Eating Disorders Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Carolyn Brodie
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I see individual women and LGBTQIA+ clients (including allies) aged 16+. I have devoted my practice to working with clients with Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, ARFID, OSFED, and BED) and Anxiety diagnoses. My main goal is to validate and empower clients to live authentically, and to deliver therapy in a way that is evidence-based and nurturing.
I see individual women and LGBTQIA+ clients (including allies) aged 16+. I have devoted my practice to working with clients with Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, ARFID, OSFED, and BED) and Anxiety diagnoses. My main goal is to validate and empower clients to live authentically, and to deliver therapy in a way that is evidence-based and nurturing.
(412) 547-8246 View (412) 547-8246
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Kathleen Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
My ideal client struggles with Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Trauma, and/or related conditions. They are motivated for change or at least open to the possibility of change. They are open to feedback and willing to lean into the therapeutic process. They do not need to have clear goals for the therapeutic process right away but are willing to work to identify these goals in the treatment process. They would want to improve their life in some way, or even just their relationship with themselves.
My ideal client struggles with Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Trauma, and/or related conditions. They are motivated for change or at least open to the possibility of change. They are open to feedback and willing to lean into the therapeutic process. They do not need to have clear goals for the therapeutic process right away but are willing to work to identify these goals in the treatment process. They would want to improve their life in some way, or even just their relationship with themselves.
(412) 754-7510 View (412) 754-7510
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Gina M Goth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss and eating disorders .
Hello. Have you had a loss of a loved one? Have you lost someone close to you due to suicide? Have you experienced traumatic events in your life? Are there struggles with eating disorders in your life? If so counseling may help. I will work with you in treatment to find a new ways of living. Therapy may be a way to learn new skills, explore certain issues, and find support in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship. Contact me on my website and I will talk with you about your concerns and problems.
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss and eating disorders .
Hello. Have you had a loss of a loved one? Have you lost someone close to you due to suicide? Have you experienced traumatic events in your life? Are there struggles with eating disorders in your life? If so counseling may help. I will work with you in treatment to find a new ways of living. Therapy may be a way to learn new skills, explore certain issues, and find support in the context of a safe therapeutic relationship. Contact me on my website and I will talk with you about your concerns and problems.
(412) 329-6547 View (412) 329-6547
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Dafna Rehavia-Hanauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I do not take new clients at themoment. Sorry. I am sensitive to cultures and social diversity. I focus on changes through life, transitions and loss. Specialize in eating disorders, relationships; coping with emotional/behavioral distress, identity struggle and women's issues. All ages and nationalities are welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist combining art modality and gestalt techniques as a communication method in the therapeutic process. I believe in the ability of the person to achieve internal and external balanced state of being. I often use creative and artistic .
I do not take new clients at themoment. Sorry. I am sensitive to cultures and social diversity. I focus on changes through life, transitions and loss. Specialize in eating disorders, relationships; coping with emotional/behavioral distress, identity struggle and women's issues. All ages and nationalities are welcome. I am an experienced psychotherapist combining art modality and gestalt techniques as a communication method in the therapeutic process. I believe in the ability of the person to achieve internal and external balanced state of being. I often use creative and artistic .
(412) 567-6027 View (412) 567-6027
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Morgan (Robert) Riley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders.
Taking the first steps to feel better can be scary. Therapy is a big ask! Trusting a new person, daring to make change, investing time and energy in yourself for maybe the first time ever - it can be overwhelming. I take a Health At Every Size (HAES), trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ allied approach to navigating what quality of life means to you. We can explore your authentic self together and work toward goals you find motivating.
I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders.
Taking the first steps to feel better can be scary. Therapy is a big ask! Trusting a new person, daring to make change, investing time and energy in yourself for maybe the first time ever - it can be overwhelming. I take a Health At Every Size (HAES), trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ allied approach to navigating what quality of life means to you. We can explore your authentic self together and work toward goals you find motivating.
