Eating Disorder Counseling Charlotte NC

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 Charlotte, NC who provide eating disorder counseling.

Charles H. Brown
(704) 333-2988
Get Your Head In The Game
Charlotte, NC
Services
Sports Psychology, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1981-09-24

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Mrs. Patricia Heard
Phoenix Family Institute
(704) 542-9883
10720 Carmel Commons Blvd. Suite 330
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,ACSW,LMFT,LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Susan Elizabeth Gessner
(704) 765-6939
Charlotte Center for Balanced Living505 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Tulane University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Jennifer Kuehn
(704) 686-0220
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Lauren Petters
(704) 365-4545
Charlotte, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

The Renfrew Center of North Carolina
(800) REN-FREW
6633 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Eating disorders treatment center
Additional Information
The Renfrew Center is a women's mental health center with locations in Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; Coconut Creek, Florida; New York City; Southern Connecticut; Northern New Jersey; Charlotte, North Carolina, and Nashville, TN, as well as a nationwide professional resource network. We specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder), trauma, anxiety, depression, and other women's issues.

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Angela Redlak-Olcese
(704) 366-1264
6633 Fairview Rd
Charlotte, NC
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 2010-11-30

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Dr. Amy S Combs
(704) 378-1390
Charlotte Center for Balanced LivingVillage at Southend
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Jill Eilenberger
(704) 522-0291
Coaching, Consulting, & Counseling1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, OCD, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: UNC Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Alexandra Hiatt Duffy
(704) 751-5258
4501 Cameron Valley Parkway
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: George Washington University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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.
Tags:
  • anorexia
  • anorexia nervosa
  • binge eating
  • bulimia
  • bulimia nervosa
  • eating disorders

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