My 17 Year Old Daughter Was In Treatment For An Eating Disorder Last June (Renfrew Center), Since Her Discharge I Not Been Able To Find A Psychiatrist Who Accepts 17 Y/O, Insurance, Or Eating Disorder Patients In General. Can Anyone Help??????

I Am A Very Concerned Mom Who
esangeleyes – 03/17/2010 – 05:57

I am a very concerned mom who needs to find Psychiatric follow-up for my daughter. I live on the far east end of Long Island, New York, and I am appauled at how many refusals I received for help due to the fact of her age (17), they just don’t accept insurance (and expect that you will and can pay cash upfront for such needed help), or just plain hesitate when they hear a diagnosis of an eating disorder. I need help on this issue!!!!!!! Any suggestions.

Have You Called NEDA Long
eemoriarty – 03/18/2010 – 11:29

Have you called NEDA Long Island?
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Can You Please Help Me As I
concernedmom – 01/07/2012 – 08:27

can you please help me as i am experiencing same thing as you did with your daughter. i also live on long island and am desperately trying to find a eating disorder specialized therapist to help my daughter that accepts our ins. they do want cash and i cant afford her condition is getting worst as shes refusing to eat more and more. Were you able to find help for your daughter if so can you please give me any referrals and suggestions. Thank you.

I Am Sorry You Are Running
janurse427 – 03/18/2010 – 07:37

I am sorry you are running into so many problems. I will check some resources and get back to you as soon as possible. Don’t give up!!


Thanks, I Will Be Awaiting
esangeleyes – 03/18/2010 – 14:39

Thanks, I will be awaiting your response. I appreciate it.

NEDA Long Island Is One Great
janurse427 – 03/18/2010 – 12:43

NEDA Long Island is one great resource!
Here are a few others you might check into:
Susan Rosener, CASAC, EDC, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (Not Licensed)

Counseling Center for Eating Disorders

Private Practice/Individual Counseling, Outpatient, Family Counseling, Coaching, Couples Counseling, Group Therapy, Phone Counseling

Bay Shore, NY

Additional Communities Served: Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Office: 631-665-0097


Treatment Model: Combination non-diet approach, analytical approach and some behavioral

Ms. Rosener treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Night Eating Syndrome, Compulsive Overeating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders Since the Year: 1989

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Sliding Scale

Elizabeth Carll, Ph.D.

Private Practice/Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling, Supervision and Training

Office 1: 4 Bittersweet Ct, Centerport, NY

Office: 631-754-2424

Office 2: 75 Prospect Street, Suite 110, Huntington, NY

Office: 631-754-2424

Treatment Model: Cognitive-behavioral, Solution focused.

Dr. Carll treats Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating. She also specializes in working with trauma survivors, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, stress and health, and self-injury behavior issues.

Elizabeth Carll, PhD is a eating disorders specialist, psychologist, author and internationally recognized expert on post-traumatic stress who is frequently interviewed by national print and broadcast media. Dr. Carll has developed a variety of community and public education programs and is the past president of the Media Division of the American Psychological Association. She is also a specialist in health psychology and the application of information and communication technologies to health policy.

Treating Eating Disorders since the Year: 1981

Payment Options: Cash/Check

Harriet J. Kalet, LCSW, DAPA, Clinical Social Worker

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Phone Counseling

25 Patricia Drive, Commack, NY

Additional Communities Served: Smithtown, Hauppauge, East Northport, Huntington, Kings Park

Office: 631-745-1486



Treatment Model: Psychodynamic orientation using an integrative approach consisting of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, humanistic and systems theory modalities.

Mrs. Kalet treats Anorexia and Bulimia in adult women. She also works with Compulsive Exercisers, Binge Eating Disorder, Night Eating Syndrome, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Treating Eating Disorders Since the Year: 2000

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Insurance, Sliding Scale

Mrs. Kalet is a mature, experienced, compassionate therapist who is highly sensitive to the struggles of women suffering from disordered eating and obsessive thoughts about food, weight, body image and physical appearance. Mrs. Kalet considers biological, genetic, societal, familial and personal factors, as well as co morbidity between disorders in formulating individualized treatment plans and strategies. She has helped many women obtain awareness of how disordered eating intruded and gained control within their life, overcome these difficulties, heal, and develop skills to foster health and happiness.


