Treatment for Eating Disorder Akron OH

Relationships take time and energy to develop, but so does disordered eating. I spent so much time around the thoughts of what or what not to eat, eating, and then hiding what I had done, that I didn't have the time necessary to create healthy, authentic relationships. I was uncomfortable being around other people because I felt inadequate and ashamed of my eating disorder.

Dr. Jane Fink
The Center For Growth and Wellness Inc.
(330) 321-9733
3632 W. Market Street, Suite 103
Fairlawn, OH
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, BCD, LISW-S,ACSW,PC,CEDS
Licensed in Ohio
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Eating Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Jodie Skillicorn
(330) 679-8477
Mindful Psychiatry3610 West Market St.
Fairlawn, OH
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Eating Disorders
Qualification
School: Ohio University College Osteopathic Medicine
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Julia Appleby
(330) 244-8782
North Canton, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Terry R. Schwartz
(513) 469-6777
8180 Corporate Park Dr, Ste 104
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1985-04-25

Data Provided by:
Michelle G. Dolnick
(513) 241-6200
126 Wellington Place
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Cincinnati
Credentialed Since: 1990-10-04

Data Provided by:
Dr. Cynthia Rudick
Cynthia D. Rudick, Ph.D.
(330) 492-2006
3722 Whipple Avenue N.W.
Canton, OH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LPCC
Licensed in Ohio
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsess
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, 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 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Jane M Fink
(330) 269-9936
The Center For Growth and Wellness Inc.3618 W Market Street
Fairlawn, OH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Case Western Reserve University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Christine M. Dacey
(513) 745-1033
Xavier University - Department of Psychology
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Ottawa
Credentialed Since: 1990-02-12

Data Provided by:
Frank A. Schneider
(513) 321-8000
5076 Wooster Road
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Cincinnati
Credentialed Since: 1991-08-16

Data Provided by:
Sharon Weinberger, M.Ed., Ph.D
(440) 729-3650
12323 Valley Vista Dr.
Chesterland, OH
Specialty
Therapist(s) specializing in eating disorders
Additional Information
Sharon is a holistic health educator and addiction specialist with her own private practice in Ohio.

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Relationships and Disordered Eating

Rebecca Cooper - 7/11/2007

I have learned many things about myself that I did not know when I had an eating disorder. One is that food was my best friend, my primary relationship. I "went" to food like some people would go to a trusted friend or confidant.

When Food is the Primary Relationship
Relationships take time and energy to develop, but so does disordered eating. I spent so much time around the thoughts of what or what not to eat, eating, and then hiding what I had done, that I didn't have the time necessary to create healthy, authentic relationships. I was uncomfortable being around other people because I felt inadequate and ashamed of my eating disorder. I was afraid that they would find out about my secret and confirm that I was a bad person. It felt safer and more comfortable to be at home alone with my eating disorder than trying to fit in socially. Using food in this manner prevented me from building social skills.
It was also impossible for me to be honest, which is important in relationships, because I had to hide what I was doing -exercising to extreme, spending huge amounts of time, energy and money on bingeing and purging, disappearing after meals, etc. Although communication is part of any social interaction, when I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I had nothing to talk about. Was I going to say that I ate a quart of ice cream by myself last night? The disorder took the place of hobbies, interests, and other activities that most people find interesting.
So, although food seemed like my "best" friend, the shame of it robbed me of any other relationship. It even prevented me from knowing and being the real me. Eventually, it became necessary to give up the eating disorder in order to find out who I was. It became more important for me to experience love than to hold onto the eating disorder.

Replacing Food with Friends
One important part of recovery, then, is being able to speak the truth, instead of hiding behind food. Learning skills such as negotiation, humor, anger management, compromise, and cooperation is essential to that process. If you have used an eating disorder as means of communication, developing these skills will take courage and practice.
Also, in order to have an authentic, healthy relationship with another person, you must be willing to get to know yourself and then be vulnerable enough to share that self, faults and all. Pretending to be someone other than who ...

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