Linda Blakeley PhD Clinical Psychologist and Eating Disorder Specialist



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Resources:

Article by Dr. Linda:
"Overcome Binge Eating"

 

Eating disorders rob the individual from living a healthy life filled with passion.  It is my goal to help men and women stay on the path of lifelong recovery and growth. My treatment approach helps individuals restore their self esteem, discover their personal mission, enhance their relationships and live their lives with love and laughter.

In addition to individual sessions, there are groups, tele-seminars and workshops that promote ongoing recovery and growth. Many of my clients are entrepreneurs, executives and professionals who have developed successful, full and rewarding professional and personal lives.

My INTENSIVE TREATMENT APPROACH is based on a 6-level approach to recovery:

LEVEL l: Moving out of denial into AWARENESS

LEVEL 2: Increasing SELF ESTEEM and SETTING BOUNDARIES

LEVEL 3: Establishing a STABLE FOUNDATION

LEVEL 4: Expanding OPPORTUNITIES and MANAGING STRESS

LEVEL 5: Continuing to GROW for MAXIMUM SUCCESS

LEVEL 6: Ongoing Consultation to MAXIMIZE SUCCESS & MINIMIZE STRESS

A strong focus of treatment is on developing skills that offer MAXIMUM GROWTH while MINIMIZING the possibility of relapse. It is my goal to help patients develop a strong, stable sense of self.

Goals of Treatment

The following are some of the major treatment goals. They apply to all individuals who are participating in the program whether recovering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating. Specific goals and individualized treatment planning is done with each individual and is updated during treatment in order to promote full recovery.

  1. Ending symptomatic behaviors
  2. Addressing fears of foodIncreasing awareness of emotional versus physical cravings
  3. Increasing self esteem
  4. Increasing awareness of self destructive behaviors
  5. Addressing issues related to inner cravings
  6. Learning to listen to your body
  7. Separating food issues from feelings
  8. Developing a strong internal foundation
  9. Increasing self trust
  10. Developing awareness of triggers
  11. Learning new responses and managing triggers
  12. Uncovering childhood issues that are affecting recovery
  13. Understanding and healing early childhood issues
  14. Addressing issues of guilt and shame
  15. Learning to let go of old hurts and disappointments in order to live in the present
  16. Increasing positive communication skills
  17. Increasing assertion skills
  18. Anger management
  19. Finding satisfaction in everyday life: learning to live in the moment
  20. Satisfying career goals
  21. Increasing intimacy in personal relationships
  22. Developing effective stress management skills
  23. Developing a strong support system
  24. Reinforcing newly learned behaviors
  25. Growth within the family system
  26. Preventing relapse

Please contact me for more information or to arrange a free confidential consultation.