Eating Disorders Counseling Gardnerville NV

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.”

Ms. Michele Happe
(775) 391-4212
Minden and Carson City, NV
Minden, NV
Specialties
Addiction, Eating Disorders, Life Coaching, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University at Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: my intern rate is 50-100.00

Yvonne R. Wood
(775) 329-3393
3732 Lakeside Dr.
Reno, NV
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Hawaii - Manoa
Credentialed Since: 1984-09-11

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Dr. Victoria Coleman
The Anger Doctor
(702) 220-5300
9811 West Charleston Boulevard Suite 2-376
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: EdD, LCSW
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunct
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Whitney Elizabeth Koch Owens
(702) 714-0806
Owens Psychological Services8540 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Katheryn Swanson
(775) 674-7918
sparks, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, School
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jacqueline Panish
(702) 396-9000
2560 Montessouri Street
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adelphi University
Credentialed Since: 2003-07-11

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Mark C. Anderson
(702) 363-6429
2620 Regatta Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Hofstra University
Credentialed Since: 2004-09-25

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Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, M.D.
(775) 828-4949
675 Sierra Rose Dr.
Reno, NV
Specialty
Therapist(s) specializing in eating disorders
Additional Information
Workshops, Individual and Group Therapy, School Outreach & Eating Disorder Prevention, as well as Telephone Consultations. Wendy is the author of "Fed Up!", the best-selling ten-step, no-diet fitness plan.

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Ms. Michele Happe
(775) 391-4212
Minden and Carson City, NV
Minden, NV
Specialties
Addiction, Eating Disorders, Life Coaching, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University at Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: my intern rate is 50-100.00

Mary Howden
(775) 772-2049
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
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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