(412) 387-6483 View (412) 387-6483
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Bethany Kregiel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals who struggle with OCD, eating disorders, or both. I can empower clients who are looking to change patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lead to life dissatisfaction. I am interested in working with people who need help breaking the cycle of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Additionally, I work well with individuals who are looking to heal their relationship with food, exercise, and their body.
I work with individuals who struggle with OCD, eating disorders, or both. I can empower clients who are looking to change patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lead to life dissatisfaction. I am interested in working with people who need help breaking the cycle of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Additionally, I work well with individuals who are looking to heal their relationship with food, exercise, and their body.
(412) 516-3197 View (412) 516-3197
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Leah Roberts
Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about helping people work through various types of trauma and recovering from eating disorders.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, self-worth issues, eating and body image issues, relationship challenges, or a life change or transition - I welcome you. It is my utmost priority to provide a non-judgemental space that is filled with compassion, hope, creativity, and safety. I am committed to meeting you where they are and seeing you as a whole person - taking your strengths, values, and goals into account. I love helping teens and adults get in touch with what brings meaning to their life, grow confident in who they are, overcome challenges, and live in alignment with their passions and values.
I am passionate about helping people work through various types of trauma and recovering from eating disorders.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, self-worth issues, eating and body image issues, relationship challenges, or a life change or transition - I welcome you. It is my utmost priority to provide a non-judgemental space that is filled with compassion, hope, creativity, and safety. I am committed to meeting you where they are and seeing you as a whole person - taking your strengths, values, and goals into account. I love helping teens and adults get in touch with what brings meaning to their life, grow confident in who they are, overcome challenges, and live in alignment with their passions and values.
(412) 207-3782 View (412) 207-3782
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Alexa Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I specialize in treating adults across the lifespan with: Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Perinatal/Postpartum issues, Eating Disorders, Relationship issues, Trauma, and Self Esteem/Shame, among other issues.
I utilize an embodied and integrated approach to support clients to heal from past wounds and improve current functioning. As a body-oriented therapist, I believe attending to posture, gesture, breath, tensions, voice, and movement can yield powerful insights and changes in how we experience ourselves and the world and facilitate the integration of body, mind and spirit toward fuller authentic living. Often, we need to encounter what we find within us to be deeply unacceptable, painful, and terrifying to be set free and transform. As a compassionate, supportive guide, I am humbled and honored to accompany my clients on this journey.
I specialize in treating adults across the lifespan with: Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Perinatal/Postpartum issues, Eating Disorders, Relationship issues, Trauma, and Self Esteem/Shame, among other issues.
I utilize an embodied and integrated approach to support clients to heal from past wounds and improve current functioning. As a body-oriented therapist, I believe attending to posture, gesture, breath, tensions, voice, and movement can yield powerful insights and changes in how we experience ourselves and the world and facilitate the integration of body, mind and spirit toward fuller authentic living. Often, we need to encounter what we find within us to be deeply unacceptable, painful, and terrifying to be set free and transform. As a compassionate, supportive guide, I am humbled and honored to accompany my clients on this journey.
(724) 987-6963 View (724) 987-6963
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Bridget Bauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CAAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I work well with adults living with and healing from eating disorders, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to self-esteem and self-worth.
I believe that one of the bravest things that you can do is to understand your own story. You are the expert on yourself, and I would like to work collaboratively with you to understand and identify connections within your story. My therapeutic orientation is client-centered, strength-based, holistic, and eclectic. I tailor my approach to you and your wants and/or needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of growth and healing. I strive to develop an open, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
I work well with adults living with and healing from eating disorders, trauma, substance use, and struggles related to self-esteem and self-worth.
I believe that one of the bravest things that you can do is to understand your own story. You are the expert on yourself, and I would like to work collaboratively with you to understand and identify connections within your story. My therapeutic orientation is client-centered, strength-based, holistic, and eclectic. I tailor my approach to you and your wants and/or needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of growth and healing. I strive to develop an open, safe, and trusting therapeutic relationship with you.
