Therapists

There are different types of psychotherapists from which to choose for therapy:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – LCSWs have specialized knowledge of social resources, human capabilities, and the role that unconscious motivation plays in determining behavior. They work to help people to achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive social adjustments.

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) – A marriage and family therapist works with individuals, couples, or groups and examines interpersonal relationships for the purpose of achieving more adequate, satisfying, and productive marriage and family adjustments.

Psychologist (PhD, PsyD, DMH, or LEP) – Psychologists provide assessment and treatment of a variety of interpersonal and mental health issues for individuals, families, and groups.

Below is a list of local therapists who have experience working with individuals with eating disorders. Additional details, such as treatment philosophy or insurance accepted for each provider, can be found by clicking each therapist’s name. To view a separate listing of each therapist, click on the “See separate listing here” link below their name.

EDRC aims to maintain a current list of local Therapists who treat eating disorders.  If you would like to be included in this list or have a recommendation of someone to include, please CLICK HERE to complete an application form or contact us at info@edrcsv.org .

Ronna Kabatznick

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Ronna Kabatznick

Mindful Management
2740 Belrose Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510)684-5676
ronna@mindfulmanagement.com
Contact by email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Ph.D. in Social Psychology Expertise: Mindful Eating Psychologist, Weight Watchers International for 9 years Clinical Professor at Langley Porter Psychiatric Board Member, The Center for Mindful Eating Director: Mindful Eating Teacher Training

Board Certified:  No – there is no required certification for my specialty

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 30+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 20+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Psychologist, Weight Watchers International for 9 years (retired) Clinical Professor at Langlet Porter Psychiatric Board Memeber, The Center for Mindful Eating Director: Mindful Eating Teacher Training Author: The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems Author of numerous articles on Mindful Eating

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work with individuals, groups and families from a mindful meditation perspective. Clients experience and practice various forms of meditation (from ancient to modern) that focus on both food for the body and more importantly, food for the heart. My services focus on insight into the nature of craving and how to release from its destructive forms.

Yes I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as:

1. Significant increase in a minimum of 10 mindful eating skills that reduce reactive/autopilot.emotional eating patterns; kindness practices for one’s body; 2.Eating based on satiety cues with a focus on quality not quantity; 3. Engaging in mindful eating practices in a variety of setting (stress, restaurants, parties, work, when alone and/or with family, friends, etc. 4. Knowing ways to mindfully relate to relapse; 5. Committed to daily “food for the heart” practices; 6. Enjoying food rather than using it as punishment

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors, Other-Must be 18 or Older

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Binge Eating,  Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Support Groups, Other-My approach is education clients in mindful eating – learning how to manage and regulate appetite, learning how to relate to feelings of emptiness, etc., through mindfulness of the breath, body, feelings, thoughts, loving kindness and compassion.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, see clients throughout the Bay area in my office and work with clients nationally and internationally via Skype. Also, see students, professors and staff from UC Berkeley and Mills College.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale.






Rain Sussman, LCSW

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Rain Sussman, LCSW

1474 University Avenue, #122
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510)649-1909
Contact by phone or e-mail
Not wheelchair accessible

Fax: (510)649-1909

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Board Certified:  No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I began helping clients overcome eating disorders and other psychological difficulties over fifteen years ago. Working in residential treatment, hospital-based treatment, and outpatient settings, I have witnessed innumerable stories of recovery and resilience.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My approach is warm, practical, and down-to-earth. I use evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to maximize the benefits for my clients. I also integrate well-researched mindfulness-based treatments into our sessions, as appropriate.

Recovery from an eating disorder is indeed possible. Recovery is feeling at home in your body, practicing self-compassion, and engaging with life, love and food without the burden of constant vigilance, self-criticism, or fear. If this is the life that you want, you can move in that direction today; feel free to schedule a free phone consultation on my website to see how I can help.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES:Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment

Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance (Aetna)
Will bill on behalf of patient.






Margaret (Peg) A. Bailey, PhD

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Margaret (Peg) A. Bailey, PhD

51 E. Campbell Ave. #107E
Campbell, CA 95008

(408) 358-4090
www.pegbailey.com
Fax: (408) 358-4090
Contact by phone
Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Clinical Psychology MA in Clinical Psychology MA in Applied Social Sciences

Board Certified:  Licensed by Psychology Board of CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: PhD -Psychology MA-Psychology MA-Applied social sciences

Worked with eating disorders: Worked on both an Adolescent Psychiatric Unit and an Eating Disorder Unit in the 1980’s treating both individuals and families. Concurrently began a private practice. Worked one year upon move to CA at a Women’s Hospital and in my private practice treating eating disorders. My dissertation study was on the correlation between eating disorders, history of abuse, and symptoms of dissociation. My full vitae is on my website.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I have been trained in all methods in the treatment of eating disorders. Cognitive-behavioral, biological, skills, psychodynamic, analytic, and family systems. I currently like in my private practice to work long-term and twice or more times a week. In this work I employ working in the transference in the therapy.

Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: where the patient has developed the ego strength and skills so that they have an alternative choice other than the eating disorder in dealing with their difficulties.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Families, Females, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Anxiety Disorders

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Individual Therapy, Other – psychodynamic and analytic psychotherapy (meaning working in the transference)

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, if “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Barbara Bird, MFT

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Barbara Bird, MFT

305 Los Gatos Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 827-9662
barbarabirdlmft@yahoo.com
Contact by phone or email
Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Marriage and Family Therapist, Eating Disorder Certificate

Board Certified:  Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: BS San Jose State, MA Santa Clara University, MFT Licensed, Eating Disorder Certificate with training in sandplay, alcohol and drug treatment, co-dependency, DBT skills, art/play therapy

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work with stressed moms and dads to be the parents they always wanted to be. I work with their kids and teens as they move into healthier choices. I work with individuals in emotional pain in relationships. I also work with people who others say have issues with food. We work together towards solutions.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as living a healthy lifestyle with 3 meals and 2 snacks daily, plus moderate exercise, seeing a therapist weekly, taking meds as prescribed, attending family therapy as needed, with a solid family and friend support network. Able to meet personal goals of career, family and health, with an enriching quality of life.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance – ComPsych, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, MHN, PPO out of network provider. If you are covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, will bill on behalf of patient.






Bonnie Gould RN, MFT

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Bonnie Gould RN, MFT

901 Campisi Way, Suite 350
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 356-2240
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) – Registered Nurse (RN)

Board Certified: Yes – Board of Behavioral Sciences-MFT# 39861; Board of Registered Nursing-RN# 294441

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a BS degree in Nursing, and an MS. degree in clinical Psychology. I have also completed the JFK Eating Disorder Certificate Program. I have additional continuing education hours in the treatment of eating disorders, and also have both nursing and counseling experience in eating disorder treatment.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy(DBT), and psychodynamic therapy to treat eating disorders. CBT is used to “calm the symptoms”, normalize food intake and eliminate negative behaviors. DBT is used to learn emotional regulation skills, and psychodynamic therapy addresses self esteem, body image, impulse control, family of origin messages about food, and one’s own relationship with food. I use a multidisciplinary team approach and work with a medical doctor, nutritionist and psychiatrist as needed.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is regaining balance in relationships, including one’s relationship with food. It is living without eating disorder symptoms, normalizing food intake, using exercise properly, identifying triggers for negative emotions and behaviors, and using healthy coping strategies. Recovery is a lifelong process. Lapses and relapse can occur in recovery. They indicate unbalance, and the goal is to return to balance quickly.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Other-Psychodynamic Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Experienced and willing in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance: “Provider out of the network”






Campbell Teen & Family Therapy

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Campbell Teen & Family Therapy

Ingrid Higgins, LMFT
441 N. Central Ave., #6
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 579-9806
Fax: (408) 637-5722
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist, Registered Addiction Specialist

Board Certified:  Yes – Behavioral Board of Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Masters in Counseling Psychology, Bachelors in Psychology & Addiction Studies, EMDR trained through EMDR-HAP and certified by EMDRIA

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

When treating eating disorders I use a multidisciplinary team consisting of a medical doctor, family therapy, individual therapy, a nutritionist and if needed a psychiatrist, I treat the individual using CBT.

Yes I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recover as maintaining a healthy weight, realistic view of  body, developing and using healthy coping strategies, working through any family problems, reduction in distorted thinking, termination of binging, restricting, over exercising, learning to eat healthy oods and recognizing body’s signals for being full and being hungry, learning the difference between appetite and hunger.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Families

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating,  Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorder,NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient; Experienced and willing in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, If patient covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Tonja Krautter, PsyD, LCSW

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Tonja Krautter, PsyD, LCSW

51 East Campbell Ave, Ste 170
Campbell, CA 95008(408) 808-1580
www.drtonja.com
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Psychotherapy.  See website for practice information and publications.






Ann Martini, LCSW

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Ann Martini, LCSW

51 East Campbell Ave., Suite 170
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 370-6195
Fax: (408) 370-6196
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MSW, UC Berkeley, 1978, Specialization – Children and Families, LCSW, 1980. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, SFCP, 2002, Co-director of SFCP’s Eating Disorder Resource Center, co-leader of SFCP consult group for ED therapists

Board Certified:  Board of Behavioral Science Examiners

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Degrees listed above. I have been in the private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis since 1980 where I treat children adolescents and adults and work with parents. I also supervise interns and licensed therapists. I have worked extensively with eating disorders during that time. I am on the faculty of The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program and also teach for NCSPP, where I have conducted 2 workshops on eating disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work individually in collaboration with a treatment team. I offer in depth psychoanalytically oriented treatment and have had a lot of success with people for whom shorter term, more behaviorally oriented treatments have failed.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Return to normal weight and exercise regimen, resumption of menses (if absent). Improvement of body image (ie realistic perception of oneself) and resolution of underlying psychological conflicts which played a part in the development of the eating disorder. (This could also include some work on family relationships).

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Other – Psychoanalytic psychotherapy (I also supervise therapists treating patients with eating disorders, both in individual consultation and in a consultation group co-lead by Jana Kahn, Ph.D.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, experienced in working as part of a team.

Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Insurance – I am not on any PPOs. I take insurance as an out of network provider. Provider out of the network” in a PPO – Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.
 






Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD

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Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD

Bay Area Family Therapy
21760 Stevens Creek Blvd., #102
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 257-6882
www.Baftta.com
Fax: (408)257-0689
Contact you by phone
Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Psychologist, Narrative Therapist, Former Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Board Certified:  No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Experience working in a teaching hospital as a faculty member. Written and have given workshops on Narrative Therapy and Eating Disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Narrative therapy-work with the individual and family to increase presence in the world and take charge directly of own life (including food) and preferences.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as increased entitlement to things, decreased experience of evaluation, decreased isolation. Mostly setting own direction for eating and body management.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Narrative therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, Experienced in working as part of a treatment team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks






Susan Martin, LMFT

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Susan Martin, LMFT

Becoming Real
160 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 290
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(650) 465-6323
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: B.S. Nutrition Science M.A. Exercise Physiology M.A. Counseling Psychology

Board Certified: Yes- LMFT #29640

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: With degrees in nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology – my training began in psychoanalytic work and then I progressed to a more ecclectic practice that includes art therapy, journaling, mindfulness, group therapy, psychoeducation, and depth psychology more informed by wisdom traditions

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Multidimensional: depth psychology, psychoeducation component that includes information on IRS, politics and economics of food industry, the role of nutrition and exercise as it affects IRS and obesity and food addiction, clearly wanting individuals to have a process in which they deepen their capacity to make contact with their inner world, trauma, their emotions, beliefs, and dare to dream that they can live without their disordered relationship with food which has been a double-edged sword.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is the process of having discovered how it is I developed a disordered relationship with food, how it served me, and the slow process of growing enough internal strength to begin to face my emotional reality, inside and out without resorting to numbing or avoidance or addiction. To learn compassion and the capacity to feel as opposed to judgment.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Families, Females, GLBT, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Psychoanalysis, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups, Group psychotherapy Intensive Retreats, Creative Writing Assignments, Psychoeducation Reading

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, If patient covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Jackie Holmes, MFT

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Jackie Holmes, MFT

Casa Serena Eating Disorders Program
1868 Clayton Road, Suite 123
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 682-8252
Fax: (925) 682-8313
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: M.Ed., MFT Eating Disorders Specialist

Board Certified: Yes-BBSE, CAMFT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my master’s from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1980. Started running groups and doing individual sessions, relocated to Bay area in 1985. Worked as Inpatient Clinical Coordinator at Serenity Eating Disorders Program at Mt. Diablo Hospital in Concord. Opened private practice in 1990 and offered individual, family, group and couple therapy for this population. In 2006, I opened Casa Serena Intesnive Outpatient Program because there are no resources in the east county. I also teach at UC Berkeley and JFK university in continuing education programs addressing Eating Disorders. I frequently speak at conferences and community groups to help educate and inform about the dangers of Eating Disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe there are 5 main aspects of the recovery process from Eating Disorders. 1) Stabilizing the health through good nutrition and stopping the behaviors–restricting, binging, purging and over eating. 2) addressing the emotional drivers of the behaviors, to find the feeling tone of the disorders and how it works in the client’s life. 3) to help the client address the belief systems and thought processes that distort their thinking and make positive changes and develop new coping skills. 4) Address the social and familial impact of the ED on their work, relationships and community. and Finally 5) to explore the spiritual aspects of the ED and the meaning it takes on in our lives and to find new and more positive ways of being fully alive.
Yes, I feel you can recover from an eating disorder. I define recovery as: Abstaining from the destructive behaviors and finding new coping skills that address the underlying issues related to the Disorder. Developing a strategy for dealing with life’s stressors that don’t include self harm in any form.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Childre, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. Insurance-MHN, Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield/ Anthem, UBH and United Healthcare, Health net, and others we have set up single case agreements with Triwest/Tricare, Multi Plan and Magellan. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO – Will bill on behalf of patient.






Mark Schiller, M.D.

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Mark Schiller, M.D.

