Therapists

Alex Altman, LICSW, LCSW-C

Alex Altman, LICSW, LCSW-C
Name
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
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
Business Contact Email
alyssamckeeman@gmail.com
Business Address
Clemson, SC
Zip Code
29631

Amber Hartnett Joyce MSW, LCSW-QS, MCAP

Amber Hartnett Joyce MSW, LCSW-QS, MCAP
Name
Amber Hartnett Joyce MSW, LCSW-QS, MCAP
Short Business Description

Family-based treatment and education help with boundaries. We also have Life Coaches available with one specializing in disordered eating.

Business Phone Number
Business Contact Email
amber@trueyoualways.com
Business Address
160 Island Beach Blvd.
Merritt Island
FL
United States
Zip Code
32952

Amy Harman, LMFT

Amy Harman, LMFT
Name
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

Business Phone Number
Business Contact Email
Amy@reflectwholenesstherapy.com
Business Address
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
Zip Code
22030

Beth Mayer LICSW

Beth Mayer LICSW
Name
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
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
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
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
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
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
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
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
Business Contact Email
celestesmiththerapy@gmail.com
Business Address
100 Independence Pl
Suite 212
Tyler, Texas
Zip Code
75703

Charis Stiles LCSW

Charis Stiles LCSW
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
Business Contact Email
stilescounseling@gmail.com
Business Address
516 Oakland Ave
Suite 103
Oakland
CA
Zip Code
94611

Cherie Miller, LPC

Cherie Miller, LPC
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
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
Name
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
Name
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.

Business Phone Number
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
Name
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).

Business Phone Number
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.
Name
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