Eating Disorders Therapists in St John's, NL

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Deidre Keating
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Hi! I am a counsellor with a deep passion and appreciation of all things involving the body. I enjoy supporting clients in developing and cultivating a more meaningful and connected relationship with their own body experience, whatever it may be. My areas of passion + focus include eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, body dysmorphia, dis/embodiment, body trust, body liberation, body neutrality, body acceptance, shame, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and anything else that the body experiences and holds. My work is rooted in self-compassion, as that is the foundation upon which all good and sustainable things are built.
Hi! I am a counsellor with a deep passion and appreciation of all things involving the body. I enjoy supporting clients in developing and cultivating a more meaningful and connected relationship with their own body experience, whatever it may be. My areas of passion + focus include eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, body dysmorphia, dis/embodiment, body trust, body liberation, body neutrality, body acceptance, shame, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and anything else that the body experiences and holds. My work is rooted in self-compassion, as that is the foundation upon which all good and sustainable things are built.
(709) 910-8669 View (709) 910-8669
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Dr. Jamie C. Farquhar
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties eating) and body image concerns (body dysmorphic disorder, poor body image). I also work with adults who experience: anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, excessive worry/generalized anxiety disorder); obsessive-compulsive disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and depression.
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties eating) and body image concerns (body dysmorphic disorder, poor body image). I also work with adults who experience: anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, excessive worry/generalized anxiety disorder); obsessive-compulsive disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and depression.
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The Therapy Nest
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, BSC, LCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1C
At The Therapy Nest, your mental well-being is our top priority. We use a trauma-informed approach specifically designed to help clients manage their lives. Our commitment goes beyond just helping you manage symptoms and its associated challenges like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and more; we aim to support you in thriving despite these difficulties. How do we help? We teach you simple and useful strategies you can use right away.
At The Therapy Nest, your mental well-being is our top priority. We use a trauma-informed approach specifically designed to help clients manage their lives. Our commitment goes beyond just helping you manage symptoms and its associated challenges like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and more; we aim to support you in thriving despite these difficulties. How do we help? We teach you simple and useful strategies you can use right away.
(506) 502-7397 View (506) 502-7397
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Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care
Registered Psychotherapist, RD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care is a multi-disciplinary health care team that helps children, youth & adults recover from an eating disorder, while supporting the family unit every step of the way. New office in St. John's, NL and telehealth services provided across Canada. We are committed to connecting you to care within 2 weeks of first contact to ensure no delay in the treatment process. It is common for us to support individuals who are waiting to begin working with their local public eating disorder program - once your name comes up on the waitlist, we arrange to transfer care to your new treatment team.
Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care is a multi-disciplinary health care team that helps children, youth & adults recover from an eating disorder, while supporting the family unit every step of the way. New office in St. John's, NL and telehealth services provided across Canada. We are committed to connecting you to care within 2 weeks of first contact to ensure no delay in the treatment process. It is common for us to support individuals who are waiting to begin working with their local public eating disorder program - once your name comes up on the waitlist, we arrange to transfer care to your new treatment team.
(709) 703-4731 View (709) 703-4731
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Hayley Johnstone
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Accepting NEW clients online or In person- Whether you are seeking counselling for the first time or returning for new support, it can be difficult to reach out. I work with clients who may be feeling “stuck” or “not like themselves” and wanting to work through why this might be. It could be related to relationships, mental health such as depression or anxiety, lack of confidence or self-esteem, work conflict, high self-expectations or any other number of life stressors. You are the expert in your life and use a collaborative approach to ensure you feel supported in session and empowered to use the tools provided out of session.
Accepting NEW clients online or In person- Whether you are seeking counselling for the first time or returning for new support, it can be difficult to reach out. I work with clients who may be feeling “stuck” or “not like themselves” and wanting to work through why this might be. It could be related to relationships, mental health such as depression or anxiety, lack of confidence or self-esteem, work conflict, high self-expectations or any other number of life stressors. You are the expert in your life and use a collaborative approach to ensure you feel supported in session and empowered to use the tools provided out of session.
(782) 821-5310 View (782) 821-5310
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Sawah Danniels
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you don't fit in and/or are watching the world through a window? Does life feel overwhelming and simple errands or hangouts with friends lead you to need a few days to recover? Are you looking to learn more about who you are, what you need to succeed, and how to live within your capacity? You've come to the right place! I work with queer and neurodivergent clients to answer those questions, explore identity, and cultivate relationships that work for you (whether it's a monogamous one or not)!
Do you feel like you don't fit in and/or are watching the world through a window? Does life feel overwhelming and simple errands or hangouts with friends lead you to need a few days to recover? Are you looking to learn more about who you are, what you need to succeed, and how to live within your capacity? You've come to the right place! I work with queer and neurodivergent clients to answer those questions, explore identity, and cultivate relationships that work for you (whether it's a monogamous one or not)!
(343) 309-9206 View (343) 309-9206
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Brenna McClintock
Counsellor, MC, MA, RP(Qua), CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Waitlist for new clients
I have a supportive, responsive and compassionate approach to therapy. I believe you are the expert in your own story, and my goal in therapy is to create a relationship built on trust and respect where you feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I support people in processing many kinds of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, panic, PTSD, developmental trauma, birth trauma and other experiences. I integrate trauma processing therapies like Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, inner child, parts work and other person-centred approaches to support you in healing and working toward your goals.
I have a supportive, responsive and compassionate approach to therapy. I believe you are the expert in your own story, and my goal in therapy is to create a relationship built on trust and respect where you feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I support people in processing many kinds of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, panic, PTSD, developmental trauma, birth trauma and other experiences. I integrate trauma processing therapies like Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, inner child, parts work and other person-centred approaches to support you in healing and working toward your goals.
(709) 700-3137 View (709) 700-3137
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Kara Pinksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and nearly 20 years experience offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult. It can create feelings of anxiety or shame, or a fear of being misunderstood or judged. I believe that therapy should be a non-judgmental, collaborative experience, where you can comfortably uncover and confront the obstacles preventing you from living the life you deserve. My goal is to provide a non- judgmental, compassionate, trauma-informed, queer positive, gender affirming, respectful space that is inclusive to all.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and nearly 20 years experience offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. Reaching out for therapy can be difficult. It can create feelings of anxiety or shame, or a fear of being misunderstood or judged. I believe that therapy should be a non-judgmental, collaborative experience, where you can comfortably uncover and confront the obstacles preventing you from living the life you deserve. My goal is to provide a non- judgmental, compassionate, trauma-informed, queer positive, gender affirming, respectful space that is inclusive to all.
