Get Help for a Loved One

Did you know?

The 5 Primary Contributors to Eating Disorders are:

 

  1. Genetics

  2. Interpersonal Environment

  3. Media (Television, billboards, etc.)

  4. Trauma or various life changes

  5. Society

DISCLAIMER: The helping professionals listed here have indicated to MCR Foundation that it is assumed, ascribe to our mission and philosophy. They have indicated experience and expertise in eating disorders. MCR does not determine or warrant the competence of any therapist listed here. Use of this website to locate a helping professional is voluntary and will not result in any liability against MCR Foundation. MCR Foundation is not liable for damages to any user of this service for the voluntary selection of a helping professional, for the services provided by anyone listed, or for any other damages which may occur. MCR provides this list for information purposes only.

 

What to do if you suspect someone with an eating disorder:

 

  • Set aside a time to talk to the person in a loving manner in a private and supportive environment

  • Explain to the person that you are worried about their health and that you have noticed changes in him or her that concern you. Be specific.

  • Do not use words that would define a person’s physical appearance. Stay away from words such as, “thin”, skinny”, “sickly”, “fat”, “fluffy”, “big” or any reference to certain body parts. Instead say, “I am afraid you are not eating in a healthy manner and that you may be doing permanent damage to your body. What can I do to help you?” Or, “While it may seem fine to you, to me it appears you are out of control and I am worried about you.”

  • Use “I” statements. Ex: “I am worried about your skipping meals” instead of, “You missed supper” and “You have to eat.”

  • Allow the person to respond to your comments and let them know that you are there to support them in any manner.

  • Suggest that this person visit a physician and offer to make the appointment as well as accompany them.

  • Suggest visits with a therapist and possibly explore the idea of a treatment center or program.

  • Do not be their food police or exercise monitors. This is not really about food and fitness. They need help with their feelings.

  • If the person does not respond, denies the problem, or refuses to seek help, go by yourself to get advice from a professional on what to do next. DO NOT WAIT!!! The possible consequences are too serious.

TREATMENT CENTERS

 

Focus Healthcare of Tennessee

A Center for Eating Disorders

Residential inpatient facility

7429 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga TN 37421

www.focuscenterforeatingdisorders.com

800-675-2041

 

Moonpointe

A Focus Center for Eating Disorders

A Knoxville Intensive Outpatient Program

FocusCenterForEatingDisorders.com

MoonpointeAFocusCenterForEatingDisorders.com

800-675-2041

 

REGISTERED DIETICIANS

 

Pamela C. Kelle, RD CDE LDN

Registered Dietitian/Nutrition

1238 Hanover St., Chattanooga, TN 37405

423-991-3422

yourownfoodcoach.com

 

COUNSELORS

 

Judy Herman, MA, MS, LPC-MHSP

400 E. Main St., Suite 140E 

Chattanooga, TN 

423-551-9916

judy@judycounselor.com

Dr. Audrey L Canaff

1711 Williams Street

Chattanooga, TN 37408

423-267-4798 (home and office)

423.463.4286 (cell)

canaffa@bellsouth.netL

Erin Rayburn, LMFT, LPC-MHSP, NCC, EAGALA

Rock Bluff Equine Therapy
Rising Fawn, Georgia 30738
(423) 218-4940 

JAN F. SHERBAK, PSYD, CEDS

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

3097 BROAD STREET

CHATTANOOGA, TN  37408

423.752.5207 EXT. 10

CBI Counseling Center

1815 McCallie AvenueChattanooga, Tennessee 37404

ablackburn@richmont.edu

www.richmont.edu

423-756-2894 phone

423-756-2899 fax

 

PHYSICIANS

Deborah Poteet-Johnson, M.D.- adolescent

3097 Broad St.

Chattanooga, TN 37408

423.752.5207

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

 

VISIT RESOURCE ROOM
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

 Please visit The National Eating Disorder Association

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/find-help-support

 

 

Eating Disorder Anonymous Sunday – 6:00p.m- Call Focus for more information

Please visit Focus’ website for more information

http://focustreatmentcenters.com/focus-on-eating-disorders/

 

 

 

OTHER SERVICES

 

Crisis Resource Center

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults

1800 McCallie Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37404

(423) 697-3807

(423) 755-2700, Crisis Hotline

www.partnershipfca.com

Services offered: Counseling and Support Services; Crisis and Emergency Services;

Education and Prevention Services; Specialized Support Services for Adult and Aged;

Family and Individual Counseling; Education and Prevention Services

 

CADAS

Council for Alcohol and Drub Abuse Services

The Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (CADAS) opened its doors in 1975 to offer the highest quality treatment, prevention and educational services to the chemically dependent, their families and the community at large.

www.cadas.org

1-877-282-2327

© 2014 MCR FOUNDATION, 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 210, Chattanooga, TN 37404 | SITE DESIGNED BY BRAND RED STUDIOS