Therapists

Alex Altman, LICSW, LCSW-C
Alex Altman, LICSW, LCSW-C
Short Business Description:

I am a proud Health at Every Size clinician. ‘Health at Every Size’ (or HAES) is an approach and a growing movement which is based on the belief that everyone, at every size, is capable of pursuing health-related behaviors if they wish to, irrespective of weight loss. This approach recognizes that diets do not work and that attempts to lose weight almost always perpetuate weight cycling (rapid weight loss and weight gain) and disordered eating, and ultimately cause more harm than they do good. The HAES approach also embraces the concept of body diversity—the simple fact that there are many, many kinds of bodies in this world, as there always have been and always will be—and that all bodies are good bodies, worthy and fully deserving of respect.

This approach doesn’t negate the unfortunate fact that we live in a world of diet culture, fatphobia, and weight stigma, and many parents worry about how to protect their children from the toxic messaging diet culture sends. I can help you get grounded in the HAES approach and mindset, and if necessary, help you ‘do your own work’ with respect to body image and beliefs around food and weight, empowering you to break the inter-generational cycle of diet-related trauma and poor body image. As of 10/29/20, I’m only offering telehealth services (virtual or video therapy) in response to the pandemic, and plan to continue offering telehealth moving forward.

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
alexaltmantherapy@gmail.com
Business Address:
4833 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda
MD
United States
Zip Code:
20814
Alyssa McKeeman, MEd, EdS, NCC, LPCA
Alyssa McKeeman, MEd, EdS, NCC, LPCA
Short Business Description:

I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help individuals challenge and reframe negative thoughts about food and body image. I operate from a Health at Every Size and anti diet standpoint. My style in session is relaxed and supportive.

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Business Contact Email:
alyssamckeeman@gmail.com
Business Address:
Clemson, SC
Zip Code:
29631
Amie Hope Thomas, M.S., LPC
Amie Hope Thomas, M.S., LPC
Short Business Description:

I am a trauma/eating disorder therapist that works from an Anti-Diet/Weight Inclusive/Intuitive Eating/HAES, approach. I use EMDR therapy along with other trauma focused approaches that help people heal from childhood abuse, sexual trauma, eating disorders etc.

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
amiehopethomas@ferventlydriven.com
Business Address:
132 N Main Street Ste. D
Childress, Texas
Zip Code:
79201
Amy Harman, LMFT
Amy Harman, LMFT
Short Business Description:

I use cognitive behavioral therapy and narrative approaches to help client heal from eating disorder and body image issues. I enjoy utilizing relationships and families in therapy, as the qualities and supportiveness of these relationships will often be key in long-term recovery. I approach recovery from a non-diet, HAES perspective. I also like working in a treatment team of qualified professionals for optimal care and treatment. I Provide HIPPA compliant video therapy to clients in Utah and Virginia

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Business Contact Email:
Amy@reflectwholenesstherapy.com
Business Address:
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
Zip Code:
22030
Beth Mayer LICSW
Beth Mayer LICSW
Short Business Description:

I have been working with people struggling with body image and eating disorders for 36 years. Having recovered from an eating disorder as a teen and young adult, I have dedicated my life to trying to support others in truly understanding this illness. Parents are a child’s most important support system and they should always feel welcomed into a therapist’s office. I work with the family and ask them to join the team as collaborators.

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
Bethmayerlicsw@gmail.com
Business Address:
288 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA
Zip Code:
02460
Beth Pilcher, MSW, LISW-CP
Beth Pilcher, MSW, LISW-CP
Short Business Description:

I provide clinical treatment for individuals dealing with eating disorders and other food & body image issues. I practice from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) perspective, while also incorporating tools and skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as needed.

