Eating Disorders Therapists in San Luis Obispo, CA

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John Howell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
With masters' degrees in both psychology and nutrition, I offer clients of all ages a more comprehensive view of their concerns, and then work with them to restore a sense of balance and purpose in their lives. Most people I see are dealing with issues related to anxiety, depression, divorce, eating disorders , couples and family conflict, addiction and 12-step work. It's with great sensitivity and respect that I work to ensure that therapy is a safe, compassionate place where clients can let down their guard, process emotional pain and begin to put their lives back together.
(805) 316-7411 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Melissa Wheelock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I provide screening and treatment of Eating Disorders .
Any of us can get "stuck in a rut" and one key to pulling out of it is learning to respond effectively to life's stressors, rather than react negatively to them. My background in attachment theory, cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness and EMDR, allows me to successfully help those struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma. I also enjoying helping people cope with life transitions and relationship problems. I love working with clients who are motivated for change but whose inner critic can be fierce, often limiting them from experiencing joy and contentment.
(805) 398-6637 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Leslie Barber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LVN, MA, LMFT
Verified
Leslie also has several years of experience in serving those with eating disorders at the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization level of care.
Leslie brings a compassionate, open, and direct approach to her work with teens, families, and individuals. Her primary modalities include cognitive behavior therapy, Gestalt therapy and art therapy. Leslie's areas of expertise include attachment issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression and their relationship to eating disorders . Her desire is to provide a safe, nurturing space where her clients can learn to be more comfortable in their own skin. Leslie's specialized training in eating disorder treatment gives her deep insight into the client's journey to recovery.
(805) 307-3740 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Erin Elfant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have nearly 20 years of experience treating Anorexia , Bulimia , Binge Eating Disorder, along with chronic pain, anxiety and mood disorders.
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety/phobia, depression/ bipolar, chronic pain/ medical condition, sleep disturbance, or dual diagnosis/ substance abuse, you will find that my treatment framework allows you make considerable progress in symptom reduction each week. To bolster our in-person psychotherapy sessions, I provide email exchange throughout the week (at no additional cost) to help you make further progress toward your treatment goals. You will find me to be very accessible, knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective at addressing your specific therapy needs, and you will make important life changes more quickly than imagined.
(805) 467-7274 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Offers online therapy
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Heidi M Lewin-Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified
Recovering from an Eating Disorder is a challenging feat. But it can be a journey of self discovery, renewed strength,and the most important gift you give to yourself. I have been in practice in SLO since 1984, first as a Registered Dietitian, and then as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anorexia , bulimia , binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, for women, men and teens. I have assisted hundreds of individuals to fully recover and go on to lead happy balanced lives. Having recovered myself, I know the pain of disordered eating and the freedom of transcending it.
(805) 468-4908 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Shani Wichman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I also have several years of experience serving those with eating disorders at the intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization level of care.
You don't need to settle for pain and stagnation as you experience life's challenges. I can help you navigate your emotional journey and guide you towards feeling better. I provide counseling in a safe and nurturing environment for adults, teens, and adolescents to better manage life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship challenges, and trauma that can affect the way we connect with others and reach our personal goals.
(805) 243-2624 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Pamela Kremza
Marriage & Family Therapist, Pamela Kremza, LMFT
Verified
I am dedicated to hearing your story and helping you remove any roadblocks to your wellness. I have been helping people heal from eating disorders and body image issues since 2004. I have worked at both the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization (PHP) levels of care. My extensive experience in this specialty allows me to understand the root causes of your struggles and not just treat the symptom. I work in treating the whole person in a compassionate way. I also have extensive training in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and abuse.
(805) 904-0393 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Pamela Kremza Andersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My background includes working with eating disorders , trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and abuse using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT and DBT), and deep listening.
Balance, relief, peace, a greater understanding in relationships, or whatever appears to be “in the way” of achieving a better way of living life are all attainable. Life can be confusing and at times difficult to know how to navigate ourselves because of all that we are dealing with on a daily basis. Getting help to sort it out, removing obstacles, and gaining knowledge about our emotions are essential to wellness. Together we will collaborate, explore, develop trust, and learn how to make the changes you are desiring.
(805) 243-2148 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Jennifer Swanson
Psychologist, EdD, LP, LPCC
Verified
I often work with people who struggle with anxiety, body image distortions, eating disorders , weight concerns as well as new moms navigating depression and/or anxiety.
I practice as a LP (Licensed Psychologist) in WI and as a LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) in CA. I am passionate about helping people live more fulfilling lives and finding untapped potential for positive growth. When the journey of life includes unseen bumps in the road, I offer a warm and compassionate space to explore vulnerable areas, build and refine strengths, create new perspectives and apply strategies that fit you and your lifestyle. My ideal client is interested in overall wellness that includes optimizing nutrition and physical movement. I offer Walk n' Talk or virtual sessions.
(805) 420-1505 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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Douglas Bing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have spent part of my career working with eating disorders , substance abuse and grief and loss.
I tend to work with individuals and couples in a collaborative way. I attempt to assess what the goals are and explore how to get there. Generally, I see the work in a couple of phases: establishing a safe, supportive environment and secondly, attempting to provide insight for those I work with. Insight is part of it, then one must attempt to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of changing. To this end, a collaborative relationship allows for us to work at the Client's pace, with perhaps, some occasional supportive nudging.
