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


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Eating Disorders

Mark Giesbrecht, MA, CCC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Canadian Certified Counselor

Unit 12B - 1601 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G5

Eating Disorders can impact someone as negatively as any type of serious addiction. However, unlike addiction treatment plans, food must continue to play a role in your life. My basic goal is to stop further development of any eating problem you may have, and assist you in returning to a healthy lifestyle. The most successful focus is on harm reduction as an overall principle in addressing eating disorders, with the end goal of moving towards complete recovery. I also typically want to establish effective coping skills to reduce the possibility of relapse and sustain the progress you make in therapy.

Eating Disorders

Maureen Adkin, CCC BA. M.Ed

Certified Clinical Counselor

3595 Bonnie Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3H7

In this approach I combine constructive Psychology and Nutrition, which is a Holistic approach to Mental Well being. Counseling clients with this issue requires me to be humanly present and sensitively attuned to the client and noticing even minute subtleties, a connection with the client as one human being to another is necessary to foster a genuine human relationship, because in dealing with eating disorders the therapy is viewed as a collaborative team effort. Neurotransmitters in our brain are known to affect mood and one of the ways to do this is through food intake. Using this method I assess my client’s diet and modify it where necessary.

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