Eating Disorders Therapists in Missouri City, TX

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Shantel Hayes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77489  (Online Only)
For anyone seeking help for disorders such as: eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, relational and interpersonal issues, loss of identity, and depression then look no further. If you’re needing someone to walk along side of you to help facilitate change in your life—because you yourself want to start living again, then you’ve come to the right place. My desire is to instill within each of my clients the joy for living that was lost along the way and to move towards living a meaningful and productive life—one they will be proud to call their own.
For anyone seeking help for disorders such as: eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, relational and interpersonal issues, loss of identity, and depression then look no further. If you’re needing someone to walk along side of you to help facilitate change in your life—because you yourself want to start living again, then you’ve come to the right place. My desire is to instill within each of my clients the joy for living that was lost along the way and to move towards living a meaningful and productive life—one they will be proud to call their own.
(832) 219-8968 View (832) 219-8968
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Kelsie Valle
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
In our practice, we work with individuals and families to create treatment plans to meet their goals. Our holistic approach integrates play therapy techniques and EMDR to heal from past trauma, allowing for the building of brighter futures. We work with all ages, ranging from toddlers to seniors. Our practice is experienced in supporting families from diverse backgrounds, including families with adopted children. Within our practice, we offer music therapy and Yoga services. I personally specialize in working with families and individuals suffering from eating disorders, trauma, and self-harm.
In our practice, we work with individuals and families to create treatment plans to meet their goals. Our holistic approach integrates play therapy techniques and EMDR to heal from past trauma, allowing for the building of brighter futures. We work with all ages, ranging from toddlers to seniors. Our practice is experienced in supporting families from diverse backgrounds, including families with adopted children. Within our practice, we offer music therapy and Yoga services. I personally specialize in working with families and individuals suffering from eating disorders, trauma, and self-harm.
(832) 952-1857 View (832) 952-1857
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Muriel Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
Additionally, I have received specialized training in the treating eating disorders and am trained in Emotion Focused Family Therapy.
It's ok to NOT be ok, and I am glad that you have taken this courageous first step. In these unprecedented times, having a skilled professional to walk alongside you as you navigate through life's challenges can prove beneficial. My goal is to compassionately and skillfully help you to process through the pain and disappointments of life while providing a safe non-judgmental space for you to grow and heal. I am passionate about the work that I do and find joy helping individuals make connections and gain insight while working towards a hopeful, fulfilling future.
Additionally, I have received specialized training in the treating eating disorders and am trained in Emotion Focused Family Therapy.
It's ok to NOT be ok, and I am glad that you have taken this courageous first step. In these unprecedented times, having a skilled professional to walk alongside you as you navigate through life's challenges can prove beneficial. My goal is to compassionately and skillfully help you to process through the pain and disappointments of life while providing a safe non-judgmental space for you to grow and heal. I am passionate about the work that I do and find joy helping individuals make connections and gain insight while working towards a hopeful, fulfilling future.
(281) 524-2828 View (281) 524-2828
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Robin Branch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77489
Hello! My name is Robin. I am a social worker passionate about helping people actualize their goals. I have over six years of clinical experience serving children with behavioral challenges, pregnant and parenting teens, adolescents, and adults experiencing eating disorders and body image distress. I have experience leading therapeutic groups and using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am passionate about helping young adults navigate challenging relationships and difficult life transitions like college and career.
Hello! My name is Robin. I am a social worker passionate about helping people actualize their goals. I have over six years of clinical experience serving children with behavioral challenges, pregnant and parenting teens, adolescents, and adults experiencing eating disorders and body image distress. I have experience leading therapeutic groups and using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am passionate about helping young adults navigate challenging relationships and difficult life transitions like college and career.
(832) 862-2001 View (832) 862-2001
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Lilian Nnenna Anowey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77489  (Online Only)
I have a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves both physically and psychologically. I have experience working with individuals and couples for over 5 years utilizing various therapeutic approaches such as solution focused, CBT, trauma exposure and person-centered. My goal is to collaborate with each client to develop innovative techniques that tailor to their individual struggles and goals. My expertise includes working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, trauma, eating disorders, grief and loss and other mental health disorders.