Mind Therapy Clinic
150 Nellen Ave. Ste 100
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415)945-9870
Fx: (415)945-9325
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Psychiatrist

Board Certified: Yes-American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Dr. Schiller is a Yale and University of Chicago trained psychiatrist and former UCSF faculty member who has been a leader in the development of technologies that provide an objective and effective basis for guiding psychiatric medication treatment. He has continued his research involvement in his continuing role as Director of Medical Affairs of CNS Response, the developer of referenced-EEG. In addition to his work on electrophysiological technology, he also focuses on the medication treatment of a broad range of difficult to treat psychiatric disorders, including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and addiction. He is the Medical Director at the La Ventana Eating Disorders program in San Francisco and the psychiatric consultant at the Bayside Marin dual diagnosis treatment program.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I certainly believe that a cohesive, comprehensive team approach is the best, if not only way to treat people with eating disorders. In my own work with medications, I have found that a focus first on alleviating the anxiety so often found in people with eating disorders and that worsens around normalizing food is very important.

I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define it as improvement of body image distortions in the case of anorexia.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Conversational Mandarin

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified),Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Medical Evaluations, Psychopharmacology

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Residential Treatment. Experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks
“Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Cici Lipset, LCSW

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Cici Lipset, LCSW

851 Fremont Ave., Ste. 214
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650)941-3205
Fx: (650)856-6095

www.cicilipset.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Board Certified: Yes – Board of Behavioral Sciences, California

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a bachelors degree from Stanford University and a Master in Social Work from UC Berkeley. I have had extensive private supervision and classes from psychodynamic clinicians.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work collaboratively with clients helping them understand themselves, to find confidence, and gain control of their lives, and work through changes in life.

I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. I define recovery as an ability to eat meals without being preoccupied about losing or gaining weight, developing a healthy relationship with one’s body, an ability to understand and be aware of stressors that can contribute to self-destructive eating behaviors. An ability to utilize tools developed in treatment to prevent a relapse to previous self-destructive behaviors.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Phone Counseling
Experienced and willing in working as part of a team.

FEES: Personal Checks. If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Deb Burgard, PhD

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Deb Burgard, PhD

2235 Grant Rd. Suite #2
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 321-2606

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed in Psychology Ph.D. Psychology, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA BA Psychology Harvard University

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: BA magna cum laude, Harvard University; PhD, Wright Institute; Clinical director of hospital treating eating disorders, faculty in ED certificate program, presenter at APA, Renfrew, ICED (AED) national and international conferences, published author, published research. Ph.D. Psychology, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA BA Psychology Harvard University Training and professional experience in inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, IOP. Faculty in JFK ED certification program. Presenter at international ED conferences. Published author. Eating, weight, and body image concerns across the weight spectrum.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Blended approach addressing practical issues as well as underlying causes of eating and weight struggles; goal of living peacefully with one’s body as a partner. Health at Every Size model, eating attuned with hunger/satiety, sustainable health practices for life.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Developmentally moving on beyond the stuck point: having better ways to take care of stress, emotional regulation, and care of oneself than the eating disorder. The reduction in symptoms occurs as a result of these newer, better ways of coping, and there is a peaceful partnership between oneself and one’s body.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Size Acceptance approach to weight concerns, body image concerns.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intuitive Eating/Appetite Awareness. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance: Patient pays provider and gets reimbursed if insurance has “out of network” provision.






Michelle Takemoto, LMFT

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Michelle Takemoto, LMFT 

15495 Los Gatos Blvd, Suite 5
Los Gatos, CA 95032
408-673-1882

www.mft-michelle.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 48071; Master of Arts, Community Counseling, Northern Arizona University; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Kansas; Completed Certificate in Eating Disorders, JFK University

Board Certified: No – there is no required certification for my specialty

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-20

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Masters in Community Counseling and completed my training at an expressive art therapy center. I have worked at both private and nonprofit centers with teens and adults struggling with eating disorders and body image issues. I have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In conjunction with my clinical work, I have taught college classes and published on the topics of academic retention and the benefits of counseling, as I believe in supporting individuals to fulfill their long term goals and dreams throughout the continued process of recovery.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe that each person is unique and that hope holds the spirit of the recovery process. I am a systems therapist and I believe in working with the whole person in the context of their environment and culture. I approach eating disorders from a strength based perspective and focus on drawing from a person’s often unrecognized potentials, to partner with them in their process of self-discovery and healing.

I view recovery as a journey in which each person defines their own milestones, dreams, and outcomes for what this process ultimately leads to in their lives. I approach this process by partnering with clients as they lead this journey, and I incorporate evidenced-based approaches to support them creating a healthy, balanced, and hopeful life.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dismorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Disassociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (eating disorders not otherwise specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Intensive Outpatient, phone counseling

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Nancy Roberts-Knight, MA, MFT Intern

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Nancy Roberts-Knight, MA, MFT Intern

15066 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd., Suite 200
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408)309-9821
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University; Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); Strength-based counseling approaches; Process therapy

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I offer supportive, non-judgmental counseling in a private, confidential setting. I have an open, empathic, insightful style that provides a balance between safety and encouragement to grow

I believe that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified),Overeater, Overweight, Other-trauma

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, Individual Therapy, Other-Process, task-based

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks”Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Laura Wolfe M.A., M.F.T.

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Laura Wolfe M.A., M.F.T.

334 Village Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 380-3027
Contact by Phone

Wheelchair Accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) License # MFC 47347 Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University (MA) Bachelors degree from Santa Clara University (BA); Division 1 Athlete.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA Santa Clara University, where I had the opportunity and flexibility to include eating disorder issues into the curriculum. I have also done a lot of work to self-educate about food and body issues. I have attended educational events associated with the EDRC and am an EDRC resource.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

The Healthy at Every Size model and Intuitive Eating are key ingredients to my philosophy. Having a peaceful relationship with food and your body is one main underlying goal (including replacing the relationship with food and the disorder).

Yes I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Having a peaceful relationship with food and your body. To regain other relationships, and slowly give up the relationship with food and the disorder. Being able to use healthier coping skills to deal with life’s stresses. Also, dealing with issues that lie hidden beneath the eating disorder, such as anxiety and depression.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight, Other – Competitive Athletes

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Other – Emotionally Focused Therapy, Behavioral Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing to work as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. If “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Laura C. Kauffman, Ph.D.

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Laura C. Kauffman, Ph.D.

843 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650)763-8583
Fax: (650)763-8583
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I have been working with children and adolescents struggling with eating disorders for over 15 years. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), andMaudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT).

Board Certified: Yes, California Board of Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 15 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Ph.D. Stanford University 2004. Trained in FBT by Jim Lock at Stanford University to participate as a therapist in his researach study assessing differences in effectiveness of FBT by length of treatment (6 mo vs. 12 mo). *Internship-Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit) Expertise; Children, adolescents, and adults with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

When treating children and adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa, I actively participate as member of the treatment team, collaborating with the treating physician, nutritionist, etc. I have had great success with the Maudsley Family Based Treatment, and I use this as a first-line approachfor youth. However, I also employ CBT and IPT when working with adolescents and adults.

I believe that individuals can return to a more typical way of life without the burden of constant thoughts of food and calories. Given that body weight and shape concerns are prevalent in the general population, I don’t expect that clients will never have concerns about their body or food, but the extent to which their thoughts and mood are dominated is significantly less. My goal is to support clients to develop healthy ways of coping with stress and successfully meet the developmental tasks of their age.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Children, Families, Females, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, ED NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, if “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD, ABPP

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Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD, ABPP

1220 University Drive, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Ph: 650-206-9636
Robin@DrRobinRosenberg.com
www.DrRobinRosenberg.com

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Clinical Psychologist–Ph.D. I am licensed in the state of California

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: After I received by Ph.D., I deepened my experience treating people with EDs at Newton-Wellesley Hospital ED Clinic. Then in MA, I had a private practice for over 20 years, treating college and graduate students from the colleges in Cambridge and Boston as well as other folks. I’m a longtime member of the Academy for Eating Disorders. I’ve also been certified in clinical hypnosis, a technique that I sometimes use to help people address body image issues.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My clinical approach is to “lead” with CBT, particularly for patients who are new to treatment. When patients are not able to make good use of the skills and tools of CBT, my approach in sessions tends to shift, focusing on family issues that help maintain the disorder, and well as underlying issues that lead the patients to be more ambivalent about recovery.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as:Being able to feed oneself adequately without being self-destructive in the process, to feel relatively comfortable being inside one’s skin (as much as possible, given our current culture), and most importantly, moving past a self-identity of someone with an eating disorder to someone who enjoys a variety of pursuits and relationships and who accepts having both strengths and weaknesses.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Other-Psychological issues related to fertility problems, sexual disorders

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks. If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Mary Sanders, PhD

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Mary Sanders, PhD

Moonsand House
P.O. Box 1302
Montara, CA 94037
Contact by e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Ph.D. Clinlcal Psychology IAEDP certified supervisor 27 years experience: Stanford Med Center, Comprehensive Care Unit (inpatient treatment of eating disorders)

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Family-Based, Maudsley Model Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mindfulness and Eating Narrative Therapy

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as physical and emotional well-being.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Families, Females, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Inpatient, Phone Counseling, Skype Consultation and Therapy, Experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, If patient covered by “provider out of the network” in a PPO patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Elizabeth C. Basile

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Elizabeth C. Basile

201 San Antonio Cr, Ste C-125
Mountain View, CA. 94040
(408) 718-6915
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I graduated from John F. Kennedy University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, and will soon complete training for a Certificate in Eating Disorders. I have specialized knowledge in meeting with people struggling with Type 1 Diabetes and an eating disorder, known as diabulimia, as well as other eating disorder diagnoses. I also meet with people have an accompanying medical condition that puts them at increased risk for an eating disorder.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I draw upon various ideas and perspectives, including post-modern ideas, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and expressive arts, to tailor therapy to fit each person’s needs and ideas regarding what is helpful. People have ideas and intentions about who they are. Eating disorders interfere with these intentions, create obstacles, and disconnect a person from herself. Treatment includes helping each person explore causes and effects of an eating disorder, develop new skills and perspectives, and find solutions so she is empowered to live life on her own terms. I’ve found pet-assisted therapy to be valuable and supportive, and incorporate this treatment approach with interested clients.

Yes, I believe recovery is possible. Each person is unique, so ideas of recovery and the journey taken is personal I work collaboratively with each client to help her define recover, identify her abilities and beliefs, develop new skills, and shift the ideas and perspectives on who she is and how she views herself. It also becomes important for each person to feel confident that she will counter an eating disorder’s attempted influence, recognize when it threatens to intrude again, and to anticipate when new situations and life transitions may invite the eating disorder back in.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females,, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, Narrative Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance – Blue Shield, Pacificare, MHN, MHNet, United Behavioral Health, United Healthcare, If patient covered by “Provider out the network” in a PPO will bill on behalf of a patient






Mary Logan, MFT

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Mary Logan, MFT

2500 Hospital Drive, Building 3
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650)694-7850
Fx (650)968-2340
Contact by phone

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Private practice for 12 years, eating disorder certificate from JFK, clinician at El Camino Hospital for 17 years in behavioral health unit. Worked in inpatient unit as well as eating disorder program at El Camino.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Psychodynamic, depth oriented treatment

Yes I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. It is possible to manage the eating disorder and have few symptoms, but it will always be something that the patient needs to be aware of, similar to a substance abuse problem.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Females, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: EMDR, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Inpatient, Experienced and willing in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks






Joelle R. Maletis, MA.Ed, MA., MFT

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Joelle R. Maletis, MA.Ed, MA., MFT

1061 El Monte Ave., Suite B
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: (408) 375-5803
Fax: (408) 462-9990
Contact via phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MA in Education with an MFA in Dance; MA in Holistic Counseling Psychology; with Specializations in: Addictions; Eating Disorders; Co-Occurring Mental Health; LGBTQI Communities; Fellowship in Co-Morbid Mental Health illness and Eating Disorders.

Board Certified: Yes – BBS-MFC#51094

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: In 2008, I graduated from John F. Kennedy University in holistic counseling psychology with additional specializations in working with people struggling with broad-spectrum eating disorders, addictions, dual diagnoses and cultural/sexual diversity issues. Since that time, I have worked extensively with people who have been dealing with eating disorders, multi-complex addictions, self-harming behavior, anxiety, depression, bipolar issues, dual-diagnosis/CD PHP and IOP programs. In addition to seeing articles for NAMI, instruct at John F. Kennedy University graduate counseling psychology programs; and television appearances, with ABC7’s Cheryl Jennings, discussing the importance of eating disorder awareness and prevention.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My theoretical background includes a variety of approaches specially tailored for each client to fit their needs as individuals that will best works towards resolution. I work with many different psychological models to specifically meet each individual’s goals for therapy. My treatment plans are flexible and adaptable to help my clients achieve the best results possible. I believe, therapy is about the relationship between the client and the therapist which invites change, insight and a new focus/direction for one’s life.

Recovery is a different process and experience for each individual. I don’t believe that there’s a one size fits all model. I tend to see recovery as an on-going continuum. Some days it is as the old saying goes: “two step forward, ten steps back!” However, I believe that each time one steps backwards, the forward movement become leaps over the past small steps. In essence, I believe that recovery is an on-going process with the goal of developing new tools, resources, and skills to have those backward steps become small baby ones (if any at all). Recovery is training the mind, body and spirit to be at peace and at one with its self as a unit; a perfectly imperfect self.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Other-Military Personnel Veterans

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight, Other – PTSD/Trauma
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Other – Client-Centered Focus Eclectic Theories Transpersonal/Holistic Theories

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Medical Evaluations, Psychopharmacology

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-therapy (email) Support, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks. TriCare, United Behavioral Health Military and Veterans, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Veteran’s Choice accepted. If “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Manda Hakimi Ederer, PhD

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Manda Hakimi Ederer, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Director, Adolescent Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
(510) 752-1476
manda.hakimi@kp.org

dr.mandahakimi@yahoo.com

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland is a 340-bed teaching hospital and outpatient facility offers a full range of medical services.

The outpatient eating disorders program provides services for adults (located in Behavioral Medicine) and for children, teens, and families (located in the Child and Family Service)  The multidisciplinary program includes psychologists, social worker, dietician, nurse practitioner, pediatricians, and psychiatrists.

Kaiser offers groups, which use cognitive-behavioral and dialectal-behavioral interventions, individual, couples and family-based treatment (Maudsley) for eating disorders.






