Dr. Melisa Arias-Valenzuela, C.Psych.
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).
East Texas Eating Disorder Specialists
Elisheva Dorfman LMFT
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.
Emily Capelli, MS
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.
Emily Fogle, LMSW
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.
Emily Jody, LMFT
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.
Grace Harrington, LCSW
I am an anti-diet, HAES, fat-friendly mental health therapist who will help you examine how both your own internalized fat bias and the systematic inequalities in our culture are impacting your emotional and mental well being in order to help you heal and thrive, no matter what your body size.
Hayley Miller, LPCC, LPC, RD, CDN
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.
Jamie English, LCSW-S, CEDS
I am an eating disorder therapist and certified eating disorder specialist. I also specialize in trauma, I align with intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. I am anti-diet and weight neutral. I am EMDR certified also use other modalities of therapy (Emotional Transformation Therapy, Sandtray, and Comprehensive Resource Model) to help people heal from underlying issues that led to the eating disorder. I believe in a team approach and working closely with an eating disorder RD and medical professionals informed about eating disorders.
Janelle Lenhoff, PsyD
I provide individual therapy in person and virtually. Virtual sessions are conducted using a secure, HIPAA compliant software platform and are a great option when access to providers is limited, there are transportation barriers, or more flexible scheduling is helpful. I utilize an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach which focuses on identifying/clarifying values, exploring thoughts, developing mindfulness, and cultivating self compassion in order to move towards a valued life. Rather than living in accordance with the eating disorders values, clients reconnect with who they really are. I strongly ascribe to a HAES philosophy and utilize intuitive eating principals when clinically appropriate. I highly value a team approach including parents/family. Parents are valuable members of the treatment team. I strive to provide parents with psychoeducation, support, and open communication so that they can support their childs recovery.
Jennifer Starkey MA LMFT
I specialize in treating eating disorders and body image issues in teens and adults, and am passionate about supporting and educating families/parents, as well as other professionals (medical, mental health, teachers, coaches) on eating disorders, body positivity, and the HAES philosophy.
Jenny Weinar, LCSW
I view my work as a process of co-creation with my clients. Together we identify the present-day thoughts and behaviors to address and explore some of the earlier life experiences that may have shaped these patterns in order to foster sustainable change. I also support parents who want to help foster a healthier relationship with food and body image for their children. I embrace the perspectives of Health at Every Size (HAES), intuitive eating, and body acceptance which celebrate size diversity and prioritize overall well-being above the number on the scale. My practice is affirming of all lifestyles and intersecting identities.
Jessica Sprengle, MA, LPC
I offer an integrative approach that allows for individualization for each client and family. I consider my self radical authentic in my treatment style and bring my own experiences with an eating disorder to the table. I have spent most of my career working with adolescents and families in healing from eating disorders.
Jill Mallin, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
I listen, ask questions, provide empathy and supportive feedback. I tend to help clients think of their eating disorder as a "diet voice" that they can externalize and talk back to. I provide education about the influence of culture and media. Helping parents with the do's and don'ts in approaching and supporting their children is vitally important to ensure everyone is using the same language and communicating openly.
Katherine Piel, LMFT
My practice is rooted firmly in the principles of HAES and Intuitive Eating. I have experience working in treatment center settings in addition to my private practice. Collaboration with family members and a united clinical team is vital to the success of treatment. We all live in a diet-culture, weight-centered, weight-biased, fat-phobic society and sometimes the loved ones of clients need support and learning/un-learning of their own to gain awareness and understanding of the influence of society on values, belief-systems, and what is often mistaken for "health." I help families understand what the client is experiencing so that they can become allies in recovery for their loved one.