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Deborah Klinger, M.A., LMFT, CEDS

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Durham North Carolina 27705

Dial toll free 844-HEAL-EAT ext 7433 or 844-432-5328 ext 7433

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  • Philosophy or Treatment Model
  • Ms. Klinger draws on a variety of modalities, including family systems, psychodynamic, feminist, cognitive, DBT and solution-oriented approaches. She believes in the fundamental worth and dignity of all individuals, and endeavor to help my clients connect to their awareness of their own worth and dignity. Ms. Klinger sees disordered eating as an enactment of conflicts about needing and deserving, of managing and tending to emotional pain. She views recovery as a process of healing and coming home to oneself.
  • Personal Side
  • I view therapy as a collaborative effort between therapist and client. I endeavor to make therapy a safe place for clients to speak openly, to be vulnerable, to share the things that are hard to let others see or know. I help my clients distinguish between the voice of the eating disorder and that of their true, core selves. I offer two therapy groups for women with eating and body image concerns: an anorexia/bulimia group for women dealing with restricting/bingeing/purging/compulsive exercise, and an overeaters group for women who eat compulsively/binge eat. There is magic in relating to others who share our struggles. Isolation and shame melt away, and group members have fellow travelers on the journey of recovery.
  • Treating Eating Disorders Since
  • 1989
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  • Credentials and Specialties
  • Ms. Klinger treats Anorexia and Bulimia; adolescents and adults; males and females. She also works with Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating, Compulsive Exercisers, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
  • Honors, Awards and Extra
  • IAEDP Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Approved Supervisor. She has completed Levels 1 and 2 of Internal Family Systems training and Beginning 1, 2 and 3 of Somatic Experiencing training. She is also a certified Phoenix Rising yoga Therapy practitioner.
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