Suzannah Neufeld, MFT

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Suzannah Neufeld, MFT

5327 College Avenue, #6
Oakland, CA 94618
(415) 710-4539
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy. I am a certified Yoga instructor.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 13 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 20+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Suzannah (Tipermas) Neufeld has been a therapist supporting women’s mental health, and those recovering from eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma since 2003. She has worked in residential, intensive outpatient, and school settings, and has been in private practice since 2006. She has delivered speaking engagements widely on eating disorders, body image, and media literacy for organizations such as About-Face and City College of San Francisco.

Suzannah received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Drama from Stanford University. Her honors thesis involved writing and performing a play about women recovering from eating disorders. She went on to earn her MA in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In her master’s project, she studied the use of expressive arts in treating co-occurring eating disorders/addiction issues.

Suzannah is also a certified yoga therapist and RYT 500, having completed training at the Niroga Institute, and loves incorporating mindfulness and body/breath awareness into a creative and strength-based therapy approach.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I use a non-judgmental, creative approach that helps address both short-term goals and long-term underlying issues. Rather then encouraging clients to focus on “what is wrong with them,” I believe in helping clients figure out “what is right with them,” enabling clients to call upon their innate strength and wisdom. I meets client with a compassionate yet direct manner, using kindness, gentle and honest confrontation, and humor/playfulness to help clients gain perspective and live more fully and freely. My work with people with eating disorders is most influenced by the following approaches: dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic therapies/mindfulness/yoga. I practice both individual and family-based therapy for eating disorders, and enjoy working with a treatment team.

Yes, I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Recovery is the ability to live and respond to life creatively and skillfully. Recovery from eating disorders also involves maintaining health by nourishing and caring for oneself and one’s body.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, also specialize in issues relating to pregnancy and parenthood.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, Expressive Arts Narrative Therapy.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Willing and/or experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Lynn Tracy

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Lynn Tracy

5655 College Avenue, Suite 315-A
Oakland, CA 94618
510-496-2727
drlynntracy@gmail.com
www.drlynntracy.com
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Counseling Psychology
MS in Marriage & Family Therapy
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Board Certified: Yes – Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years experience working with eating disorders. I see individuals, couples, and families in my private practice. I hold a Masters degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California and postgraduate training at UC Berkeley with a research emphasis on eating disorders and addiction. I have worked with eating disorders at college counseling centers as well as in private practice. As a clinical psychologist at the student counseling center at UC Berkeley, I facilitated the Eating Disorder Treatment Team. I have lectured at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and UC Irvine on the topic of eating disorders and body image. As a CEDS-certified supervisor, I am committed to training other professionals and currently lead a consultation group for psychotherapists treating eating disorders. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Academy for Eating Disorders, Association for Eating Disorder Professionals-San Francisco, Binge Eating Disorder Association, and Bay Area Eating Disorders Alliance.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

As a psychotherapist, I am committed to helping my clients realize their goals including recovery from eating disorders. I use well-founded as well as innovative psychotherapeutic strategies including cognitive-behavioral techniques and psychodynamic approaches. In addition, I work collaboratively with other health practitioners including dietitians, physicians, and psychiatrists to optimize treatment success. In my work with families and couples, I implement techniques from FBT and UCAN.

I believe recovery is possible. I would define recovery as freedom from the eating disorder’s tyranny over one’s psyche and body. I believe recovery involves leading a rich, balanced, fulfilling life where eating disorder thoughts and behaviors take a back seat to living. Recovery may include having occasional disordered thoughts and feelings, with an ability to put these into perspective, understand their meaning and risks, and the ability to decide to choose health over illness.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHESCognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEESCash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Ariel Trost, PhD

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Ariel Trost, PhD

5435 College Avenue, Suite 202–4
Oakland, California 94618
(510) 517-0012
www.drarieltrost.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Psychology

Board Certified: Yes

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: BA in Women’s Studies from UC Berkeley – PhD in psychology from University of Texas at Austin – Research, prevention, and treatment of ED (including IOP experience)

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Depending upon the client’s age, living situation, duration of illness, our individual therapy may incorporate elements of the Maudsley method of refeeding, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the exploration of relationships, emotions, and coping strategies, and psychodynamic depth work to uncover the layers of meaning associated with client’s disordered eating and sense of her/his body. Together, these approaches will target symptom reduction, relapse prevention, and the development of healthier coping skills. Parents (along with other family members and partners) can be essential to recovery. When appropriate, I provide family therapy, couples therapy, and/or frequent phone updates in order to ensure that clients have as much support as they need while working towards recovery. Family members frequently need support themselves, which is why I often facilitate a family support group for the loved ones of those suffering from an eating disorder. Depending upon the severity of the eating disorder, the client may benefit from a team approach. In these cases, I work closely with nutritionists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians/pediatricians to ensure that the client remains physically safe while under my care. I have professionals in each of these fields with whom I have close working relationships, and am also happy to work with those professionals already being utilized by the client.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.
 






Wendy Paik, PsyD

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Wendy Paik, PsyD

61 Avenida De Orinda, Ste 110
Orinda, CA 94563
510-589-8422
Prefer contact by email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Psy.D.,Clinical Psychology, Specialize in eating and weight related disorders

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: See below.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I’m a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I received my B.A. at UCLA, M.A. at Pepperdine University and Psy.D. at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I currently provide individual and group treatment in the outpatient adolescent eating disorder program at Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek and maintain a private practice in Orinda, CA. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with eating disorders and eating/weight related issues along with any co-morbid mood and anxiety disorders.

I use an integrative approach that draws upon evidence-based practices, primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to best address each clients needs. I provide Family Based Therapy (i.e. The Maudsley Method), the only evidence based therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa. I enjoy working collaboratively with families and value the importance of working within a treatment team to help guide clients towards full recovery, which is absolutely possible.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale.






Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs

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Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs

170 17th ST, Suite G
Pacific Grove, CA93950
(831) 747-4383
Fax: (831) 621-4720
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I’m currently in a certificate program at JFK for Eating Disorders.

Board Certified: Yes – BBS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Workshops, internship program, certificate program through JFK, 2-5 years of working with ED clients, facilitating support groups for outpatient ED people, living and healing through own ED experience.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Addressing the underlying issues that create the need to participate in/develop disorders, seeking to create/find balance – body/mind/spirit as a healing modality. Creating safe space that encourages healing, exploring and transitioning thru difficult life experience.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from at eating disorder. I define recovery as having that moment when you can breathe and know you are in control; control of those thoughts in your head that you have determined are not your truth which have been affecting your feelings and causing distressing actions/behaviors. Control of your behaviors rather than the behaviors in control of you. And…knowing the difference.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addiction, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, group therapy, Individual therapy, Support Groups, Sand tray, Guided Meditation, Journaling

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Atena, Blue Shield, Cigna, GEHA, Coastal Health Care, Community Health Plan, Magellan, MHN, TriWest/Optum, United Behavioral Health, Value Options, Victim Witness United Health Care, Out of network provider for Blue Cross, If patient covered by “provider out of network” in a PPO will bill on behalf of patient






Marybeth Weinstock, PhD, BC-DMT

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Marybeth Weinstock, PhD, BC-DMT

Private Practice
PO Box 971
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(561) 254-4963
Contact by phone or e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE:PhD Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assistant #PSB36678; Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist BC-DMT-565; certified Body Positive Facilitator

Board Certified: Yes – American Dance Therapy Association

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: PhD, Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2010, dissertation entitled Women Dancers in Midlife: Coping with the Transition; Master’s Degree Dance/Movement Therapy, Hunter College, 1985; BA Dance/Psychology, Goucher College, 1975; Certified Body Positive Facilitator, 2013. Expertise in eating disorders, body image, women’s issues of aging, trauma. Trained in Internal Family Systems work.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Struggling with eating disorders can be disheartening and discouraging.

It is my deeply held belief that we all have a core of light and wisdom that can be accessed through many means including Dance/Movement Therapy and Clinical Psychology. The healing quality of the arts combined with conscious thought can lead to resources for a more fulfilling life. The process of getting there is a sacred adventure and a worthwhile journey, including for those who feel they have lost hope.

My life in the dance world has given me vast perspective on and compassion for issues related to eating, body image, and aging. My certification in The Body Positive philosophy has deepened my expertise and skill level in facilitating progress and change.
My commitment to my clients is to explore and deepen the meaning and purpose of their lives so that they can feel hope about living the life they are longing for. I work with individuals, couples, and families using Internal Family Systems, existential, transpersonal, feminist, and cognitive orientations.

I have personally witnessed recovery from eating disorders and know first-hand it is completely possible. Recovery can have many definitions. They include: freedom to pursue living the life we truly want to live; freedom from being driven by food-related thoughts and being able to have a clear mind to make choices that are in our best interest; freedom to have relationships and a social life; freedom to have our voice and set boundaries; freedom to eat food and enjoy it. On a physical level, recovery entails the ability to eat normally, so that we can sustain our optimal health, and to recover the ability to eat mindfully, which can take time and patience. Recovery is the opportunity to explore who we are in our deepest heart with more access to our core wisdom.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorder, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Creative Arts

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Samantha Young

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Samantha Young

170 17th ST, Suite G
Pacific Grove, CA93950
(831) 747-4383
Fax: (831) 621-4720
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I’m currently in a certificate program at JFK for Eating Disorders.

Board Certified: Yes – BBS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Workshops, internship program, certificate program through JFK, 2-5 years of working with ED clients, facilitating support groups for outpatient ED people, living and healing through own ED experience.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Addressing the underlying issues that create the need to participate in/develop disorders, seeking to create/find balance – body/mind/spirit as a healing modality. Creating safe space that encourages healing, exploring and transitioning thru difficult life experience.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from at eating disorder. I define recovery as having that moment when you can breathe and know you are in control; control of those thoughts in your head that you have determined are not your truth which have been affecting your feelings and causing distressing actions/behaviors. Control of your behaviors rather than the behaviors in control of you. And…knowing the difference.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addiction, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, group therapy, Individual therapy, Support Groups, Sand tray, Guided Meditation, Journaling

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Atena, Blue Shield, Cigna, GEHA, Coastal Health Care, Community Health Plan, Magellan, MHN, TriWest/Optum, United Behavioral Health, Value Options, Victim Witness United Health Care, Out of network provider for Blue Cross, If patient covered by “provider out of network” in a PPO will bill on behalf of patient






Ariel Trost, PhD

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Ariel Trost, PhD

5435 College Avenue, Suite 202–4
Oakland, California 94618
(510) 517-0012
www.drarieltrost.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Psychology

Board Certified: Yes

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: BA in Women’s Studies from UC Berkeley – PhD in psychology from University of Texas at Austin – Research, prevention, and treatment of ED (including IOP experience)

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Depending upon the client’s age, living situation, duration of illness, our individual therapy may incorporate elements of the Maudsley method of refeeding, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the exploration of relationships, emotions, and coping strategies, and psychodynamic depth work to uncover the layers of meaning associated with client’s disordered eating and sense of her/his body. Together, these approaches will target symptom reduction, relapse prevention, and the development of healthier coping skills. Parents (along with other family members and partners) can be essential to recovery. When appropriate, I provide family therapy, couples therapy, and/or frequent phone updates in order to ensure that clients have as much support as they need while working towards recovery. Family members frequently need support themselves, which is why I often facilitate a family support group for the loved ones of those suffering from an eating disorder. Depending upon the severity of the eating disorder, the client may benefit from a team approach. In these cases, I work closely with nutritionists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians/pediatricians to ensure that the client remains physically safe while under my care. I have professionals in each of these fields with whom I have close working relationships, and am also happy to work with those professionals already being utilized by the client.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Charlotte McCall, LCSW

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Charlotte McCall, LCSW

80 Eureka Square, Suite 121
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: (650) 728-8052
Fax: (650) 563-9636
Contact by phone or email






Sarah Adler, Psy.D.

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Sarah Adler, Psy.D.

Peninsula Behavioral Health
401 Quarry Rd.
518 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650)468-0771
Contact by phone or e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of working with patients with Eating Disorders. I use evidence based practice for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, including Family Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Additionally I am on the Faculty of Stanford University Department of Psychiatry Eating Disorder and Weight Control Clinic.

Board Certified: Yes – CA State Board of Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my doctorate from the joint program between the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. For my dissertation, I designed and tested a DBT intervention for binge eating disorder. I completed my clinical internship at the University of San Diego/VA consortium where I specialized in evidenced based treatments and was part of a comprehensive DBT team. I completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychosocial Treatment clinic where I saw individuals and families.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I start with trust and a non-judgmental relationship, to work collaboratively to help individuals and and families recover. I primarily work from a Cognitive-Behavioral framework with individuals, and use Family Based Therapy for younger patients. I integrate other techniques to fit the individual needs of my clients and their families.

I believe recovery is possible. Recovery is a medical stability and reduction in ED symptoms and movement towards a life outside of preoccupation with food, body image and weight and shape. This is most often a multidisciplinary effort that includes medical management, psychotherapy and in some cases nutritional counseling. Although recovery includes a reduction in ED symptoms, it also means addressing psychological, and social issues that often underlie disordered eating.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Families, Females, LGBT

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS:Outpatient

Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks.






Robin Apple, PhD

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Robin Apple, PhD

Stanford Psychiatry
401 Quarry Rd.
550 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650)723-2196
Fax: (650)723-9807
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Ph.D.,Clinical Psychology

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: See below.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I consider myself an integrative therapist, combining as necessary, the best tools from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal, and mood regulation therapies. I mainly treat adults and older adolescents battling depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relationship problems. I tend to consider a number of treatment options depending on the patient’s needs and the research support for any given method. I find the psychotherapy process to be most effective when done collaboratively. For the past 16 years I have practiced privately and at Stanford Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine Clinic; I was trained at UCLA and at Oregon Health Sciences University. In addition to providing longer-term psychotherapy, I also have extensive experience helping patients cope with physical health issues and associated emotions. In such cases, shorter-term, goal-oriented approaches, e.g. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can work best. I also offer pre-surgical evaluations for weight loss and other procedures combining exploration, education, direct feedback, and referrals. Psychotherapy is not always easy; it has both benefits and risks (e.g. in discussing difficult material sometimes individuals feel worse before they feel better). Creating an open, supportive environment in which individuals can feel comfortable talking about most everything – including the therapy process itself – is my goal.

