Food can be a source of great comfort. In fact, the term “comfort food” is used to describe foods associated with a sense of security. In other words, food that makes you feel good. Some people, however, use food as a coping mechanism to deal with negative emotions.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients individual and family Counseling Services by Arlington Heights Counselor, Behavioral Therapist Katrina Christie, MEd, LCPC. Katrina has more than 18 years clinical experience as a counselor with a focus on overeating and binge eating disorder treatment in the last 7 years. In addition to weight loss counseling she counsels clients for an array of conditions including anxiety and depression counseling that often accompanies or leads to binge eating disorders.
Compulsive overeating or binge eating becomes an attempt to bury those emotions and to hide behind a problem, rather than deal with it. Stopping the response is not always easy. Working with a counselor trained in binge eating disorder treatment can help. A therapist can work with you to identify the psychological triggers that drive your overeating. This can be extremely helpful in managing your overeating habit.
Arlington Heights Counselor Katrina Christie Has 18 Years of Experience As A Behavioral Therapist
As a behavioral therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), I enjoy counseling patients with a variety of personal issues, including binge eating disorder. First of all, my goal is to get to really know you so that I can help you discover, respect and love the inner you. Together we will forge a strong and trusting relationship. Through this process, I will help you find relief from negative emotions and find a joy of life and living.
I have been privileged to work with good people who are struggling and in need of constructive guidance. I am experienced in a variety of counseling services, including binge eating disorder treatment. I am here to guide you in achieving a better understanding of yourself. I can show you how to build upon your own personal life skills, distress tolerance and coping strategies.
Some of my more commonly employed behavioral health services are: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. Together we can lift the obstacles and barriers that have prevented your growth and work towards turning them into opportunities for positive change.
Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care including behavioral health services in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.
Our behavioral health services are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Arlington Heights counselor, behavioral therapist Katrina Christie and First Health’s counseling services are top rated in the Chicagoland area.