Laurie Levine, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
457-B Carlisle Drive #202, Herndon, Virginia 20170
Eating disorders to include bulimia, anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorder are all painful and complicated issues. I work with clients to heal in a shame-free environment. Both physical concerns of the body and emotional concerns of the heart are explored to help the client towards recovery. Often family members are involved in parts of the therapy to help the client in his or her healing process.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
1800 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 201, Reston, Virginia 20190
Identifying an eating disorder is often very complicated and challenging. Individuals who suffer from an eating disorder may be unwilling to accept the truth about the harmful nature of their actions.Eating disorders are characterized by a preoccupation with weight, body image, and /or food, but the reasons why an eating disorder develops are much more widely varied. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat eating disorders. This is a proven effective approach to working with this very complex issue.
Ashburn Psychological Services
Ashburn Psychological Services
44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Suite 251, Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Ashburn Psychological Services offers treatment for eating disorders. Proper diagnosis and treatment are essential for improvement since eating disorders are complex and often comorbid with other mental health concerns. Cognitive-behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive remediation therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family therapy, behavior therapy, and music therapy are some of the approaches used to successfully treat eating disorders. At times, increased family involvement, medication and hospitalization is needed. We at Ashburn Psychological Services are here to help.
Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor
11417 Tanbark Dr. , Reston, Virginia 20191
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)
Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
349 Main Street, Suite 1, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Self/Body image is often at the root of eating disorders. Our culture provides many impossible beauty exceptions. Food can become our friend, or enemy in coping with our perceived fears and insecurities. Sometimes food is used to comfort us, we become overweight in a cycle of "trying to feeling good enough". Sometimes, we fear food and restrict, or eliminate food due to fears of gaining weight, and our body image becomes distorted. Learning to love and care for our body and self takes vulnerability and trust. I am here for you, as a safe person, to assist you in stopping the process of self shame, blame, and judgement that keeps you in a hurtful, unhealthy relationship with food.
Christina Schultz, MA
Resident in Counseling, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC
New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
For clients facing Binge-Eating Disorders, concurrent with mood and/or anxiety disorders, I approach clients from person-centered, existential, and cognitive behavioral perspectives. I view BEDs and disordered eating as having it's origins in multiple areas to include addiction, emotional triggers, low self-concept, shame, and so forth. As a result, I would work with a binge-eating disordered client on the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual front and educate the client on the cycle of emotional eating, addiction, and shame. In addition to working through the underlying shame, low self-concept, and low stress tolerance, I would employ practical and easy to use CBT tools.