Yes I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recover as: I believe that with thorough and appropriate care, it can be possible to attain a quality of life such that the symptoms of the eating disorder- in whatever form- recede from center stage and the main acts of living (relationships and other pleasures) become the primary focus in life.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Ethnic Minorities, Females, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight, Other-Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Trauma

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks.






Emily Caruthers

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Emily Caruthers

www.emilycaruthers.com

Contact by email

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#44947) Clinical Art Therapist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a masters degree in Marital and Family therapy and clinical art therapy after completing a bachelor in religion from Boston University. Completed a post-graduate fellowship at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Have gained clinical experience in the following settings: group home, non-public schools, state psychiatric hospital, community clinic, residential treatment facility, day treatment, intensive out patient, support group, and out-patient settings. Have focused on the treatment of eating disorders for the past 8+ years, including the treatment of co-occurring disorders (ie. mood disorder, anxiety disorder, addiction, and personality disorder).

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe in appropriate and thorough assessment to make sure that I have arrived at a comprehensive picture of what someone is presenting with. I am a partner in the recovery process, and use my years of experience to assist and guide the recovery journey. It looks different for everyone, and having creativity, experience, wisdom, and confidence I help each individual find their way to their personal recovery. While there are evidence based practices that I am well versed in, humans transcend statistics. Perhaps you are in the percentage that an evidence based practice does not work for. As a treatment professional it is my job to assess and provide the unique interventions that will help YOU to recover.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Full recovery is possible! While there is no silver bullet or short cut to recovery, with the proper support, and with dedication one can free themselves from the grip of an Eating Disorder. Recovery, is something everyone needs to define for themselves. However, it is characterized by a release from the obsessive thoughts of food and body, and associated with a sense of a re-discovery of one’s authentic self. There is hope. It is possible.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Families, Females, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, If patient covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Kathleen Eldredge, PhD

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Kathleen Eldredge, PhD

441 California Avenue, Suite 4
Palo Alto, CA  94306
(650) 917-0169
Fax: (650) 917-0169

Contact by phone

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: B.A., Psychology, Stanford University Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University, 1991 2 year Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Stanford Medical School Licensed in California since 1992.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Trained in Cognitive behavioral and Interpersonal approaches to treat people with Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Eating, and Overeating/Obesity. Skill building to end troubling eating behavior, improve body image, and better manage mood and distress.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My aim is to help people motivate to change, appreciate and trust their bodies, let go of harmful messages that can fuel the struggle with eating and body image, and develop full and meaningful lives that do not include eating disorders.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Recovery goes beyond no longer engaging in eating disordered behaviors and body image disparagement. It means no longer allowing self-worth to be defined by weight and shape (e.g., no obsessing, no comparisons). Recovery means being able to appreciate one’s body for what it is and how it works. It also means living a full life. Recovery does not mean never being affected by these issues again; it does mean being able to face them directly, in a healthy manner if and when they do arise.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight, Anxiety Disorders.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Insurance: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Noga Niv, PhD

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Noga Niv, PhD

550 Hamilton Ave #207
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 494-1626
Fax: (650) 948-9502

Contact by phone or e-mail

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: psychodynamic/psychoanalytic CBT as needed.

Board Certified: Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate School of psychology 19976, Pre-doc training at Stanford University, Post-doc training at Kaiser. Post training: Youngian Institute 2000, Object relations class 2004, Psychoanalytic training 2007-9.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I try to tailor my treatment approach to the individual patient. Eating disorders is part of the patient’s difficulty in maintaining healthy self regulation both emotionally and physically, and my challenge is to help them create an inner state of peace and equilibrium.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder. Recovery from anorexia is restoring normal weight, developing inner support and maintaining a normal body image (non-distorted), Recovering from Bulimia is reaching a state of non-symptoms of purging, regaining self support and reducing level of obsession about weight and shape. The same is true for other kinds of ED: fighting compulsive overeating, obsessions about food and calories, and developing a normal self regulation habits about weight and shape.

LANGUAGES: English, Hebrew

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Females and Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, and Psychoanalysis.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, willing to working as part of a team.

FEES: Personal Checks, Insurance – Value Options. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Toni Ratzburg, MFTI

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Toni Ratzburg, MFTI

Pacific Wellness Center
467 Hamilton Avenue, St 28
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 290-7197
Fax: (650) 618-2008
Contact by phone or email

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern specializing in working with children, adolescents, and teens. I provide individual, family, and group therapy and have developed curriculum for working with athletes and teen girls surrounding body image and disordered eating.

Board Certified: No, In Progress- Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I focused my graduate education on body image, sexuality, and disordered eating. I completed my Master’s degree in 2001 from Prescott College and have extensive work with teens and children in the communities of Monterey, King City, Palo Alto, and Los altos. My expertise is body image, eating disorders, and child therapy. In addition, I have extensive knowledge and experience working with perfectionism.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe treatment is a partnership in which a relationship between clients and myself is the foundation for growth. I individualize treatment for each individual because I believe we are each unique and deserve to be treated as so. I utilize several treatment approaches and strive for authenticity between clients, parents, and myself.

Yes, I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: I believe it is possible to BE IN recovery from an eating disorder, but that we must remain diligent in self-care in order to propel continued health. New patterns and thoughts are essential to the recovery process and I believe that with treatment and support individuals can overcome the obstacles they face, however, I also believe that it is a life-long process because we life in a community with many influences and experiences.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Athletes, Children, Couples, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance.”Provider out of the network” in a PPO-Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Vandana Aspen, PhD

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Vandana Aspen, PhD

East Bay Therapy
5674 Stoneridge Drive Suite 218
Pleasanton, CA94588
(925)238-3622
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible office

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD; Eating-and weight related disorders

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a MA and PhD in clinical psychology from WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis. I completed my internship at UCSD eating disorders program and my post doctoral fellowship at StanfordUniversity. I have a strong background in research—primarily in the areas of treatment of eating disorders and obesity. This foundation of knowledge is invaluable as it fuels my clinical practice and it informs my decisions regarding my ability to provide optimal patient care I am a certified family behavior therapist for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. I have 10 years of experience providing individual, family, therapy across the age spectrum in outpatient, IOP, day treatment and residential settings specializing in eating disorders

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My therapeutic approach is primarily cognitive behavioral though I often integrate techniques as appropriate from other empirically supported treatments. Therapy is a collaboration. My style is active, warm and compassionate.

Recovery from an eating disorder is 100% possible. Recovery means no longer using weight/shape to define your self worth. It means learning how to cope with unpleasant emotions without using food. Recovery does not mean that you will never struggle with the same issues– it just means that you will have the tools to deal with them if/when they arise.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Other-Insomnia, anxiety disorders, mood disorders

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced and willing in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, If patient covered by “Provider out the network” in a PPO patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Tony Paulson

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Tony Paulson

Sierra Treatment Center
601 University Avenue, #280
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916)850-9472
Fax: (916)914-2451
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I have a doctorate in psychology and I am certified in Family Based Treatment

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have treated patients with eating disorders for more than 20 years and have lectured extensively on the topic to community groups and professionals. I am an adjunct professor at Sacramento State and teach core classes at JFK University’s eating disorders certificate program. I co-authored the book, “Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One’s Eating Disorder and How You Can Help” to assist families in better understanding and responding to their loved one’s eating disorder. My approach to treating anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder utilizes a combination of education, cognitive therapy, and experiential activities.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe in full recovery from eating disorders. Because of the complexities of these illness one approach to treatment is insufficient. Instead, when I develop a treatment plan it is based on the unique needs of the patient and his or her family. The core elements of our program include:

  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Family Education Classes
  • Coordination of Care with Your Primary Care Physician

In addition, we offer the following services to enhance your treatment and facilitate recovery

  • Family Based Treatment
  • DBT Classes
  • Process Groups
  • Family Support Groups
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Supervised Meals
  • In-Home Supervised Meals
  • Daily Telephone Support
  • Addiction Related Groups
  • Weekly Text Messages Encouraging Recovery
  • Yoga

I believe that recovery is possible. Recovery is living a life you were meant to live and letting go of the fears that feed your eating disorder. Life away from your eating disorder has trials and struggles but is also full of love and connection to others. Life free from your eating disorder allows you to engage with others experience life to its fullest.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient

Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance (Blue Cross, Magellan, Western Health Advantage, United Behavioral Health, MHN, Value Options)
Will bill on behalf of patient.






Kay Bolter, PhD

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Kay Bolter, PhD

1355 San Carlos Ave., Suite B
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 591-1366

www.eatingandemotion.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Clinical Psychologist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 25+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Ph.D., 1987, California School of Professional Psychology Private Practice – specializing in Eating Disorders since 1988

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Integration of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems and Interpersonal.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as the ability to utilize effective coping strategies to manage moods, feelings, and stressful situations that trigger ED thoughts and behaviors. Ability to experience self-esteem and self-confidence in non-food/weight/body image ways.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Females, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, ADHD

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks. If PPO, will bill on behalf of patient.






Marcella Cox

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Marcella Cox 

961 Laurel Street, Suite 201
San Carlos, CA 94062
(650)242-5207
Contact by phone or e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Certified: Yes – BBS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: After graduating with my Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame De Namur, I spent a year training in treating eating disorders through Association of Professional Treating Eating Disorders in San Francisco. I received trained in the Maudsley Approach to Family-Based Treatment at Stanford with James Locke. I am also qualified to teach Mindful Eating, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion through UCSD’s Center from Mindfulness. I teach Mindful Eating in my private practice and have co-authored a chapter on Mindful Eating in the book, Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. I teach Mindful Self-Compassion at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, and I’m a certified yoga instructor. In addition to working in private practice, I am a psychotherapist and yoga therapist at Cielo House in Belmont. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents with eating, weight and body-image issues; anxiety and mood disorders; and relationship issues.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I use a holistic and integrative approach to support clients in their healing. My focus is the dynamic connection between mind, body, and spirit to improve ones health. I empower my clients to develop healthier relationships with themselves and others by assisting them to increase awareness of their experience, foster self-acceptance, and cultivate compassion. I create a warm and caring environment by building a relationship based on respect, acceptance and understanding, where my clients feel safe to identify and address internal and external obstacles for growth and change and enable them to access inner wisdom and strength to make better choices in their lives.

Full recovery is absolutely possible, but it is requires work and commitment. Although everyone’s road to recovery is different, in the end recovery means being free from the physical and emotional distress of the eating disorder. It often involves slowing down and tuning into the wisdom of your body, learning how to cope with emotions in new ways, and cultivating self-acceptance and self-love.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Families, Females, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale
If patient is covered by a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Shrein Bahrami, MFT

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Shrein Bahrami, MFT

2182 Greenwich St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415)595-8963
Contact by phone or email

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Certified: Yes-California Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology. I am currently Program Director at La Ventana Eating Disorders Treatment Programs and have provided individual, family and group therapy to those suffering with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders. I have also treated clients struggling with chemical dependency, anxiety, depression and trauma.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My treatment approach to eating disorder is a holistic one; using the best therapeutic techniques to bring about lasting change. I believe one of the most helpful tools towards recovery involves working collaboratively with specialists to provide the most comprehensive and effective treatment for recovery. My referral base includes top-rated eating disorder specialists in the bay area; including psychiatrists, dietitians, and primary care doctors.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. When a person suffering from an eating disorder finally experiences the freedom of making decisions based on authentic thoughts and feelings; they are free of the eating disorder/critical voice bargaining with them to engage in restricting and other ED behaviors and have a renewed sense of self.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-therapy (email) Support Experienced  in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Kaitlin Geenen, MFT

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Kaitlin Geenen, MFT

3150 18th Street
San Francisco, CA and
1615 Second Street
Livermore, CA
(415)364-8231
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #84274

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE:

Bachelors of Psychology – UCLA
Master’s in Integral Counseling Psychology – California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS)
Stanford/Lucille Packard Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit – Milieu Counselor/Group Therapist – 4 years
Cielo House Eating Disorder Treatment Centers – Individual, Family and Group Therapist – 4 years
Private Practice Therapist specializing in Eating Disorders and Addiction – 5 years

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

With all clients I try to impart hope that recovery is possible. I listen and tailor the use of skills along with time to reflect for each person. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialiectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients become more mindful and develop skills to change behavior. I believe in honoring the experience of each client to help pace therapy and determine when the therapy is complete.

Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. I define recovery as the ability to live life grounded in your own values. To feel you have learned how to shift away from unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and move towards what matters most. To become aware of the ways we are sensitive creatures and to be wiling to listen to and meet our own needs.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Overeater

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale
If patient is covered by PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Rachel Goldstein, PsyD

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Rachel Goldstein, PsyD

3663 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-890-6106
rachelgoldsteinpsyd@gmail.com
www.rachelgoldsteinpsyd.com
Contact by phone or e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.

Board Certified: Yes – California Board of Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my MS and PsyD degrees from PGSP-Stanford Consortium. Over the past 5 years I have worked intensively with the eating disorder population in multiple levels of care and settings. I worked as a primary therapist at Center for Discovery in Menlo Park where I provided individual, family, and group therapy for adolescent eating disorder population in a residential treatment setting. I provided short term therapy utilizing DBT, CBT, ACT, trauma-focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Based approaches to treat adolescents and families with complex psychological histories. I received extensive training in evidence-based interventions for adolescent eating disorder populations.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My treatment philosophy is that everyone can recover! I utilize evidence-based practices (DBT, CBT, ACT) to help give my clients the tools and skills needed to build up their healthy selves and challenge the eating disorder. I believe in addressing the eating disorder behaviorally and also understanding the underlying role that the eating disorder has played in the persons life – teaching the client to meet this need through other means.

I believe recovery is possible. My definition of recovery is when a person no longer lives their life based on rules about food and body/wt. When a person is free to live their authentic life according to their soul and not dictated by rigid and inflexible rules/beliefs about food and body/wt. Recovery is about being in their lives and not avoiding their life – feeling and experiencing all of their emotions, being present in relationships, having experiences, growing.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy. Experienced and willing to work as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Victoria Green, MFT

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Victoria Green, MFT

3637 Sacramento Street, Suite F
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415)974-9322
Contact by phone or e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am an MFT and nutritional consultant specializing in eating disorders since 1995.

