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Therapist-Eating Disorders-Teenagers

Original post made by Wendy on Apr 3, 2010

Are there any teenagers out there or parents of teenagers who have used and recommend a therapist for eating disorders? Thanks.

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Posted by Sharon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 4, 2010 at 9:24 am

Wendy, the organization I work for has lists of support groups, and one is an eating disorders group in Danville. They may have a listing on Craigslist. Often you can meet people in these groups that have had success with a therapist, or perhaps the facilitator is a therapist that can give referrals (sometimes they won't treat someone clinically when they also have them in a support group).

If you can't find the information on your own and are interested, just respond to this and I can look the support group information up for you tomorrow from work.

Good luck!

Posted by Wendy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Hi Sharon, if you could provide more information that would be helpful. Thank you.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

Wendy, here you go:

Web Link
I know this violates terms of use, but I can't get the hyperlink to change for some reason.

The group meets monthly in San Ramon, and the facilitator is a woman, last name is Clarkson. I searched under eating disorders support groups contra costa to find it (in case you have to search on your own if the link is removed).

Good luck!

Posted by Susan, a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I don't know a therapist but you should start with Marcia Yamashiro 686-9316. She is a nutritionalist in Concord who specializes in eating disorders. She really works well with the kids and she comes highly recommended. I am sure she also has a very good working relationship with therapists in the area and can give some good recommendations.

Posted by Wendy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Thank you!

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