I have a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves both physically and psychologically. I have experience working with individuals and couples for over 5 years utilizing various therapeutic approaches such as solution focused, CBT, trauma exposure and person-centered. My goal is to collaborate with each client to develop innovative techniques that tailor to their individual struggles and goals. My expertise includes working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, trauma, eating disorders, grief and loss and other mental health disorders.
(832) 400-5606 View (832) 400-5606
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Rebecca Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. Our history often frames how we perceive the world, and sometimes therapy can help you discover that slight change in perspective that allows you to overcome an obstacle. I recognize that every client is unique and brings their own stories and experiences that shape both their worldview and approach to solving problems. I will respect and embrace this uniqueness as we collaborate to work through any challenges you face.
I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. Our history often frames how we perceive the world, and sometimes therapy can help you discover that slight change in perspective that allows you to overcome an obstacle. I recognize that every client is unique and brings their own stories and experiences that shape both their worldview and approach to solving problems. I will respect and embrace this uniqueness as we collaborate to work through any challenges you face.
(281) 336-0331 View (281) 336-0331
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Miranda DiBenedetto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
"All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you, something great will come of it.” Here you are embracing that terrifying moment of courage. That's all it takes to completely change your life around. I have worked in every field of mental health, from inpatient hospitalization, to prison and jail settings, to community outreach and with experience using many theories as well as being trained in EMDR, I have seen and heard it all. I will help guide you through any challenge or obstacle that you are facing.
"All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you, something great will come of it.” Here you are embracing that terrifying moment of courage. That's all it takes to completely change your life around. I have worked in every field of mental health, from inpatient hospitalization, to prison and jail settings, to community outreach and with experience using many theories as well as being trained in EMDR, I have seen and heard it all. I will help guide you through any challenge or obstacle that you are facing.
(346) 205-0990 View (346) 205-0990
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Nithya Shaktiroopananda
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
Life has its challenges. There are ups, downs, and sometimes, life can just feel like a roller coaster ride. During these moments, it is important for us to take a step back, and take an inner journey to re-connect, re-discover ourselves, and foster healing. It is my belief that every challenge, and every adversity, comes with the possibilities of enormous opportunity and growth. Thank you for taking the first step, and I feel very privileged to be a part of your life’s journey.
Life has its challenges. There are ups, downs, and sometimes, life can just feel like a roller coaster ride. During these moments, it is important for us to take a step back, and take an inner journey to re-connect, re-discover ourselves, and foster healing. It is my belief that every challenge, and every adversity, comes with the possibilities of enormous opportunity and growth. Thank you for taking the first step, and I feel very privileged to be a part of your life’s journey.
(346) 988-2721 View (346) 988-2721
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Madonna M. Yancey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, NCC, MAC, BCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459  (Online Only)
The changes one faces in confronting the COVID-19 health crisis can be overwhelming generating anxiety, depression and fear. Our experienced team of licensed therapists provide rapid access to fee for service phone support/counseling in the comfort of your home by phone. One call is all it takes to access one of our seasoned clinician who have the skills/experience to connect with you by phone in a meaningful ways that can help arm you with coping strategies you need to help you face the emerging health crisis. If you are experiencing difficulty managing your mood as you respond to today's threat, we want to help.
The changes one faces in confronting the COVID-19 health crisis can be overwhelming generating anxiety, depression and fear. Our experienced team of licensed therapists provide rapid access to fee for service phone support/counseling in the comfort of your home by phone. One call is all it takes to access one of our seasoned clinician who have the skills/experience to connect with you by phone in a meaningful ways that can help arm you with coping strategies you need to help you face the emerging health crisis. If you are experiencing difficulty managing your mood as you respond to today's threat, we want to help.
(713) 955-1346 View (713) 955-1346
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Cami Svitenko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459  (Online Only)
We all have what it takes inside to make it over life's hurdles, but sometimes we need a helping hand. I am here to give you the support and skills you need to overcome the difficulties you face. I understand that looking for a therapist is a vulnerable experience. Be assured that I will see you as a person rather than a diagnosis. I believe that each person is unique. Therefore, I draw from multiple psychological approaches and tailor my approach to your personality and specific needs.