(805) 303-5122 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Jennifer Reichling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
My approach is experiential and exploratory; inspired by serving our most beautiful desires for peace, belonging, and joy. I work with individuals of all ages, struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, eating disorders , life challenges and family struggles. I provide EMDR therapy and am yoga instructor with 25 years experience. I enjoy blending my training and experience between the cognitive and somatic in order to create the experience that works best for you. I work to create a space where you are able to explore and guide your authentic relationships with yourself and with others.
(805) 723-2692 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Carla Savage-Sachs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I take a creative and individual approach to every client I work with, and view the practice of counseling as sacred work. My passion is to help others develop healthier, more functional lives, heal through loss and change, and ultimately grow with confidence into the person they want to become.” I have counseled individuals, couples, and families, including children and teens, helping each client develop new coping skills and a stronger internal system of resilience to navigate the difficult terrain of: anxiety/depression · relational/work distress divorce · grief, loss and bereavement · major life transitions. I find a special joy working alongside children and adolescents, encouraging the growth and development of their unique voice, inner sense of worth, and the tools necessary to handle the many changes and disruptions that they can face, including: · anxiety and depression * self harm * self esteem *body image and eating disorders * sexual identity questioning and development.
(805) 793-0514 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Christina Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
All day you hear the critical voice of the eating disorder in your head, dictating what you can eat, how you should feel and what your allowed to do that day. It feels like a continuous battle that consumes your day and takes you away from what really matters to you. The committee in your head occupies your every thought and judges your every move. To make matters worse we live in a society that feeds the committee through diet culture. You struggle to take up space and letting others in to help you when you need it most. Your struggle is real and valid! This daily battle is exhausting and leaves you questioning reality.
(805) 862-1596 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Karen Schneller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
You are living a daily battle in your head about what you can eat, how much you should exercise, if you are worthy of taking up space. You are consumed by counting calories and by the negative voice inside that tells you, you’ll never be good enough or thin enough, smart enough or pretty enough. You are fed up with how the society/culture tells you how you should look and feel and behave. Your behaviors have you feeling exhausted and depleted and you wonder how you can go on another day. Others may think you have it all together on the outside, but the mental torture inside is killing you and feel like your life is shrinking.
(805) 316-7124 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Cyndy Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Caseload is currently full. There are times when you may find life is too messy, too painful and you feel too alone with all of it. Therapy provides a time and place to share your inner struggles, fears and anxieties while receiving support, insight, perspective and new coping skills. The process allows you to heal and move forward with a stronger sense of who you've been, who you are now and who you are becoming.
(805) 633-4985 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Denise Dritsas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I believe in the human capacity to heal, accept, love, and grow from our life experiences. Our most treasured beliefs and relationships help us through the pain and difficult times in life. I believe there is no point so low from which we cannot only recover, but gain wisdom and strength as well. Therefore, I focus my treatment style on emotional and character growth, rather than simple symptom reduction.
(559) 529-5789 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Emily Elrod-Black
Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
Long term relationships have the potential to bring out the best and the worst in us. Sometimes, the intense emotions brought up in committed relationships make couples lose touch with why they are even together in the first place. Couples counseling helps restore the brain to the state it was in (or something even better) than when you first dated. In therapy, you get the chance to process your own past and come to understand your partner's; you learn how to read your partner's body language and help them stay present (and they do the same for you); and you gain the skills to both deeply listen and effectively communicate.
(805) 398-6134 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Maia Kiley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Welcome. Are you looking for therapy that addresses your whole self rather than just your problem or disorder? You’ve come to the right place. Holistic means we will address the root causes of your distress rather than putting a bandaid on your symptoms. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety, panic, depression, low self-worth, body image issues, disordered eating, loneliness, disconnection, and spirituality. Perhaps you are ready for a clear path forward into connection with yourself, your body, relationships, and life dreams.
(818) 514-1858 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Anxiety Experts for Athletes
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified
Are you an athlete who is impacted by disordered eating, an eating disorder, or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)? Anxiety Experts is proud to offer a Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) that is exclusively for athletes. Our athlete VIOP supports athletes through a virtual platform to increase accessibility of care while you remain at school, home or another preferred location. We also treat co-occurring concerns such as anxiety, OCD, depression, and more. We work in a multidisciplinary team, offering evidence-based care, to help you return to sport, and live the recovery-focused life you are worthy of!
(805) 335-8322 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Julie Messer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, LMFT
Verified
Since you found me on this site I would venture to guess something is awry in your life...am I right? Whether you are struggling with relationships, tackling your own personal demons, or just have absolutely no idea why you don't feel like your normal self anymore we can work together to figure it out and discover solutions that work for you.
(805) 978-5080 
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Eating Disorders Therapists
Eating disorders are psychological conditions characterized by unhealthy, obsessive, or disordered eating habits. Eating disorders come with both emotional and physical symptoms and include anorexia nervosa (voluntary starvation), bulimia nervosa (binge-eating followed by purging), binge-eating disorder (binge-eating without purging), and other or unspecified eating disorders (disordered eating patterns that do not fit into another category).

If you're looking for a San Luis Obispo eating disorder therapist, these professionals provide eating disorder therapy and counseling in San Luis Obispo.