Board Certified: Yes – California Board of Behavioral Sciences, CAMFT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. I have a private practice in San Francisco since 1995 focusing on food, weight, body image and exercise issues. In addition to the private practice I also have a background of being Clinical Director at both a local eating disorder intensive outpatient program as well as a residential eating disorder treatment program in San Francisco. I am well versed in various levels of care for those challenged with food, weight and body image issues. Since these concerns are usually accompanied by other issues, I bring alcohol and addiction work, grief, loss, transitions, relationships, mood disorders and a wide variety of issues into the treatment.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I myself have recovered from my own history of an eating disorder which emerged in my alcoholic family of origin when I was a youngster. It has been my journey to find my way to balance and a changed relationship to food. I share with clients what I have learned in my recovery path so they can feel supported in their journey. Mine has been about becoming a normal eater which I have been for many years. This is a process of discovering one’s authentic voice, learning to set boundaries and speak up, developing resiliency, creating intentions rather than perfectionism, learning how the body works, also how food effects your system, developing a clear capacity for knowing hunger and fullness cues, creating trust with your body. I am very supportive and interactive in the process, also willing to share my story.

I believe recovery is possible. Recovery is a changed relationship to food and oneself: recognizing that when old eating disorder thoughts/feelings/behaviors arise they are actually “red flags” that something needs attending to – feelings, experiences, relationships, boundaries etc. Rather than going down the old eating/not eating path, learning what the real issues are so you can take care of them with all your newly acquired skills. Also being comfortable trusting your body to manage itself, letting you know when it is hungry/satisfied and your being able to recognize, understand and be comfortable with those signals. Recreating yourself as “an active person” socializing and having fun rather than someone who exercises which is usually a way to manage your moods and discharge anxiety as well as perceived “fat.” Freeing yourself of numbers, on the scale, carb/fat/calorie numbers and trusting your body’s hunger/fullness cues. Letting go of perfectionism and embracing self acceptance on every level.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Females

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient; Both willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks
If patient is covered by PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Phyllis Klein, LCSW

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Phyllis Klein, LCSW

870 Market St. #944
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415)273-1036
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE:  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience working with women and with eating disorders. I have additional training in eating disorders and also in poetry therapy which is a creative art therapy.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE:  I have attended many workshops and trainings regarding eating disorders, most recently a two day workshop for treating trauma as it relates to eating disorders sponsored by a wonderful treatment program called Castlewood, I have participated for about 2 years in a multi-disciplinary consultation group with other clinicians. I have seen many women struggling with bulimia, anorexia and compulsive eating. and have seen much recovery in the years I have been practicing.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

In the desert of the heart Let the healing fountain start W.H Auden As a psychotherapist practicing for over 30 years, I have become well acquainted with the craft of uncovering the heart’s knowledge. Using an integrative approach, I combine my personal style with several theoretical approaches in a desire to create an atmosphere of safety, learning, and growth. The theoretical approaches I use are psychodynamic, control mastery, cognitive behavioral, and supportive. I am also familiar with other approaches such as mindfulness and relaxation practice. I think change comes from motivation coupled with a healing relationship based on your needs and history. The progression from the desert that Auden talks about in the excerpt above, such as an eating disorder, to the healing fountain, includes understanding your feelings and thoughts, noticing the way you treat yourself and how others have treated you now, and in the past. In the process of psychotherapy it may be useful to use tools such as guided imagery, creativity, soothing/relaxation, and somatic grounding techniques. I use writing as a healing tool with individuals and groups and can also work with collage and dreams. For eating disorders, it is important to focus on the eating behavior, the way you think about food, black and white thinking, perfectionism, and “dieting mentality”. It can be very helpful to have a team of people including a physician nutritionist, psychiatrist, therapist, and support group as needed and depending on the level of help and support needed.

Yes, it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is feeling safe to be in the world with food and eat with less fear and impulsiveness. Recovery is self awareness and self-forgiveness. All progress takes time and is not a straight line up. Recovery is being able to manage with the inevitable ups and downs of getting better. Recovery is not giving up even when you really want to. Recovery is continuing to work on the problem in the face of disappointments. Recovery is being less focused on size and weight and being more focused on feelings and thoughts. Recovery is about self acceptance and size acceptance, learning to eat healthfully and treat your body with more respect. Recovery is a desire to be healthier, listen to and take care of yourself and your body. This means learning to find ways to like yourself and understanding the reasons for self destructive behavior. Recovery is finding healing ways to exercise rather than slamming your body with exercise. Recovery is learning how to work with depression and anxiety.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Couples, Females, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Therapeutic writing groups for eating disorders

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks,  If you are covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Jennifer Lowell, PhD

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Jennifer Lowell, PhD

4333 California Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, CA 94118
and
1036 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 379-9940
Contact by phone or email

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Clinical Psychologist, PhD

Board Certified: Yes-Board of Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 20+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now know as Palo Alto University) in 1995 and have been a licensed psychologist since 1998. I have specialized in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders since 1998. I have attended numerous eating disorder courses and workshops over the years, been in consultation with eating disorder specialists, been part of eating disorder consultation groups, and read extensively on the subject. I have led eating disorder groups, lectured in the community, and given inservices and training to psychology students on eating disorder subjects.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Building trust through being genuine and “real” with my clients, and responding in an authentic yet warm manner, is the foundation for all my work. Trust enables clients to open up to the deep and, at times, uncomfortable truths with themselves related to eating disorder symptoms. An assessment is done to identify eating disorder behaviors and symptoms, and goals are created, to gradually replace destructive behaviors with adaptive ones. Metaprocessing, or explicitly discussing with clients what they are experiencing, as they proceed through treatment, is another important part of my treatment approach. Openly addressing how clients perceive what is going on for them, can help clients feel deeply understood, and undo painful feelings of aloneness that can arise during recovery. As some of the eating disorder behaviors become more stable, attention can be focused more on exploring the underlying issues that triggered the development of the eating disorder. The goals of treatment are to help each individual develop an experience of themselves that is worthy and secure, based on who they are on the inside, no longer depending on their body as the means to reassuring their worthiness.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and view recovery as no longer needing to use one’s body as the means for reassurance of a person’s worthiness or “good enough-ness”. Instead the individual has an experience of themself as worthy enough and secure, based on who they are within. When there is a sufficient experience of this, the individual will no longer be dominated by thoughts about food, weight, body image, exercise, etc., and their mood and behaviors won’t be determined by these things, as well. When uncomfortable feelings or situations do arise, as they do for all of us in life, a recovered person has adaptive means for soothing and reassurance, and does not resort to behaviors that are harmful. One can recover from an eating disorder and still have parts of their body they are not fond of, or foods they are not comfortable with, etc, but their thougths, feelings and behaviors will not be disrupted by this and the discomfort does not turn into anything distressing. The individual can be accepting of these discomforts but not consumed by them.

LANGUAGES: English, some Brazilian Portuguese

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, EMDR, Individual Therapy, Other-AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) – an attachment based, emotion focused, very relational based therapeutic approach

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, private practice setting.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks. If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Stacey McGuirl

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Stacey McGuirl

1465 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 820-3977
Contact by Phone

Not Wheelchair Accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with a private practice in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.

Board Certified: No- I am an intern working toward my license as a Marriage and Family Therapist

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my Master’s in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I have received training in Gestalt and art therapy modalities. I interned at the Oake’s Children’s Center, providing individual therapy and art therapy groups for children who have experienced trauma.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe therapy to be a creative endeavor. Having a space to speak freely and be heard with care and attention can provide a person with more internal space for lived experience, emotion, thought and desire. In psychotherapy, you can express your thoughts and feelings and gain insight into some of the unconscious sources of your conflicts. I will provide an attentive ear and a thoughtful mind. Together we can create a collaborative space wherein you can bring your self more fully. My goal is to create a supportive and safe space for clients to talk openly and feel understood. I also believe it is important to help clients connect issues and learn to have compassion for themselves. Along with increasing self-awareness and symptom relief, one of the most important gifts that therapy offers is the hope and possibility for real growth.

I believe recovery is a unique process for each individual. Along with symptom reduction, the commonality for each person is the movement from a eating disorder focused life to a life open to more possibility and passion. The process of therapy can help a person to recover their forgotten desires and feelings, which when found, will lead to a more fulfilling life.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise,  NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Other-Trauma

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Other-Relational

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Steve Orma, Psy.D.

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Steve Orma, Psy.D.

842 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415)295-1383
Contact by phone or e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: California Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY 23785

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. I completed a postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael where I worked on the Eating Disorders Team. Currently, I’m a staff psychologist at New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center in Sausalito, CA and in private practice in San Francisco and Marin County. My main areas of specialty are eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, relationship problems, and work/school-related issues. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a collaborative, active, skills-based approach that is scientifically validated as one of the most effective treatments for eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. I also use Solution-Focused Therapy.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My goal is to help clients gain a clear understanding of the underlying causes of their eating disorder, and assist them in learning practical, useable skills and strategies for their recovery. Most eating disorders have underlying anxiety, depression, or both, and it is important that these issues are also fully addressed. The eating disorder frequently acts as a way of coping, albeit unhealthily, with uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, or life-situations. Learning healthy ways to cope with these challenges is key to overcoming an eating disorder. My ultimate aim is for clients to gain enough knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to make the main focus of their lives the pursuit of their values, goals, and happiness.

Yes I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recover as:Recovery from an eating disorder is multi-faceted, and must address psychological, physical, medical, and nutritional aspects to be successful. I believe it is certainly possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is a process and takes time and hard work, but the rewards are tremendous. There are ups and downs in recovery, but the overall trend is a reduction and eventual elimination of eating disorder behaviors, the return of bodily cues for hunger/fulness, medical stabilization, and the acquisition of skills for effectively managing one’s thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Other-Solution-Focused Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Olga Rocklin, LMFT

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Olga Rocklin, LMFT

525 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415)533-0405
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE:  I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #80562). I have an Eating Disorder Specialist Certification from JFK University.

Board Certified: Yes – CA Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology from Santa Clara University. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with an emphasis on addictions and mental disorders from UC San Diego. I have experience in working in various settings, including: inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. I have worked with clients struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders since 2006. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe recovery is possible. I think it is a process and may look different for each individual. It is often challenging and intense work to learn a different way of being; thus, I think it is crucial to have solid support around yourself. This includes committing to the difficult work with your therapist, dietitian, medical doctor, as well as friends and family. Change is scary but we never know how much better life could be if we don’t take a leap!

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Ethnic Minorities, Females, LGBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced and willing in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, If covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Linda Shanti

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Dr. Linda Shanti

Private Practice
Irving Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 335-2596
Contact by phone or e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PsyD (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Soulcollage Facilitator

I am “eclectic” in orientation, incorporating pragmatic tools (CBT, DBT, ACT) along with relationship awareness and, for those interested, expressive arts for eating disorder, anxiety, depression (including postpartum), and body re-image-ing recovery.

Board Certified: Yes – CA Board of Psychology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and my research was in using expressive arts to re-image the body. I have worked in the field of eating disorder (and substance use/mood disorder) recovery since 1999 at the residential, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I meet you where you are at in terms of needing: empathic listening, pragmatic tools, compassionate challenging, therapy homework, rest from perfectionism and overachieving, and relationship support.

The goal of therapy is for you to cultivate and develop an inner kindness, accountability, and awareness within yourself, as mirrored through the therapy relationship.

I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. Not engaging in behaviors that hurt you. Moving toward growth edges. Accepting your body as it is. Allowing and inviting all feelings. Lowering the bar on perfectionism. Thinking in the rainbow between black and white. Listening to your heart and connecting with a larger purpose.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks
If patient is covered by a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Rebecca Watters

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Rebecca Watters

Baywater Psychiatry Group
1700 Pierce St. Suite 306
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415)922-9122
Fx: (415)920-9925
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Psychiatrist, MD

Board Certified: Yes- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I completed medical school at UCLA and psychiatric residency at UCSF. I have worked at Summit IOP program, New Dawn Residential, and with Woodleaf.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I provide psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic med management. For eating disorders, I work closely with a team of therapists, nutritionists and primary care doctors.

I believe that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. I define recovery as living a satisfying life with fulfilling relationships without thoughts and behaviors negatively impacting daily functioning.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, College/University Counseling Program

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance-Lifesynch, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Bridget Whitlow, LMFT

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Bridget Whitlow, LMFT

582 Market St., Suite 812
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 827-0283
Contact by phone or email

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFC #47928). I hold an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Mills College.

Board Certified: Yes-California Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University and have experience working in a variety of levels of care (inpatient, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient). While working at UCSD’s Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program, I was one of the lead clinicians at on a multi-site NIMH study that compared two types of family therapy for adolescents with anorexia and was also a primary therapist in the week-long Intensive Multi-Family “Maudsley” Therapy program. I have been trained in FBT by Daniel le Grange at the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders in addition to multi-family therapy approaches by Ivan Eisler. I have also done behavior therapy training through the International OCD Foundation and cognitive processing therapy at the La Jolla VA. I most recently served as the Clinical Director for New Dawn’s Sausalito Eating Disorders Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs and I am currently in private practice in both San Rafael and San Francisco. Additionally, I actively serve as the President-Elect for EDRS, Inc. and as a Social Media Committee Member with the Academy for Eating Disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I have an integrative approach that is rooted in solutions-focused and relational psychotherapy methods. I also strongly believe in collaborating with an experienced treatment team, which includes family members and carers. My therapeutic style is compassionate, curious, thoughtful, and guided by treatments that have been shown to be effective. Within this approach, my focus is on creating a trustworthy relationship and enhancing one’s strengths, skills, and motivation in order to make meaningful and lifelong changes.

I believe that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. When someone is recovered, not only are they restored back to physical health, their life is no longer absorbed by thoughts of one’s weight, shape, appearance, food intake, compulsive exercise, or “shoulds.” Instead, it is filled with meaningful relationships, pursuing passions, flexible and self-compassionate thinking patterns, solid physical and emotional self-care practices, and a lot more time for fun!

