Eating Disorder Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Aliso Viejo, CA  (scan down)  

Alitta Kullman, Ph.D., Psy.D., MFT

Hunger for Connection©

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Holistic Healing, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

11 Mareblu, Suite 240, Aliso Viejo, CA 

Additional Communities Served: Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, and all of Orange County

Office: 949-362-9390 

Website: www.alittakullman.com

Email: kullman@cox.net

Treatment Model: Dr. Alitta Kullman combines relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy with practical strategies, meditation, mindfulness, and a non-diet approach, all tailored to personal, individual needs.

Dr. Kullman treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Bariatric Surgery Assistance,  Laxative Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1985

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards,  Insurance

I have a warm, supportive, and caring approach to working with bulimia, anorexia, and "yo-yo" dieting. I work with women, men, adolescents, couples, children and families in individual and group therapy, combining the "talking cure" with individualized strategies to help you help yourself. Whether you binge and purge, restrict, or "yoyo" diet, I believe you are trying to help yourself "think" with your body. Together we'll get to the root of your eating disorder--what underlies, triggers, and perpetuates it--and help you find more nurturing ways of taking care of yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Alitta Kullman brings a warm, supportive, and caring approach to working with bulimia, anorexia, "yo-yo" dieting, compulsive eating, binge-eating disorder, and a variety of other eating issues. Her emphasis is on helping you understand the emotional issues that underlie, trigger, and perpetuate your (or your loved one's) eating disorder, and tailoring intervention strategies specifically to meet those individual needs. Dr. Kullman is the author of the journal article "The Perseverant Personality," a groundbreaking approach to understanding the underlying causes of eating disorders, and the upcoming book, "Hunger for Connection: Why Creative, Successful, and Educated People have Eating Disorders and What They Can Do About Them." Whether in Group or Individual therapy, Dr. Kullman will help you unravel the ways you are trying to help (not hurt!) yourself or others via your eating disorder, and help eliminate the shame associated with it. She works with men, women, couples, adolescents, and families, helping to find more nurturing ways to understand and care for YOU, the person who lives "inside" an eating disorder. She welcomes your contact!

Dr. Kullman is now offering three types of groups: 1) For adults and adolescents with eating disorders 2) For parents of children (of any age!) with eating disorders, who want to learn how to understand the thinking and reconnect with their loved ones 3) For therapists interested in learning new perspectives and treatment options for their eating disordered patients/clients. All groups are held in her office, in a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.

 

 

Costa Mesa, CA (scan down)

Andrea L. Ontiveros, LCSW

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy

2900 Bristol Street, Suite J-109, Costa Mesa, CA

Additional Office: 6615 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 190, Long Beach, CA 

Additional Communities Served: Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Cerritos, All Orange County, nearby University of Cal State Long Beach, UC Irvine, Chapman University

Office: 562-234-0138 

Email: aontiv@verizon.net

Treatment Model: My experience in treating clients with eating disorders includes residential, day treatment and outpatient settings. I use an integrative approach including Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems and Transpersonal Psychology, also incorporating Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness Practice. I tailor each client's therapeutic process according to individual needs. With 10 years of extensive practice and training in yoga, my approach is grounded in a deep respect for the mind-body connection. I offer a multidisciplinary team approach which may include collaboration with a Nutrition Therapist, Primary Care Physician or Psychiatrist when appropriate.

Ms. Ontiveros treats Anorexia and Bulimia; adult men and women. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Laxative Abuse and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1999

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Ms. Ontiveros provides a safe and compassionate environment in which clients can begin or continue on their path to recovery and healing. She recognizes that recovery is a process and focuses on helping the individual gain an understanding of the language of their eating disorder, find healthy ways to get his/her needs met and to manage painful emotions. She utilizes insight-oriented psychotherapy and honors the vulnerability that one may feel when engaging in this work. She also utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques in order to help clients interrupt their self-destructive behaviors and replace with healthy and nourishing thoughts/behaviors. Although the therapeutic relationship with the individual may be the primary one, Ms. Ontiveros also offers conjoint sessions with loved ones to help facilitate a better understanding of the eating disorder, recovery process and supportive interactions.  Ms. Ontiveros also treats related issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Self-harm, Grief/Loss, and life transitions.

