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Eating Disorders/Body Image Disorders

Having an eating disorder can be extremely dangerous and dealing with this type of disorder challenging. As Eating disorders and body image disorders are on the rise, with more people going to extreme lengths to be thin and more men reporting problems in this area. Types of eating disorders include Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating. Left untreated, these disorders can become life threatening, When an individual has an eating disorder, it more often than not affects family and friends, Body image disorders and eating disorders can lead to unhealthy behaviors such as abstaining from food, over exercising, the use of laxatives, purging, or avoiding situations where food is present. Often the friends and family who are in a relationship with someone who has excessive issues with food and body image problems live in fear and frustration. The individuals who experience the problems are often in denial and use such defense mechanisms such as rationalization or minimization. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling who specialize in this area can help you to assess your situation and formulate the best possible treatment plan.

What can you expect from telephone counseling?

Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.

You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.

We have many professionals available to help you.

The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.

We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.

It all starts with learning about your needs.

Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.

You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.

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