I have been treating eating disorders for over 25 years and I have a doctorate in clinical psychology. I am an expert in anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders and in co-occurring disorders as well -- depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc. I was the official eating disorder therapist for the University of Arizona athletic department and love working with girls and women of all ages! 12 years ago I started my own treatment centers in Arizona where we treat adolescents and adults. I love working with people and have been helping people online since 1994. My hearts go out to the people out there who are unable to find help, who aren't sure whether they need help, and who don't have much of an understanding of the terrible consequences, emotionally and physically, that go hand in hand with the eating disorder. I view eating disorders as coping mechanisms that people use when they are under stress. I believe that eating disorders most times have many similarities whether it is anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. The good news is that people can heal from an eating disorder and learn to create the lives they would like to live.
I have 25 years of experience in treating eating disorders of all kinds. I also do consultations for people who are starting treatment centers.
Northwestern University -- BA Masters in Counseling Doctorate in Clinical Psychology -- Saybrook institute
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Dear Jackie, I've seen a little bit of everything during the years I've helped young women. A swollen face is not at all unusual. Your face will eventually go back to its normal size -- it's all about
Dear Jaclyn, I do not recall where I might have told someone to avoid certain foods unless they happen to have hyperglycemia and they have a sensitivity to sugar. Yes, I do tell some people not
Hi, Hanane, I've spoken with you several times before -- The only thing you need to do is to start exercizing! Cuting calories at this time just throws you back into the eating disorder -- and you
Dear Hanane, The facts are that you have anorexia nervosa. I'm so glad you went to the doctor! I'm also happy that you've been able to gain the weight. That's so hard to do! Your period should come
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