Therapy for Eating Disorders in Laguna Woods. Help for Anorexia, Bulimia & Food Issues.


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Eating Disorders

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

Eating disorders are complex, complicated methods to cope with unworked feelings. Food can become a metaphor for hunger, control, a fear of needing and longing, a wish to be attractive and desired. Eating disorders are always healed in the context of a safe, reflective relationship with another. As a trained professional, I can help explore and heal the dynamics that helped develop these adaptive, but destructive methods to cope with distress.

Eating Disorders

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

Eating Disorders are are compulsions and acting out behaviors people engage in to deal with difficult feelings and beliefs. I have assisted many women and men over the years to work through the underlying issues that fuel these behaviors and to learn new ways to cope with difficult emotional states.

Eating Disorders

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

Eating disorders are very serious and can be life threatening. In treatment, we look at eating disorders and their relationship to early childhood experience and attachment. It's important to look a specific triggers for the eating disorder and find alternative ways to cope with these. We also look at overall health and emphasize setting boundaries for you and others. In addition, we help you cope with distressful feelings regarding your body and weight gain and/or loss.

Eating Disorders

OC Anxiety Center, Ph.D.

Licensed Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

OCAC specializes in the area of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and eating disorders that relate to control and obsession. If you find your compulsions irrational yet unpreventable, there are solutions. If food is merely an arena for you to exert control or if food strongly corresponds to anxiety's role in your life, OCAC can help. Our focus is not in body image therapy. Rather, our approach addresses the mind's associations with food and the underlying mentalities that influence thoughts about food and eating.

Eating Disorders

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

An eating disorder causes serious disturbances to your life, relationships and your health. Unhealthy behaviors, including eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating are symptoms of a disorder which begins in the brain, and is seen in changes in bodily function, health, and appearance. Dr. Piper Walsh helps her clients with eating disorders to addressing the feelings of shame and isolation related to an eating disorder, and to find solutions to address the underlying issues and ideas that contribute to the development of an eating disorder.

Eating Disorders

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

I believe that an eating disorder does not define a person. Treating the eating disorder is only part of my treatment which is truly aimed and healing and lifting up the person struggling. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Eating Disorders

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

Laura Adams, PsyD MFT is a Psychoanalyst in Orange County, with offices in both Mission Viejo and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Adams uses psychoanalytic psychotherapy to help patients discover and process the roots of the suffering that exists below the surface. Without a way to address this pain, the unbearable experience continues to be re-lived in a life of ongoing symptoms, agonizing eating behaviors, and troubling relationships. Dr. Adams provides an opportunity for an analytic experience that can go beyond more superficial treatment approaches.

Eating Disorders

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

Do you suffer from an eating disorder? Do you have a preoccupation with body image and see yourself as being fat when in fact you're a normal weight? Do you rapidly consume large amounts of food in a short amount of time? Do you self-induce vomiting due to fear of gaining weight? As a licenced clinical psychologist, I can help you to restore normal eating patterns and regain a healthy perception of body size. Call, click or text (949)791-7127 or (310)729-7971 and take the first step toward health and a positive view of yourself.

Eating Disorders

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

While most eating disorder issues are treated by cognitive behavioral methodologies or specialized outpatient/inpatient programs, Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, PhD provide relief first and foremost for the brain of one suffering from an eating disorder----without giving them medication. We believe that the neural circuitries responsible for the compulsive behaviors with eating are not necessarily only a neurotransmitter issue but of overused neural networks that affect the harmonization, balance, and decisions of the whole brain. Contact kevin@kevinfleminphd.com or 877-606-6161 to learn more about this safe and effective alternative.

Eating Disorders

Hui Reccow, MA, MFTI

Registered Marriage Family Therapist intern

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

Eating disorders of abstaining or over-indulging causes imbalances in the physical body, which is perpetuated by one's thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions. When we look at those cognitive beliefs and adjust them so they are healthy and balanced, we are then able to align our behaviors with them. Learn what healthy eating means for you - in the sustainable, personalized sense.

Eating Disorders

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

Eating Disorders can be extremely challenging and turn a person and/or family's life upside down. I treat clients with ED in an empathetic, non-judgmental, understanding way. I practice some Psychodynamic techniques with the goal of getting to the root of the problem. I find it to be extremely important to spend a sufficient amount of time discussing a client's historical background and challenges.

Eating Disorders

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

An eating disorder can take a full, exciting and creative life and cripple it with shame and confusion. So many with eating disorders struggle alone with the pressure to figure out what is happening and what they can do to change and heal. Therapy can provide a transformational place where healing is possible. You can learn to directly challenge the critical inner voice of your eating disorder and begin accepting yourself, imperfections and all. Call me today for a free phone consultation and take that first step toward freedom.

Eating Disorders

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Laguna Woods, CA

With over 16 years of clinical experience, I provide a comprehensive assessment of eating disorder/body image issues in order to determine the best course of treatment. Initial interviews focus on gathering a full history of symptoms, including any/all preoccupations with weight and appearance. We will work with your physician to screen for any medical complications, as well as refer you to a dietician if you need more structure with your nutritional intake. The goal is to improve the relationship you have with food and your body, so that you can move forward with life and create lasting change.


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