Hope for Anorexia
Eating disorders, specifically anorexia and bulimia, affect as many as 25 million individuals in America. A life-threatening disease, individuals with eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders. Often difficult to identify early, they carry great risks if left untreated.
Anorexia (or anorexia nervosa) is an eating disorder in which an individual restricts the intake of food to such an extent that their weight is significantly affected. Many related issues typically occur with anorexia, with individuals often tending towards perfectionism, striving for control, having a distorted view of their bodies. While struggling with anorexia, individuals often become obsessed with exercise, counting calories, weighing themselves, and more. Without the proper nutrition, natural body processes are significantly affected.
Our Approach to Help and Healing
Covenant Counseling offers individuals and families help with anorexia and other eating disorders. Our ReVive Program is a team approach involving several areas. Usually in consultation with a physician, counseling for the affected individual, for the family or spouse, and with a dietitian are all scheduled. The program offers all involved hope for recovery and a right relationship with food.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205-879-7500. If you would like to email us, please complete the contact form below.
We are a group of licensed clinicians who seek to maintain the highest professional standards in our fields and whose Christian faith is central to our lives and practices.
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Heather Hagins, MA, MBA
Anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, relationship concerns, spiritual struggles, infidelity, family of origin concerns, and more.Learn More
Trey Hill, PhD
Marriage counseling, relationship development, family of origin concerns, ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, and more.Learn More
Anna Stanley, MA, CEDS
Eating disorders, family concerns, women's issues, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and more.Learn More
Hunter Stanley, MDiv, MA
Grief, anxiety, depression, spirituality, relationship issues, codependency, substance abuse and addiction, identity concerns, and more.Learn More
Kara Jones, MA, EdS
Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, depression, women's issues, boundaries, codependency, grief, and more.Learn More
Suzanne Pirkle, MA, CEDRD
Nutritional counseling for adults and adolescents in areas relating to eating disorders, weight management, and sports nutrition.Learn More
Joyce McKay, MEd, EdS, CSAT
Sex addiction, recovery from sexual abuse, grief, trauma, anger, and adjustment issues.Learn More
Gil Kracke, MA, MA, DMin, NCC
Pre-marital and marriage counseling, grief, family of origin issues, concerns regarding aging, and more. Gil is the Director of Covenant Counseling.Learn More
Rachael Garrett, MA
Grief counseling for all ages, miscarriages, infant loss, self-esteem, concerns about self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger, parenting concerns, and more.Learn More
Jay Lloyd, MA
Addiction, substance abuse and dependence, family dynamics, parenting, spirituality, pre-marital counseling, marriage development, young adult issues, and more.Learn More
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kent Michael, PhD
Marriage and pre-marital counseling, anxiety, family counseling, depression, grief and loss, stress, academic challenges, and more.Learn More
Becky Whitson, MA, EdS, CSAT, NCC
Sex addiction, codependency, infidelity, recovery from sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, marriage counseling, and personal growth.Learn More
Alice Churnock, MA, CEDS
Eating disorders, body image concerns, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, parenting issues, and more.Learn More
Paul Johnson, MBA
Career counseling and development, vocational assessments, executive coaching, career transitions, and more.Learn More
Lisa Phillips, MA, MA
Relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, codependency, boundaries, pre-marital and marriage counseling, and more.Learn More
A good place to start is to find someone who may be a good fit. You can either look through our counselors’ profiles or call our office for help finding someone. Though beginning counseling is not always easy, we try to make it simple.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205-879-7500.
If you would like to email us, please complete the contact form below.