Treatment for Eating Disorder Park City UT

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.

Julie A Hanks
(801) 719-5338
Wasatch Family Therapy, LLC7084 South 2300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University Of Utah
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Accept payment from clergy/bishops

Margaret Thompson
(801) 252-5883
The Salt Lake Marital and Family Therapy Clinic1399 South 700 East #11
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Beech Street

Mary K. Hales
(801) 359-6069
NeuroDynamics, LLC
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Utah
Credentialed Since: 2001-01-26

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Dr. Jeff Kocherhans
(801) 719-5314
1208 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Center for Change
(888) 629-7330
Center for Change1790 North State Street
Orem, UT
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Michelle Lewis
(801) 810-2771
7105 S. Highland Dr. Ste 303
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Weight Loss, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Sliding scale for clients without insura

Dr. Jeff Kocherhans
(801) 719-5314
1208 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Janna Bateman Dean
(801) 903-2861
Provo Counseling Center3325 N University Ave. Suite 350
Provo, UT
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Addiction, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. John Boden
(801) 719-5145
ARCH Counseling Services1258 West, South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Couples Counseling, Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix, Utah Campus
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

John Boden
(801) 255-1155
South Jordan, UT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
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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