Treatment for Eating Disorder Albuquerque NM

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.

Brenda L. Wolfe
(505) 884-5700
2200 Grande Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of California - Santa Barbara
Credentialed Since: 2001-04-09

Data Provided by:
Jennifer Bowe
(505) 508-7123
Albuqerque, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Jane Rowland
Jane Rowland LISW
(575) 910-4425
500 N. Main Suite 400-J
Roswell, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Brenda L. Wolfe
(505) 884-5700
2200 Grande Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of California - Santa Barbara
Credentialed Since: 2001-04-09

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Perry Halvorsen
(505) 913-7097
415 Nazario St.
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Loyola Marymount
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Monika Peterson
(505) 350-7160
2200 Grande Blvd SE, Suite B
Rio Rancho, NM
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brigham Young University
Credentialed Since: 2009-12-03

Data Provided by:
Monika Peterson
(505) 350-7160
2200 Grande Blvd SE, Suite B
Rio Rancho, NM
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brigham Young University
Credentialed Since: 2009-12-03

Data Provided by:
Alice Kahn Ladas
(505) 471-6791
2300 W. Alameda C2
Santa Fe, NM
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
French,German
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Teachers College, Columbia University
Credentialed Since: 1978-08-10

Data Provided by:
Amy Anna Lashway-Cisneros
(888) 301-9425
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Dana Udall-Weiner
(505) 658-2047
1660 A2 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of Southern California
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Mesa

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Relationships and Disordered Eating

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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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