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Eating Disorder Counseling Austin TX

Eating disorder counseling helps people who are struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. Some disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating or compulsive eating. Anorexia nervosa is sometimes fatal and can require serious medical intervention. Behavioral therapy and medication therapy are some treatments used. See below to learn more and to gain access to eating disorder counselors in Austin, TX who provide eating disorder counseling.

Raymond C. Hawkins
Psychology Dept. Univ. TX. at Austin
Austin, TX
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Couples Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Pennsylvania
Credentialed Since: 1979-10-15

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Rozana Zaifer-Sims
(512) 650-7679
1101 S. Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Nova Southeastern University
Credentialed Since: 2009-05-07

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Natalia Lee Gian
(512) 262-9646
2306 Lake Austin Boulevard
Austin, TX
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Emotional Eating
Qualification
School: The University of Kansas
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Will provide receipt for reimbursement

Kara Beaver
(512) 943-6138
405 W 22nd St
Austin, TX
Qualification
School: St Edwards University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Stacy Watkins
(512) 649-0373
3625 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Houston
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Louis Laves-Webb
Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC
(512) 914-6635
601 West 18th Street
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LPC
Licensed in Texas
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Fo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Stacie Crochet
(512) 921-5925
13740 Research Blvd. Bldg. U-4
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jenny Slataper
(832) 548-4010
Harris & Slataper, PLLC2520 Longview St.
Austin, TX
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse
Qualification
School: University of Houston, Clear Lake
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mary K. Combs
(512) 649-5401
604 B West 9th Street
Austin, TX
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders
Qualification
School: The University of Texas
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Kimberlei Wolfgang
(512) 673-2143
Austin, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Basics about Eating Disorders

Disorders - Eating Disorders
Written by National Women's Health Information Center   

Eating disorders are serious medical problems. Anorexia nervosa , bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are all types of eating disorders. Eating disorders frequently develop during adolescence or early adulthood, but can occur during childhood or later in adulthood. Females are more likely than males to develop an eating disorder. Only an estimated 5 to 15 percent of people with anorexia or bulimia and an estimated 35 percent of those with binge-eating disorder are male.

Eating disorders are more than just a problem with food. Food is used to feel in control of other feelings that may seem overwhelming. For example, starving is a way for people with anorexia to feel more in control of their lives and to ease tension, anger, and anxiety. Purging and other behaviors to prevent weight gain are ways for people with bulimia to feel more in control of their lives and to ease stress and anxiety.

While there is no single known cause of eating disorders, several things may contribute to the development of these disorders:

  • Culture. The U.S. has a social and cultural ideal of extreme thinness. Women partially define themselves by how physically attractive they are.
  • Personal characteristics. Feelings of helplessness, worthlessness, and poor self-image often accompany eating disorders.
  • Other emotional disorders. Other mental health problems, like depression or anxiety, occur along with eating disorders.
  • Stressful events or life changes. Things like starting a new school or job or being teased to traumatic events like rape can lead to the onset of eating disorders.
  • Biology. Studies are being done to look at genes, hormones, and chemicals in the brain that may have an effect on the development of, and recovery from eating disorders.
  • Families. The attitude of parents about appearance and diet affects their kids' attitudes. Also, if your mother or sister has bulimia, you are more likely to have it.
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  • binge eating
  • bulimia
  • bulimia nervosa
  • eating disorders

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