Eating Disorder Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Paula D. Atkinson, LICSW, E-RYT

The National Center

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Holistic Healing, Couples Therapy

2423 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: Northern Virginia, Maryland, George Washington University, Georgetown University

Office: 202-363-3900 

Website: www.pauladatkinson.com ; www.changeurworld.com

Email: pauladatkinson@gmail.com

Treatment Model: I have worked for over a decade with men and women who suffer from eating disorders, food obsession, exercise compulsion and body image issues. I also have much experience working with other addictions and substance dependence issues, relationship problems, anxiety, and problems stemming from low self worth. In addition to being a Psychotherapist in private practice, I am a Registered Yoga Instructor with 500 hours, teaching now for over a decade. I support my clients in the development of self-compassion and in releasing what is unnecessary.

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

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2000

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

I, myself, have been in recovery from anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating for over a decade and feel as though I can treat clients in a very personal and empathetic way, having a deep understanding of the complexity and the misery of being caught in food and body issues.

 

 

Jane Baxter, Ph.D.

PsychFit, Inc

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

2000 P Street NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC (Two blocks from Dupont Circle metro)

Additional Communities Served: DC metro area, Montgomery Country, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince Georges County, Georgetown University, GWU, AU, Marymount, Catholic University, Trinity College

Office: 202-744-4381

Website: www.psychfitinc.com

Email: janebaxterphd@gmail.com

Treatment Model: Cognitive Behavioral, Nutrition/Exercise Counseling, Psychodynamic; Individual and Group Psychotherapy.

Dr. Baxter treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents and adults. Dr. Baxter 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: 1997

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Credit Cards

I believe in looking at the identity of the person as a whole, that the eating disorder does not define who they are no matter how much it is on their minds.  Looking at the whole person requires knowledge of their mental/emotional health, as well as their physical and nutritional health.  I am an addictions specialist as well as a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist; I studied these areas with great passion and interest because I value understanding these areas and feel each needs to be addressed in order for the individual to fully recover. Please visit my webpage at www.psychfitinc.com for more information about my philosophy and treatment approach.

 

 

Sarah Bennett, Ph.D.  License # DC PSY1000686

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

4545 42nd Street NW, Suite 202, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: MD, VA, American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University

Office: 202-630-4714

Website: www.sarahbennettphd.com      

Email: sarahbennettphd@gmail.com

Treatment Model: Dr. Bennett treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults. She also works with Compulsive Exercisers, Binge Eating Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2004

Payment Options: Cash/Checks, Credit Cards

I work with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or other eating difficulties.  I use evidence-based practices which have scientific support for their effectiveness. I use family based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, self-psychology, and adolescent focused individual therapy to help individuals in their recovery. I believe that full recovery is possible and that family plays an integral role in recovery. I involve family as much as possible, particularly in working with younger individuals.

 

 

Suzanne M. Brigham, Ph.D.

Private Practice/Individual counseling, family therapy, group therapy

Washington DC

Office: 202-362-3175 

Dr. Brigham treats all form of eating disorders; males and females, adolescents and adults.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1973

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Sliding Scale

 

 

Elizabeth Davenport, MPH, RD, LD, License # DI100000205

Nutritional Counseling

2440 M Street, NW Suite 411, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: Foggy Bottom, George Washington University, Georgetown, DuPont Circle, American University

Office: 202-997-6372 

Email: Epdavenport@gmail.com

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

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2002

Payment Options: Cash/Check

 

 

Brock Hansen, LICSW

Change for Good Coaching and Counseling


Private Practice/Individual Therapy, Outpatient, Hypnosis, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Support Groups, Telephone Coaching

3801 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 100D, Washington DC

Additional Communities Served: Nationwide Telephone Coaching

Office: 202-362-3009 

Website: www.change-for-good.org & www.shame-anger.com

Email: brockhansenlcsw@aol.com

Treatment Model: Author of Shame and Anger: The Criticism Connection offering cognitive behavioral treatment augmented by hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming techniques. Telephone coaching and group coaching for behavioral change also available.

Mr. Hansen treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults. Mr. Hansen also works with Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1982

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Medicare, PayPal,

Hypnosis and Neurolinguistic Programming techniques are offered to enhance cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment of eating disorders so that they are tailored to individual needs and strengths.  Essential emotional intelligence skills can be learned and practiced more easily with creative individual coaching.  For more information, go to www.change-for-good.org or email BrockHansenLCSW@aol.com.

 

 

Dana Harron, PsyD, License # PSY1000898

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: My office is immediately next to the Dupont Circle Metro Station, making it accessible to George Washington University, American University, Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, Howard University and George Mason University.

Office: 202-656-3681 

Website: www.drdanaharron.com

Email: danaharron@gmail.com

Treatment Model: I believe that your symptoms serve some emotional purpose for you; otherwise you never would have begun doing them. We'll focus together on what that purpose is and help you to find kinder, more self-compassionate ways to meet those psychological needs. At the same time, your symptoms may have a life of their own by now and you'll need new real-life coping strategies in order to feel OK as you move away from them. We'll balance understanding with action, working on both insight and real-life change (because you've had enough of this!)