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Other-Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and GLBT Issues

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Other-Family-Based “Maudsley” Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Danielle Colborn, PhD

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Danielle Colborn, PhD

3608 Sacramento Street, suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 494-9761

Wheelchair accessible: No

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Clinical Psychologist CA Licence #: 25992

Board Certified: Yes

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have specialized training in eating disorders, including a postdoctoral fellowship in eating disorders at Stanford University School of Medicine. I am FBT certified and trained in a variety of specialized treatments for child, adolescent, and adult eating disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe it is absolutely possible to fully recover from an eating disorder and live a life of meaning and purpose. My treatment approach addresses the whole person. Because every individual and family I see is unique I use interventions that have research support and are tailored to fit the unique needs of that client. My goal is to help clients live a life full of meaning purpose based on their personal values.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavorial Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychodynamic treatments (AFT, Brief Dynamic Therapy), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, RO-DBT (designed for disorders of over-control).

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, personal checks, sliding scale






Debra Gionet, LCSW

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Debra Gionet, LCSW

3880 South Bascom Ave, Suite 202
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 450-1307
Fax: (408) 371-9391

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Debra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California. Debra focuses in psychotherapy.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Debra received her Masters of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin nearly 10 years ago. Her concentration was Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. Debra is expected to receive a certificate in treating eating disorders from JFK University in November 2007.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Client and clinician work collaboratively towards achieving client’s goals. I explore a variety of therapeutic techniques within my scope of practice with clients to find the ones which appear to be resonate and be effective with each individual. My hope is that each person leaves my office experiencing a feeling of being supported and increased self-awareness and self-acceptance.

Recovery from eating disorders is possible! My belief and experience regarding recovery from eating disorders includes the idea that recovery is a process involving physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects healing and reintegrating into a whole being where all parts of ourselves are accepted and nurtured as being vital to our being human. A person’s openness, motivation, availability of internal and external resources and perseverance is an essential criteria to recovery.

LANGUAGES: English and Spanish

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Christian, Ethnic Minorities, Females, Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy. I use art therapy techniques. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

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Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

San Jose Psychotherapy and Counseling
1174 Lincoln Ave. Suite 6
San Jose, CA 95125
(408)315-0645
Contact by phone

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Ph.D. and MA Psychology Doctorate Naturopathy Certified Clinical Nutritionist

Board Certified: Yes-Licensed CA Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a Ph.D. and Masters in Psychology, a Doctorate Naturopathy, and certifications as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a Certified Clinical Herbalist, EMDR, Hypotherapy, and NLP.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I have written two books which contain large chapters on eating disorders and food addiction and they explain my philosophy in detail, which is that eating disorders and food addiction are best addressed in a mind, body, and spirit approach.

I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is the ability to live a life in which an eating disorder does not interfere with one’s overall happiness or wellness and that the ED is manageable.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Psychoanalysis

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-Therapy (email) Support, Experienced and willing in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, If covered by “Provider out of network” in a PPO: patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Michelle Farris, LMFT

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Michelle Farris, LMFT

Counseling Recovery
6105 Snell Ave. Suite 101
San Jose, CA95123
(408)800-5736
Fax: (408)365-9488
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I have a M.A. In Counseling Psychology and I am a licensed LMFT.

Board Certified: Yes-The Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have over 20 years experience working within the 12 step model of Overeaters Anonymous. Now I am using these principles in my practice to further help those still suffering.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I believe group support makes the difference in reducing isolation and shame of compulsive overeating. Working on childhood issues that are underneath the addiction is important part of recovery as well as incorporating cognitive behavioral approaches.

I do believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Recovery is one day at a time and dependent on effort and time spent on recovering. Food is a harder addiction to treat due to having to eat to live. Food slips are part of the process but shouldn’t be seen as failure. Many lifestyle changes are necessary to abstain and reverse the emotional and physical effects. This can take years and be a slow process but I’ve seen people recover imperfectly and have better lives.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Couples, Females

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, Other- 12 Step Philosophy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing to work as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, If patient covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Katie Byron

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Katie Byron

San Jose Christian Counseling Center
3880 S. Bascom Ave #202
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 535-0122
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a licensed psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I was trained to work with eating disorders at the Susan B Krevoy Eating Disorder Program at the Wright Institute of Los Angeles while I worked there as a therapist for 1.5 years. I led process groups and conducted individual therapy for individuals with eating disorders, as well as consulted with the program nutritionist and outside medical doctors. I approach therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, aiding individuals in understanding and learning to tolerate the emotions that trigger their eating disordered behavior. I also utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques to give clients concrete ways to reduce their behavior.

Board Certified: Yes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I obtained my doctorate from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Like I said, I was trained in eating disorders at the Susan B Krevoy Eating Disorder program. I also worked on a treatment team for eating disorders at Pepperdine University’s counseling center. I am skilled at working with a team of individuals in approaching eating disorder issues (medical doctor, psychiatrist, nutritionist). My expertise is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, being trained at the Wright Institute of Los Angeles, and I use the approach to work with both men and women with eating disorders of all ages. See above question regarding credentials for slightly more information.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work from a self-psychological approach, which holds that individuals with disordered eating have an underdeveloped sense of self. Thus I work to aid these individuals in developing their sense of self and identity – often the eating disorder has become their sole identity. Further, often these individuals have come to believe that their emotions are unacceptable and every time they feel an emotion, turn to their eating disorder to escape or numb themselves. Thus, I also work with individuals on educating them about emotions, letting go of past beliefs about emotions, and beginning to tolerate emotions. Last, I believe much of the change happens in the context of the therapeutic relationship, as clients learn to trust the therapist and feel positively regarded by the therapist. Ideally in time, they can begin to think positively about themselves as a result. Usually these techniques, in conjunction with work with a nutritionist and medical doctor result in remission of symptoms.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. I define recovery as the complete remission of eating disorder behaviors (e.g., no restricting, bingeing/purging, etc.), an increase in positive self-esteem, and a developed sense of self and ability to cope with life problems and intense emotions in new healthy ways. Individuals with a history of eating disorders may occasionally struggle with negative thoughts about their body image or food, but when recovered they will know how to manage these thoughts in a healthy way so that they do not lead to unhealthy behaviors.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Patti Dolan, MA, LMFT

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Patti Dolan, MA, LMFT

Mindful Arts Psychotherapy
1885 The Alameda, Ste 115
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 893-7331

www.tcye.net
Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intensively Trained in DBT Art Therapist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University Intensively Trained in DBT, Behavioral Tech, LLC MA in Art Therapy, Notre Dame de Namur University (in progress).

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I am interested in treating the whole person. I practice
Behavioral therapy (DBT) as well as Art therapy so that clients can learn and apply new, non food related coping skills, and also experience emotions differently through the use of art. I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder.

Recovery means having a life worth living. It may or may not mean being symptom free forever, especially since eating disorders are cyclical in nature. However, it is possible for everyone to feel in control over their lives and their eating, to feel good about themselves and to feel a sense of purpose and belonging.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Experienced in working as part of a treatment team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Kylene Halliday, Psy. D.

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Kylene Halliday, Psy. D.

The Miri Center
1100 Lincoln Ave. Ste. 364
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: (408) 915-7365
Fax: (888) 317-9483
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Doctor of Psychology (Psy. D.) Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University with Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice and went on to earn an MS degree and a PSY.D in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. I specialize in adolescent psychology, but also treat school age children and adults. My interest in Eating Disorders developed out my frustration with young women, and increasingly young men, growing up in a culturally toxic environment that encourages the development of low self-esteem, low self-worth, poor body image and eating disorders. I am committed to serving this population with a caring and down to earth approach. In addition to my private practice, I am the clinical director of Cielo House in San Jose where I oversee both the adolescent PHP and IOP eating disorder programs.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I strongly believe in meeting clients “where they are at”. People are definitely more than just their problems. My clients are treated as a whole person with both strengths and struggles. I believe that therapy works best when it happens in the safety of a trusting, supportive, and collaborative relationship. My style can be best described as flexible as my interventions are based on the unique needs of my clients. I often blend psychodynamic therapy with CBT and DBT interventions.

Yes I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as being able to establish a positive relationship with one’s self, to maintain a healthy self-image and to effectively use adaptive coping skills to cope with life’s challenges.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks. If covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Ellyn D. Herb, PhD

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Ellyn D. Herb, PhD

Health Psychology Associates
1101 S. Winchester Blvd.
Ste M 258
San Jose, CA  95128
(408) 296-9600
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Psychologist Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have provided services to people with eating disorders since 1983. I have extensive training, am a supervisor for individuals who want to become certified through the International Assoc. of Eating Disorders Professionals. I developed the Eating Disorders Certificate Program at John F. Kennedy University and continue to train therapists who work with clients who have eating disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I use an integrative apporach to the treatment of eating disorders, creating unique treatment plans for each individual I work with. I provide individual and group therapy that addresses both symptoms and their underlying causes. I integrate the following modalities: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, feminist, object relations, family systems, humanistic, expressive arts therapy, focusing and emotionally focused couples therapy. I work with a team of dietitians, physicians, personal trainers, etc. to maximize coordination with all treatment personnel.

Yes, I feel you can recover from an eating disorder. I encourage each client to define their own recovery. It is a collaborative venture between the therapist and client. Recovery is a process and a journey, not an endpoint. As each person grows and changes, new challenges will arise. Recovery is the ability to use the skills that one has learned in therapy and in life to cope with changes, continue to learn and grown and to know when additional help may be needed in the future.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents , Adults, Ethnic Minorities, Females

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Support Groups. I am willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Jenny Mayhew, LCSW

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Jenny Mayhew, LCSW

920 Saratoga Ave. Suite 212
San Jose, CA 95129
(408)793-0183
Fax: (408)249-9240
Contact by phone or email

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I studied psychology at PepperdineUniversity, graduating with honors. Post college, I worked for a year at a children’s psychiatric hospital and then went on to get my Masters in Clinical Social Work from BostonUniversity, graduating in 1991.

Board Certified: Yes – California Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I started working primarily with children, teens and families at a number of settings, including County Mental Health, EMQ Family Services, OlinderElementary School, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation. I also started an Art and Play Therapy Center for disadvantaged children at GraceCommunity Center in San Jose. When I started my private practice in 1998, it became my passion to help teens and women experience the freedom and joy that come with eating disorder recovery. Developing an expertise in depression, anxiety and self-injury has been a natural outgrowth of my work helping clients overcome eating disorders and my years of counseling youth and adults.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My Philosophy is that people have an enormous capacity to grow and change in amazing ways. My style is relational, gentle, nurturing, and safe. In the context of an honest, compassionate relationship, I help my clients move beyond their symptoms, empowering them to live life fully and abundantly.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight, Dieting disorder.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy,  Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Support Groups, Exposure to eating out. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-Therapy (email) Support

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. Insurance: Aetna, HMOs through the Santa Clara County IPA. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Mary McCloy, RN, MFT

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Mary McCloy, RN, MFT

1710 Hamilton Ave, Suite 4
San Jose, CA  95125
(408) 448-0333
Fax: (408) 448-0399
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Registered psychiatric Nurse Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Certified Eating Disorders Professional

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Certified through Ibterbation Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, worked in ED Programs with medical complications and private practice. Teach in JFK ED Certificate Program.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Use psychoeducational approach Cognitive Behavioral approach Dialectical Behavioral Tools Alternative Resources as appropriate. Willing and/or experienced in working as part of a team.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Freedom from food and weight obsession the majority of the time. This would also include physical recovery and sense of well being doing and being what a person wants to do and be.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors, Dual diagnosis with substance abuse.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Dual Diagnosis with CD + ED.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical, Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. Insurance: UBH, Blue Shield. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Melissa E. Miller, LMFT

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Melissa E. Miller, LMFT

4100 Moorpark Ave, Ste. 120
San Jose, CA 95117
(408)576-8333
Fax: (408)423-9120

Contact by phone or email

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MA, Counseling Psychology; LMFT

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University. EMDR Certified Practitioner. Experienced in working with adolescents, trauma survivors, and addictive disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Eating, or the attempt to control it, can become an addictive process. This behavior serves the client by diverting from intolerable emotions. I work with the client to develop better skills for emotional regulation and physical self-management, as well as detoxifying the drivers and triggers for the unbearable feelings.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Other-Trauma

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, Other-TFT; Guided Imagery

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance: Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, UBH, PacifiCare, VAP, Humana, MHN






Tricia J. Mlnarik, LMFT

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Tricia J. Mlnarik, LMFT

1769 Park Avenue, Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95126
(408)207-5269
Contact by phone/e-mail

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Marriage and Family Therapist Intensively Trained DBT Therapist

Board Certified: Yes – BBS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: DBT for emotion & behavior regulation, often including eating disordered behaviors

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

ED behaviors are maintained by circumstances in an individual’s environment and/or the reinforcers/outcomes of the behavior. I work with clients to help them learn new behavioral skills to meet goals of eliminating ED and other dysregulated behaviors.

Yes, I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. I define recovery as eliminating eating disordered behaviors (actions & thoughts).

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Overeater

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks. If patient covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Jenny Moore

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Jenny Moore

Christian Counseling Center
3880 S Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
(408)703-9961
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I have my Bachelor degree in clinical psychology. Also my Masters Degree in Psychology. I am certified in Internal Family Systems therapy.

Board Certified: Yes-BBS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: B.A. Clinical psychology
M.S. Clinical psychology
Certified in Internal Family Systems therapy. Eating Disorders are very personal to me so I have a lot of experience with this population. I know the struggle well.
Additionally I have taken seminars on eating disorders and given presentations on eating disorders. I have also lead groups for this population.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My philosophy is one of unconditional acceptance. Teaching clients that philosophy and helping them find their voice in the midst of the constant barrage of the eating disorder voice with self acceptance.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is a process that ebbs and flows as the person gains more understanding, self worth, and compassion toward oneself.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorder, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, Internal family systems

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, College/University Counseling, Phone Counseling

Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale
Will bill on behalf of patient.






