Kristi Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8265 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221
Eating disorders are not just about body image, they can become negative coping skills and tools for a person to navigate a life they feel is out of their control. Whether it is anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating or exercising, all these behaviors come down to the same common denominator - self esteem and attempt at control of what seems unmanageable. Let me help you identify the underlying causes of these behaviors and work towards a healthier way of life.
Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
4242 RIDGE LEA RD. SUITE 6, AMHERST, New York 14226
As a previous clinical director of an partial hospitalization eating disorder unit, and having myself fully recovered from many years ago, I am keenly aware of the magnitude of successes and failures one feels when they are faced with this disorder. It can take over your life, spinning you our of control and physically threatening your health for years to come. But there is help. With Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness and weekly goal setting, your life can be in control again.
Carol Munschauer, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
605 Le Brun Road, Amherst, New York 14226
I work with the dynamics of eating disorders if and only if I can have a medical doctor or psychiatrist working with the patient too in case there is need for hospitalization. I have to take this attitude here because when one's weight drops too low, as in anorexia nervosa, even one glass of orange juice can kill one. Look at Karen Carpenter. For this I need medical cooperation.