 

 

Dana Point, CA (scan down)  

Arlene Klein Unger Ph.D.,  License #PSY15383

Center For Empowerment

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Nutritional Counseling, Outpatient, Coaching, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

34052 La Plaza Drive, Suite 107, Dana Point, CA

Additional Communities Served: Lake Forest, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Saddleback College/OCC, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Aliso Viejo, UCI

Office: 949-240-7302 

Website: http://therapist.psychologytoday.com/37017

Email: drarleneunger@gmail.com

Treatment Model: Cognitive Behavioral, Positive Psychology, Wellness Coaching, Movement Therapy, Nutritional Counseling and Non-Diet Approach

Dr. Unger treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Night Eating Syndrome, Compulsive Overeating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1985

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Eating disorder recovery is a life long but, not always a do-it-yourself process. Using an approach that allows people to feel both supported and empowered, I have helped many transform their unhealthy lifestyles into ones that keep them fit. With over 25 years in clinical practice and certifications in nutritional and life coaching, I understand the inner struggle of the food over and under eater as well as the triggers that maintain those struggles. Timing is everything with respect to one's readiness for change and acceptance for help. Let me help you take that first step toward being and staying well.

 

 

Irvine, CA (scan down)  

Marilyn Boettiger, LCSW, License # LCS8176

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Nutritional Counseling, Family Therapy

13 Hawkridge, Irvine, CA

Office: 949-552-8737 

Email: mboett@cox.net

Treatment Model: Cognitive Therapy and Psychodynamic Relationship Therapy

Ms. Boettiger treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Laxative Abuse, Bariatric Surgery Assistance, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1988

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Sliding Scale

 

 

Joanna Richardson-Jones, MBA, RD

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Nutritional Counseling, Medical Evaluation, College/University Counseling Program, Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Program, Inpatient, Coaching, EMDR, Holistic Healing, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

Irvine, CA

Additional Communities Served: Orange County, San Diego County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, USA and Canada via Skype and phone.

Office: 949-413-7369

Email: Jricjones@yahoo.com

Treatment Model: I provide an unique approach to the therapy of nutrition. We take nourishment in many forms and food is just one of them. Compassion and in-depth understanding of psychological and nutrition issues are essential to treatment - without it, therapy fails. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapist by the LA Institute of Psychoanalysis. I am an experienced Registered Dietitian with a formal medical training.

Ms. Jones treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Bariatric Surgery Assistance, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Laxative Abuse, PICA, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1996

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale

I am seeing patients at the comfort of my home office which is conveniently located in the heart of Irvine - just off freeway 405.

 

 

Laguna Hills, CA (scan down)  

Nicole Bourquin MS, LMFT, License #MFT46728

Group practice/Individual Counseling, Outpatient, Consultations, Interventions, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Phone Counseling

23232 Peralta Drive, Suite 211, Laguna Hills, CA

Additional communities served: Irvine, Santa Ana, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Saddleback, San Clemente

Office: 949-285-9827 

Email: nicole.bourquin@yahoo.com

Treatment Model: I strongly believe that every individual needs to be treated as an "individual." No two clients can be treated the same. I use a combination of theoretical approaches including DBT, CBT, Psychodynamic, and person-centered while first and foremost concentrating on developing a trusting relationship with my clients. I use a non-diet approach while exploring with my clients their relationship with food.

Mrs. Bourquin treats males and females, adolescents and adults. She also works with Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Night Eating Syndrome, Laxative Abuse and Compulsive Overeating.

Payment Options: Cash/Check, PayPal

 

 

Kay Poggi MA, CEDS, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist

Private practice/individual therapy, couples counseling, family therapy, nutritional counseling, support groups

Laguna Hills, CA

Additional Communities Served: Orange County and North San Diego County

Office: 949-498-5018 

Email: kaypoggi@yahoo.com

Treatment Model:  12-STEP, psycho-educational, addiction counseling. Individual, couples and family counseling.

Ms. Poggi treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents and adults.

