KELLY AKEHURST, LPC
Greenwich | Stamford | Westport | Fairfield
I work with women who are motivated to work on their relationship with food, exercise, mind and body. I take an individualized approach to the treatment of eating disorders and use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) in the treatment of eating disorders. I received clinical experience and advanced training on eating disorders while working at a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient eating disorder facility.
Eating disorders are a serious but treatable mental and physical illness. National surveys estimate that approximately 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Research indicates that an eating disorder develops due to biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that can affect every organ system in the body. They are not phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships (National Eating Disorder Association).