Adult Eating Disorder Treatment Wilmington DE

This new definition of eating disorders as a condition that can affect any woman at any age may come as a huge relief to the leagues of older women who thought they were all alone, suffering from a disorder they should have outgrown. The good news?

Sharon B. Jacobs
302-428-0205 #14
Associates in Health Psychology, LLC
Wilmington, DE
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Stress Management or Pain Management, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of South Carolina
Credentialed Since: 1986-03-18

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Leighton C. Whitaker
(610) 359-8132
150 Longview Circle
Media, PA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wayne State University
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-16

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Dr. Leslie Orysh Connor
(302) 300-4185 x2
Leslie Connor, Ph., LLC1409 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ComPsych

Ms. Kimberly Atwood
(484) 626-1253
Mind Body Music225 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Renee Balthrop
(610) 915-8431
100 West 6th Street
Media, PA
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy
Qualification
School: Temple University
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Francine Montagnolo Private Practice
(610) 692-2217
1515 West Chester Pike C-2
West Chester, PA
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Pennsylvania
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Par
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Ms. Tasha Knob
Private Practice
(484) 332-0978
100 Park Avenue, Suite 3
Swarthmore, PA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Pennsylvania
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Robin Sesan
(302) 475-1880 x1
The Brandywine Center2500 Grubb Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Michigan State University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: I am an "out of network" provider. Most

Talk TherapyWorks
(610) 915-8275
Talk TherapyWorks
West Chester, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders
Qualification
School: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female

Dr. Cheryl McCarthy
(610) 915-8542
Direct Approach Psychological Services848 Parkridge Drive
Media, PA
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: West Chester University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Eating Disorders After 35

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By Lynn Ginsburg

hen I was about 14 years old and just beginning my initiation into the mysterious rites of passage toward becoming a woman, one of the very first “secrets”

I learned was how to diet. Here was a way, or so I thought in my innocence, that I could eat whatever I wanted and make up for it later by dieting it all off. How clever were these older women who taught us youngsters how to have our cake and eat it too! As it turned out, not only did I enjoy dieting, with all its deprivations and strict rules, but I had a real talent for it. When I embarked upon a diet, my willpower was resolute and unshakable. But when the diet was over and I’d reached my preferred number on the scale, I couldn’t wait to run into the kitchen and start scarfing down all the foods I’d forbidden myself during the diet. That was how I discovered firsthand what so many women have known throughout the ages—forbidden fruits do taste sweeter.

By the time I’d gotten older, into my late 20s and early 30s, this routine, which had started out as an innocent game, had developed sinister overtones. Now I know the name for what I was doing: yo-yo dieting, which is the practice of losing pounds and regaining them over and over again, moving up and down in weight like a spinning toy on a string. I managed to keep my weight more or less stable into my 40s using this method—it just meant I was perpetually on a diet.

When I looked around at most of the women I knew, both older and younger, I saw a secret society whose members seemed to have the same unspoken agreement (which I personally didn’t recall signing) that looks counted above all else. And I realized that the wish I’d long been secretly harboring—that there would be some age limit on this crazy way of looking at food and my body, some point at which I would finally be old enough to opt out of the whole insanity—was not going to come true. I was going to either have to find my own way out or this could easily go on for the rest of my life.

I now know that I was hardly alone in continuing to face serious food and body issues well into midlife. Conventional wisdom in the medical community used to posit that eating disorders were something that happened only to younger girls, and that most women in their mid-30s would certainly have outgrown them. But now those who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders have come to understand that there is no age limit. Eating disorders can and frequently do occur in women that age and beyond. In fact, for the most part, as happened with me, these are eating disorders that women developed as adolescents or young women and never resolved.

This new definition of eating disorders as a condition that can affect any woman at any age may come as a huge relief to the leagues of older women who thought they were all alone, suffering from a disorder they should have outgrown. The good news? When it comes time for treatment, older women bring a mature perspective on life and...

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