Other areas of expertise: sexual issues, PTSD, gambling problems, substance abuse.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1989

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Free ANAD support group for eating disorders every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Call for additional details.

 

 

Laguna Niguel, CA (scan down)  

Lauren Grant, CHT

Hungry Heart

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Nutritional Counseling, Coaching, Hypnosis, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

28202 Cabot Road, Suite 300, Laguna Niguel, CA

Additional Communities Served: San Diego CA, Del Mar CA, Manhattan Beach CA, West Los Angeles CA

Office: 949-415-5292

Website: www.hungryheart.org

Email: questions@hungryheart.org

Treatment Model: The 8 session systematic program combines behavioral and nutritional counseling with hypnosis to reinforce new behaviors and thought patterns. Weight loss is a natural by-product of changing thinking patterns. She works together as a team to create changes in your eating habits. This is a caring approach to out of control eating. The program provides a guilt-free, safe, and discreet environment.

Ms. Grant treats Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction and Compulsive Overeating.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1996

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards

Welcome to the Hungry Heart. Are you Struggling with Emotional Overeating? Binging? Yo-Yo dieting? Constantly Making Poor Food Choices? Finally the program to show you how to stop overeating, binge eating, and end the diet/binge cycle so you can lose those painful pounds naturally. Through our weight loss programs for women and men, you will learn to feel better about yourself, lose the insatiable appetite for food, and come to peace with your body. As former overeaters,  the team of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Nutritional Counselors would like to share with you a better way to overcome emotional eating and have a natural healthy approach to weight loss.
 

 

 

Lake Forest, CA (scan down)

Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs™

Director: Rebecca Cooper, MFT, CCH, RBT, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), License # MFT 42898

Inpatient, Individual, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Eating Disorder Outpatient Treatment (day women, men’s individual, adolescent), Residential Sober Living for Eating Disorders, Nutritional Counseling, EMDR, Medical Evaluation, Phone Counseling, Workshops, Tele-groups, On-line therapy. Provides FREE family support groups for Eating Disorders.

23861 El Toro Road, 7th Floor, Lake Forest, CA

Additional Communities Served: Orange County, California; Los Angeles County, California; Riverside County, California; San Diego County, California; United States for Women's Inpatient

Office: 800-711-2062  

Website: www.rebeccashouse.org

Email: info@rebeccashouse.org

Treatment Model: Their program is a structured program based on Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Solution Focused Theory, and Educational Awareness. It is complemented with EMDR, DBT, guided imagery, yoga, equine therapy, and meditation techniques. It is complete with corresponding homework assignments, self-awareness assessments, progress charts, and recorded guided imagery. This program is also 12-step compatible.

Rebecca's House treats females, males, adolescents and adults.  They treat all forms of disordered eating; Yo-yo dieting, Food Addictions, Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating, Binge Eating, Obesity, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Compulsive Exercisers.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1998

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, 0% Financing, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Rebecca is the founder of Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs™. She provides a nurturing, respectful, and safe environment that allows clients to heal from the shame, guilt, and confusion associated with these disorders. Her own experiences with food addictions and eating disorders encourage openness, hope, and healing. Ms. Cooper believes treatment should be a team effort. She works closely with her team of dietitians, primary care physicians, other therapists, psychologists, families, and exercise physiologist.

Family Resource/Support Group: This support group is appropriate for anyone whose loved one is or may be suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive overeating, or binge eating disorder. Participants learn about eating disorders, what they can and cannot do to help, and how to best manage the effects the disorder has on relationships. Licensed therapists specializing in eating disorders provide psychoeducation and tips to help families gain coping skills to better facilitate the recovery process. Groups will take place at Rebecca's House weekly on Thursday nights, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. We look forward to helping your loved one recover. Please RSVP to familysupport@rebeccashouse.org or call us at 800-711-2062.

 

 

Mission Viejo, CA (scan down)

Tami Brannon-Quan, Ph.D., MFT, CAS

Private Practice/individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, workshops*, outpatient

27001 La Paz Road, Suite 436B, Mission Viejo, CA

Additional Communities Served: Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita

Office: 949-916-5330 

Treatment Model: Cognitive Behavioral

Dr. Brannon-Quan treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents and adults. She also treats binge eating disorders and is a certified addictions specialist.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1988

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Sliding Scale

Co-author of Love Your Body: A Guide to Transforming Body Image and co-creator and co-facilitator of Love Your Body Workshops. Call for information on the next workshop time, location and date.

