Michelle Farris, LMFT

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 APPROACHESCognitive 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