(412) 912-2961 View (412) 912-2961
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Savanna Stanton-Ameisen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
My ideal client would be someone motivated to engage in motivational interviewing and change work.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
My ideal client would be someone motivated to engage in motivational interviewing and change work.
(412) 538-6393 View (412) 538-6393
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Saving Sanity, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
We take pride in the diverse expertise offered including: EMDR, Culturally sensitive and supportive counseling, LGBT+ competent counseling, eating disorders, couple/family, consensual non-monogamy and BDSM competency and Mental Health Evaluations.
Saving Sanity, LLC is a private practice of Professional Counselors with a vision of inspiring individuals to achieve their greatest human potential. We have a mission to empower individuals by creating a supportive space in which personal growth and healing can occur. Please visit savingsanity.org to view our available therapists.
We take pride in the diverse expertise offered including: EMDR, Culturally sensitive and supportive counseling, LGBT+ competent counseling, eating disorders, couple/family, consensual non-monogamy and BDSM competency and Mental Health Evaluations.
Saving Sanity, LLC is a private practice of Professional Counselors with a vision of inspiring individuals to achieve their greatest human potential. We have a mission to empower individuals by creating a supportive space in which personal growth and healing can occur. Please visit savingsanity.org to view our available therapists.
(412) 991-1620 View (412) 991-1620
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Kristina Frechette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is seeking a path to meaningful change. They may be struggling with a range of issues, such as anxiety, eating disorders, depression, stress, trauma, self-esteem challenges, or navigating life transitions. I enjoy working with those who are seeking guidance and support to understand of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and are motivated to become the best version of themselves.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking a path to meaningful change. They may be struggling with a range of issues, such as anxiety, eating disorders, depression, stress, trauma, self-esteem challenges, or navigating life transitions. I enjoy working with those who are seeking guidance and support to understand of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and are motivated to become the best version of themselves.
(412) 419-3336 View (412) 419-3336
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Theresa Sobkiewicz Palaski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Theresa Ann Sobkiewicz-Palaski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating eating disorders, women’s issues, life transitions, depression, and anxiety in adolescents and adults. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in academic, clinical, and private practice settings. As a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience, she has been privileged to witness that awareness is the greatest agent for change.
Theresa Ann Sobkiewicz-Palaski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in treating eating disorders, women’s issues, life transitions, depression, and anxiety in adolescents and adults. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in academic, clinical, and private practice settings. As a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience, she has been privileged to witness that awareness is the greatest agent for change.
(412) 301-9089 View (412) 301-9089
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Gabrielle Blawas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or battling with eating disorders? You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Your ideal therapist is someone who understands your struggles and provides the support you need to overcome them. Together, we'll work towards a happier, more peaceful life, tailored to your unique goals and needs.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or battling with eating disorders? You're not alone, and I'm here to help. Your ideal therapist is someone who understands your struggles and provides the support you need to overcome them. Together, we'll work towards a happier, more peaceful life, tailored to your unique goals and needs.
(412) 844-4720 View (412) 844-4720
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Cassandra Brenner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, couples, eating disorders, adjustment concerns, autism or social concerns.
I strive to provide a comfortable environment to make my clients feel at home. Whether you are coming to therapy for the first time or have tried therapy multiple times, you want to be comfortable and understood as well as to feel that you are going to be able to get out of therapy what you are looking for. That is the goal that I have for all of my clients. Please call/email for an appointment.
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, couples, eating disorders, adjustment concerns, autism or social concerns.
I strive to provide a comfortable environment to make my clients feel at home. Whether you are coming to therapy for the first time or have tried therapy multiple times, you want to be comfortable and understood as well as to feel that you are going to be able to get out of therapy what you are looking for. That is the goal that I have for all of my clients. Please call/email for an appointment.
(412) 545-5510 View (412) 545-5510
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Caroline Springhorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with substance use disorder, eating disorders, and trauma.
My ideal client is seeking therapy to become the best version of themselves. They would be committed to treatment and be willing to put in the work in and outside of therapy.
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with substance use disorder, eating disorders, and trauma.