We all have what it takes inside to make it over life's hurdles, but sometimes we need a helping hand. I am here to give you the support and skills you need to overcome the difficulties you face. I understand that looking for a therapist is a vulnerable experience. Be assured that I will see you as a person rather than a diagnosis. I believe that each person is unique. Therefore, I draw from multiple psychological approaches and tailor my approach to your personality and specific needs.
(281) 947-3953 View (281) 947-3953
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Susan Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
Is constant worry or lack of sleep making you feel helpless? Feeling overwhelmed or exhausted and finding it difficult to focus? Are you dealing with a difficult person, or stressed out by family life? My clients come to me for many different reasons, but the most common ones are: overcoming symptoms of stress and anxiety, improving marital and family relationships, communication skills, parenting challenges, implementing boundaries with extended family, managing blended marriages and families, and building self-confidence.
Is constant worry or lack of sleep making you feel helpless? Feeling overwhelmed or exhausted and finding it difficult to focus? Are you dealing with a difficult person, or stressed out by family life? My clients come to me for many different reasons, but the most common ones are: overcoming symptoms of stress and anxiety, improving marital and family relationships, communication skills, parenting challenges, implementing boundaries with extended family, managing blended marriages and families, and building self-confidence.
(281) 746-6592 View (281) 746-6592
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Barbara J. Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459  (Online Only)
I have successfully taught children as early as those in Program Head Start, before becoming a Texas Teacher & School Counselor, and ultimately a LPC-Supervisor . As a child advocate who tries to understand the needs of the child in hopes of helping with mental or emotional turmoil. One may say or think that I specialize in treating children? This would be false, because I can't recall a situation where I could help the child without helping the parents, and even the whole family. Family history and dynamics plays a "Huge" role in your child's development and behaviors.
I have successfully taught children as early as those in Program Head Start, before becoming a Texas Teacher & School Counselor, and ultimately a LPC-Supervisor . As a child advocate who tries to understand the needs of the child in hopes of helping with mental or emotional turmoil. One may say or think that I specialize in treating children? This would be false, because I can't recall a situation where I could help the child without helping the parents, and even the whole family. Family history and dynamics plays a "Huge" role in your child's development and behaviors.
(713) 772-9085 View (713) 772-9085
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Laila Narsi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMMT, CMT-P
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
(281) 675-2722 View (281) 675-2722
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Ethel Richard-Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
Ethel Richard-Peterson, LCSW Ethel Richard-Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 1982. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work. Ethel sees each client as a unique individual with strengths and areas they seek to enhance. She listens to client's expressed concerns. She has spent many years counseling clients regarding death and dying, substance abuse, and chronic/acute medical conditions. In her spare time, Ethel enjoys music, being around water, and art.
Ethel Richard-Peterson, LCSW Ethel Richard-Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 1982. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work. Ethel sees each client as a unique individual with strengths and areas they seek to enhance. She listens to client's expressed concerns. She has spent many years counseling clients regarding death and dying, substance abuse, and chronic/acute medical conditions. In her spare time, Ethel enjoys music, being around water, and art.
(346) 230-0287 View (346) 230-0287
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Beautiful Mind and Wellness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LLPC
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459  (Online Only)
You are here for a reason, and we are all in this battle together. In other words, connected. We need to work together in an effort to get each person through. Therapy is about the journey into the destination. Whether you are someone who's been dealing with depression, anxiety, personality complexes, behavioral challenges, intrusive thoughts, or irregular emotions, substance abuse, trauma, treatment can be the first step in healing.
You are here for a reason, and we are all in this battle together. In other words, connected. We need to work together in an effort to get each person through. Therapy is about the journey into the destination. Whether you are someone who's been dealing with depression, anxiety, personality complexes, behavioral challenges, intrusive thoughts, or irregular emotions, substance abuse, trauma, treatment can be the first step in healing.
