Eating Disorders


Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder Therapist in NYC – Dr. Amanda Itzkoff

Eating disorders are complex illnesses that can affect women and men, typically beginning in the teen years. Dr. Itzkoff specializes in the unique, compassionate care of adolescents and adults with all types of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Extreme and physically damaging behaviors may include self-starvation or a cycle of binging and purging to lose weight or manage weight. Often depression and anxiety are at the root of the eating disorder.

Interpersonal therapy or talk therapy for eating disorders helps patients identify and work through underlying causes of eating disorders. Once patients have a solid understanding of why the illness is present, Dr. Itzkoff uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help patients recognize damaging habits and restore positive and appropriate attitudes about food and weight.

Emphasis on realistic body image, self-appreciation, and self-worth are central to the nurturing and constructive support provided by Dr. Itzkoff.

Those with eating disorders may struggle with:

  • Depression, anxiety, social phobias, and low self-esteem
  • Body dissatisfaction, often with a distorted body image
  • An obsession with thinness and a drive to be thinner
  • Extreme dieting and obsessive exercise
  • Compulsive overeating
  • A dependence on food for comfort or emotional fulfillment
  • Physical changes as a result of malnutrition

Dr. Itzkoff understands that recovery from an eating disorder and management of its impulses is a multi-layered, long-term effort. With her proven psychotherapy and pharmacology support patients take productive steps toward breaking the cycle of self-abuse and unhealthy food management. Her therapy is highly effective in helping patients manage extreme emotions regarding food and weight and become more self-confident and self-assured.

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