Dr. Harron treats Anorexia and Bulimia; adolescents and adult women. She also works with Compulsive Exercisers, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2010

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale

If you would like me to, I will work very closely with your nutritionist, general medical doctor, dietitian, psychiatrist, and other professionals involved in your care to help you to receive support that is "more than the sum of the parts."

 

 

Lisa Himmelfarb, LICSW, RD  

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Nutritional Counseling, Coaching, Couples Therapy, Groups

3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 110, Washington, DC

Office: 202-249-1880

Website: www.LisaHimmelfarb.com

Treatment Model: While I utilize Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy and a Non-Diet Approach to Nutrition Counseling, I tailor treatment to each individual based on their needs and desired outcomes.

Ms. Himmelfarb treats Anorexia and Bulimia in adult women. She also works with Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity and Compulsive Overeating.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1995

Payment Options: Cash/Check

My passion is to work with people who want to have a better relationship with food and their body. Through my warm and interactive approach I can help you gain an understanding of how unhealthy and sabotaging behaviors started, why they are important in your life now and how to find more satisfying ways to begin to live without them. Food and weight-related behaviors have evolved over a life time so be patient, change is a process. We will work at a pace that feels comfortable to you.

 

 

Tamara D. Jackson, PhD, License # PSY1000266

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Coaching, Phone Counseling

1725 I Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: Farragut Square, Foggy Bottom, George Washington University, Dupont Circle, McPherson Square

Office: 202-349-8471 

Website: www.tamarajacksonphd.com

Email: tamaraj30@hotmail.com

Treatment Model: My goal is to help my patients discover and use their inner resources to heal. Together, we will identify destructive patterns of thoughts and behaviors that keep you out of balance and work to cultivate more constructive and healthier ways of thinking and behaving. I approach therapy from a holistic health perspective and will incorporate strategies that promote the integration of your psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, often including relaxation and meditation techniques in treatment.

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

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1999

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, PayPal

In addition to eating and body image disorders, I also specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and problems with life adjustments and transitions.

 

 

Jamie Jones, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, License # PRC14344, # 06-174

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Holistic Healing, Group Therapy, Support Groups

4707 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 103, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Marymount University, University of the District of Columbia, The Catholic University of America, Corcoran College of Art and Design

Office: 202-244-0818 

Website: www.jamiejonestherapy.com

Email: jamie@jamiejonestherapy.com

Treatment Model: I help people learn to live their life from the inside out. Change your perception, change your life! My therapeutic focus is on you and your unique perception of your daily life and surrounding environment. We will use verbal and symbolic forms of individual and or group psychotherapy. This process creates a focused consciousness on your personal inner perceptions regarding who you are and who you want to become. I specializes in the treatment of individuals who struggle with self-harming behaviors, including cutting, disordered eating, and addiction. Often individuals struggling with self-harming behaviors may also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, poor body image, perfectionism, shame, guilt, and low self-worth. Although you may be familiar with some of the terms listed above several of the more common terms used to describe individuals who seek my assistance include 'expecters', the 'over-nurturer' and caretakers, high achievers, perfectionist's), over-doers, over-exercisers, and under-exercisers. I offer my expertise and services to help each person in their own personal development of freedom from these behaviors in order to attain a more comfortable and balanced life.

I am trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Art Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Active Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Brief Solution Focused Family Therapy (BSFFT). I volunteers as a Educational Coordinator and Therapist at Rock Recovery <http://rockrecoveryed.org/>  in Virginia. Currently I am a presenter at the Rock Recovery Body Image & Eating Education Series were I talks about the biochemistry of disorder eating. I am a member of the Society For Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Association, Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)<http://www.bedaonline.com/>, and Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders. Please call for a free 15-minute consultation and rate options. Invoices are created for all clients, which may be submitted to insurance for out-of-network benefits and reimbursement.

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, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Laxative Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2011

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

As a Psychotherapist, (licensed professional counselor #PRC14344 and board certified art therapist #06-174), clients describe me as attentive, calm, knowledgeable, resourceful, direct, solution focused, and funny. I offer a Body Image Group that is open for registration. The group will meet one time per-week Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. For individual therapy, weekday and evening appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays of each week are available. For additional information, to register, or schedule an appointment contact me at 202-244-0818 or jamie@jamiejonestherapy.com. I look forward to speaking with you.

 

 

Elaine Klionsky, JD, Ph.D, LLC

Private Practice/Individual Therapy, Coaching, Couples Therapy, Hypnosis, Group Therapy

Office 1: 2000 P Street N.W., Suite 510, Washington, DC

Office 2: 6917 Arlington Road, Suite 223, Bethesda, MD

Additional Communities Served:  Rockville, Kensington, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Georgetown University (including Georgetown Law School), George Washington University, and American University, Silver Spring, University of Maryland

Website: www.klionskytherapymetrodc.com      

Office: 301-718-8100 

Treatment Model: My approach is primarily psychodynamic (object relations and self psychology) in that I perceive eating disorders as attempts to cope with painful feelings or underlying issues ranging from sadness to trauma. Unfortunately, the individual's attempt to soothe, distract, and/or protect themselves through food has evolved into a self-destructive pattern. When treating individuals, I utilize psychodynamic treatment; but, I strive to incorporate a variety of models such as cognitive behavioral in order to create the treatment which will be most beneficial for each client.

