Howard S Farkas

Psychologist, PhD

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Howard S Farkas

Psychologist, PhD


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Offers video and phone sessions

Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC
155 N Michigan Ave
Suite 760
Chicago, IL 60601
(872) 666-9933

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Announcement icon I am offering teletherapy services throughout the current emergency. You can schedule your own appointment on my website.
I specialize in the treatment of emotional eating and binge eating disorder. People who struggle with this problem usually feel that the only tool that they have to stop repeated binge episodes is to recommit to dieting each time. The problem is, the pressure to diet is the main cause of binge eating, so it only reinforces the diet-binge cycle. I view emotional eating as a rebellious response to the diet mentality and the sense of deprivation that it can cause. People diet to feel accepted. If you challenge the belief that feeling accepted requires that sacrifice, you can eliminate the cause, making the need to rebel unnecessary.
I'll help you learn coping strategies to change the perception of being controlled by the diet mentality and other life pressures. This will allow you to regain a sense of autonomy and stop the urge to binge. Adopting a less restrictive and more intuitive approach to eating will help you reestablish a healthier and more enjoyable relationship with food.
To make my approach to the treatment of emotional eating more widely available, I wrote a book, 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating (Norton). In the book, I describe the ideas outlined above in more detail. If you feel that your eating has gotten out of your control, and this approach appeals to you, please consider contacting me. I would be happy to help.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • License: Illinois / 071 004346
  • School: Northwestern University
  • Year Graduated: 1990

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Intl Assoc of Eating Disorder Professionals
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Location

Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC
155 N Michigan Ave
Suite 760
Chicago, IL 60601
(872) 666-9933
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Issues
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional Eating

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Eclectic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Howard S Farkas, PhD, Psychologist in Chicago

Howard S Farkas

Psychologist, PhD