Binge Eating Help
✓Do you sometimes feel out of control with food or like it is hard to stop eating?
✓Do you have times where you will eat a large amount of food during a short amount of time?
✓Does it feel like there is pressure building up and then a release when you decide to binge?
If so, you are at the right place. I provide therapy for individuals struggling with binge eating. If you are reading this and recently began binge eating or have been binging for years, know that counseling can help. I understand that this type of eating is very distressing and I am passionate about helping people overcome binge eating.
Therapy For Binge Eating
With therapy you will have an open, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space where you can understand why you are binge eating. Binge eating can feel shameful, but in therapy there will be no judgement. You are binging for a reason and you started binging for a reason. In therapy, we will work to figure out what it is you are really needing when you turn to food. We will work to discover how to get that need met in others ways besides with food. We will also talk about specific strategies to overcome binge eating.
Please see below for symptoms of binge eating disorder. It is ok if you are unsure if you meet criteria for binge eating disorder. During the first therapy session, I will assess for symptoms and talk about the diagnosis as appropriate.
Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms
Binge Eating is characterized by eating within a discrete period of time an amount of food larger than what most people would eat in a similar amount of time and feeling a sense of lack of control over eating (e.g., feeling that you can not stop eating or can not control how much you are eating).
Distress regarding the binge eating is present
Binge eating occurs at least once a week, on average, for three months.
The binge eating may be associated with any of the following:
- Eating quicker than normal
-Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
-Eating a large amount of food when not physically hungry
-Eating alone due to embarrassment over how much you are eating
-After the binge, feeling disgust, depressed, or guilt
(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders Fith Edition)