 

 

Eve Lievonen, LCSW, License # 15784

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Holistic Healing, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy

27001 La Paz Road, Suite 403, Mission Viejo, CA

Additional Communities Served: All of Orange County and Northern San Diego

Office: 949-436-0861 

Website: www.evelievonen.com

Treatment Model: I use a combined approach which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation, psychodynamic therapy and solutions focused therapy to help you understand your problems with eating and to overcome them. I am warm and supportive and work with you to understand the emotional triggers for your eating problems and to achieve your goals for therapy. I coordinate care with other members of your treatment team (e.g. psychiatrist, nutritionist, primary care physician.) I also do evaluations for bariatric surgery and provide aftercare follow up for bariatric surgery. 

Ms. Lievonen treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Bariatric Surgery Assistance, Laxative Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1999

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Ms. Lievonen's approach to eating disorder treatment is straight forward, supportive and holistic. She works together with you to help you understand your eating disorder and to develop healthy eating habits and positive changes in other areas of your life.

 

 

Newport Beach, CA (scan down)  

Maggie Baumann, MFT, CEDS   License # 50272

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Day Treatment, EMDR Trauma Therapist , Holistic Healing, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

369 San Miguel, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Orange, Tustin, Mission Viejo, Saddleback College - Mission Viejo, UC Irvine - Irvine, Orange Coast College - Costa Mesa, Irvine Valley College - Irvine

Office: 949-439-2607

Website: www.MaggieBaumann.com 

Email: Maggie-Baumann@cox.net

Treatment Model: My treatment philosophy is varied and is structured individually to each client so it's as personalized as possible to meet the client's specific needs. My treatment approach generally utilizes techniques such as cognitive-behavioral, DBT, psychodynamic, experiential (including sand tray and art therapy), and family systems.  I am a certified EMDR Trauma therapist treating current or past physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse as well issues that eating disorder clients feel stuck with and talk therapy isn't enough to push clients through to a healing state.

Ms. Baumann treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Laxative Abuse, PICA, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2004

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Sliding Scale

I have experience working in a residential treatment center for women recovering from eating disorders and drug/alcohol addiction. In my Newport Beach private practice, I see clients with all types of eating disorders and related issues including relationship problems, physical/sexual/verbal and emotional abuse, pregnancy issues while having an eating disorder, moms with eating disorders and other trauma as well as grief and loss issues. I also have training working with clients with birth adoption issues. I am affiliated with the DBT Center of Orange County as serve as the DBT Trauma therapist for its intensive outpatient program. I am currently in partnership with Timberline Knolls, one of the leading eating disorder treatment centers in the US, and launched "Lift the Shame," a web-based support group offering support/resources for moms and pregnant women with eating disorders. No matter where you live, all you need is a computer, iPad/tablet or Smartphone to join this FREE web-based (ANAD) support group. This first of its kind online support group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 4-5 pm (PST). For information on this online support group called "Lift the Shame," email maggie-baumann@cox.net.

Maggie Baumann, MFT, CEDS, is credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professional (IAEDP). She is a former longtime board member of the OC Chapter of IAEDP organization. She now volunteers on the National IAEDP's Certification Committee. Maggie also works with www.RewriteBeautiful.org and serves as the organization's eating disorder therapist to evaluate recovery in the group's mentors making sure they are in healthy place for mentoring girls, teens and women affiliated in Rewrite Beautiful's school based educational clubs bringing awareness to eating and body image issues in participating school systems through the United States.

 

 

Janice H. Dada, MPH, RD, CSSD, CDE, CHES

SoCal Nutrition & Wellness

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Phone Counseling

1100 Quail Street, Suite 111, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo

Office: 949-478-2288 

Website: www.socalnw.com

Email: janice@socalnw.com

Treatment Model: I am a Registered Dietitian and work with clients to develop a healthy relationship with food. I believe that each client is unique and requires an individualized treatment plan, but I do employ the principles of intuitive eating and motivational interviewing in my work. My clients and I work together to create an appropriate plan and to set realistic goals.

