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Eating Disorder Counseling Sarasota FL

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 Sarasota, FL who provide eating disorder counseling.

Ms. Cindy Auchter
Cindy Auchter, L.C.S.W.
(941) 377-4573
5357 Bent Oak Drive
Sarasota, FL
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W.
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Wo
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Stacy Louk
(941) 378-1549
Sarasota, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Dr. Jacqueline Ruben Platenik
(941) 244-5768
73 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Sexual orientation gender identity, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2007
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino, Native American
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicare

Dr. Diane A McKay
(941) 365-7240
Diane A McKay, PsyD, PA1990 Main Street
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Life Coaching, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $250
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Lakewood Mind Body Center
(941) 479-0910
Lakewood Mind Body Center5300 Paylor Lane
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Simmons
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Diane A. McKay
(941) 365-7240
P. O. Box 903
Tallevast, FL
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Stress Management or Pain Management
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Johns Hopkins University
Credentialed Since: 2001-02-08

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Dr. Geoffrey Kanter
(941) 348-1337
Comprehensive MedPsych Systems1250 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Virginia
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jennette Brickman
(941) 922-1200
Sarasota, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Edith Von Weltin
(941) 266-1744
Sarasota, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Ms. Robin Bauer
(941) 479-0910
Lakewood Mind Body Center9040 Town Center Pkwy
Bradenton, FL
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Simmons
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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  • anorexia
  • anorexia nervosa
  • binge eating
  • bulimia
  • bulimia nervosa
  • eating disorders

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