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Joanne McHugh
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
(709) 400-6265 View (709) 400-6265
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Coastal Health NL
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RDT, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
(709) 400-8664 View (709) 400-8664
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Repose Wellness Collective
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
A specialized and multidisciplinary team of Registered Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Occupational Therapists (OT). We are dedicated to lifelong learning and bring innovative services to our community. We focus on providing individualized services to you and your family in a trauma-informed, neuro-affirming, and accepting environment. We value genuine and authentic therapeutic relationships and prioritize your comfort and experience. We provide best practice standard of care in Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) toddler to adult, ADHD, IDD, and SLD.
A specialized and multidisciplinary team of Registered Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Occupational Therapists (OT). We are dedicated to lifelong learning and bring innovative services to our community. We focus on providing individualized services to you and your family in a trauma-informed, neuro-affirming, and accepting environment. We value genuine and authentic therapeutic relationships and prioritize your comfort and experience. We provide best practice standard of care in Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) toddler to adult, ADHD, IDD, and SLD.
(709) 400-6273 View (709) 400-6273
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Maggie Dawson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CCC, MA, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
At times, we all need support to navigate the challenges and difficulties we face in our lives. My counselling approach is rooted in the belief that understanding our experiences, our story, and ourselves can be a transformative journey towards greater self-acceptance and hope for the future. I recognize that our challenges are often a reflection of what we have been through in the past, shaping our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. As we gain perspective and compassion for ourselves, we are empowered to develop healthier coping strategies, heal from past wounds, and embark on a path towards personal growth and fulfillment.
At times, we all need support to navigate the challenges and difficulties we face in our lives. My counselling approach is rooted in the belief that understanding our experiences, our story, and ourselves can be a transformative journey towards greater self-acceptance and hope for the future. I recognize that our challenges are often a reflection of what we have been through in the past, shaping our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. As we gain perspective and compassion for ourselves, we are empowered to develop healthier coping strategies, heal from past wounds, and embark on a path towards personal growth and fulfillment.
(709) 501-5823 View (709) 501-5823
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Dara Counselling and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
(709) 400-9899 View (709) 400-9899
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Tracey Sexton Chapman
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1B
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
(709) 702-6225 View (709) 702-6225
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Denise V Hackett
Counsellor, BPE, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Each client has a story that has brought them to counseling. As individualized as client issues are; whether grief, trauma, conflict or any situation I believe people need and want to be heard. Discovering insight; an understanding and awareness of the situation is the foundation to moving forward in some capacity. Counselling provides the space and attentive listening to begin this process and to set goals to living one’s best life.
Each client has a story that has brought them to counseling. As individualized as client issues are; whether grief, trauma, conflict or any situation I believe people need and want to be heard. Discovering insight; an understanding and awareness of the situation is the foundation to moving forward in some capacity. Counselling provides the space and attentive listening to begin this process and to set goals to living one’s best life.
(709) 701-9164 View (709) 701-9164
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Priority Health Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E  (Online Only)
Today you have taken the first step to getting your life back. I know that mental health issues and life circumstances can leave you feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and without hope. BUT, don't believe everything your mind tells you! Regardless of the issues or circumstances that have brought you here, starting right now, you are on the road to recovery. Together, we will work to build the knowledge and skills that will enable you to manage and even overcome your issues, so you can start living the rich, meaningful life you want, today.
Today you have taken the first step to getting your life back. I know that mental health issues and life circumstances can leave you feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and without hope. BUT, don't believe everything your mind tells you! Regardless of the issues or circumstances that have brought you here, starting right now, you are on the road to recovery. Together, we will work to build the knowledge and skills that will enable you to manage and even overcome your issues, so you can start living the rich, meaningful life you want, today.
(709) 700-0535 View (709) 700-0535
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1C  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(709) 300-1240 View (709) 300-1240
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Kayla Baker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1H
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Do you spend your time dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future? Are you experiencing difficulties that keep you from living the life you want to live? We all face hurdles that prevent us from living a more meaningful life and, as your therapist, I can help.
(709) 200-0069 View (709) 200-0069
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Eating Disorders Nova Scotia
Psychologist
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
Our professional team of Psychologists and Registered Dietitian's are here to help you build the skills and tools you need for recovery. Clinical programming is available throughout Atlantic Canada. All sessions are virtual and delivered through a secure telehealth program called Jane. Our clinicians also recommend the app Recovery Record, which allows users to keep track of their meals, thoughts, feelings and behaviours and share them with treatment providers.
Our professional team of Psychologists and Registered Dietitian's are here to help you build the skills and tools you need for recovery. Clinical programming is available throughout Atlantic Canada. All sessions are virtual and delivered through a secure telehealth program called Jane. Our clinicians also recommend the app Recovery Record, which allows users to keep track of their meals, thoughts, feelings and behaviours and share them with treatment providers.
(782) 400-0655 View (782) 400-0655
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Bri Collyer
Counsellor, BSc, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1E
Hi there, my name is Bri and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) practicing in Newfoundland. My approach to counselling is one where I believe that you are the expert on you, you know yourself and your goals better than anyone else ever could. I want to walk with you along your journey, offering you support where you need it. Maybe you struggle with loving yourself, anxiety, depression, body image, self esteem, self criticism, shame, or processing trauma. I really enjoy working with folks who want to reconnect with their authentic selves, and who want to find joy in their lives.
Hi there, my name is Bri and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) practicing in Newfoundland. My approach to counselling is one where I believe that you are the expert on you, you know yourself and your goals better than anyone else ever could. I want to walk with you along your journey, offering you support where you need it. Maybe you struggle with loving yourself, anxiety, depression, body image, self esteem, self criticism, shame, or processing trauma. I really enjoy working with folks who want to reconnect with their authentic selves, and who want to find joy in their lives.
(709) 701-3284 View (709) 701-3284