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Business Contact Email:
beth@solsticecounselingchs.com
Business Address:
7 Gamecock Avenue
Suite 710
Charleston
SC
United States
Zip Code:
29407
Bianca Skilbeck, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor
Bianca Skilbeck, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor
Short Business Description:

In all sessions I do counseling and I help my clients to explore the principles of HAES and intuitive eating as they are ready. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective and frequently help clients to brainstorm ways in which they can manage difficult life situations and relationships. If the client is also interested in hypnotherapy, then we incorporate a range of different hypnotic techniques into the session which can help to integrate the counseling. I can help support parents who have kids with eating or body issues through education, building compassion skills, and teaching relational skills.

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Business Contact Email:
bianca@freedomfromfood.com.au
Business Address:
3/20 Burns St
Maidstone
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia
Zip Code:
3012
Brian Pollack, LCSW, CEDS
Brian Pollack, LCSW, CEDS
Short Business Description:

Double board certified in Eating Disorder Care I work with adults and children within a HAES framework. FBT certification is used with adolescents and I am also an original board member of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.

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Business Contact Email:
Brian@hilltopbehavioralhealth.com
Business Address:
450 Springfield Ave, Suite 302
Summit, New Jersey
Zip Code:
07901
Celeste Smith, LMFT
Celeste Smith, LMFT
Short Business Description:

I love working with families and couples to help with eating and body issues. My background is in marriage and family therapy and the intersection of this area and eating/body issues are my passions. I work with families and couples to provide therapy and necessary resources for the entire family system. I generally work from a systems perspective to find the role of the eating and body issues and find other workable ways to meet this same need. I offer support groups for families and individuals as well.

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Business Contact Email:
celestesmiththerapy@gmail.com
Business Address:
100 Independence Pl
Suite 212
Tyler, Texas
Zip Code:
75703
Charis Stiles LCSW
Charis Stiles LCSW
Short Business Description:

I work with folks who are recovering from disordered eating and/or wanting to reconnect with their bodies. I am centered in self-compassion work, and I help folks explore ways they restrict in multiple areas of their life (not just with food or exercise). I help clients reconnect with themselves and re-parent themselves, learning to replace shaming, critical cognitive patterns with messages of validation and comfort.

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Business Contact Email:
stilescounseling@gmail.com
Business Address:
516 Oakland Ave
Suite 103
Oakland
CA
Zip Code:
94611
Cherie Miller, LPC
Cherie Miller, LPC
Short Business Description:

Through best-treatment therapy techniques, we help clients make peace with food and their bodies through intuitive eating and body acceptance. We help parents understand the complexities of food issues and how to support their child in developing a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

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Business Contact Email:
cherie@foodfreedomtherapy.com
Business Address:
920 S. Main Street
Suite 198
Grapevine
TX
United States
Zip Code:
76051
Christine Selby, PhD, CEDS
Christine Selby, PhD, CEDS
Short Business Description:

My approach is eclectic in that my way of being with clients/patients is client-centered, I conceptualize psychodynamically, and I use CBT techniques when indicated. Although I treat adult patients I am willing to work with parents about how best to support their child who has eating/body/weight issues. First and foremost I talk with them about making sure anyone providing treatment to their child is weight neutral and educated in what eating disorders are/are not. I encourage them to rely on those providers to do what they are trained to do and that parents should do the same – that is they are best equipped to love and support their child in a way that no provider can (the caveat to this is FBT/Maudsley method for tx of anorexia nervosa). I allow parents to express their concerns and ask whatever questions they have – providing the best answers I have and/or directing them to exceptional resources.

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
drchristineselby@hushmail.com
Business Address:
6 State Street, Suite 502
Bangor
ME
Zip Code:
04401
Colleen Reichmann, PsyD
Colleen Reichmann, PsyD
Short Business Description:

I am a Health at Every Size-informed eating disorder specialist. I work from an interpersonal/feminist-relational orientation and incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy as well as family therapy when appropriate. I have worked with many, many parents and families across all levels of eating disorders care, and absolutely love doing so.

