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Hello everybody <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I was wondering if anybody here suffering from eating disorders has been to see a psychologist?<br><br><br><br>
I am seeing a nutritionalist and that is great for advice on what I should be doing for my body, but I was wondering if I need to see a psychologist too, to help me get around the pschological aspects of anorexia.<br><br><br><br>
I mean, I think I can force myself to have nutritious foods as I am a strong-willed gal, but sometimes it really makes me feel disastrous psychologically; perhaps a qualified psychologist could help that?<br><br><br><br>
Has anyone got any advice or perhaps would be able to share their experiences, to help me?<br><br><br><br>
Thank you so much for any help you can offer.<br><br><br><br>
Littlelove
 

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I do not have personal experience with this, but I would say that it would probably be necessary to prevent relapses if it were serious enough to begin with. There are many people here with personal experience, hopefully some will add their 2 cents.
 

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Thanks for your response, Thalia <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Are your 'monsters' orientals? They are stunning- I have a little siamese chappie who is portrayed (in appallingly bad graphics) in my avator thingy.<br><br><br><br>
I do hope others will be able to give me some advice/ share their experiences.
 

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seeing a therapist has been important in my recovery from my eating disorder. If you like your dietician, I'd ask her for a recommendation of a therapist.
 

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I've been in recovery for anorexia for over a year now, and I would have to say that seeing a therapist has really helped me and help build up a wall of prevention against relapse. There was a reason your eating disorder began in the first place, and I think if you don't deal with those reasons, even if you are eating healthy, times will be difficult when more stress/anxiety/bad things happen (because they always do! :p)<br><br><br><br>
Often insurance will cover quite a bit more with therapy than a nutritionist, you should call yours and see if they can reccomend anyone.
 

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Hello, littlelove. My psychologist has helped me tremendously in recovering from the "eating issues" I've dealt with. If you have access to therapy, I would highly recommend it. My therapist and my experiences with her (very positive!) have led me to pursue a career in psychology/counseling, with the hopes that someday I can help people the way that she helped me.
 

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I suppose they help you with strategies, and discovering things about your self. If you have insurance that covers it, It is probably a good idea.
 
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