Bulimia / Emotional Eating Counseling

Do you have an unhealthy relationship with food? Is your eating tied to your emotions? Does what you're eating in a day define your worth? Bulimia and emotional eating can consume your day. It can feel exhausting. It can frequently feel either completely out of control or completely in control.

Therapy is available to help you decrease or eliminate emotional eating, body shame, and separate you from the diet culture.

I have a Binge Eating and Chronic Dieting Certification, CBECDP. This certification provides me with specialized training for working with individuals that have an unhealthy relationship with food.

While everyone experiences emotional eating in their own way, you may be experiencing some of these behaviors and symptoms:

  • You feel guilty about eating

  • You sometimes eat until you are uncomfortably full

  • Eating large amounts of food in private

  • You have go-to comfort foods

  • Hiding empty food containers

  • Obsessing about food

  • Weight fluctuation

  • Impulsively eat

  • You have the thought, today’s the day, I change or stop

  • Overeating

  • Binge eating

  • Eating your emotions

  • Food makes you feel safe

  • Food calms your emotions

  • Frequent dieting or food restriction

  • You sometimes ignore signs of physical hunger

  • Feeling a rising urgent need to eat

  • Irregular meal timing

  • You sometimes eat faster than you normally do

  • Some days you only eat a large quantity of food, one time, for the whole day.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to schedule an appointment to begin learning how to manage your emotional eating. When you schedule an appointment, we will work together to establish your goals and priorities for therapy. I believe therapy should be supportive, restorative, healing, and collaborative. I will use evidence-based therapy to guide you through your therapeutic journey.

I provide therapy for bulimia and emotional eating to anyone age 12 and older.

Pre or Post Bariatric Surgery Counseling

Are you contemplating having bariatric surgery? Perhaps you are already in the pre-surgery process or have had the surgery. Surgery can help with weight loss and weight management, but it's still important to work through your emotional attachment to food. It can also be invaluable to have a confidential, safe therapeutic person, to be able to process all of the changes with. You don't have to go through the Journey alone.

Some of the information in the above emotional eating section may apply to you now or at one point in your life. This can be a layer that gets triggered for individuals surrounding bariatric surgery. Others, have a feeling of loneliness set in or depression triggered by all of the lifestyle changes. At moments, it can all feel overwhelming. Bariatric vitamins, sipping water, separating drinking from eating, it can be difficult to adapt to. Let’s face it, eating is very embedded in our day-to-day life with friends, family, holidays, special occasions. How do you navigate celebrations? The ‘food pusher’? Work celebrations?

I have a Binge Eating and Chronic Dieting Certification, CBECDP. This certification provided me with specialized training for working with individuals that have or have had an unhealthy relationship with food.

Let me meet you exactly where you are on this journey and let me help you create healthy lifelong habits. Allow yourself patience, grace and self-love throughout the process.

I provide therapy for pre or post bariatric surgery to anyone age 18 and older.

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955 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661

Michelle Tribe, LMHC