Eating Disorders Therapists in Friendswood, TX

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Heather Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem.
Each person has their own vital, meaningful life, and I join clients on this journey. Using a warm, empathic approach coupled with a healthy and gentle dose of directness, I guide clients in working through the areas of their lives that keep them stuck in their suffering. I work with couples and families to identify strengths and address problematic issues in relationships so that they may be more fulfilling. I have experience treating a variety of issues and have helped people from all walks of life in a practical, life-changing manner.
I specialize in treating eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem.
Each person has their own vital, meaningful life, and I join clients on this journey. Using a warm, empathic approach coupled with a healthy and gentle dose of directness, I guide clients in working through the areas of their lives that keep them stuck in their suffering. I work with couples and families to identify strengths and address problematic issues in relationships so that they may be more fulfilling. I have experience treating a variety of issues and have helped people from all walks of life in a practical, life-changing manner.
(713) 597-8909 View (713) 597-8909
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Quin'tara Spencer Vallaire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
My ability to connect with individuals works with a variety of issues, including substance abuse, trauma, victims of trafficking and abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, anger management, and suicidal ideation.
I have dedicated my life to working with individuals who experience trauma and seek profound change. Life can be filled with many challenges and obstacles along the way. "Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them makes life meaningful. "-Joshua J Marine. The goal is to empower clients to break barriers and create a purposeful life through Growth, Healing, and Self-reliance. Each individual has a past that tells a valuable story. "You are the storyteller of your own life and can create your own legend, or not"- Isabel Allende . Using evidence-based therapy practices to further influence change in those I encounter.
My ability to connect with individuals works with a variety of issues, including substance abuse, trauma, victims of trafficking and abuse, eating disorders, family dynamics, anger management, and suicidal ideation.
I have dedicated my life to working with individuals who experience trauma and seek profound change. Life can be filled with many challenges and obstacles along the way. "Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them makes life meaningful. "-Joshua J Marine. The goal is to empower clients to break barriers and create a purposeful life through Growth, Healing, and Self-reliance. Each individual has a past that tells a valuable story. "You are the storyteller of your own life and can create your own legend, or not"- Isabel Allende . Using evidence-based therapy practices to further influence change in those I encounter.
(281) 609-6010 View (281) 609-6010
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Paige Stafford Helms
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Life isn't simple and everyone has a story. I love working with the out of the box thinkers, empaths, and the weird and wonderful. I specialize in both trauma and neurodivergence. I approach Autism spectrum and ADHD as a way of being not disorders in need of "fixing" and I welcome you as you are. I also work with high acuity individuals who have a history of higher levels of care. I have extensive experience in working with teens and older experiencing Complex trauma and mental health symptoms, eating disorders, psychosis, and self-injury. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I am a licensed supervisor and love working with therapists too!
Life isn't simple and everyone has a story. I love working with the out of the box thinkers, empaths, and the weird and wonderful. I specialize in both trauma and neurodivergence. I approach Autism spectrum and ADHD as a way of being not disorders in need of "fixing" and I welcome you as you are. I also work with high acuity individuals who have a history of higher levels of care. I have extensive experience in working with teens and older experiencing Complex trauma and mental health symptoms, eating disorders, psychosis, and self-injury. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I am a licensed supervisor and love working with therapists too!
(281) 214-6220 View (281) 214-6220
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Razan's Therapeutic Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
My therapeutic skills address: Family conflict, marriage crisis intervention, anger management, PTSD , anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, sexual identity, adjusting to change/life transitions, communication, family of origin issues, pre and post gastric bypass surgery.
I provide clients with real life tools and aid them in developing effective strategies to cope with life issues. I view therapy as a collaborative effort to understand problems and conflicts, identify realistic goals and take advantage of strengths and strategies that promote change. While the focus is often on current issues, understanding the influence of past experiences and relationships is an important part of the process. I motivate, encourage and support my clients to make choices that improve their lives, relationships and overall well being.
My therapeutic skills address: Family conflict, marriage crisis intervention, anger management, PTSD , anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, sexual identity, adjusting to change/life transitions, communication, family of origin issues, pre and post gastric bypass surgery.
I provide clients with real life tools and aid them in developing effective strategies to cope with life issues. I view therapy as a collaborative effort to understand problems and conflicts, identify realistic goals and take advantage of strengths and strategies that promote change. While the focus is often on current issues, understanding the influence of past experiences and relationships is an important part of the process. I motivate, encourage and support my clients to make choices that improve their lives, relationships and overall well being.
