Eating Disorders Counseling Concord NH

By getting to know ourselves, we can learn to set reasonable boundaries. It is hard to do this when we are not in touch with our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, likes, and dislikes. When we disconnect from our wants and needs, and instead focus on weight, body image, diet, and food, we lose valuable information. We also lose awareness of the inner guidance system that says “Something is wrong—a boundary needs to be set here.”

Faith E Sillars
Pittsyield, NH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Lisabeth Wotherspoon
(603) 994-0114
One North Main St. Suite 207
Rochester, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tran
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Gladys Frankel
(603) 244-3381
Hanover Psychiatry, Hanover, New Hampshire23 South Main Street
Hanover, NH
Specialties
Eating Disorders, stress management, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Mary Jo Martin
(603) 483-3184
Associates in Psychology4 Back River Rd.
Dover, NH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Nancy Maiello
(207) 358-4875
One Middle Street, Suite 215
Portsmouth, NH
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sheila Lambert
(603) 379-6420
Sheila Lambert Counseling Services250 Commercial St.
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Addiction, Eating Disorders, LADC Evaluations, DWI evaluations
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
up to $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Sheila Lambert
(603) 379-6420
Sheila Lambert Counseling Services250 Commercial St.
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Addiction, Eating Disorders, LADC Evaluations, DWI evaluations
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
up to $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Jody Ransom
(603) 952-4434
Associates in Psychology
Exeter, NH
Specialties
Self Esteem, Eating Disorders, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: MA School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Friedrich Maurer
(603) 464-5555
Deering, NH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ramona K Anderson
(603) 756-4805
Alstead, NH
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Creating Boundaries: One Step on the Path to Freedom from Disordered Eating

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Creating Boundaries: One Step on the Path to Freedom from Disordered Eating

Rebecca Cooper - 7/10/2007

Boundaries are imaginary or real lines around our physical, emotional, or spiritual self that set limits for us and how we interact with others. Imaginary lines protect our thinking, feelings, and behavior. Real lines allow us to choose how close we allow others to come to us, as well as if and how we allow them to touch us. Boundaries help distinguish what our responsibilities are and are not.

By getting to know ourselves, we can learn to set reasonable boundaries. It is hard to do this when we are not in touch with our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, likes, and dislikes. When we disconnect from our wants and needs, and instead focus on weight, body image, diet, and food, we lose valuable information. We also lose awareness of the inner guidance system that says “Something is wrong—a boundary needs to be set here.”

It’s hard enough to get through the pain of life, but when we block it out with food distractions, we never learn how to take care of ourselves. Because our thoughts have been directed away from the hurt or pain to obsessive eating disordered thinking, we lose awareness of what caused the hurt or pain in the first place, and most important, how these situations could be avoided in the future.

What can cause a lack of boundaries?

People with eating disorders often have a poor sense of boundaries and a hard time saying no. Let’s say someone pressures you into going to a place where you feel very uncomfortable. If you are disconnected from your wants and needs, you won’t know what you really want to do. Everyone wants to be liked and accepted, so we say yes, rather than setting a boundary such as, “No, I don’t want to go there."

Now we are already feel uncomfortable being in this situation, so our thoughts start to focus on food instead of dealing with the real feelings at hand. “Should I eat? Shouldn’t I eat? What should I eat? What are people going to think if I eat?” All these obsessive thoughts start running through our heads. Then we start beating ourselves up for the eating disorder, instead of recognizing the steps to prevent these discomforting feelings in the first place.

Many of us use distractions to avoid looking at our own self. We may find a false sense of satisfaction in taking on other people’s tasks or trying to control situations. Our sense of worth can get so caught up from giving that we don’t realize our own duties, feelings, and responsibilities are being neglected.

When we begin to feel the stress from overcommitting ourselves or trying to control situations, we may turn to the eating disorder to ease our inability to do everything perfectly. This may cause us to feel very tired, frustrated, unappreciated, and unloved. When we think we have to do something in order to be loved we can never do enough. Other people are often not grateful that we have taken over their responsibilities and may feel a...

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