Specializing in Children, Teens, Young Adults, & Parenting

Counseling Children & Teens with Eating and Weight Issues

Children and teens with weight issues, stress eating, emotional eating, binge eating, and compulsive overeating:

There are times during childhood and the teen years when eating habits change. Perhaps certain favorite foods have gone by the wayside and the child prefers different foods. As children grow, the timing and quantity of food they eat changes. These are usually normal, expected changes. However, sometimes parents begin to notice that their child or teen’s eating habits seem unusual or unhealthy. Children or teens may begin to overeat or binge eat, sneak food, skip meals, or adopt a highly restrictive diet. Sometimes this can be the beginning of an unhealthy eating pattern that may be related to emotional difficulties a child or teen is having. Other times, it can be a sign of a developing eating disorder or body image distortion.

Roxanne works with families to gain an understanding of the underlying emotional and communication systems that may exist in perpetuating an eating issue. Then, a plan is developed that is tailored to the age of the child or teen and the specific situation, with the goal of a healthier eating pattern and less stress.

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