Cynthia G. Pizzulli, Ph.D.

Private Practice/Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling, Group Therapy

514 Larkfield Rd. East Northport, NY

Office: 631-368-0130

Treatment Model: Integration of psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.

Dr. Pizulli treats Anorexia and Bulimia, males and females, adolescents and adults.

Treatment Philosophy: One of the first things I tell my patients who suffer with eating disorders is that I wouldn’t do this work if I didn’t see successes….There is no reason for folks to feel hopeless when the right treatment can help. While the battle to let go of an eating disorder is difficult and often time consuming, the journey can also be insightful and rewarding…

Cynthia G. Pizzulli, Ph.D. is the Vice President of the Eating Disorder Council of Long Island, a member of the National Eating Disorder Association, and the Director of Counseling Services of Long Island. Additionally, she is a certified sex therapist. Dr. Pizzulli has extensive clinical expertise in treating individuals, families and groups dealing with eating disorders and lectures frequently on this topic. Her work has been featured on HBO, “The Geraldo Show”, and local television, as well as in Newsday and The New York Times.

Payment Options: cash/check, Out-Of-Network Insurance Reimbursement

Eating Disorder Associates

Directors of Counseling Services: Meg Maginn, LCSW

Private Practice/Individual Counseling, Nutritional Counseling and Meal Planning, EMDR, Hypnosis, Holistic Healing, Biofeedback, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Community Outreach, Workshops for the Public and Professionals, Outpatient

111 Smithtown Bypass Hauppauge, NY

Additional Communities Served: Nassau, Suffolk , Queens Counties. College campuses: SUNY Stonybrook, SUNY Farmingdale, Suffolk Community, Adelph, C.W. Post, and Hofstra

Office: 631-724-7152


Treatment Model: The Eating Disorder Associates offers comprehensive outpatient treatment services to individuals and families who suffer from eating disorders. They work from a team approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, EMDR, nutritional coaching /counseling, medical and psychological evaluation, testing /assessment and psychopharmacology. They address body image distortion, weight loss/gain due to medical conditions, bariatric surgery, metabolism/thyroid/hormonal issues, diabetes menopause and mental health/addiction issues.

The Eating Disorder Associates treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. They also work with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Pica, Night Eating Syndrome, Compulsive Overeating, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale, Insurance, Medicare, Credit Cards

Eating Disorder Associates provides an individualized assessment and treatment plan for all our clients. We coordinate services with our staff, of medical doctors (internists and psychiatrists), psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nutritionists. Every aspect of the treatment provided by our team members is devoted to maximizing treatment approaches that restore health and nutrition, resolve underlying psychological conflict and modify behavior. We are pro-active in our approach and provide a warm, nurturing and supportive environment that works sensitively with individuals/families and their recovery.

Meg Maginn, LCSW, Founder/Director of the Eating Disorder Associates and consultant Eating Disorder Medical Group. Member: Academy for Eating Disorders, International Association for Eating Disorders, Past Vice President and executive board member of the National Association of Eating Disorders-Long Island, member of National Association of Eating Disorders. Graduate EMDR institute, trained in the Maudsley method and DBT. Supervisor, lecturer, group and workshop leader. TV and radio spokesperson and trainer for health professionals on topics related to eating disorders and mental health

Jeannie Gedeon, MPH, RD, CDN, CPT Nutrition Therapist

Nutritional Counseling

44 Cedar Valley Lane, Huntington, NY

Office: 631-427-0002

Treatment Model: Nutrition therapy specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, other “disordered” eating, and food problems encountered in response to recovery from substance addictions.

Ms. Gedeon treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating and Night Eating Syndrome.

