Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Owner
Dr. Howard Farkas is the founder and President of Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC. He has been working in the field for over 20 years, and serves on the faculty of Northwestern University's Feinberg University, where he teaches in the clinical psychology doctoral program.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of Clinical Services
Dr. Rebecca Leslie is passionate about helping clients with eating, weight, and body image concerns. As a doctoral intern in the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Northwestern University, Dr. Leslie was part of an Eating Concerns Assessment and Treatment Team.
Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Libby Moser is a passionate clinician specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and mental health. Libby received her Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in nutrition and dietetics, where she completed an accredited dietetic internship.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Aaron Weiner is expert in the treatment of chemical dependency and behavioral addictions. He is a goal-oriented therapist, and will work collaboratively with you to keep you focused on the changes you would like to achieve. Prior to joining Equipoise Teletherapy, he was Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, and is on faculty at the University of Illinois in the Counseling Psychology Department.
Practice Manager
Allison Cho is the Practice Manager at Equipoise Teletherapy. She handles all scheduling for Clients as well as office administration and management. Allison is also a counselor in training at Northwestern University.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Amundson specializes in working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual and couples’ psychotherapy treating states of depression, anxiety, and other painful and often debilitating personality and psychotic disorders.

Our Unique Approach to End Emotional Eating

We are a group psychotherapy practice that focuses on helping people overcome unwanted behaviors that feel virtually impossible to control. These include behaviors like emotional eating, alcohol and substance abuse, compulsive spending, and more. We also have expertise helping people cope with anxiety disorders and depression.

In our work with unwanted behavior, our primary focus is emotional eating and binge eating disorder. In therapy, we help you understand why you have difficulty stopping the impulses that you may feel are in control of you and how you can take control instead. We focus on helping you change the cause to eliminate the effect.

We'll help you develop coping strategies that will allow you to change your perception of being controlled by the diet mentality and other life pressures. Our approach to emotional eating is guided by the principles of intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (HAES).

Adopting a less restrictive and more intuitive approach to eating will help you reestablish a healthier and more enjoyable relationship with food. This will allow you to regain a sense of autonomy, stop the urge to binge, and develop a healthier relationship with food.

In addition to our unique approach, we are also unique in offering therapy sessions exclusively via teleheath. In this way, we're able to make our services available to people not only throughout the country, but around the world as well.

8 Keys To End Emotional Eating

Get our new book with an insightful look at the psychology behind emotional eating and other unwanted behaviors.

"While diet advice typically aims at identifying triggers and strengthening self-restraint, clinical health psychologist Farkas contends that emotional eating is primarily owing to the rejection of the control necessitated by dieting--a desire to "be bad." Farkas seeks to help readers change their mind-sets about dieting through the use of his eight keys, which include breaking the diet mentality, resolving inner conflict, and upgrading coping mechanisms."

- Library Journal

"This excellent, short, and practical book offers many refreshing ideas and perspectives...A valuable book with many interesting insights in line with HG understandings."

- Human Givens

"Filled with useful tips and compassionate expertise, this book could help anyone to become more conscious around their eating, whether you're experiencing issues or not. For those who suffer most, it could mean the end of emotional eating and painful dieting, and hope for a better relationship to food and life."

- Greater Good Magazine

8 Keys to Ending Emotional Eating offers insights into emotional eating that I have not read/heard before. The information is easy to read, in a personable, engaging writing style. The content is detailed, well informed, and supported with clinical examples. I see this book as part of a healthy therapeutic relationship with a therapist who resonates with you, who feels into, senses into your struggle and offers the support you need to both come to awareness of and appreciate your past and then take the next steps to make changes for a healthier relationship with food and with yourself.

-- Nancy Eichorn, Ph.D., editor, Somatic Psychotherapy Today

 Your search is over if you are an emotional eater, and you have time and again tried and failed to “will yourself” into a diet only to end up self-sabotaging. The lessons in this book are not only sound, especially amidst the endless mounds of ... (Read Full Review)

 This is an excellent book. It’s straight to the point, has strategies and exercises that are simple to implement into my life and has helped me transform from an emotional eater into a “normal” eater.  I have read a million diet books and none have helped me as much as this book- probably because it’s not ...(Read Full Review)
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