Treatment for Eating Disorder Minneapolis MN

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.

Kathleen Ann Jacobson
763-595-7294x112
5101 Olson Memorial Parkway
Golden Valley, MN
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Purdue University
Credentialed Since: 2010-04-21

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Diann M. Ackard
763-595-7294 x111
5101 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, 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
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Cincinnati
Credentialed Since: 2002-02-07

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Ms. Laura Tripet Dodge
(952) 373-0396
Laura Tripet Dodge LLC4601 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN
Specialties
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: North Dakota State Unversity
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Suzanne L Krueger
(952) 314-5592
900 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: MN School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Todd Monger
(952) 373-0575
CrossVision, LLC700 Twelve Oaks Center Dr
Wayzata, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Eating Disorders, Sports Psychology
Qualification
School: AGTS - Missouri
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Patricia L. Layton
(612) 926-8802
3033 Excelsior Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Minnesota
Credentialed Since: 1994-07-05

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Ms. Geneva H, Adams
(612) 208-6603
314 Clifton Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: St. Cloud State University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medica

Dr. Nicole Grunzke
(952) 314-5479
1313 5th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Addiction, Depression
Qualification
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Kelly Tousignant
(763) 280-5236
Reimann Counseling Clinic7365 Kirkwood Court, Suite 250
Maple Grove, MN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: St. Mary''s University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Kathy Kater
(651) 964-0946
2497 7th Avenue East
North Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Eating Disorders, All body image and weight concerns, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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