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|
|Kathryn Fink, MS, RD, CSSD, LD|
1110 Cottonwood Lane, Suite L200
Irving, TX 75038
phone: (214) 850-9573
Website: Kathryn Fink
|Private practice with Individuals||Adults|
Males / Females
|Carla Garber, Ph.D.|
4200 S. Hulen St. #318
Fort Worth Texas 76109
phone: (817) 732-5290 or (817) 732-3258
Website:Dr. Carla Garber
|Jennifer Pereira, RD, LD, CSCS|
1521 N. Cooper Street, Suite 202
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: (800) 789-7703
Website: Jennifer Pereira
|Individual, Group||Adults / Adolescents|
Males / Females
|Chelsea Fielder-Jenks, MA, LPC|
821 W. 11th Street
Austin, Texas, 78701
|Individual, Family, Group Therapies||Adults / Adolescents|
Males / Females
|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
|Abbie Chesney, MA, LPC|
7015 Snider Plaza #202
Dallas, Texas 75205
Website: Abbie Chesney
|Individual Private Practice, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Counseling, Phone Counseling / Email Counseling||Adults / Adolescents|
Male & Female
|CBT, Psychotherapy, family systems, insight-based, equine assisted psychotherapy, mindfulness, yoga therapy|
|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|
|Lisa Bazil, Ph.D., P.C.|
1701 River Run, Suite 700
Fort Worth, TX 76107
|Private practice with Individuals||N/A||N/A|
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.
Carla Garber, Ph.D.
Individual and family counseling for those dealing with disordered eating. Team approach (with a Registered Dietician). Twenty years experience. Member: Academy for Eating Disorders, ANAD, EDAP. Special interests: body image and the media.
Jennifer Pereira, RD, LD, CSCS
I am a licensed RD, LD, CSCS. I am happy to provide nutrition counseling, both online as well as locally in my private practice. I also offer group classes in my private practice. My office is located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, in Arlington, Texas.
Kathryn Fink, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Kathryn teaches clients to conquer emotional issues with food and weight by learning healthy ways to address weight and nutritional concerns. A gifted teacher and motivator, she has helped hundreds of clients find positive ways to deal with life challenges so that food does not become the solution for every obstacle.
As senior nutritionist for a mental health facility, and previous dietitian for Renfrew Eating Disorder Center, Kathryn understands the food and mood connection and assists groups in separating food and feelings, while educating about balanced eating to improve both mental and physical health. Kathryn blends her nutritional expertise with personal trainer certification and American Dietetic Association’s Certified Sports Specialist Dietitian credential to help clients lead lives which balance food and exercise.
She received the American Dietetic Association’s prestigious award Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and is a nutrition professor. Kathryn’s a high-energy speaker, spokesperson and media personality who’s been quoted in dozens of health and fitness publications, speeches, workshops and media appearances. She’s also a frequent contributor to professional publications and textbooks.
Chelsea Fielder-Jenks, MA, LPC
Chelsea Fielder-Jenks, MA, LPC, provides outpatient services for individuals, groups, and families at her private practice in Austin, Texas. Chelsea takes a holistic approach to counseling that considers biological, psychological, environmental, and cultural aspects of clients’ lives.
Chelsea works primarily from a Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy framework. She helps adolescents, young adults, and their families build a stronger relationship and a life worth living, together. Chelsea helps adolescents and young adults navigate the sometimes rocky transition to adulthood that can be even further complicated when struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or an eating disorder.
Chelsea is an advocate for special issues such as eating disorders and weight stigma. She is active in professional and non-profit organizations including the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, the National Eating Disorder Association, and Austin Eating Disorders Specialists.
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
Abbie Chesney, MA, LPC
YOU are unique. And so is your story. We all have context, stories that make our lives make sense. If you are reading this, your life is making much less sense to you than it once did. Sometimes we develop a system of coping tools to deal with the context of our lives. As our lives change our coping tools are no longer needed or no longer work. Most commonly occurring during life transitions, it can be incredibly lonely and disorienting! Unfortunately, most of us weren’t given a sturdy emotional toolkit. That’s where I come in! You can’t know what you don’t know. Have you ever tried to talk to an accountant about your taxes? Swahili, right? Taxes are scary! And, so are emotions when you aren’t equipped with the toolkit. A lifetime (or even a short time) of trying to ignore your self and your emotions can create one incongruent mess. Luckily, getting back on track can happen. I’ll walk the journey with you. Sometimes we need a guide, or an expert to lead us along the way.
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.