(209) 651-2041 View (209) 651-2041
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Sasha Portillo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CSCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read my profile! I know how intimidating it can be to open up to a someone, but I hope to put your mind at ease. Overall, my counseling style is rooted in empathy. I strive to create a supportive environment where you feel heard and understood as you navigate through life. I'd like to help you challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and draw on your strengths, building confidence and self-awareness along the way. I draw from my experience in psychology and exercise science to understand you as a human, not as a diagnosis.
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read my profile! I know how intimidating it can be to open up to a someone, but I hope to put your mind at ease. Overall, my counseling style is rooted in empathy. I strive to create a supportive environment where you feel heard and understood as you navigate through life. I'd like to help you challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and draw on your strengths, building confidence and self-awareness along the way. I draw from my experience in psychology and exercise science to understand you as a human, not as a diagnosis.
(713) 910-1799 View (713) 910-1799
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Kelley Walters
LPC-Associate, LPC A
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Are you looking for an “anything-but-typical” therapist? Have you struggled to find a therapist who connects with your neurodivergence, idiosyncrasies, or unconventional perspectives? You feel too much — or maybe not enough. Everyone says you're too much — or not enough. You might struggle with the parts of life that others seem to just take for granted, like meeting deadlines, eating without fear, enjoying time with friends, parenting without guilt or shame, looking in the mirror, making and keeping plans, paying bills on time, or controlling your anger over seemingly small things.
Are you looking for an “anything-but-typical” therapist? Have you struggled to find a therapist who connects with your neurodivergence, idiosyncrasies, or unconventional perspectives? You feel too much — or maybe not enough. Everyone says you're too much — or not enough. You might struggle with the parts of life that others seem to just take for granted, like meeting deadlines, eating without fear, enjoying time with friends, parenting without guilt or shame, looking in the mirror, making and keeping plans, paying bills on time, or controlling your anger over seemingly small things.
(281) 213-0277 View (281) 213-0277
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Dr. Rebecca Wagner
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Friendswood, TX 77546
If you are reading my profile, it is probably because you or someone you love is struggling and needs help. I believe that the success of therapy is dependent on the relationship between the therapist and their client, in addition to the therapists' level of competence. I am confident in my ability to help as long as you think I would be a good fit for you. After reviewing my profile, I would feel privileged if you contacted me so we can begin your journey toward health and well-being.
If you are reading my profile, it is probably because you or someone you love is struggling and needs help. I believe that the success of therapy is dependent on the relationship between the therapist and their client, in addition to the therapists' level of competence. I am confident in my ability to help as long as you think I would be a good fit for you. After reviewing my profile, I would feel privileged if you contacted me so we can begin your journey toward health and well-being.
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Kristina Clevinger
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Therapy is a vulnerable experience. I believe there is something incredibly powerful and transformative about stepping into this vulnerability to better understand ourselves, our experiences, and our relationships. I strive to create a safe therapy space in which we can develop an authentic and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Together, we will work to better understand your experiences and identify changes that are meaningful and congruent with the life you want to live. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process; I use an integrative approach that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.
Therapy is a vulnerable experience. I believe there is something incredibly powerful and transformative about stepping into this vulnerability to better understand ourselves, our experiences, and our relationships. I strive to create a safe therapy space in which we can develop an authentic and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Together, we will work to better understand your experiences and identify changes that are meaningful and congruent with the life you want to live. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process; I use an integrative approach that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.
(713) 820-6829 View (713) 820-6829
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Mindy Clarkson
MEd, CBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Accepting new clients! Call (713) 678-0403, ext. 0 to schedule an appointment. Working with Adolescents, Depression, Anxiety, Guilt/Shame, Relationships, Self Worth, Parenting, Women, Codependency, Grief, Adoption using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Biblical Christian Counseling
Accepting new clients! Call (713) 678-0403, ext. 0 to schedule an appointment. Working with Adolescents, Depression, Anxiety, Guilt/Shame, Relationships, Self Worth, Parenting, Women, Codependency, Grief, Adoption using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Biblical Christian Counseling
(832) 653-4435 View (832) 653-4435
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Kali Scheschuk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
**ADOLESCENT, ADULT, INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES & FAMILY** I am committed to providing my clients with the resources necessary for fundamental changes in their lives to occur. Through guidance, education, goal-setting and teamwork, I believe that each individual has the capacity to enhance his/her life in a positive manner. I am dedicated to providing support, encouragement and accountability for my clients. I also believe in creating an environment where my clients feel safe, which is crucial for resolution and change. Patience and empathy are my strongest qualities.
