Find An Eating Disorder Therapist in Kingsport, TN.

Experienced counselors in Kingsport, TN for anorexia, bulimia, food aversion, orthorexia nervosa and other food issues.


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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 37660 - Nearby to Kingsport.

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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You Have Found Honest and Real Therapy for Food Issues in Kingsport, TN.

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

Kingsport is a city that is located in multiple counties- Hawkins County and Sullivan County in Tennessee. It has a land area of 53.47 square miles and a water area of 0.93 square miles.  The population of Kingsport is 53,014 people with 23,615 households and a median annual income of $37,465. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Kingsport are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Kingsport may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Kingsport public health department.