My ideal client is seeking therapy to become the best version of themselves. They would be committed to treatment and be willing to put in the work in and outside of therapy.
(412) 693-6931 View (412) 693-6931
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Katherine Kearns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I have experience in treating anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Is your relationship with food and body image getting in the way of the life you wish to live? Are you overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts and emotions linked to your appearance, self-esteem, and concerns about food? I have a passion for helping individuals develop a normalized relationship with food, weight, and shape! Together, we can discover and change the barriers to achieving a sense of peace and joy around food and body image.
I have experience in treating anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Is your relationship with food and body image getting in the way of the life you wish to live? Are you overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts and emotions linked to your appearance, self-esteem, and concerns about food? I have a passion for helping individuals develop a normalized relationship with food, weight, and shape! Together, we can discover and change the barriers to achieving a sense of peace and joy around food and body image.
(412) 743-8972 View (412) 743-8972
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Lauren Lazar Stern
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Recovering from an eating disorder and/or severe trauma can frequently be difficult. My broad training and extensive experience enables me to work with patients in a variety of ways including traditional therapeutic approaches, the incorporation of art therapy as a component of treatment, and the use of EMDR. I work with each individual patient to determine the type of approach that best matches her personality and therapeutic needs. I have been one of the first psychotherapists to make use of expressive arts and EMDR in the treatment of eating disorders.
Recovering from an eating disorder and/or severe trauma can frequently be difficult. My broad training and extensive experience enables me to work with patients in a variety of ways including traditional therapeutic approaches, the incorporation of art therapy as a component of treatment, and the use of EMDR. I work with each individual patient to determine the type of approach that best matches her personality and therapeutic needs. I have been one of the first psychotherapists to make use of expressive arts and EMDR in the treatment of eating disorders.
(412) 847-5210 View (412) 847-5210
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Touchstone Clinical Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
Our team has extensive training in treating eating disorders, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, and personality disorders.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." -Lao Tzu. If your journey could benefit from the most progressive, evidenced-based treatments currently available, Touchstone Clinical Associates can help. Our team has a rare depth of experience treating eating disorders, mood disorders, and trauma that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. With a wealth of empathy, Touchstone Clinical Associates has the knowledge and technical expertise to get your journey started on the right path.
Our team has extensive training in treating eating disorders, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, and personality disorders.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." -Lao Tzu. If your journey could benefit from the most progressive, evidenced-based treatments currently available, Touchstone Clinical Associates can help. Our team has a rare depth of experience treating eating disorders, mood disorders, and trauma that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. With a wealth of empathy, Touchstone Clinical Associates has the knowledge and technical expertise to get your journey started on the right path.
(412) 214-7037 View (412) 214-7037
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Jennifer Granozio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I understand that facing the complexities of life & challenges like eating disorders, anxiety, or depression, can feel like an uphill battle.
Do you struggle with an eating disorder, anxiety, or depression? Are you facing life transitions & want to regain control over your life, develop a positive relationship with yourself, and find inner peace and fulfillment? I will teach you coping skills, relaxation techniques, & mindfulness exercises to manage your symptoms and break free from the cycle of distress. Our goals would be achieving greater self-awareness, building resilience, fostering a sense of empowerment, and interrupting symptoms. We'll work together to develop healthier coping mechanisms, improve self-esteem, and cultivate meaningful connections with others.
I understand that facing the complexities of life & challenges like eating disorders, anxiety, or depression, can feel like an uphill battle.
Do you struggle with an eating disorder, anxiety, or depression? Are you facing life transitions & want to regain control over your life, develop a positive relationship with yourself, and find inner peace and fulfillment? I will teach you coping skills, relaxation techniques, & mindfulness exercises to manage your symptoms and break free from the cycle of distress. Our goals would be achieving greater self-awareness, building resilience, fostering a sense of empowerment, and interrupting symptoms. We'll work together to develop healthier coping mechanisms, improve self-esteem, and cultivate meaningful connections with others.
(412) 534-3387 View (412) 534-3387
Eating Disorders Therapists

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.