Treating Eating Disorders Since the Year: 1996

Payment Options: Cash/Check

Jeannie Gedeon, MPH, RD, CDN, CPT is a nutrition therapist who specializes in counseling for eating and weight issues and is an expert in the treatment of eating disorders.

Katherine Horvath, LCSW

Individual Therapy/Private Practice, Outpatient, Coaching, EMDR, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Phone Counseling

18 Woodward Avenue, Patchogue, NY

Office: 631-758-7990


Treatment Model: Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Maudsley

Ms. Horvath treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. She also works with Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Sliding Scale

Katherine Horvath has been in private practice for over 15 years. She deals with a variety of psychological disorders including anxiety and depression, sexual abuse, and eating disorders. She is skilled at using the Maudsley Approach for helping eating disordered individuals and their families.


John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Program

Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Medical Evaluation with Outside Medical Professionals, Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization), Outpatient, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups

208 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Office: 631-473-3877 ext. 57



Treatment Model: Individual, group and family therapy utilizing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and psychoeducational models. Medical education, psychiatric evaluation and psychopharmacology provided by our psychiatrist. Nutritional assessment and counseling, supportive meals, weight monitoring, health screening and coordination of care with a medical doctor. We also provide stress management and relaxation.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program treats all forms of eating disorders; males and females, adolescents, and adults. They also work with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Binge Eating Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Treating Eating Disorders Since the Year: 1999

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Medicaid

Outpatient Partial Hospitalization services for Adults & Adolescents: Monday through Friday from 2:30-8:30pm. Evening Supportive Meal & two snacks are included. Tutoring services are available at 1:30pm for our adolescent clients. As of 1/1/10 we have added an additional level of service providing Intensive Outpatient level of care for Adults & Adolescents: Monday through Friday from 4:30-7:30pm. Evening Supportive Meal is included.

Our Support Group meets at the main hospital the first Monday (unless a Holiday then meets the 2nd Monday) of each month in conference room 3 from 7:00-8:30pm at 75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY.

Good luck!!

Thanks So Much I Will Try
esangeleyes – 03/18/2010 – 14:43

Thanks so much I will try them. Let you know!

Hi, I Was Reading The Posts
Modernmom – 02/27/2012 – 01:30

I was reading the posts here and I was wondering; have you entertained the possibility of crossing over into NJ for treatment for your daughters? I am a recovering anorexic and I was admitted to an eating disorder unit in a hospital in Denville NJ, it’s called St. claires eating disorder medical center. I was there for 3+ months when I was 13 years old ( I am now 39 years old with two teenage children)
Although I was able to keep from being readmitted to the hospital after I got out of it, I have struggled through the years with the anorexia and I currently still struggle but I am able to live an active functioning life, there is a lot to be said for that. My children are what keeps me going and they help prevent me from spiralling downhill too much. My own daughter is 15 years old and has been obsessing over her weight a lot as of recently. She feels she needs to lose weight, but she is quite thin to begin with and she def. Does not need to lose any weight. She is not out of control with her thoughts and actions the way that I was and still am at times. I am a full time nursing student so that goes a long way in being able to reason with my daughter about her health and the risks and complications to her health if she doesn’t eat. She looks up to me due to me studying nursing, she trusts my advice. If you ever feel like you would like me to speak your daughters about their struggles with not eating I would be more then happy too……often times it can be very helpful to talk to someone who has had the same struggles 🙂 you can email me at

The best of luck to both of you moms and your daughters!
Just don’t give up on them, they need you even though they may seem like they don’t want anything to do with you.

Also, keep in mind, their unwillingness to eat is stemming from something or more then one thing going on in their lives and they feel like their life is out of control so they use the food as a means to control SOMETHING!! Everyone needs a vice of some kind…..
You may even suggest to your daughters that they get a pet of their choice, if they don’t already have one and if your in a position to get them a pet……it often helps to have someone or something else that distracts them from their illness…..just a thought 🙂


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