Therapy is based on addressing the causes of unwanted eating and learning to deal with them more effectively.

We specialize in the treatment of emotional eating and binge eating disorder. People who struggle with this problem usually feel that the only tool that they have to stop repeated binge episodes is to recommit to dieting each time. The problem is, the pressure to diet is the main cause of binge eating, so it only reinforces the diet-binge cycle. We view emotional eating as a rebellious response to the diet mentality and the sense of deprivation that it can cause. People diet to feel accepted. If you can challenge the belief that being accepted by others requires that sacrifice, you can eliminate the cause, making the need to rebel unnecessary.

We'll help you learn coping strategies to change the perception of being controlled by the diet mentality and other life pressures. This will allow you to regain a sense of autonomy and stop the urge to binge. Adopting a less restrictive and more intuitive approach to eating will help you reestablish a healthier and more enjoyable relationship with food.

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.

Telehealth Sessions Available

We are currently offering remote teletherapy services in Illinois and Georgia. As of July 1, 2020 our services have expanded to Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, & Utah. 

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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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