Steven Nouriani, PhD, MFT

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Steven Nouriani, PhD, MFT

1401 Moorpark Ave, # 216
San Jose, CA 95117
(408) 821-7500

www.findpsychotherapy.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Clinical Psychology MS in Clinical Psychology BA in Psychology Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and I am an advanced candidate in Analytical training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. I have altogether have more than 27 years of clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. I am in private practice with offices in San Jose and San Francisco, offering depth psychotherapy to individuals (including children and adults), couples and groups in English and Persian.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I utilize the many years of clinical training and experience that I have had in the past 30 years and apply it in the service of meeting the treatment needs of my clients. I have many years of experience working with various models in psychotherapy from the cognitive behavioral approach to in-depth psychodynamic and analytical ways of working to address the deeper unconscious roots of the particular emotional issues that emerge in various psychological problems including the complexities that arise in eating disorders.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is a complex word to apply to any kind of emotional and psychological struggle and it needs to be defined on a case by case basis in reflection and conjunction with the client. In general recovery begins to emerge when the symptoms decrease significantly or disappear altogether and the client is no longer struggling emotionally or psychologically and not suffering from the issues that were at the root of his/her eating disorder. Furthermore, the client has reached a process of deeper understanding of the roots of the emotional and psychological issues underlying his/her eating disorder and a new psychological attitude and relationship to such issues has developed.

LANGUAGES: I offer in-depth psychotherapy in both English and Persian.

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Other  – Depression & Anxiety Disorders

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Other – Jungian Psychotherapy, Sand Play Therapy, Dream work, Active Imagination.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance  – Blue Shield of CA, Compsych, Ann Clark Associates. If “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Diane Patton

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Diane Patton Gaither, LMFT #51325

1361 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite #101
San Jose, CA 95128
(408)772-9967
Fx: (408)879-9129
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology

Board Certified: Yes-The Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 30+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Clinical/ Counseling Psychology. with a specialization in working with clients struggling with Eating Disorders. I see individuals and parents of those struggling with ED’s in private practice, and am the Clinical Director at the San Jose location of Cielo House Intensive Outpatient Center for Eating Disorder Treatment where I am also a Therapist conducting weekly group and individual/family therapy sessions.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work from an integrative approach, using CBT, DBT, psycho-dynamic, and a variety of other modalities as appropriate to the individual.

I do believe that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. I define recovery as getting to a place where the ED no longer takes over the person’s day-to-day functioning in an adverse way. As with other forms of addiction, someone struggling with Eating Disorders will always face challenges, though I believe it is possible to get to a place where they can live happy fulfilling lives while not having to focus on their eating disorder as a main part of their lives, it can be overcome in that it will be something they are more aware of rather than focusing upon.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient. Experienced and willing in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Terryann Sanders, MFT

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Terryann Sanders, MFT

1361 S. Winchester Blvd., Ste. 101
San Jose,  CA  95128
(408) 410-9370
Contact by phone/e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in eating disorders and sexual abuse. I completed the JFK eating disorder certificate program in April of 2006.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: In 2001 I graduated from San Jose State with a Masters degree in counseling psychology. I trained at the Giarretto Institute (treatment for sexual abuse), and completed a private practice internship that specialized in assessments for bariatric surgery. I completed the JFK eating disorder certificate program in April 2006. I am currently in private practice in San Jose working with adolescents, adults and families around compulsive eating issues, and food restriction. I treat anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, night eating syndrome, and other compulsive behaviors such as over-exercising.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My approach is to develop a healthy lifestyle. I work with individuals to uncover the underlying emotional issues that may be driving their eating disorder behavior. I also focus on reducing compulsive behaviors, increasing social activity, reducing negative thought processes and anxiety. I provide individual, family and group therapy.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is a process. Individuals need to recognize that eating disorder behavior does not just stop. Recovery is a process of understanding what drives the behavior, and learning new and healthy ways to reduce anxiety and deal with intense feelings. Recovery begins when individuals become strong enough to ask for help, and begin the path of discovery. Learning to “do life” vs. “doing food” begins the process of discovering who you really are, and allowing you to focus of what you want your life to be.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks. Insurance: Health Net PPO. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Lois Sharp, Ph.D.

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Lois Sharp, Ph.D.

Sharp Psychology
920 Saratoga Ave., Suite 105C
San Jose, CA 95129
(408)896-5972
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair Accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Diplomate Academy of Cognitive Therapy Member Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Board Certified: Yes-Board of Psychology in California

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISEI received my classroom education at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. I received my practical education through work at inner city community clinics and the VA in Palo Alto (PTSD unit). My internship was at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. I have a seen a wide variety of clients, often with multiple issues including eating, anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. I have been independently licensed and in private practice since 2002.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I love working with clients who are depressed, anxious, or have some other problem weighing them down, working with them for a relatively short period of time, although some take longer, and seeing them become energized and passionate about their lives. I see myself as a coach or guide applying effective cognitive and behavioral tecniques to help my clients find their way to mental health and happiness.

Yes, I believe that recovery is possible and I define it as: Recovery is getting to the place where the problems are manageable. There is always the possibility of having urges/twinges/desires to behave in an unhealthy fashion. The goal is to get in the habit of taking care of yourself most of the time. Taking care of yourself as a whole person reduces the risk of relapse and increases the possibility of dealing with it well if it does happen. When life throws difficulties, recovery is being able to say “This is difficult. I could choose to behave the old way, but I’m going to make a better choice to meet my needs.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrom, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient-Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance-If “Provider out of the network” in a PPO- Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Beth Sorensen Agnew, MFT

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Beth Sorensen Agnew, MFT

1210 S. Bascom Ave., Suite #114
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 834-6985

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Beth has been working with children, teens, couples and families in many different capacities since 2002. Areas of emphasis include: Anxiety management, Couples therapy, including pre-martial counseling Depression Disorder Eating or issues with food, Family Counseling, including domestic violence, Foster care and the challenges of social services, Loneliness and isolation, Low self-esteem, Parenting skills Teenagers and their transitions

Board Certified: Yes, CA Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University. Beth built the foundation of her training at the Bill Wilson Center, in Santa Clara. At the Bill Wilson Center Beth ran groups for troubled teens while also working with adult clients and families in the outpatient clinic. Beth has also worked with the Franklin-McKinley School District, providing counseling for elementary aged children. Part of the Beth’s multi-faceted training also came from working as a Professional Foster Care Social Worker with FamiliesFirstInc., providing family and youth support within the context of foster care and social services. Most recently, Beth was the Director of the Helping Hands program at Family Violence Counseling Associates. This experience included group therapy for child witnesses of family violence and individual counseling for women affected by domestic violence. Beth completed the Eating Disorder Certificate program at JFK University in 2012.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Beth uses a relational framework that integrates cognitive-behavioral, family systems and interpersonal-dynamic theories. As a client, you can expect a collaborative relationship as we work together toward your goals.

Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: Recovery is a process, usually best taken one step at a time. Recovery can be defined as being able to access our feelings, tolerating them, making healthy decisions while functioning at the same time. Success is more likely to occur when the client wants and desires recovery. Until the behaviors of an eating disorder as the symptoms rather than the problem, the recovery will likely falter. My goal is help uncover the problem, address the symptoms and provide the client with recovery process that fits their needs.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, and Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, and Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and Individual Therapy.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance-Victim Witness; if “Provider out of network” in PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Ariel Whitlock, LMFT

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Ariel Whitlock

Private Practice
1221 Pleasant Grove
Suite 150
Roseville, CA
95678
&
1361 S Winchester
Suite 101
San Jose, CA
95128
(775) 351-9411
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Board Certified: Yes – BBS/NCC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Nevada Reno. I graduated with honors and part of the Chi Sigma Iota Fraternity. I sat for the National Counselor Exam and hold the title of NCC (National Certified Counselor). My focus throughout my program was Eating Disorders and I did my practicum internship at Center for Hope of the Sierras, a Residential, PHP, and IOP center. Through out the years I have attended many conferences and workshop who’s primary focus has been eating disorders. I continued to work at a higher level of chair with Cielo House PHP and IOP. I also have experience with Outpatient/Private Practice,where I have been treating a broad spectrum of clients. I confidently treat all eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, couples, families and more.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My hope is to work with individuals to help them discover their true-self. Eating disorders can mask emotions, beliefs, thoughts and other issues, I offer a safe place for clients to explore these areas of themselves.

I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder! To me, Recovery is a process, just as life. It takes time to stop relying on the behaviors and “safety” of the eating disorder and start feeling the emotions and look at the driving factors. This journey is different for everyone but the goal is always to help people live life rather then live for their eating disorder. Hope will find you and my job is help see you through.

LANGUAGES: English

HOW YOU DEFINE RECOVERY: Becoming the person you were intended to be. We are all human and struggles and suffering are inherently a part of life. However, being able to function without having food or critical talk being the ruler is the goal.

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED:  Abuse, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorder, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling. Experienced with working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Cheryl Zatkin-Steres, MFT

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Cheryl Zatkin-Steres, MFT

4320 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste 283
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 248-3717
Fax: (408) 741-5105
Contact by phone/e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed, Marriage, and Family Therapist (MFT) State of California Life Teaching Credential (Elementary)

Board Certified: Yes-Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have been a psychotherapist over 29 years, have a Masters in Counseling Psychology, and have supervised apporiximately 150 interns. I specialize in working with families of eating disordered individuals. For over 10 years I have administered over 1,000 psychological assessments to bariatric patients to determine their readiness for the surgery. Additionally, during this evaluation they are given education, referrals, and alternative coping tools.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

As a cognitive behavioral therapist I create a therapeutic environment of acceptance, nurturance, and growth where patients are encouraged to explore their belief systems and their current courses of action. Family therapy is often useful in helping a family properly support an eating disorder member. During family therapy sessions family members will be provided with resources and education. Depression, anxiety, and trauma among the family members are key components addressed in family treatment. Forming solutions and determinging roles may help to relieve their areas of dysfunction and stress.

Yes I believe it is possible for both the individual and the family to recover from an eating disorder. By using a team approach, a person with an eating disorder can learn to better understand their relationship with food, develop better coping strategies regarding their external environment, and gain a greater sense of themselves.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors, Stepfamilies Parents

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise,  Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Psychological assessment for bariatric surgery, Crisis Intervention, Stepfamilies, Parenting

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks; Insurance: Aetna, single case agreements with some Insurance companies “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Lara Windett, MA, MFT

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Lara Windett, MA, MFT

2020 Forest #7
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 892-3925
Fax: (408) 516-5748
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: M.A., MFT

Board Certified: Yes – BBS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a MA from Santa Clara University and will have a Certificate from JFK from their Eating Disorder training program in Feb 2010. I have worked in AOD addictions since 2001 as well as ED with MD and other clinical supervision.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Each person can move towards health and function as an integrated person with support. Therapy assists my client in gaining insight, AND importantly, putting this insight into action in order to live a healthy full life. The eating disordered client suffers from a specific type of anxiety. With treatment, patients can recover.

Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: The ability to maintain a healthy weight, have people that you love in your life and love you. To also have the ability to manage conflict in a nonabusive manner towards the self and manage feeling states that make us human.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Females, and Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeaters, and Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, patient needs to apply for reimbursement if not covered.






Rachel Chandra

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Rachel Chandra

1710 S Amphlett Blvd #107
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 453-8720
Contact by e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am an LCSW, licensed in the state of California, specializing in eating disorders with 7 years of clinical experience. My license number is 62226.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: For education, I have a BA in Psychology from Auburn University in Alabama and a master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia.

I have worked at Renfrew Center and Remuda Ranch for residential level of care experience. My most recent work experience was the ED therapist at an outpatient program in Palo Alto, Momentum for Mental Health where I led ED groups and saw ED clients individually.

I have worked with a diverse group – males, females, adolescents, adults and those in the LGBTQ community.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My approach is psychodynamic with some integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). When treating both adolescents and adults, I provide sessions with loved ones and use Family Systems when appropriate.

I believe recovery is lifelong and symptoms can be managed and controlled with skill-building and if possible, a strong support system.

I work with a team of registered dietitians, psychiatrists and physicians to provide all necessary treatments for a client.

I have a double niche in eating disorders and anxiety disorders therefore I can provide additional support to clients with anxiety.

I believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. For me, recovery is when symptoms are managed and a client has learned the skills to cope in healthy ways rather than using ED behaviors. ED thoughts will resurface during different phases of life but the client will be capable of coping or able to reach out for support in individual or group therapy.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Females, LGBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks
If patient is covered by a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Aimee Jordan

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Aimee Jordan

Life in Balance, a Professional Psychology Corporation
1720 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 220-C
San Mateo, CA 94022
(650)847-0185
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Clinical Psychologist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I received my Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1998. I have been licensed in Illinois since 1999. I completed my internship and post doc work at a behavioral health hospital, eventually becoming the director of the Adult PHP, which included an eating disorder program. I completed specialty training in eating disorder and trauma. I have been in private practice, working with eating disorder clients since 2000. I have been a professional member of ANAD since 2000.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy.

I do think you can recover from an eating disorder. I believe recovery is defined by each individual and is going to look different for each client. I believe recovery is possible and includes things such as an increase in flexibility when it comes to food, more appropriate image of what a healthy body is, increase flexibility in thinking, feeling and acting. More balance in life, thoughts and behaviors. Less focus on weight, food, and calories.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, If patient covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO:  Patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Patricia Ravitz, MFT

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Patricia Ravitz, MFT

1330 Lincoln Avenue, Ste 109
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 328-4141
Contact by phone/e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: M.A. Counseling Psychology Licensed MFT

Board Certified: Yes, BBS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I am a licensed psychotherapist with more than 25 years experience treating clients with food, weight, and body image concerns. I have a Masters in counseling psychology and have taught a workshop for MFT’s about treating eating disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I am passionate about my work and my style of therapy is interactive, sensitive and compassionate. I believe eating disorders are 100% treatable. Along with treating the underlying emotional issue at the root of the eating disorder, I teach clients to trust their bodies and learn to eat intuitively.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is coming to a place of total comfort with food and weight. By learning to trust your body signals and responding to your body’s signal, you find peace with food and your body finds its own natural weight.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, Intuitive Eating

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-Therapy (email) Support. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance (I provide invoice for client to submit).  If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Bridget Whitlow, LMFT

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Bridget Whitlow, LMFT

605 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 827-0283
Contact by phone or email

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFC #47928). I hold an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Mills College.

