Eating Disorder

The cause of eating disorders are not clear and both biological, cultural, and emotional factors may play a role. An eating disorder is a serious mental illness, characterized by eating, exercise and body weight or shape becoming a preoccupation of one’s life. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice or a diet. A diagnosis of an eating disorder usually involves one or more of the following: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or “other” which can include a variety of types of disordered eating. Eating Disorders can be life threatening, therefore seeking out a qualified mental health professional who specializes in ED is necessary for one to get the appropriate help they need.

Local Experts in Eating Disorder

Rebekkah Goodhart

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

I worked as the coordinator of the Evening Intensive Outpatient Program at EDCare, conducting individual therapy and group therapy with clients in treatment. I also coordinated the Binge Eating Disorder program at EDCare and practice through a lens of Health At Every Size (HAES). After leaving EDCare, I worked as an eating disorder specialist at Regis University in the Office of Counseling.

Erica Faulhaber

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy

I know firsthand what it is like to engage in unhealthy behaviors. I also know about having unhealthy relationships with myself, food, the scale, body image & self-esteem. I noticed that no matter what weight I was, I was unhappy and unfulfilled. Recovery IS possible and while it takes work to sustain recovery, that too is possible. I am passionate about helping folks finding full recovery.

Molly Olk

Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy

Based on my own history of struggles with my relationship with food, body, and exercise, I have always been interested in working with this population. In sessions, I often address assertiveness skills, family dynamics, internalized messages about body and body image, coping strategies, attachment patterns, sensitivity and depth of processing, and work with shame and vulnerability.

Helene Simons

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

I formerly ran the Evening Intensive Outpatient Program at EDCare, an adult eating disorder treatment center in Denver. I also completed a Postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado Eating Disorder Program. In both roles, I provided therapy to individuals and families with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

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