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What happens in therapy for eating disorders?

In therapy for eating disorders, patients typically describe their eating and exercise behaviors, their patterns of eating in relation to stress, their beliefs about their body, the ways their eating behavior affects their relationships, and their desire (or lack of it) to change. Such information helps the therapist understand the origins of the disorder and the role it plays in the patient’s life, important for guiding treatment. Attitudes and feelings about food and eating, body weight, and physical appearance are common topics of discussion throughout treatment.

What therapy types help with eating disorders?

Once any acute medical or psychiatric emergency is resolved, psychoactive medication is often prescribed, requiring the supervision of a psychiatrist. In addition, patients receive some form of nutritional counseling along with one or more forms of psychotherapy. For adolescents, family-based treatment is empirically validated and considered the first line of treatment; parents and their children meet weekly with a clinician as the adults are coached on how to nourish and psychologically support the young patient. Adults typically receive some form of individual psychotherapy, intended to resolve the cognitive and behavioral disturbances that underlie the disorder and to relieve the mood disturbances that accompany it. In addition, patients may also be helped by group therapy.

What is the goal of therapy for eating disorders?

The most immediate goal of treatment for eating disorders is to save the life of people who are on a path of starving themselves to death or engaging in eating patterns that are doing irreparable physical harm to their body. Once the acute medical danger is past, therapy is required to understand the nature of the disordered eating and/or exercise patterns, establish healthy eating behavior, and to tackle the many erroneous beliefs and distorted self-perceptions that underlie eating disorders and continue to pose a threat to health and life. Therapy also addresses the impaired mood that not only accompanies eating disorders but intensifies the danger to health and life.

What are the limitations of therapy for eating disorders?

Therapy can be very helpful for eating disorders—but that can happen only after people recognize they have a condition that must be treated. Especially with anorexia, the distortions in self-image that accompany the disorder can keep people from acknowledging they have a problem. Individuals may in fact see their eating disorder as a badge of self-control. Those with binge-eating disorder may feel too ashamed to seek help. Therapy cannot help those who do not avail themselves of it.

How long does therapy last for eating disorders?

Because of their complexity, recovery from eating disorders is usually a long-term process—measured in months and years— often marked by setbacks and relapse. Some form of help, such as individual or group therapy, may be advisable for much of that time. It is a general rule of thumb that the longer the illness has endured and the dysregulated eating behavior has taken root, the longer treatment is likely to be needed.