Ms. Dada treats Anorexia and Bulimia; adult males and females. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating and Bariatric Surgery Assistance.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2007

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance

Janice Dada is the owner and principal dietitian of SoCal Nutrition & Wellness, a nutrition counseling and consulting practice based in Newport Beach, CA. Janice works with individuals with a variety of disordered eating etiologies. Each client is unique and his/her nutrition treatment plan will reflect this. Janice helps guide her clients toward their nutrition and wellness goals using a combination of motivational interviewing and intuitive eating principles. She has a private, cozy office one block from Fashion Island where she would be happy to work with you to achieve your goals.

 

 

Samuel L. Dambrocia, Ph.D.

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Coaching, EMDR, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups

1201 Dove Street, Suite 585, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Orange County California, including the following colleges: University of California, Irvine, Chapman College, Vanguard University, Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, Orange Coast College, Concordia University, Fullerton State. Second office in Laguna Niguel, California.

Office: 949-222-0811 

Email: giocare@aol.com 

Dr. Dambrocia treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults. He also works with Athletes, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1979

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Sliding Scale

 

 

Lyndsay Elliott, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist,  License #PSY21342

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Coaching, Couples Therapy

1100 Quail Street, Suite 111, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Belmont Shore, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach State, Orange County, Los Angeles

Office: 949-280-7729 
 
Website:
www.DrLyndsayElliott.com   

Email:
DrLyndsay@DrLyndsayElliott.com  

Treatment Model: Combination of Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Self-Psychology. Dr. Elliott believes in working in a multi-disciplinary approach for the very best treatment.

Dr. Elliott treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults including relatives of those affected with an eating disorder. Dr. Elliott also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Night Eating Syndrome, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2002

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale

Dr. Elliott's eclectic approach to therapy varies according to the needs of the client, and emphasizes a collaboration of psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and coaching/mentoring when appropriate. Working together from a relational approach, therapy will focus on how you to relate to others as well as to yourself.  Dr. Elliott often finds that her Clients are incredibly gifted and interesting people, who have struggled with food or body image issues for a very long time. In an effort to deepen awareness and move through such struggles, therapy focuses on each Client's unresolved or unprocessed issues and conflicts (that he or she may not be consciously aware of) that may have caused or perpetuated the eating disorder. Through this exploration, therapy helps to look beneath the surface and link early family and peer experiences to current unwanted behaviors and experiences. While learning how to cope with your feelings directly related to food, eating, body image and weight, therapy is helpful in gaining control over your behaviors and symptoms, while also changing maladaptive patterns and facilitating your emotions. You will learn how to gain access to your “eating disorder self” (the part that is responsible for disordered eating behavior), integrate it back into your core self, putting the healthy self back into control. Dr. Elliott prefers to work with other health care providers in a multidisciplinary approach, where her patients can receive the very best care from providers that will help them to feel supported from a myriad of areas (nutrition/dietician, psychiatry, medical, etc.) This is done on a case by case basis as deemed necessary.

 

 

Lisa Friedman, MA, LMFT, License # 48368

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Phone Counseling

1151 Dove Street, Suite 245, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Irvine, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, National University, UCI, Cal State Long Beach

Office: 714-803-2528 

Email: lisafriedmanmft@gmail.com

Treatment Model: I form a close personal bond with each client and together with them, we are partners in creating their treatment goals and plans. I use cognitive therapy along with a great deal of humanistic, narrative and psychodynamic therapies. I give clients suggestions, but it is up to the individuals whether they are going to implement them into their lives. I have a strong passion for helping clients recover as I have many years of recovery myself.

