Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC is now Equipoise Teletherapy, the telehealth side of our practice.
We will help you understand why you repeat behaviors that you want to stop, and enable you to regain control of your life.
In our view, therapy is a guided process that supports your autonomy, rather than a directed program that requires your compliance.
The ultimate goal is to help you understand the underlying motivation for unwanted behaviors so you can choose to make the changes necessary to overcome the urge to repeat them.
We believe that most unwanted behaviors are motivated by the need to protect autonomy and resist imposed control. Reevaluating and reframing the experience of being controlled, makes the need to resist it unnecessary, eliminating the need to engage in unwanted behaviors. This allows you to focus instead on making only those choices that you want, improving your health, mood, and quality of life.
Together, we can unlock the root causes of your unwanted behavior and find a solution to end them.
Binge Eating Disorder
Body Image Concerns
Are you an emotional eater?
The questions in our online assessment describe the thoughts and feelings that accompany the eating behaviors we address at Equipoise.
Howard S. Farkas, Ph.D.
Founder and owner, Equipoise Teletherapy/Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC
Take Back Control of Your Life
I believe that emotional eating and other unwanted, self-defeating behaviors are not due to a failure of self-control or weak willpower; instead, they're an active, motivated response to reassert autonomy when you feel controlled by external forces.
This means that you're experiencing a conflict between two sides of yourself: one that feels the need to comply with social expectations, and the other that wants autonomy when those expectations feel unreasonable. At that point, though, asserting autonomy can look more like defiant, self-defeating behavior.
That's where we can help.
We work with you to help resolve this internal conflict and help you negotiate a compromise between the two sides battling within you.
You are not alone in this struggle. We can help.