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

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1996

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale

I seek to establish a collaborative, working relationship with each client. This means listening to the needs of the individual and recognizing that each client's treatment may be different. My initial focus in on supporting clients who may feel scared, ashamed, and out of control in addition to helping them reduce dysfunctional patterns of behavior. However, lasting improvement requires insight and internal change. Clients engaged in psychotherapy work hard. They develop an understanding of how their specific form of an eating disorder developed and how that disorder helps (or had helped) them deal with painful feelings Clients also examine the fears associated with a healthier lifestyle and move toward seeing self-care as attractive and positive. Eating disorders (like all compulsive and self-destructive behavior) may, at times, mask underlying trauma. As a licensed psychologist with many years of training and experience, trauma is part of my area of expertise. However, clients requiring repeating hospitalization and/or "on-call" services would be better served with a clinician associated with a clinic or hospital.

 

 

Sonja Linn, Ph.D.,  License's #PSY1000207; #MD3701

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups

2440 M Street NW, Suite 411, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle, Georgetown. Near George Washington University, Georgetown University and American University. Metro accessible and ample building and on street parking available.

Office: 202-887-8088

Website: www.drsonjalinn.com

Email: sonja.linn@yahoo.com

Treatment Model: I use psychodynamic, interpersonal, experiential and cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches in individual and group therapy, and work collaboratively with nutritionists and psychiatrists.

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

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1992

Payment Options: Cash/Check

I work with clients to address both the behaviors and the emotional meaning of their eating disorders so that they can not only understand the reasons their eating disorders evolved, but also develop new ways of coping, and more comfort accessing and expressing feelings. I offer my warmth and compassion and work to provide a safe, comfortable environment as we work together through the recovery process.

 

 

Laura K. Ratner, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD

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

4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 306, Washington, DC

Office: 301-652-0695

Email: LKRatner@gmail.com

Treatment Model: Strategic, Systemic Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Eclectic, EMDR

Ms. Ratner treats Anorexia and Bulimia, males and females, children, adolescents and adults. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1981

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance (For many people the services are reimbursable by insurance)

Laura Ratner utilizes an individually-tailored and focused approach in the treatment of eating disorders. Her approach is unique in its utilization of techniques aimed at time-sensitive symptom resolution. She works with individuals, couples and families, often encouraging the involvement of family members in the solution of eating problems.

Ms. Ratner's practice is close to American University, Georgetown University and George Washington University (all accessible by metro trains) and a short car ride from University of MD and George Mason University in Virginia.

 

 

Kimberly Smith, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

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

1120 19th Street, Suite 490, Washington, DC

2nd Office: 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 310, Bethesda, MD

Additional Communities Served: Close to GWU, Georgetown, and American University

Office: 301-538-3762 

Email:
kimmsmithphd@yahoo.com

Treatment Model: Treating poor body image and eating disordered behavior using primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal approaches. Work with a team of dietician, physician and psychiatrist as needed. 

Dr. Smith treats all major forms of eating disorders in adolescent and adult women. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1998

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

Dr. Smith has worked extensively with adolescents and adults struggling with anorexia, bulimia, and body image concerns. She was a member of the AZ board for International Eating Disorder Professionals for three years and has presented to young adults in the community to increase eating disorder awareness and prevention.

 

 

Angela M. Snyder, Psy.D.,  License #PSY1000506

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

2440 M Street, Suite 411, Washington, DC

Additional Communities Served: DC metro area, including Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle, West End, Georgetown, and Northern Virginia. Located near The George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University. Metro accessible and on-street parking.

Office: 202-549-7310 

Website: www.drangelasnyder.com

Email: drangelamsnyder@gmail.com

Treatment Model: I work in a very caring, calming, and non-judgmental manner. I will help you to understand the sources of your struggles with eating and body image so that you can gain greater clarity and compassion for what has led you to where you are today. We will work together so that you can be more mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and hopes. This will help you to develop better coping skills and make new choices that ultimately will lead to more satisfying work, play, and relationships.

Dr. Snyder treats Anorexia and Bulimia in adolescent and adult women. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2003

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale

I also collaborate with nutritionists and psychiatrists as needed to provide comprehensive care.

 

 

Kimberly Burghardt Sutter, Ph.D.,  DC Psychologist License #PSY1000045

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient

2440 M Street NW, Suite 429, Washington DC

Additional Communities Served: DC Metro area, Georgetown University, GWU, American University, Catholic University, Arlington County, 4 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro

Office: 202-669-1172 

Website:
www.kimsutterphd.com

Email: kimbsutter@verizon.net

Treatment Model: Psychodynamic and Interpersonal

Dr. Sutter treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents and adults. Dr. Sutter also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity and Compulsive Overeating.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1992

Payment Options: Cash/Check

 

 

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