Ms Friedman treats Anorexia and Bulimia; adolescents and adult women. She also works with Athletes, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Laxative Abuse, Obesity and Compulsive Overeating.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2007

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Sliding Scale

I live in Irvine with my husband and two young children. We belong to a Synagogue where my kids both attended pre-school. I was a competitive gymnast growing up and I eventually coached a girl who went to the Olympics twice. I am a transplanted New Yorker and love to go back for visits. I get immense pleasure out of helping individuals recover from disordered eating and become comfortable in their own bodies. I never give up on anyone as long as they continue to come into my office; this includes you. I truly look forward to meeting you ...with strength and hope, Lisa Friedman LMFT.

 

 

Ellen Gordon, MA, MFT, License #51582

Individual Therapy/Private Practice

1151 Dove Street, Suite 245, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Corona Del Mar, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach

Office: 949-933-1701

Website: www.ellengordonmft.com

Email: ellengordonmft@gmail.com  

Treatment Model: Ellen uses an eclectic approach, combining elements of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic and solution-focused. She believes the trusting relationship between therapist and client forms the foundation for the healing process. Once that trust is established, the client is helped to uncover those experiences from the past or in the present that cause pain, hinder growth, and perpetuate the eating disorder behaviors. Collaboration with a nutritionist, physician and/or psychiatrist is essential. 

Ms. Gordon treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2009

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale -- Ellen is committed to helping those suffering with eating disorders and provides sliding scale services to those needing financial assistance.

Being part of a family with an eating disorder history has perhaps provided me with a unique understanding. Working at a community health center and at The Victorian, a residential treatment center for women with eating disorders and drug/alcohol addiction, increased my clinical knowledge and experience. I believe recovery is a journey--usually slow, often frustrating, ultimately rewarding. My role is to be a partner and a guide on this journey. It is a journey of rediscovering your self--your interests, strengths, and desires. I work for the moment when a client is able to emerge from the darkness of the eating disorder and tell me, "I feel like I have gotten my life back."

I offer a FREE monthly support and educational group for families, friends, and partners of loved ones struggling with an eating disorder. The group is held the first Wednesday of the month, 6-7:30PM, at 1151 Dove Street, Suite 245, Newport Beach, CA 92660. We discuss topics such as communication, boundary-setting and facilitating recovery. Participants share feelings about the eating disorder and receive mutual support. Sponsored by ANAD.

 

 

Jennifer Johnson, M.D.,  License #MDA40753

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Medical Evaluation and Management, Outpatient, Psychotropic Medication, Supportive Therapy

366 San Miguel Drive, Suite 209, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Huntington Beach, Inland Empire, Irvine, Long Beach, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Tustin

Office: 949-856-2701 

Website: www.drjenniferjohnson.com

Treatment Model: Biopsychosocial model (emphasizes the connectedness of physical and emotional well-being). Medical evaluation, monitoring, and management of eating disorders and related conditions/complications. Supportive counseling that facilitates change. Psychopharmacology. Multi-disciplinary treatment team.

Dr. Johnson treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Johnson also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1990

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Dr. Johnson is a medical doctor who works with children, adolescents, and young adults (through age 29) who have eating disorders, disordered eating, and/or body image concerns. She provides personalized, comprehensive care in a relaxing environment. Dr. Johnson believes that healthcare should be an informed partnership. She takes time to educate her patients, listen to them, and help them learn to listen to their bodies. Through referrals to other experienced professionals, patients are often encouraged to develop their own personal multidisciplinary treatment collaborative. Such a combination of knowledge, skills, and wisdom provides a pillow of support throughout the life-changing process of recovery.

 

 

Lisa Licavoli, RD, CCN, Naturopath

Concepts in Nutrition

Private practice/Individual Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Natural Therapies, Community Outreach, Workshops*

2289 Redlands Drive, Newport Beach, CA

or Second Office: 26441 Crown Valley Pkwy., Ste. 101, Mission Viejo, CA 

Additional communities served: Irvine, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana

Office: 949-646-4842 

Website: www.HealthyBodyImage.com

Email: Bhealthy2@aol.com

Treatment Model: Ms. Licavoli takes a Body-Centered approach to health and healing with nutrition as the foundation. She helps clients establish good eating habits, heal their relationship with food and improve their body-image. Lisa is a naturopath trained in yoga, meditation and supplementation.  She is also certified in counseling.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1979

Payment Options: Cash/Check

Co-author of Love Your Body: A Guide to Transforming Body Image and co-creator and co-facilitator of Love Your Body Workshops.  Call for information on the next workshop time, location and date.