Board Certified: Yes-California Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University and have experience working in a variety of levels of care (inpatient, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient). While working at UCSD’s Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program, I was one of the lead clinicians at on a multi-site NIMH study that compared two types of family therapy for adolescents with anorexia and was also a primary therapist in the week-long Intensive Multi-Family “Maudsley” Therapy program. I have been trained in FBT by Daniel le Grange at the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders in addition to multi-family therapy approaches by Ivan Eisler. I have also done behavior therapy training through the International OCD Foundation and cognitive processing therapy at the La Jolla VA. I most recently served as the Clinical Director for New Dawn’s Sausalito Eating Disorders Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs and I am currently in private practice in both San Rafael and San Francisco. Additionally, I actively serve as the President-Elect for EDRS, Inc. and as a Social Media Committee Member with the Academy for Eating Disorders.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I have an integrative approach that is rooted in solutions-focused and relational psychotherapy methods. I also strongly believe in collaborating with an experienced treatment team, which includes family members and carers. My therapeutic style is compassionate, curious, thoughtful, and guided by treatments that have been shown to be effective. Within this approach, my focus is on creating a trustworthy relationship and enhancing one’s strengths, skills, and motivation in order to make meaningful and lifelong changes.

I believe that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. When someone is recovered, not only are they restored back to physical health, their life is no longer absorbed by thoughts of one’s weight, shape, appearance, food intake, compulsive exercise, or “shoulds.” Instead, it is filled with meaningful relationships, pursuing passions, flexible and self-compassionate thinking patterns, solid physical and emotional self-care practices, and a lot more time for fun!

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Other-Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and GLBT Issues

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Other-Family-Based “Maudsley” Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Janet Sims, MFT

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Janet Sims, MFT

Becoming Real Center
160 Saratoga Ave., #290
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 472-9527
Contact by e-mail/phone

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MFT

Board Certified: Yes

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: My undergraduate degree is from Stanford University and my Masters in Counseling Psychology is from Santa Clara University. My internship was at the YWCA of Silicon Valley in San Jose. I have been part of a consultation group for 7 years which is psychodynamically focused.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

The Beginning of Wisdom is Self Awareness.” This simple statement is a lifelong process, and central to the work I do as a psychotherapist. Taking the time and space to know ourselves can be exhilarating, but it can be daunting and sometimes terrifying when done alone. Working with another person through the complexities of our lives makes this endeavor richer and much more satisfying. My work with clients is intended to be a shared, collaborative experience. Psychodynamic work focuses on not just the reduction of symptoms, but also on fostering the most of an individual’s psychological capacities and resources; whether it means more satisfying relationships, tolerating a wider range of emotions or facing life’s challenges with greater freedom and flexibility.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is not just about reducing or abstaining from the symptoms of an eating disorder. It is about finding ways within each individual to foster the most of one’s psychological capacities and resources; whether it means more satisfying relationships, tolerating a wider range of emotions or facing life’s challenges with greater freedom and flexibility. Achieving those things without being bound by the constraints of an eating disorder: that is recovery.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociation Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Couples therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale






Marcie Beasley

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Marcie Beasley

The Lotus Collaborative
701 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831)600-7103
Fx (831)600-7499
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE:  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Board Certified: Yes – Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 2006 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology / Holistic Studies License No. and State: MFC47715 California National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist for Trauma Treatment

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

As an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, I am committed to my work with adults, teens, couples and families of all cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. Honoring individual differences, I create an atmosphere in which personal discovery feels safe, encouraged and welcomed. Operating in the here and now, I utilize both the Somatic (body-oriented) and the Transpersonal (spiritual) elements which take shape through various forms: meditation, mindfulness of breath, body awareness, spirituality, metaphor, art, the written word, active imagination and hypnotherapy.

Yes I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment, Experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance varies, If covered by “Provider out of network” in a PPO: patient needs to apply for reimbursement






Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW

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Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW

428 Escalona Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 234-1951
Fax: (831) 426-9099
Contact by phone/e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: RN, LCSW 20 yrs in ED, EMDR and Internal Family Systems

Board Certified: Board of Registered Nurses and Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Psychodrama, Art.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Connection is everything. Missed connections should be repaired. Voices in the head need to be explored to unburden fears and secret histories. Eating disorders are healed within the context of family

Yes, I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: No longer using ED as a coping skill.

LANGUAGES: English, Sign

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Support Groups. Willing to work as part of a team.  Coordination of care with nutritionist, MD, dentist.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Phone Counseling.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards Personal Checks. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Will bill on behalf of patient






Diana Elwyn, MFT

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Diana Elwyn, MFT

Intuitive Eating Counseling
820 Capitola Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 427 9028
Fax: (831) 427 9028
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I have been licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist (MFC30349) since 1993.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since the beginning of graduate school in 1989, and since then have received hundreds of hours of advanced training. My internships were in the eating disorders unit of Marshall Hale Hospital and in the private of William Prey, MD. I have been working with men, woman, teens with eating disorders for almost 20 years and have advanced training in all aspects of eating disorder treatment.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I use a variety of approaches and modalities to suit the needs of the individual. For adults struggling with compulsive over eating I focus on intuitive eating. With teens fighting anorexia and bulimia I use a family based modified Maudsley approach. I use cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal therapeutic techniques.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. I believe it is possible to fully recover from the behavioral and psychological symptoms of an eating disorder. It is possible to learn to listen and follow the natural wisdom of the body, to no longer obsess over decisions with food, and to recovery from body dysmorphia. Full recovery means coming to accept the body and its natural flaws. The sooner the eating disorder is treated the more likely full recovery is.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, Maudsley

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-Therapy (email) Support

FEES: Cash, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance – Anthem Blue Cross. For “provider out of the network,” we will bill on behalf of patient.






Elizabeth Esalen, PsyD

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Elizabeth Esalen, PsyD

701 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 600-7499

www.doctoresalen.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINEI am a California Licensed Psychologist (PSY24204) and Eating Disorder Treatment Specialist.

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 8-10 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISEI have a Master and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and am a CA Licensed Psychologist. I’ve treated clients struggling with eating disorders for the past decade and have personally recovered from an eating disorder myself. Professionally, I’ve provided individual, group, and family eating disorder therapy at every level of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and individual therapy. I’ve worked under Carolyn Costin and served as her Clinical Director at the Eating Disorder Center of California and am currently the Clinical Director of La Ventanta Eating Disorder Treatment Program in San Jose, CA.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Therapy is a powerful way to experience yourself, your life, and the world from the outside-in. As a therapist, my goal is not to change you but to enhance and strengthen the person you already are. The type of therapy I offer is truly tailored to who you are and what you need. In providing eating disorder treatment, there are few essential beliefs I have: 1) You don’t have to want to recover in order to get help or seek treatment. Definitions of what “recovery” looks like vary from person to person. 2) If someone wants to fully recover from an eating disorder, I believe it’s possible. I believe that people struggling with eating disorders can fully recover by breaking the addictive cycle, learning healthier coping skills, and not only move on, but thrive! 3) And finally, recovery is worth it! Having a good match is crucial in therapy, there has to be that common ground and “click” between a client and their therapist. I invite you to contact me or check out my website to see if the type of treatment I provide is a good fit for you.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is freedom: free to be you, feel what you say, say what you think, ask for what you need, be fully present in the moment and engaged in your life. Recovery is the freedom to choose and not be governed by rigid rules or chaos. Recovery is finally liking yourself and being able to be the person you always wished you could be.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment, Phone Counseling

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scales






Christine Hassell, MFT

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Christine Hassell, MFT

Turning Point Psychotherapy
621 Water St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-2253

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Coherence/Constructivist Psychotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Certified: Yes, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy Univ. 2000 Level II Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy Certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy Emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Eating disorders are a symptom of emotion dysregulation. Developing the ability to regulate difficult emotions through cognitive and behavioral interventions is the most fundamental aspect of the recovery process.

I do think it’s possible to recover from at eating disorder. I define recovery as:When food is no longer the axis around which ones life is organized but instead is a balanced and integral part of the whole of everyday living.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified)

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Group Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks






Kimberly Kuhn, LCSW

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Kimberly Kuhn, LCSW

333 Church St. Suite B
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 278-2496
Fax: (831)621-4820
Contact by phone/e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Board Certified: Yes-Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I graduated from Syracuse University with my Masters in Social Work and received and advanced graduate certificate in Women’s studies. I have specialized in eating disorders throughout my career and have attended several trainings on the treatment of eating disorders including the Annual Renfrew Conference. Also a licensed acupuncturist. I have a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I take a holistic approach to treatment including a variety of techniques based on each persons needs. Often times with eating disorders this includes cognitive behavioral therapy and can include family therapy when it will be beneficial to the individual I’m working with. I treat both the symptoms of an eating disorder while also addressing any underlying issues that may have contributed to the development of an eating disorder. I use an empowerment and holistic model to guide my clients through the recovery process so they can heal, recover, and love themselves, inside and out.

Yes I believe recovery is possible and I define it as: I see recovery as being a physical, emotional, and mental recovery process. Physically- it includes maintaining an appropriate weight, eating well, and finding a healthy balance of exercise. Mentally and emotionally- it includes finding freedom from the eating disorder and all that it entails: obsessive thinking about food and weight, negative self talk, and no longer trying to gain control in an unhealthy matter. It also includes the person loving and accepting ones body just as it is and treating oneself in a kind and nurturing way. Overall, high self esteem is discovered and maintained and the individual is able to use resources and coping skills when any triggers or struggles occur. Recovery is about allowing yourself to be on the journey of self care and healing.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Other-Substance abuse and self mutilation

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Psychoanalysis

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling, E-therapy (email) Support

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO – Will bill on behalf of patient.






Laura LC Johnson, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC

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Laura LC Johnson, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley
12961 Village Drive, Suite C
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 384-8404

website: www.CognitiveBehaviorTherapyCenter.com

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a Marriage & Family Therapist

Board Certified: No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University; Intensively trained in DBT; Intensive training in CBT through the year long Extramural Training Program at the Beck Institute.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My approach is goal-oriented, practical and based on research. I am compassionate yet directive, and together, we will work to help you will learn new skills to let go of obsessive thinking about weight and food and develop healthy eating behaviors. I use evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I integrate positive psychology into my approach to help you build positive emotions, hope and resilience.

LANGUAGES: English and Spanish

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Credit Cards.  If PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Andrea Wachter, MFT

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Andrea Wachter, MFT

5905 Soquel Drive, Suite 250
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 476-7500

Not wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: LMFT I specialize in eating disorders and other addictions

Board Certified: No.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Masters in counseling, interned at addictions rehab center, almost 20 years in private practice, training with Process Therapy Institute and on a personal level, I am recovered from an eating disorder myself.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work with clients to help stabilize their eating and weight to a healthy level. There must be a team of doctor and dietician if they are bulimic, anorexic or severely obese. I help clients find their way to peace with food and body and depending on their stage, duration of disorder and history of trauma, I work with them on either intuitive eating or finding some loving, non-diet, moderate approach with food. (We call this a Live-It) Then we work to find and heal the emotions they are eating or restricting over. We also work on a cognitive level to address their black and white thinking, perfectionism and in general, learning how to question and change their faulty thoughts. I also work on a deeper level, teaching mindfulness and mediation techniques and helping clients to connect to their hearts and their passions, helping them to find a spiritual sense of themselves and the world- beyond the non-stop cycles of the busy mind. In essence, I try to take clients deeper, beyond the surface and constant symptoms of food and weight to address all the deeper issues mentioned above.

Yes, I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as: When someone no longer diets and sees any food as “good or bad.” They no longer binge or overeat in relation to emotions or thoughts. They take good, sweet care of their body and have a perspective about what is truly important in life. They are able and willing to feel the range of emotions that humans have and they have a balanced life filled with quiet time, social time, learning, growing and have learned healthy communication skills in their relationships. They are no longer perfectionist but allow themselves and others to be human. They live more and more in the present moment and much less in the past and future.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, and Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, and Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups, and Other (please specify) – I often do Process Therapy with clients and find that to be most effective along with education, cognitive work, spiritual teachings and self disclosure about my own addictions recovery.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient and phone counseling.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, if “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement.






Shayna Abraham, M.A.

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Shayna Abraham, M.A.

Prepare To Bloom, LLC
P.O. Box 31520
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(650) 888-4575
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I have a MA in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Eating Disorders from Lewis and Clark College.

Board Certified: No.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 5-8 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I have a MA in Counseling Psychology with specialty training in Eating Disorders and Addictions. I have worked as an educational consultant with a prominent firm for the past 5 years before starting my own company.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I am a resource for families looking to create a plan for a child, adolescent or young adult to get back on track. For some families this happens close to home with local outpatient therapists and professionals, and for others this happens in residential programs. Regardless of the path I am a coach and a guide for families looking for this type of intervention.

No, I do not believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Children, Families, Females, Males, Other-Young Adults

CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,  Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Other- Therapeutic Consulting and Family Coaching

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Payment Plans, Personal Checks






Alan Goodfried

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Alan Goodfried

1844 San Miguel Dr, #307A
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(510) 502-0792
Fx: (510) 778-1540
Contact by phone/e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: I am a licensed MFT (#23944) – Completed JFK’s Certification program for Eating Disorders – I have a MA from John F. Kennedy University in Clinical Psychology

Board Certified: Yes-State of California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Finished my masters in clinical psychology at JFK university – master’s thesis on Eating Disorders in Males Completed Certificate program at JFK for Eating Disorders Worked for Solano County Mental Health for 20 years as program manager for intensive day treatment program for children and adolescents. Currently see individuals, couples & families in private practice

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I look at each client as a unique individual and plan individual treatment plans. I believe that we are all capable of accomplishing our goals and that some will take longer than others. My main goal is always to empower the client to be independent of me as soon as it is realistically possible. Often, I will encourage the client to reduce our interactions so that s/he can “practice” what has been learned. I generally take a family systems approach – even with individual therapy.

Yes, I do believe recovery is possible. Recovery is different for everyone. I believe that everyone is able to recover to some degree minimally and in many cases to a large degree. The client needs to work hard and of course, the therapist needs to be creative and flexible. I treat each client differently in that not everyone will benefit from the same technique, or strategy. I generally take a “never give-up” approach and will encourage my client to do the same. Some recoveries take longer than others, but with persistence and hard work – recovery is always possible.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Females, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Other-Some narrative work

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient

FEES: Cash, Payment Plans, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance: I am a Blue Shield and Aetna PPO Provider-will take other as out of network provider. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Will bill on behalf of patient






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