Howard S Farkas

Psychologist, PhD

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Howard S Farkas, PhD, Psychologist in Chicago
(872) 666-9933 Website

Howard S Farkas

Psychologist, PhD


Location

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

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I specialize in the treatment of emotional eating and other unwanted behaviors. You should consider contacting me if you feel that these behaviors have gotten out of your control - despite knowing exactly what you need to do to change. My approach begins with helping you understand how emotional eating is a way of coping with life's demands, especially when those demands are combined with the pressure to diet and lose weight. In short, I view the behavior as a way of allowing yourself to let go to counterbalance the need for constant self-restraint, creating a cycle of unwanted eating.

I view emotional eating as a defiant response against feeling controlled. That control is usually the perceived pressure to diet. By learning more effective coping strategies, you can enhance your sense of autonomy and lessen the self-defeating urge to rebel by eating. Changing the cause (feeling controlled) makes the rebellious response unnecessary.

I am the author of a book about my approach to therapy, called 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating, forthcoming from W.W. Norton, Summer 2019. More information is available on my website.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 27 Years
  • School: Northwestern University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: 071 004346 Illinois

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
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Location

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

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional Eating
  • Obesity
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Motivational Interviewing
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018
Howard S Farkas, PhD, Psychologist in Chicago

Howard S Farkas

Psychologist, PhD