Texas Eating Disorder Therapists, Counselors & Specialists
Eating Disorder Hope has put together a list of Texas eating disorder therapists into a single directory.
Specialists who treat bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, orthorexia, or other forms of disordered eating in their practice include:
- Eating disorder therapists (also known as eating disorder counselors, or eating disorder psychologists) : Provide regular therapy sessions and may practice more specific forms of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), family-based therapy, or other proven treatments for eating disorders. An eating disorder therapist may also treat co-occurring disorders in their practice.
- Registered dietitians : Create and maintain a balanced meal plan, and take part in Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Eating disorder psychiatrists : Prescribe medications and manage drug therapy
- Physicians who specialize in treating eating disorders : Oversee core medical complications that arise from eating disorders (such as heart palpitations, muscle atrophy, chronic migraines, etc.)
Men and women with eating disorders typically create a dedicated treatment team made of an eating disorder counselor, a dietitian, psychiatrist, and physician. This level of comprehensive treatment has been proven to be the most successful method of fighting and recovering from an eating disorder.
Our specialist directory of eating disorder counselors is organized to quickly tell you:
- Name, Location & Contact Information
- Treatment Setting : Whether the therapist or counselor conducts individual, couples, family, or group therapy sessions
- Types of Patients Served : Adolescents and / or Adults, Men and / or Women
- Therapies available : The core eating disorder therapies the practitioner uses; CBT, Medical Nutrition Therapy, DBT, etc.
Eating Disorder Therapists & Specialists in TX
|Name / Info||Treatment Setting||Patient Types Served||Therapies Available|
|Dana Turnbull, Ph.D.|
1912 Central Dr., Ste A
Bedford, TX 76021
website: Dana Turnbull, Ph.D.
|Family, Couple, Individual||Adults / Adolescents|
Males / Females
|Susan Bushong, LPC, LMFT|
New Visions Counseling Center
1810 Parkside lane
Austin, TX 78745
Website: Susan Bushong
|Individual Private Practice, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Phone/Email Counseling||Adults / Adolescents|
Male & Female
|Solution-focused, CBT, Hypnotherapy, Experiential Models Including: Jungian Dream Work, Breathwork Therapy, Trauma Resolution Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy|
|Jerry L. Law, D.Min., M-RAS, CIP, BCPCC|
2164 E. Broadway Road
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Website: Jerry Law
|Individual Private Practice,|
Family Therapy, and
|Adults / Adolescents / Children|
Male & Female
|Dawn Dillon, MEd, LPC-S, CEDS|
3116 W. 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Website: Dawn Dillon
|Individual Private Practice, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy||Adults / Adolescents|
Male & Female
|Individual & Group Outpatient Psychotherapy, CBT, ACT|
|Stasha Kucel, MS, RD, LD|
920 Whistler Lane
Prosper, TX 75078
|Registered Dietitian Private Practice, Phone Counseling, Email Counseling||Adults / Adolescents|
Male & Female
|Kris Pina, MA, CIEC, EDIT, PNL1, CPT|
2324 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
Website: Kris Pina
|Individual Private Practice, Phone Counseling / Email Counseling||Adults / Adolescents|
Male & Female
|EDIT Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy, Intuitive Eating Counseling, Nutritional Counseling|
|Member of Hope Club for Eating Disorder Professionals|
Premier Eating Disorder Therapists
Dana Turnbull, Ph.D.
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice on the National Register for Health Service Psychologists, treating the full eating disorder spectrum primarily via individual cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. I also offer family & couples counseling. While many disorders are symptomatically similar, individuals require unique approaches.
I enjoy developing individualized treatment plans with my clients, who then take learned skills into the real world for practice. Clients and I then utilize any feedback to minimize undesired & maximize desired outcomes.
Most of us earn our self-esteem through behavior. Practiced behavior optimizes results, so I often assign homework. I work with some clients on a long-term basis, though most of my work is short-term and solution-focused. I also have specialized training in psychopharmacology & behavioral medicine.
Susan Bushong, LPC, LMFT
I treat Binge Eating Disorder, compulsive or addictive eating, bulimia, night eating syndrome, post-bariatric surgery relapse, OCD, BDD and Anorexia.
I also work with exercise resistance and addiction. I help you find your own unique path to healing through an individualized program and personalized solution plan. With a goal to maximize recovery in the least amount of time possible, I use my own workbook of introspective healing exercises chosen specifically for you. I use both non-diet and structured approaches to healing and address underlying causes of eating disorders as well as body hatred, meal planning (if needed) cultural, social and environmental issues.
Jerry L. Law, D.Min., M-RAS, CIP, BCPCC – Intervention Professional
Jerry is a veteran of 20 years in the corporate world, and his strong leadership and organizational skills lend themselves naturally to the intervention process. Dr. Law is a Board Certified Interventionist as well as a Master Certified Drug, Alcohol and Addictions Counselor. In recovery himself, Jerry brings compassion and a first-hand understanding about how critical it is to break the cycle of eating disorders and addictions in the professional world as well as within the family. He is committed to bringing recovery and healing to suffering individuals and their families
Dawn Dillon, LPC
I have a private practice and provide individual, group and couples counseling. I have specialized in outpatient eating disorder treatment since 1999. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through IAEDP and a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders.
I work from a collaborative approach with the client and also the treatment team to facilitate the best results for the client. Recovery begins as clients learn to connect to their own body, their own psychological strength and especially their own inherent worth and value. My role is a professional guide to help clients learn to challenge the unhelpful thinking patterns of an eating disorder and increase their ability to act in self-affirming and self-compassionate ways. This allows one to work with themselves (both body and mind) to develop the skills and acceptance needed for lasting recovery.
Stasha Kucel, MS, RD, LD
I will help you nourish and love your body while developing peace with food. I understand change can be scary, but I’m confident we can work together to develop a nutrition plan that both of us can be excited about. I am compassionate yet firm in my approach. The nutrition support you receive from me will be highly individualized. You will get your own individual food plan. You may need lots of structure or you may require more freedom to eat intuitively. Or you may need a combination of both.
Whatever your needs are, you can trust me to provide truthful nutrition guidance in an understanding way. I prefer to counsel clients online through video sessions. I really look forward to meeting you! You may call or text me at 940-465-1824 to set up a free 15 minute get-to -know you call.
Kris Pina, MA, CIEC, EDIT, PNL1, CPT
I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, a certified EDIT Eating Disorder Recovery Coach and a Precision Nutritionist. I offer intuitive eating counseling, recovery eating coaching and body image mentoring for clients who are willing to consider a non-diet approach to overcoming binge eating, destructive dieting, emotional overeating, Bulimia, orthorexia and other types of disordered eating. I can help you challenge the critical voices that lead to disordered eating and poor body image, learn to listen to your body to tell you what, when, and how much to eat, stop obsessing over healthy eating and weight, and learn to treat your body (and self) with respect, gratitude and the compassion necessary for complete recovery.
I am a proponent of the Health at Every Size approach to recovery. I work with clients face-to-face in Austin and by phone or Skype. If you are ready to change your relationship with food and your body, contact me for a free initial consultation.