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

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Eating Disorders

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, BC V9A 5S1

Eating Disorders can become all-consuming, and extremely disruptive of every day life. Most who suffer with eating disorders think about their relationship with food all day long, weigh themselves excessively, and do (sometimes irreparable) damage to their bodies and psyches. Dr Sloat helps you to find the underlying causes and thinking patterns that perpetuate your disorder so you can find a sustainable solution and implement it. Are you ready to reclaim yourself?

Eating Disorders

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Within Driving Distance of Victoria, BC

At their essence, eating disorders are often about issues of shame, control and lack of self esteem. The goal of treatment for eating disorders is thus to help the client understand and manage the feelings underlying the disordered behavior. It is common for those with disordered eating behaviors to feel that they lacked sufficient control at critical earlier times in their lives and or to feel a deep and pervasive sense of shame about their body and even their very being. Bringing these feelings into the light of day and understanding them both in their historic and present day contexts permits a person to gradually develop more adaptive, alternative habits and behaviors.

Eating Disorders

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

547 Michigan Street, suite #203, Victoria, BC V8V 1E2

If you are eating in an unhealthy way quite possibly you have sought medical advice. Counseling will support you by looking for the reasons why you use food and eating in unhealthy ways. i will ask you to tell your story in lots of detail. Maybe you will uncover self esteem issues or issues about control and power. We may talk about feminism and societal trends and advertising which encourage you to try to look like models or entertainers. We will try to strengthen your pride and acceptance of yourself so you do not seek approval using behaviours not respectful of you health and individuality. We will look at effective eating management strategies and self honoring lifestyle choices.

Eating Disorders

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

1921 Fernwood Road, Victoria, BC V8T 3E6

Eating disorders are a symptom of low self esteem. What is need is an ongoing psychotherapy to become aware of feelings and needs that have been repressed while attending to learning new ways of self care and replenishment. Help in providing a structure and contracts for change are also part of the treatment for eating disorders.

Eating Disorders

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

#318-1175 Cook St., Victoria, BC V8V 4A1

Whether it is counting calories in extreme, using laxatives, exercising excessively or purging food, I can help you stop the behavior and replace it with healthier behavior. The "cause" of an eating disorder is individual to each person but in therapy you will become clearer on this cause and learn the triggers in order to prevent relapse. The benefit of stopping the eating disordered behavior is a healthier body, less physical health risks, an increase in self-esteem and better body image.

Eating Disorders

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

Cadboro Bay area, Victoria, BC V8N 1L6

I help women with eating disorders to understand and let go of the destructive eating patterns which are trying to fill the void caused by their emotional hunger. Most clients have already been through the rehab process, surgery, cognitive therapy and short term solutions and are looking for a way to satisfy their deeper hunger. The journey is not linear. It twists and turns through a process of self-discovery to the core of the heart they are trying to nourish. We work with early trauma issues, with boundaries, and with assertiveness techniques in a supportive and compassionate environment, to let go of the addiction to perfection, which is often the root of an eating disorder.

Eating Disorders

Michelle Iulianella, MBA, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202 - 2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3

I use an emotional-focused and existential lens to facilitate an exploration of the underlying sources of the profound emotional and cognitive distress and emptiness that manifest as disordered eating. My mandate is to address all experiences that may have served to exacerbate a client's disorder. These include, but are not limited to, histories of abuse, trauma, and relationship distress. My work with each client begins by creating a space that is safe, healing, and honouring of his or her own healing journey.

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