As a society, we're bombarded with information about anorexia and bulimia, as well as images and reminders about the desirability of thin and unhealthy body types, glamorized and idealized versions of beauty, unrealistic ideals of physical fitness, and the supposed ease of weight loss regimens. It's practically impossible, not to mention unhealthy, to try to measure up to these unrealistic and, ultimately, shaming ideals. Whether it is because of one's genetic predisposition, diet or eating habits, or emotional or addictive eating patterns, managing one's weight can be one of life's most challenging problems.
If we only manage weight and obesity through a diet or medical approach, we are merely treating the symptoms, not the root of the problem. While so many of us seek medical and nutritional treatments or diets for obesity, we often neglect the very important emotional and personal aspects of one's eating and weight issues. Diets, or "quick" weight loss plans, are sure to either fail, or be temporary, if the whole person and their personal and emotional needs are not met.
Counseling services with a trained and experienced eating & food issues, weight management & eating disorders specialist can make all the difference in meeting and maintaining one's eating and weight goals. Moreover, attentive caring professional counseling services can bridge the gap between the medical/nutritional and the personal aspects of eating and weight management challenges. We, at Clinical Care Consultants are committed to helping our clients overcome the emotional, personal and physical obstacles that prevent them from achieving the happiness, health and well-being they desire. The Clinical Care Consultants therapists connect to the whole person and help them through the very challenging and sometimes difficult path of eating and weight management.
Some of the issues Clinical Care Consultants psychotherapists can assist you with include:
Together, we will work step by step, at a realistic pace, on a plan designed to meet your individual needs. Life doesn't start 10 pounds from now. Choose to get on your way to a happier, healthier more confident you. You deserve it!
Tracy Tucker, AM, LCSW and Catherine Ness, MA, LCPC, are Clinical Care Consultants eating, weight management, and eating disorder specialists (anorexia and bulimia). Click on their picture for more information about their background.
Clinical Care Consultants specialize in and offer a range of counseling, behavioral health, addiction and psychological services to fit your needs. CCC provides counseling / psychotherapy from a variety of disciplines, theoretical orientations, and styles. Each of our clinicians, who average 19 years in the field, specialize in several counseling modalities, client populations, and problem types, including individual counseling, marriage / marital counseling, couples counseling, and group therapy. CCC is proud of its diversity, clinical depth, and broad range of services in therapy and counseling in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Inverness, Palatine and the surrounding communities.