• OTC Ep. 19 – Eating Disorder Treatment With Allison Puyear

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    What is an actual eating disorder?

    What do you do if a loved one is struggling with one?

    Allison Puryear is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and owner of Asheville Eating Disorder Treatment who not only talks the talk, but has walked the walk.  She shares about her own struggle with an eating disorder, difficulties for victims of an eating disorder in finding help, and what family and loved ones can do to find a good therapist or treatment program.

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    In This Episode

    John talks with business owner and consultant Allison Puryear about Eating Disorder treatment.


    • When seeking treatment look for a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS)
    • The DSM criteria for eating disorder diagnoses are rigidly defined and can cause confusion in getting help
    • Eating Disorder Myths: Eating Disorders are visibly recognizable, Eating Disorders are a “rich, white girl” problem
    • Allison has a vlog series on her website with helpful resources
    • Orthorexia is an issue which involves a person who has become rigidly focused on “clean eating” but is not currently an official diagnosis in the DSM
    • Intuitive Eating by Tribole and Resch
    • Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon, PhD
    • Ultimately, all food is good food (unless the person has a particular food allergy)

    Meet Allison Puryear

    Allison Puryear is an LCSW, CEDS with a nearly diagnosable obsession with business development. She has started practices in three different states and wants you to know that building a private practice is shockingly doable when you have a plan and support. She teaches everything you need to know about building a private practice in the Abundance Party, where you can get practice-building help for the cost of a copay. You can download a free private practice checklist to make sure you have your ducks in a row, listen in on consultations and interviews on the Abundant Practice Podcast, and hop into the free Facebook Group full of over 13,000 other clinicians in private practice. Allison is all about helping you gain the confidence and tools you need to succeed.

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    Meet John Dennis

    John is a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience who specializes in counseling for individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. He focuses on working with anxious teens and adults, couples who are struggling to connect with one another, and those dealing with grief and loss.




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    Disclaimer: The author of this podcast is not engaged in a therapeutic relationship with the reader and cannot give counseling advice without a confidential appointment. Readers should be sure to consult with a licensed therapist in their area or seek emergency medical attention if they are experiencing difficulty.

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