(832) 737-8766 View (832) 737-8766
MYS Counseling & Assessment
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, EdD, CART
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
Our team is focused on helping our clients and their families find peace and success in their home, work and relationships through our unique method. It is brief and solution-focused, enabling clients to reconnect with their authentic selves and be the person they know they can be. Our therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists are of one mind, that you are unique and valuable, and have the potential to succeed in life and relationships. Our brief therapy period focuses on helping you know how your brain is tripping you up and how it can heal you as well, know yourself better than ever, and reclaim lost self-esteem and freedom!
Our team is focused on helping our clients and their families find peace and success in their home, work and relationships through our unique method. It is brief and solution-focused, enabling clients to reconnect with their authentic selves and be the person they know they can be. Our therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists are of one mind, that you are unique and valuable, and have the potential to succeed in life and relationships. Our brief therapy period focuses on helping you know how your brain is tripping you up and how it can heal you as well, know yourself better than ever, and reclaim lost self-esteem and freedom!
(979) 428-2930 View (979) 428-2930
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Michelle Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I find genuine joy in helping others discover, cultivate and nurture their unique gifts and personal strengths. With over 15 years of counseling and therapy experience, I treat all ages and backgrounds, and specialize in Couples/ Family Therapy and Individual therapy, all Mood/Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Developmental Delays, and Trauma.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I find genuine joy in helping others discover, cultivate and nurture their unique gifts and personal strengths. With over 15 years of counseling and therapy experience, I treat all ages and backgrounds, and specialize in Couples/ Family Therapy and Individual therapy, all Mood/Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders/ Developmental Delays, and Trauma.
(281) 201-1722 View (281) 201-1722

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Jessica Johns-Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I work with adults and young people (15+), specializing in trauma, body image problems (including eating disorders), relationship issues (such as communication, boundaries, dealing with conflict) and mood disturbance, such as anxiety. I also have expertise in supporting people to improve performance in specific areas, such as career or sport. My great passion is helping people find joy and live fulfilling lives. My work is dedicated to support people re-write unhelpful patterns and to re-discover their strength and resiliency through deeper self awareness.
I work with adults and young people (15+), specializing in trauma, body image problems (including eating disorders), relationship issues (such as communication, boundaries, dealing with conflict) and mood disturbance, such as anxiety. I also have expertise in supporting people to improve performance in specific areas, such as career or sport. My great passion is helping people find joy and live fulfilling lives. My work is dedicated to support people re-write unhelpful patterns and to re-discover their strength and resiliency through deeper self awareness.
(832) 734-6213 View (832) 734-6213
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Heather Higbee Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I facilitate groups ranging from Grief, Eating disorders, anxiety.
It was during college that I first experienced the counseling profession as a client. At that time, I struggled with an eating disorder and anxiety. Thanks to great counseling, I fully recovered. It's there that I developed a passion for sharing my experience. I am able to meet clients where they are in their journey because I understand the process of healing. I walk alongside with hope and encouragement.
I facilitate groups ranging from Grief, Eating disorders, anxiety.
It was during college that I first experienced the counseling profession as a client. At that time, I struggled with an eating disorder and anxiety. Thanks to great counseling, I fully recovered. It's there that I developed a passion for sharing my experience. I am able to meet clients where they are in their journey because I understand the process of healing. I walk alongside with hope and encouragement.
(281) 301-5803 View (281) 301-5803
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Lisa Balick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I give lectures on eating disorders to mental health practitioners & the public.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and have a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Preventive Medicine. I work with outpatient adolescents, adults, and couples doing individual/couples therapy. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness (adjustment to one's own and other's), loss, and grief. I also treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, survivors of sexual abuse, relationship problems, and homosexual concerns and adjustments. My involvement with eating disorders is extensive. I work with many clients who are emotional overeaters,compulsive overeaters, binge eaters, bulimic, or anorexic.
I give lectures on eating disorders to mental health practitioners & the public.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and have a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Preventive Medicine. I work with outpatient adolescents, adults, and couples doing individual/couples therapy. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness (adjustment to one's own and other's), loss, and grief. I also treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, survivors of sexual abuse, relationship problems, and homosexual concerns and adjustments. My involvement with eating disorders is extensive. I work with many clients who are emotional overeaters,compulsive overeaters, binge eaters, bulimic, or anorexic.
(713) 338-9176 View (713) 338-9176

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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.