 

 

Eve Lievonen, LCSW, License # 15784

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Holistic Healing, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy

901 Dove Street, Suite 299, Newport Beach, CA 

Additional Communities Served:  I have another office in Mission Viejo. I see patients from all over Orange County and some from Northern San Diego County.

Website: www.evelievonen.com  

Office: 949-436-0861 

Treatment Model:  I use a combined approach which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation, psychodynamic therapy and solutions focused therapy to help you understand your problems with eating and to overcome them. I am warm and supportive and work with you to understand the emotional triggers for your eating problems and to achieve your goals for therapy. I coordinate care with other members of your treatment team (e.g. psychiatrist, nutritionist, primary care physician). I am close to completing my doctorate in psychology and during these additional years of study I have come to appreciate what treatment approaches have proven to be successful with eating problems.

Ms. Lievonen treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Bariatric Surgery Assistance, Laxative Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1999

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Ms. Lievonen's approach to eating disorder treatment is straight forward, supportive and holistic. She works together with you to help you understand your eating disorder and to develop healthy eating habits and positive changes in other areas of your life.

 

 

Michele Lob, PhD, LMFT, CEDS, License # MFCC39932

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Nutritional Counseling, Medical Evaluation, Coaching, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Phone Counseling

369 San Miguel Drive, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Serving Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar areas

Office: 949-480-7767  

Website: www.newportbeachfamilytherapy.com 

Email: drmichele.lob@gmail.com

Treatment Model: I have over 12 years experience as a clinician working with clients suffering from eating disorders and other addictive and self-harm behaviors. As the clinical director of a residential treatment center for eating disorders in the Newport Beach area, I have an extensive background and knowledge of all aspects of eating disorders. If indicated, I work with medical experts and nutritionists to ensure my clients' receive collaborative and specialized care. I am a compassionate, sensitive, and interactive therapist offering clients a variety of therapeutic techniques to help them improve low self-esteem, lack of confidence, poor self-image, anxiety, and general feelings of worthlessness that are traits endemic to those suffering from eating disorder behaviors. I incorporate conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, sandtray therapy and Lifespan Integration Therapy. My goal is to also educate and encourage family members to participate in the therapeutic process as eating disorders impact the entire family system. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Dr. Lob treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Pica, Laxative Abuse, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders Since the Year: 2005

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance (I will provide a Superbill for insurance carriers.), Sliding Scale

I offer an individual and group DBT program. DBT is an evidence-based therapy for the treatment of Borderline Personality and other mood disorders, including addictive behaviors and eating disorders. DBT focuses on clients' development of skills such as distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and improved interpersonal relationships. Dr. Lob believes that most populations can benefit from this treatment model.

 

 

Ocean Recovery

Inpatient Treatment, Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Program, Day Treatment, Nutritional Counseling, EMDR, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

3419 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA

Office: 800-641-2388 

Website: www.oceanrecovery.com

Email: info@oceanrecovery.com

Treatment Model: The Ocean Recovery treatment team consists of highly skilled professionals with over twenty five years of experience who specialize in the treatment of chemical dependency, eating disorders and addictive interactive disorders. This is what sets Ocean Recovery apart from other treatment centers. The staff is highly trained in treating eating, substance, and relationship issues aggressively, simultaneously and comprehensively.

Ocean Recovery treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adults. They also work with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Laxative Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2005  

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance

CARF accredited, Ocean Recovery recognizes the importance of treating both chemical dependency and eating disorders concurrently. Sherry Fixelle, registered dietician since 1993, provides clients with individualized, comprehensive and effective treatment plans to those suffering anywhere in the spectrum of disorders eating behaviors. These behaviors are directly addressed to show the impact on one's self, one's life and consequently one's sobriety. Ocean Recovery provides a safe and compassionate environment where individuals can begin to build a healthy relationship with food and their bodies as they embark on their recovery journey.

