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


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Eating Disorders

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I believe forming a healthy self-image requires change and healing on several layers. Constructive and healthy behavioral changes need to be implemented, as well as understanding the underlying factors that are contributing to the disorder. Only focusing on the behavior may result in temporary change, but the true healing will not be complete until the deeper issues are addressed. Too often those struggling with eating disorders do so alone, with no one aware of what they are fighting with. Therapy is a safe place to explore and process through the painful and private layers of intense self-criticism, as well as find support for the day to day (and sometimes moment to moment) hurdles.

Eating Disorders

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

Trish Phillips, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Eating disorders can leave you feeling very isolated, alone and distant. Often an eating disorder starts as an attempt to have "control" over something in a persons life and by the time help is sought you can feel like you don't have control of anything. An eating disorder can be one of the easiest secrets to keep and yet is also one of the most dangerous. You are not alone and you don't have to walk this path by yourself. Together we can explore what led you to this point in your life and come up with strategies to help you break this cycle so you can live a full and healthy life.

Eating Disorders

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

EMDR, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy have all been shown to be useful in the treatment of eating disorders. While anorexia is imminently life-threatening and is, therefore, best treated inpatient, bulemia, bulmarexia & compulsive over-eating may respond if matched well to one of the above out-patient therapies and used in conjunction with group therapy, a peer support group, or a 12-step program.

Eating Disorders

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

Burdetta Honescko, Psy. D.

Burdetta Honescko MFT Psy D.

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Eating disorders are on the increase in our society today. The pressure of being skinny is driving many teens to sever eating disorders. Establishing realistic goals, learn the value of good nutrition and improving the self esteem of an adolescent can be helpful. Bulimia and anorexia are very serious health issues and need to be addressed before they cause any permanent injuries. I often refer clients to a professional nutritionist for additional help.

Eating Disorders

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Do you stuff your feelings? Do you eat because if feels good and it seems to calm you down if you're sad, angry, overwhelmed, stressed, bored, nervous, etc? I prefer the phrase Disordered Eating because you don't have a problem with eating. You are eating to cope with life and comfort yourself. I get it. I have been there. You are not alone. Let's figure out new ways to cope with life. Let's do it together. Call me at 714-432-9856.

Eating Disorders

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

What has you struggling with your relationship with food? Is it perfection, loneliness, or constantly giving to others? Whatever struggles have allowed an eating disorder take over your life, let's break through those struggles together. I utilize mindfulness, positive psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help you gain back control from the eating-disorder and make way for a healthy, happier relationship with food.

Eating Disorders

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I work with all eating disorders except Anorexia. First, it is vital to make certain of the client's health. Once it is clear that the client is ready for therapy, we explore the patterns and habits that are being acted out. We use cognitive behavior techniques to try at trouble shoot so that there are new resources when the client is in danger of acting out. Developing a supportive network and dietary research is important for their health. A log is frequently used to monitor change and growth. Once there is stabilization, we explore the family dynamics and control which most likelyexacerbated the eating disorder. The faulty thought processes need to be altered.

Eating Disorders

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

A safe place to talk about intense emotions for those diagnosed with an eating disorder can be of benefit as an individual uncovers the root motivations which might be linked with eating disorders. Several unresolved emotions and issues often are found at the core of eating problems, often beginning in early adolesence. Learning how to express feelings such as anger, sadness, guilt, and fear can be a freeing experience with a professional therapist.

Eating Disorders

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Eating disorders is a very complicated and serious issue which mainly occurs with woman but a growing number of men are also confronting this. We are still learning as much as we can about eating disorders and the opportunities to effectively treat and overcome this challenge. Caring psychotherapy and counseling along with behavior and cognitive therapies are currently the effective approach to reversing and managing eating disorders. It has been discovered that personal body imaging and family as well as social group messages around food, body size and body image have made for pivotal influences in the emotional trauma around food and eating. Transformation is successful with counseling.

Eating Disorders

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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.


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