**ADOLESCENT, ADULT, INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES & FAMILY** I am committed to providing my clients with the resources necessary for fundamental changes in their lives to occur. Through guidance, education, goal-setting and teamwork, I believe that each individual has the capacity to enhance his/her life in a positive manner. I am dedicated to providing support, encouragement and accountability for my clients. I also believe in creating an environment where my clients feel safe, which is crucial for resolution and change. Patience and empathy are my strongest qualities.
(713) 678-0403 View (713) 678-0403
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Chelsea Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
I connect deeply with BIPOC individuals, LGBTQ+ community members, non-traditional and blended families, and couples seeking reconnection. They face challenges like racial trauma, identity struggles, societal judgment, and communication breakdowns. They seek a compassionate therapist for culturally competent, affirmative care to feel seen, build resilience, and foster deeper connections. Their goal is to find inner peace, confidently navigate life's transitions, and cultivate strong, meaningful relationships in a supportive environment. I tailor each session to your unique needs, ensuring a client-centered experience.
I connect deeply with BIPOC individuals, LGBTQ+ community members, non-traditional and blended families, and couples seeking reconnection. They face challenges like racial trauma, identity struggles, societal judgment, and communication breakdowns. They seek a compassionate therapist for culturally competent, affirmative care to feel seen, build resilience, and foster deeper connections. Their goal is to find inner peace, confidently navigate life's transitions, and cultivate strong, meaningful relationships in a supportive environment. I tailor each session to your unique needs, ensuring a client-centered experience.
(281) 801-5826 View (281) 801-5826
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Friendswood Counseling Center, LLC
Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
We are so glad today you have taken that important first step in reaching out for support to bridge the gap between where you currently are to where you want to be in your life. There are numerous reasons people seek out counseling services and we appreciate you considering us for your counseling needs. We would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you in achieving your goals. Daytime & evening appts available. For more information, please visit our website at www.friendswoodcc.com
We are so glad today you have taken that important first step in reaching out for support to bridge the gap between where you currently are to where you want to be in your life. There are numerous reasons people seek out counseling services and we appreciate you considering us for your counseling needs. We would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you in achieving your goals. Daytime & evening appts available. For more information, please visit our website at www.friendswoodcc.com
(281) 524-3057 View (281) 524-3057
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Mary Grace Downs
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts or worry? Are you feeling lost and wish you could feel more like yourself? Are you overwhelmed with the circumstances life has thrown at you? Do you feel stuck? If so, Mary Grace is here to listen and help. Mary Grace works primarily with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety and depression. She believes that a personal encounter can be genuinely transformative. There is so much power in the capability of an open and honest conversation.
Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts or worry? Are you feeling lost and wish you could feel more like yourself? Are you overwhelmed with the circumstances life has thrown at you? Do you feel stuck? If so, Mary Grace is here to listen and help. Mary Grace works primarily with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety and depression. She believes that a personal encounter can be genuinely transformative. There is so much power in the capability of an open and honest conversation.
(214) 997-6905 View (214) 997-6905
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Kristin Paige Thomson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
I Provide individual and family therapy to ages 7-100, encompassing all presenting problems with a special interest in treating those with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, Bi-Polar disorder, and high-risk adolescents and families in crisis. I am skilled in numerous therapy modalities and create individualized treatment plans to meet specific client needs. I provide client-centered therapy, so that the client's goals are met and their personal success is long-term. Your relationship with your therapist is a major factor in the outcome of your therapy. I will do my best to foster a trusting and supportive relationship.
I Provide individual and family therapy to ages 7-100, encompassing all presenting problems with a special interest in treating those with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, Bi-Polar disorder, and high-risk adolescents and families in crisis. I am skilled in numerous therapy modalities and create individualized treatment plans to meet specific client needs. I provide client-centered therapy, so that the client's goals are met and their personal success is long-term. Your relationship with your therapist is a major factor in the outcome of your therapy. I will do my best to foster a trusting and supportive relationship.
(832) 481-7146 View (832) 481-7146
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Daryl Elizabeth Wells
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Friendswood, TX 77546
Accepting Louisiana (in-person in the New Orleans area or virtual) and Texas (virtual) clients. In life, challenges and transitions are inevitable; because of this, self-preservation is key. Therapy provides the opportunity for one to become the best version of themselves. I work to help clients understand and identify their own strengths, incorporating coping skills while processing aspects of the past to create an understanding of the causation of our behaviors. Helping others work through transitional periods of life such as life, careers, relationships, school, etc., has also been a part of my clinical skills.
