Treatment for Eating Disorder Anthony 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.

Elizabeth Levato Richeson
(915) 584-3636
600 Sunland Park Dr, Ste 6-100
El Paso, TX
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Howard University
Credentialed Since: 1996-04-29

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:
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:
Denise Neda Miller
(360) 632-6717
Holman, NM
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

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

Myriam Kadri
(915) 838-8222
el paso, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French

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:
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:
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

Ms. Bina Breitner
(520) 329-2450
Silver City, NM
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Eating Disorders
Qualification
School: New School
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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