Eating Disorder Counseling Tewksbury MA

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 Tewksbury, MA who provide eating disorder counseling.

Ms. Frances Booth
Mind Body Matters
(978) 475-3882
21 Central Street #8
Andover, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Alice Clark, Ph.D.
(781) 316-8154
259 Mass Ave
Arlington, MA
Specialty
Therapist(s) specializing in eating disorders
Additional Information
I am a clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience treating adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety and the aftermath of traumatic life events.

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Dr. Peggy Enrich
(781) 962-8686
35 Clarke Street
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Massachusetts
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Judy Glick
Judy Glick LMHC
(781) 646-2282
259 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC, LCSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religiou
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Patricia Thatcher
The LifeWorks Center
(617) 661-1277
50 Dudley St
Cambridge, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Obese or Overweight, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Anne Clancy
(617) 462-2682
139 Billerica Rd. Suite C-2East
Chelmsford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interp
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Luanna E. Devenis
(781) 862-2495
7 Blodgett Road
Lexington, MA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University at Albany/SUNY
Credentialed Since: 1996-08-12

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Ms. Dewie Weiner
Dewie Weiner, LICSW
(781) 861-7585
76 Bedford Street Suite 19
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, ACSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Int
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, Obese
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Susan Lederer
Susan S. Lederer
(781) 646-4749
94 Pleasant Street Suite #3
Arlington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, L
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Lyn Styczynski
(781) 641-2210
173 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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

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