Posts Tagged 'bulimia nervosa'

My Four Month Struggle

I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida for awhile now, however I relocated to Pennsylvania and my licensure has been a difficult process. I had reciprocity in Pennsylvania, with my license, and sent all of my documents but it seemed that I frequently needed to have other things completed for the full process.  I’m not putting the blame on me, on Florida, or on Pennsylvania, but it was an undertaking that I wasn’t expecting to take so long.  I think as a therapist, we don’t discuss our feelings openly but I am a person with real emotions and feelings.  This was a difficult emotional struggle as I felt like things were out of my hands, out of my control, and a constant frustration.  I’m happy to say, my frustrations have come to an end, I finally received my license and it’s a relief that I can move forward and open my own practice.  I am officially a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania.


Side Effects of Bulimia Nervosa

Many times, we as people, do things that we’re not proud of.  Unaware of the side effects we continue with these actions.  I am going to map out the physical side effects of Bulimia Nervosa.  This way you don’t have an excuse for “not knowing” what you’re doing to your body.

  • Esophageal problems
  • Vocal chord damage
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hair loss
  • Digestive problems
  • Decreased body temperature
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Elimination problems
  • Dental Damage
  • Organ damage
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Enlarged salivary glands
  • Dry skin
  • Decreased bone density
  • Menstrual dysfunction
  • Hormone irregularities
  • Insomnia
  • Low red blood cell levels
  • Weak muscles
  • Immune system damage

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OA & Teens

I am currently working with a 13-year-old who suffers with anorexia.  I thought it was important for her to have added support so I started my search.  The local eating disorder clinics start at 14-years-old and older.  The OA meetings are for adults.  Although they do not turn anyone away, it is not encouraged.

I am thinking about forming a group for teens and young adults ages 12-20 for both males and females.  This would be for anyone who struggles with an eating disorder: anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating.  This group would be every Saturday for a minimum of 10 sessions.  Please let me know if you know someone who would be interested and/or have suggestions for a successful group.

For more information, please contact me.