Accepting Louisiana (in-person in the New Orleans area or virtual) and Texas (virtual) clients. In life, challenges and transitions are inevitable; because of this, self-preservation is key. Therapy provides the opportunity for one to become the best version of themselves. I work to help clients understand and identify their own strengths, incorporating coping skills while processing aspects of the past to create an understanding of the causation of our behaviors. Helping others work through transitional periods of life such as life, careers, relationships, school, etc., has also been a part of my clinical skills.
(504) 294-3489 View (504) 294-3489
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Rebecca Jacklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
You are here for a reason. Maybe you need help with your loved ones. Maybe you don't know where to start but you want to get back to where you used to be, or at least, who you really are. I believe in your infinite worth. I believe you're capable of finding joy, even though you may not see it now. Are you ready to make a change? I'm ready to help you to find the progress you seek. It's not just talk, therapy is learning the skills to live your best life. You're here for a reason, and so am I. Let's find your path, together.
You are here for a reason. Maybe you need help with your loved ones. Maybe you don't know where to start but you want to get back to where you used to be, or at least, who you really are. I believe in your infinite worth. I believe you're capable of finding joy, even though you may not see it now. Are you ready to make a change? I'm ready to help you to find the progress you seek. It's not just talk, therapy is learning the skills to live your best life. You're here for a reason, and so am I. Let's find your path, together.
(281) 247-6283 View (281) 247-6283
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The Feelings Healers
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Friendswood, TX 77546
Why are you considering therapy? Maybe something traumatic happened, or you hate your body. Break-ups, trouble having a baby, career changes? Need a listening ear on issues related to sexuality or gender? Feeling depressed, anxious or like you’re going to lose your mind? Tired of being angry about the circumstances of your life but not sure how to overcome the hurt?
Why are you considering therapy? Maybe something traumatic happened, or you hate your body. Break-ups, trouble having a baby, career changes? Need a listening ear on issues related to sexuality or gender? Feeling depressed, anxious or like you’re going to lose your mind? Tired of being angry about the circumstances of your life but not sure how to overcome the hurt?
(832) 990-1873 View (832) 990-1873
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Tanya F Hinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Friendswood, TX 77546
Although, you may be feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, frustrated or even angry, it is my hope that together we can work as a team to achieve a happy and healthy life. I try to create a comfortable environment that allows us to address the challenges you are facing so that you are one step closer to living the life you always wanted. I recognize that each individual is unique, with different experiences that define who they are. I have a strong passion for what I do and look forward to meeting you.
Although, you may be feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, frustrated or even angry, it is my hope that together we can work as a team to achieve a happy and healthy life. I try to create a comfortable environment that allows us to address the challenges you are facing so that you are one step closer to living the life you always wanted. I recognize that each individual is unique, with different experiences that define who they are. I have a strong passion for what I do and look forward to meeting you.
(832) 589-1769 View (832) 589-1769
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The Family Relationship Center, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Friendswood, TX 77546
You don't have to face your issues alone. We specialize in helping individuals and couples achieve healthier relationships. We are here to help you talk through your personal, private issues in a safe, accepting, supportive, comfortable, and collaborative environment. Our goal is to help clients understand their emotions and to identify patterns of communication that can lead to core issues or problems within their relationships. We assist each client and/or family in developing new strategies to achieve clarification and honesty within themselves.
You don't have to face your issues alone. We specialize in helping individuals and couples achieve healthier relationships. We are here to help you talk through your personal, private issues in a safe, accepting, supportive, comfortable, and collaborative environment. Our goal is to help clients understand their emotions and to identify patterns of communication that can lead to core issues or problems within their relationships. We assist each client and/or family in developing new strategies to achieve clarification and honesty within themselves.
(281) 746-6394 View (281) 746-6394
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Lipar Counseling and Therapy
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC, CART
Verified Verified
Friendswood, TX 77546
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS/NEXT DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. Primary focus will be on the mending and healing process of individuals suffering from Substance Abuse issues including alcohol in a warm and caring environment. FREE ONE ON ONE CONSULTATION/SLIDING SCALE ACCOMODATIONS.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS/NEXT DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. Primary focus will be on the mending and healing process of individuals suffering from Substance Abuse issues including alcohol in a warm and caring environment. FREE ONE ON ONE CONSULTATION/SLIDING SCALE ACCOMODATIONS.
(832) 664-7421 View (832) 664-7421

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.