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Business Contact Email:
colleenreichmann@gmail.com
Business Address:
110 S 20th Street
Suite 206
Philadelphia
United States
Zip Code:
19103
Courtney Levy Daniels, LMHC
Courtney Levy Daniels, LMHC
Short Business Description:

I am a NYC-based therapist, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, trauma and body image dissatisfaction. I approach treatment through a Health at Every Size, fat positive, weight neutral, social justice and trauma-informed lens. I am in the processes of becoming a Body Trust Certified Provider through Be Nourished and have extensive training in evidence-based treatment models (DBT, DBT-PE, CBT-E and ACT).

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Business Contact Email:
courtneylevydaniels@gmail.com
Business Address:
33 West 19th Street
Floor 4
New York
NY
United States
Zip Code:
10019
Dr. Melisa Arias-Valenzuela, C.Psych.
Dr. Melisa Arias-Valenzuela, C.Psych.
Short Business Description:

I specialize in working with eating disorders, disordered eating and body image issues using a weight-inclusive and compassion-focused approach. I provide evidence-based interventions for adolescents and their families, as well as adults (Family-Based Therapy, Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy).

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
melisa@ottawariverpsychology.com
Business Address:
44 Hawthorne avenue
Ottawa
ON
Canada
Zip Code:
K1S 0A9
Elisheva Dorfman LMFT
Elisheva Dorfman LMFT
Short Business Description:

I am a weight neutral HAES aligned therapist. I work with parents using Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility, I am trained and certified in Intuitive Eating and am passionate about helping parents raise children who have good relationships with food and with their bodies.

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Business Address:
11712 Moorpark Unit
Studio City, CA
Zip Code:
91604
Emily Capelli, MS
Emily Capelli, MS
Short Business Description:

I work with individuals and groups who are struggling with disordered eating, body shame, and trauma. The relationship we build together in the room is most important to me, and is the biggest impetus for healing. I work with other HAES professionals to help people on their journey to recovery.

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
emily@bodylovetherapy.com
Business Address:
3502 Scotts Lane Suite 121E
Philadelphia, PA
Zip Code:
19129
Emily Fogle, LMSW
Short Business Description:

My approach is rooted in being an anti-diet, fat-positive, HAES-aligned clinician. Much of my work focuses on supporting people who are LGBTQ+, as I specialize in working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals, as well as athletes, who struggle with eating and their relationship with food and exercise. I like to take a diverse approach in treatment, utilizing several theories in order to meet each client’s needs and goals. I draw on psychodynamic and relational orientations while using mindfulness, somatic, and cognitive techniques for emotional and relational healing. My treatment approach is informed by my experiences as a queer, non-binary person, and former athlete.

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
emily@intuitivepsychotherapynyc.com
Business Address:
303 5th Ave
Suite 1608
New York
NY
United States
Zip Code:
10016
Emily Jody, LMFT
Emily Jody, LMFT
Short Business Description:

I work with individuals, as well as their support systems, who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating habits, over-exercise, or poor body image. In regards to supporting parents who have kids with eating body issues, I aim to provide psychoeducation, increase healthy familial communication and understanding surrounding helpful vs unhelpful support, decrease emotional enmeshment if present, and highlight parents’ own needs and self-care if applicable. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy.

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
ej@emilyjodytherapy.com
Business Address:
22395 Cass Ave
Woodland Hills
CA
United States
Zip Code:
91364
Hayley Miller, LPCC, LPC, RD, CDN
Hayley Miller, LPCC, LPC, RD, CDN
Short Business Description:

I am a dually licensed LPCC and RD. I take a HAES approach to sessions and will help parents to understand how to speak about food in a neutral, intuitive way. I teach intuitive eating to clients and their parents and will have at times joint sessions with the adolescent and parents if the adolescent is okay with it. I practice a person-centered approach to counseling and will gently push the client while also meeting them where they are at.

 

Business Phone Number:
Business Contact Email:
hm@hayleymillercounseling.com
Business Address:
11712 Moorpark St.
Los Angeles
CA
United States
Zip Code:
90012