self and the part(s) absorbed in the eating disorder via mindful awareness. Once this separation between the "whole" self and part of self is established, the Gestalt polarity tradition (empty chairs) is utilized to develop understanding of the shame-based part. This leads to developing more love and compassion for yourself. You are enough!


You Have Found Honest and Real Therapy for Food Issues in St Marys, ON.

Are you ready to start on a new path? Thank you for visiting our Ontario search of licensed therapists in St Marys 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. Counselling 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 St Marys right now and begin your new life.

St Marys is located in Ontario, Canada.  The population of St Marys is 7,265 people. St Marys therapists serve postal code: N4X.