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5203 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Charlotte, NC 28209
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(704) 554-9900

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Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating
Body Dysmorphia, and Body Image

Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating
Body Dysmorphia, and Body Image

Presby Psych eating disorder specialists welcome clients of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, faiths or no faith, and sexual orientations.

Facts and Philosophy

At least 30 million people of all ages and genders struggle with eating disorders.

While eating disorders are most often associated with girls and women, researchers find that males and females report about the same number of disordered eating behaviors.

Studies show that transgender and non-binary individuals also suffer from eating disorders, and often encounter barriers in receiving treatment.

Though most athletes with eating disorders are female, male athletes are also at risk—especially those competing in sports that tend to emphasize diet, appearance, size, and weight.

Eating disorders affect not only the individual engaging in them, but also a couple’s or family’s overall functioning.

Concerns about eating, food, and body appearance may be connected with traumas experienced by the individual as a child, adolescent or adult. Individuals with an eating disorder complicated by trauma and PTSD require treatment for both conditions using a trauma-informed, integrated approach.

Harmful eating behaviors and negative body image attitudes may coincide with alcohol/substance abuse, excessive exercise, or other forms of self-harm. Up to 50% of individuals with eating disorders abuse alcohol or illicit drugs.

eating disorders
Presby Psych’s Eating and Body Issue Specialties
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Bulimia
  • Bulimarexia
  • Emotional Eating
  • Food Addiction
  • Orthorexia
What We Provide

Assessment and diagnosis.

Coordination of care with other providers who work with the client

  • Alcohol and substance abuse counselors
  • Residential programs
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Nutritionists
  • Primary care physicians
  • Psychiatrists

Counseling and Psychotherapy

  • Exposure therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Integrated counseling and psychotherapy, including co-occurring eating disorders, alcohol/substance abuse, and trauma
  • Mindfulness and intuitive eating
  • Recovery and relapse prevention
  • Post-residential counseling and therapy
  • Post-partial hospitalization/post-intensive outpatient counseling and therapy
  • Relational psychotherapy

Health at Every Size (HAES)
Psychoeducation for clients, loved ones, family members

Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating, Body
Dysmorphia, Body Image Team

Liz Fallon, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Perry Griffin, M.Ed., LCMHC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor