Who I help.
I treat males and females. I treat all types of eating disorders.
I work closely with the client’s medical doctor and nutritionist as a component part of the team approach to treatment. My clinical work is tailored to the client’s situation depending on their level of motivation and their symptoms. Depending on the client’s age, family therapy may be a component of their treatment plan.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat bulimia. Depending on the client’s symptoms (patterns of eating and compensatory behaviors) and their goals, I will individualize a treatment plan. I may recommend that they seek additional support from a nutritionist and/or doctor. Depending on the client’s age, family therapy may be a component of their treatment plan.
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating. Using a structured program of psycho-education and behavioral modification techniques, clients are able to begin making progress quickly.
Other disordered eating.
For clients who suffer from chronic overeating, chronic restricting, chronic dieting, orthorexia or other disordered eating that may fall into the diagnostic category of “Eating Disorder – not otherwise specified (ED-NOS)” I will tailor my clinical approach depending on their symptoms, their behavioral patterns and their personal goals.
Continuation of care.
For someone who has just left in-patient hospitalization, a residential treatment facility, or an intensive or partial outpatient treatment program, I can provide the support needed to maintain the progress that has already been achieved.
Local – The Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT) is a local resource for individuals, families and communities to access support and information about the prevention and treatment of eating disorders diagnosis. For more information and to contact the EDCT, visit www.edct.net.
Books – There are many helpful books about all types of eating disorders and weight/body image issues. For a wide selection of topics and the most current books, visit www.gurze.com.
National – The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) at www.nationaleatingdisorders.org is a resource for information about the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Other online resources for information about eating disorders and options for outpatient and residential treatment are www.edreferral.com and www.something-fishy.org