Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
Nutrition & Counseling
Starkel Nutrition offers knowledgeable and caring treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating, treating both adults and adolescents. Our treatment team addresses the whole person, understanding that everyone’s recovery journey is individualized and unique. When appropriate, we utilize a functional medicine approach, looking at the mind/body/spirit connection and addressing the root causes of disordered eating behaviors.
We treat diagnosed eating disorders, such as Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia, and ARFID, as well as other food issues that do not meet the diagnostic criteria for specific diagnoses. This category includes those with maladaptive thoughts and behaviors related to eating and body image, including (but not limited to):
- emotional eating
- constantly weighing/measuring/tracking food
- compulsive exercise
- obsessively counting calories
- avoiding social events and/or restaurants to adhere to diet
- feeling a loss of control around food
- eating in secret
- feelings of guilt or shame after eating
At Starkel Nutrition we promote a team approach. Our comprehensive care involves meetings with a nutrition therapist, coordination of care with other healthcare providers and an extensive referral system if more intensive support is needed.
We utilize a Health at Every Size Approach while working with improving one’s relationship to food and body. We believe that what a person’s weight does as a result of improving health behaviors is the right thing for their body. Our eating disorder nutritionists will play a supportive role in addressing the harmful impacts of diet culture, weight stigma, and other traumas contributing to disordered eating. We are weight-inclusive and respect the diversity of all body shapes and sizes. We promote flexible eating behaviors based on hunger, fullness, individualized nutritional needs, taste, and pleasure. Our end goal with each client is to create more flexibility, compassion, and peace with food and body.
At Starkel Nutrition, we know that any gender and any body can be affected by an eating disorder and/or disordered eating. We provide an inclusive space that’s physically and emotionally safe for queer, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals. We understand and offer support with the complexities of gender dysphoria in relation to body dysmorphia, and how these can further influence and fuel eating disorder behaviors.
If you or someone you know is having difficulties related to food, body image, or exercise, our attentive team at Starkel Nutrition is available to provide specialized treatment. Contact us to learn more and set up an appointment.
Eating Disorder & Disordered Eating
Specialists at Starkel Nutrition:
Anna Cannata, MS, CN, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Eating Disorder Specialist
Anna Cannata is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Nutritionist (CN), who has worked extensively in the field. As a teacher and motivator with a love of life, Anna draws on her life experience to bring empathy and compassion to every interaction with her clients. Anna is a Health at Every Size (HAES) practitioner, offering a non-diet approach to weight concerns. This empowering approach supports body attunement and mindful eating as well as assisting in self-esteem development and self-acceptance. Anna’s clinical focuses are eating disorders, specifically Binge Eating Disorder, emotional eating, chronic dieting, mood and anxiety, chronic illnesses like diabetes, GI issues, heart disease and general wellness.
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