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Heather Allen, LPCC-S is a clinical counselor and therapist specializing in working with adolescents with eating disorders.
She is passionate about helping young adolescents and their parents leave the eating disorder in the past and build a life worth living. They love to see children and teens reach their fullest potential and achieve things that would not be possible with an eating disorder.
She is passionate about helping families reconnect, communicate and learn how to support their child with an eating disorder and get their life and their family back.
When she began her work with eating disorders, she knew she had found my place. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders because of the physical component and the detrimental effects of malnourishment on the body. They are dire and impact the entire family system. But with eating disorders, the answers are clear cut. We know how to treat them and we know that they can be eliminated - for good. Children and adolescents have a full chance to live a life free of an eating disorder - and Heather can help that to be your child.
Heather is inspired by the anti-diet movement and the shift that is happening with women on social media. There is finally awareness of the harm that the media has caused to women by constantly scrutinizing their bodies and we are finally making changes as a society to protect the next generation. Heather identifies as an Anti-Diet and Health At Every Size clinician.
She has experience working in multiple Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Programs with clients who require intensive eating disorder treatment. She has had extensive adolescent development and eating disorder training and has worked with over 100 families dealing with eating disorders.
Anorexia nervosa - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely increasing body weight.
Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating.
Bulimia nervosa - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely reducing or eliminating episodes of binging and purging and/fasting.
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns
Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.
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Years of Experience: 6 years
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Eating Disorder Therapist, 2020 - 2022
University of Dayton, Master's in Counselor Education, 2018
The Ohio State University, Bachelors in Human Development, 2013