Treatment for Eating Disorder Bardstown KY

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.

Amy Baur Greenamyer
(502) 882-4988
6520 Glenridge Park Place
Louisville, KY
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Louisville
Credentialed Since: 2006-08-09

Data Provided by:
Kathy Miles
(859) 238-5740
Danville, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Peggy Sue Stephens
(502) 634-1000
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amanda M Nichols
(502) 416-1665 x3
East End Psychological Associates,6520 Glenridge Park Place, Suite One
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Eating Disorders & Body Image Issue, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Washington University in St. Louis
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Forms available to submit for out-of-net

Lisa Smith
(704) 292-8599
Lexington, KY
Practice Areas
Career Development, Eating Disorders, School
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Mr. James Wilson
Hypnosis Kentucky
(888) 255-1052
4010 Dupont Circle, Professional Towers, Suite 576
Louisville, KY
Credentials
Credentials: M.A.,LMFT
Licensed in Kentucky
41 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Erika Paramore
(502) 632-4951
Frankel and Associates2327 Lime Kiln Lane
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders
Qualification
School: Vanderbilt University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Margie Alexander Odom
(502) 324-3341
Hardy, Day and Associates3044 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Emotional or Compulsive Eating, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Cheryl Ades
(502) 324-3471
1931 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Addiction, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Kent School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Humana

Sarah Scott Hall
(859) 238-5477
Danville, KY
Practice Areas
Eating Disorders, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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