 

 

The Victorian Residential Treatment Center

Individual therapy, nutritional counseling, medical evaluation, family therapy, group therapy, support groups, Residential, Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient

2811 Villa Way, Newport Beach, CA 

Additional Communities Served: Nationwide

Office: 949-673-6696 

Website: http://thevictorian.crchealth.com/

Email: info@eatingdisordertreatment.com

Treatment Model: Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative

The Victorian treats all forms of eating disorders. In addition, the Victorian works with obesity, binge eating disorder, athletes with eating disorders, compulsive exercisers, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2001

Payment Options: Cash/Check

The Victorian is a private treatment facility for women who suffer from eating disorders. Just blocks away from the beach, the Victorian rooms encourage a cozy and intimate family setting, rather than an institutional environment. At the Victorian they recognize the unique gifts, life circumstances and needs of each individual. It is their program philosophy to create treatment plans which are very individualized. In the pursuit of excellence in treatment, they offer a multidisciplinary panel of professionals who offer a team approach to creating a truly unique therapeutic environment. The caring team is composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors, registered dietitians, certified addiction specialists, master's level therapists, body image specialists and interventionists. For more information call 800-647-0042, email info@eatingdisordertreatment.com or visit the website.

 

 

Ashley White, MS (Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, IMF 70063)

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy

1100 Quail Street, Suite 111, Newport Beach, CA

Additional Communities Served: Irvine, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Orange

Office: 949-922-6501

Website: www.DrLyndsayElliott.com/AshleyWhite

Email: ashleywhitemfti@gmail.com

Treatment Model: I see my clients as unique individuals who deserve to be seen and heard. Treatment is designed to fit your needs and what will be most effective for you. I especially enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, athletes, individuals struggling with issues of perfectionism and control, and dating/romantic relationships--all within or outside of the context of eating disorders.

Ms. White treats Anorexia and Bulimia; females, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating,

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2012

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Sliding Scale

I provide quality, affordable therapy for individuals struggling with disordered eating and body image issues

 

 

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Sovereign Health of California

Inpatient, Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Program, Partial Hospitalization, Medical Evaluation, Day Treatment, Nutritional Counseling, Biofeedback, Holistic Healing, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups

1211 Puerta Del Sol, Suite 280, San Clemente, CA

Additional Communities Served: Orange County, LA County, San Diego County

Office: 866-819-2948

Website: www.sovcal.com

Email: info@sovcal.com

Treatment Model: Many people have not just an eating disorder, but a concurrent mental condition such as depression, anxiety, distorted body image, etc. Full and lasting recovery can come only when all of the co-occurring disorders are treated simultaneously. That's why we created our Dual Diagnostic Treatment Program. Integrated dual diagnosis treatment helps each patient achieve greater insights, skills and knowledge in order to achieve a higher success rate. Sovereign Health of California is committed to providing you with the best path to recovery. Our staff of caring and experienced professionals understands the complexity of eating disorders and provides a nurturing, supportive environment to help people achieve lifelong health. You can put an end to your suffering; you can put an end to your secretive life style and finally break free from the torture of eating disorders.

Sovereign Health of California treats Anorexia and Bulimia in adult men and women. They also work with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Laxative Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2008

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance (Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health, Magellan, Pacific Care)

A Joint Commission accredited facility, offers a range of treatment options to adult men and women who suffer from the full spectrum of eating disorders. The facility's highly qualified and experienced staff includes medical doctors, psychologists and therapists in addition to a registered dietician, a nurse, and other specialists. Each treatment plan is individualized and under 24-hour supervision, with family groups on weekends. They are capable of addressing substance abuse and mental health co-morbid disorders. In addition to evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies and process groups, they offer holistic experiences such as meditation, yoga, and their very popular equine therapy. Sovereign's neurobehavioral training program uses state-of-the-art computer programming to facilitate cognitive change. Sovereign Health is located in San Clemente, a charming beach community in South Orange County, CA. Clients who come to the Partial Hospital Program may wish to avail themselves of the 24-hour supervised free residential facilities. Clients can also attend a free support group sponsored by ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders). Sovereign accepts most insurance plans and provides a complimentary benefits check. For further information call 866-819-2948 or visit www.sovcal.com
 

 

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