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Atascadero, San Luis Obispo
Atascadero CA (scan down)
Cyndy Smith, MS, MFT
Private practice/individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, outpatient, support groups*, community outreach, consultations and presentations
3522 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA
Additional Communities Served: All of San Luis Obispo County (Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, etc.), Cal Poly, Cuesta College, and Northern Santa Barbara County
Treatment Model: A Holistic, Humanistic & Cognitive Behavioral approach is combined to assist clients in learning not to fear their needs or wants and how to separate the true self from the eating disorder. "An eating disorder cannot live without us, but only without an eating disorder can we truly live!" Finding ways to separate from the eating disorder takes a great deal of care, understanding and strength. Cyndy works with her clients to move the energy, drive and creativity used to foster the eating disorder into their personal recovery path to reclaim hope, life and love. Her private practice is in a confidential and caring setting where both tears and laughter are a part of the healing process.
Ms. Smith treats all form of eating disorders; males and females; children, adolescents and adults. She also has additional expertise in dealing with sexual trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorders, PTSD, domestic violence, grief and loss issues.
Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1982
Payment options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Sliding Scale
Cyndy has worked as a therapist, consultant and program director in various eating disorder treatment settings; including inpatient, intensive outpatient, residential and private practice.
Support Groups: On-going therapy group available for those suffering as a result of restrictive eating, binge-eating, and/or purging. The group meets once a week. Interested group members should contact Cyndy Smith MFT at 805-462-1503 for more information. Most insurances accepted. Sliding scale available in some instances.
San Luis Obispo, CA (scan down)
Erin Elfant-Rea Ph.D. License # PSY19879
Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Intensive Outpatient Program, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling
560 Higuera Street, Suite H, San Luis Obispo, CA
Additional Communities Served: San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Paso Robles
Treatment Model: I treat adults and adolescents suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, compulsive over-exercising, food obsessions, disturbed body image, depression, anxiety and other related psychiatric problems. I provide a safe, effective, and nurturing environment in which to improve physical, emotional, and interpersonal functioning. I use empirically supported treatments that not only help restore healthy eating behavior but also work to resolve the underlying issues that brought about the onset of the eating disorder. I utilize a non-dieting approach to overcoming eating disorders emphasizing the value of understanding the underlying issues at the root of the disease.
Dr. Elfant-Rea 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, Night Eating Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1998
Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Sliding Scale
Besides eating disorders, I treat co-occurring disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, borderline personality disorder, pain disorder, and panic disorder. I also provide my clients with many modalities of treatment, including individual, group, and family therapy. For adolescents, I am trained in the Family-Based Approach/ Maudsley Method. I was the founding Clinical Director for two eating disorder programs in the Bay area. I am confident in my ability to help adults and teens get the type of lasting recovery that they deserve.
Heidi Lewin-Miller, LMFT, RD
Private practice/individual therapy, nutrition counseling, outpatient, holistic healing, family therapy, couples therapy, phone counseling
1110 California Blvd., Suite E, San Luis Obispo, CA
Additional Communities Served: All of San Luis Obispo County plus Northern Santa Barbara County, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Treatment Model: Ms. Lewin-Miller blends Cognitive Behavioral, Experiential, Gestalt, Feminist Approach, Metaphor,
Sand tray Therapy, humor and her own version of a non-diet approach. She also offers Nutrition Counseling separate or in conjunction with therapy, depending on the severity of the ED and depending on whether there is a treatment team or not. Ms Lewin-Miller collaborates with other health professionals whenever needed.
Ms. Lewin-Miller treats all form of eating disorders; males and females; children (ages 12 and up), adolescents and adults. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating.
Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1983
Payment options: Cash/Check, Insurance (some plans), Sliding Scale
I embark with each client on their journey to recovery with hope, a belief in full recovery and patience. I aim to uncover the purpose the ED serves in their life, provide tools to help them divorce their ED, and to ultimately find meaning and a rich life beyond the ED. I think that my background as a therapist and a dietitian enables me to help my clients in a unique and holistic way!
Elizabeth Parker, RD, CPT, License #01027240
Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Nutritional Counseling, Coaching
San Luis Obispo, CA
Additional Communities Served: San Luis Obispo county, California Polytechnic State University, Cuesta College
Treatment Model: My philosophy is that keeping in constant contact helps clients stay accountable between sessions, and helps to prevent relapse. I allow on-going clients to contact me anytime with questions or for support surrounding eating and body image concerns. I focus on the psychology of the person, not just what they "should" eat/not eat, to make sure the client moves forward comfortably and sustainably.
Ms. Parker treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Obesity, Night Eating Syndrome, Laxative Abuse, PICA, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2012
Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance: I do not work directly with any insurance companies, but can write-up papers for you to submit to your insurance (and have had some success with this).
Susan S. Swadener, PhD, RD
Private practice/individual therapy, nutritional counseling, lecturer, support groups
Offices in Los Osos, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA
Dr. Swadener treats all form of eating disorders. She also works with infants and children with feeding problems.
Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1974
Payment options: Cash/Check, Insurance
Support groups are co-facilitated with psychotherapist and deal with binge eating disorder. Call for more information.
Marlena Tanner, RD, Registration #929304
Nutritional Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Program, Phone Counseling
1440 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
Additional Communities Served: Cambria, California Polytechnic State University, Cuesta College
Treatment Model: I offer individual nutrition counseling, meal support, group and individual nutrition education, phone and text support, family psycho-education including guidance through the Maudsley method. Some of the treatment approaches I take include the non-diet approach, "Breaking Free" principles, and intuitive eating; teaching my clients how to reconnect to their bodies and self-trust. I challenge distorted thoughts regarding food and nutrition, engage clients in goal setting, food journaling and incorporate non-punitive exercise when appropriate. I offer individual meal plans, initially basing them on safe foods. I often use the exchange system to create structure with freedom from calorie counting.
Ms. Tanner treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents and adults. She also works with Athletes, Compulsive Exercisers, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Pica and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 2003
Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Cencal Insurance, Sliding Scale
Being recovered myself from an eating disorder, I have a unique understanding of the inner workings of the disorder. Besides accepting private clients I also work as a consultant for an intensive outpatient program. I believe in each client's ability to fully recover. In my work, I strive to support each client in healing their relationship to body and self.
Angela R. Wurtzel, MA, MFT, CEDS
1115 Toro Street, Suite H, San Luis Obispo, CA
Additional Office: 27 East Victoria St, Rear Cottage, Santa Barbara, CA
Additional Communities Served: Santa Ynez, Santa Maria, Ventura ,Santa Barbara, Carpinteria
Treatment Model: Angela specializes in the psychological treatment and guidance for women of all ages working to overcome eating disorders, self-injury and compulsive shopping. Her expertise lies in the emotional and personal development of each person she works with. She combines a high level of clinical skill with understanding and a safe, empathic environment. She helps individuals to identify underlying feelings and emotions, and to express them with out needing to harm themselves. Angela's goal is to help her clients achieve a life free from destructive tendencies.
Ms. Wurtzel treats Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder in adult females.
Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1998
Payment Options: Cash/Check
Group Therapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders: A process oriented group to explore the underlying hunger associated with eating disorders. San Luis Obispo: Tuesday 3:00-4:30 & Santa Barbara: Thursday 3:00-4:30.
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