Services for Individuals with Eating or Body Image Concerns
What types of eating and body images
issues does the Counseling Center treat?
Counseling Center treats a wide range of eating and body image issues. Some of the most common concerns are:
fasting, and restricting food
and binge eating
through use of self-induced vomiting or laxatives
behaviors, including over-exercising
with one’s appearance, shape, or weight
thoughts about food or one’s body
about eating in front of others
to the outpatient setting of the Counseling Center, we are only able to treat students
with mild to moderate symptoms. Each
case will be assessed on an individual basis in order to make recommendations
that best fit each student’s needs.
What does treatment look like?
students seeking services at the Counseling Center must first complete an
initial consultation by walking into the Counseling Center between 10am and 2pm,
Monday through Friday. Upon walking in,
you will be asked to complete paperwork before meeting with a therapist for a
15 to 20 minute consultation to discuss your concerns. Following your consultation, the therapist will
ask you to complete a brief assessment to gain more information about your
concerns. Your therapist will then meet
with the Eating Disorders Treatment Team (EDTT) to review your case and make
for eating and body image concerns typically consists of three main components:
therapy, nutrition counseling, and medical monitoring.
What is the Eating Disorders Treatment
EDTT is a group of specialized clinicians at the Counseling Center who meet
weekly to discuss students identified with eating or body image concerns. These clinicians have clinical experience and
competency in the area of eating disorders. The EDTT’s role is to provide oversight to students who have eating or
body image concerns, discuss progress, and make recommendations.
Marisa Byles, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Eating Disorder Treatment Team
Carrie Cragun-Atchison, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Melissa LaManna, M.S., Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
Pudwill, M.S., R.D., LD/N, CEDRD, Registered Dietitian
Sander, D.N.P., ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Rosenberg, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
How do I know if my eating or body image
is a problem?
you are uncertain if your eating or body image is unhealthy, we encourage you
to obtain an initial consultation by walking into the Counseling Center between 10am
and 2pm, Monday through Friday.
may also complete a brief, anonymous screening online to gain more information.
What if my eating or body image concerns
need more specialized treatment than what the Counseling Center can provide?
student is unique, and therefore, treatment will vary from person to
person. Even two individuals with the
same diagnosis may need different treatment approaches. The EDTT does its best to assess each
student’s case and to provide recommendations that are consistent with current
research and standards identified by the American Psychological Association.
If you need help finding a provider or
treatment center outside of UNF, please click this link.
*Please note, the eating concerns page symbol is the National Eating Disorders Association's (NEDA) trademarked symbol and is not property of the UNF Counseling Center.