Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC
Specializing in the treatment of:
Binge Eating Disorder
We focus on providing compassionate care in helping you overcome the challenges that you are facing.
We help clients struggling with emotional and stress eating, binge eating, bulimia, and body image concerns. We also collaborate with physicians in providing bariatric psychological evaluations. In person sessions as well as secure online teletherapy appointments are available.
Howard S. Farkas, Ph.D.
Our goal is to help you restore your sense of autonomy, and regain control of your eating behavior.
Therapy is a guided process that supports your autonomy, rather than a directed program that requires your compliance. The ultimate goal is to help you make the psychological and behavioral changes necessary to eat intuitively and challenge the diet mentality that causes emotional eating. By regaining control over your life, you can stop the motivation to binge, and improve your health, mood, and quality of life.
If you have concerns or questions about your eating please contact us for a consultation today.
Howard S. Farkas, Ph.D.
Dr. Howard Farkas is the founder and President of Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC. He is a licensed clinical health psychologist who has been working and teaching in the field for over 20 years. Dr. Farkas helps people with emotional eating and other psychological and behavioral issues by helping patients recognize and overcome the psychological barriers that affect their motivation and follow-through in their efforts to change. As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, his therapeutic approach is to provide insight and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With support and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the changes and personal growth that they are committed to achieving.
Dr. Farkas is on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he teaches graduate students in the Division of Clinical Psychology. He is also the author of 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating, from W.W. Norton.
Rebecca Leslie, Psy.D.
Dr. Leslie is passionate about helping clients with eating, weight, and body image concerns. As a doctoral intern in the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Northwestern University, Dr. Leslie was part of an Eating Concerns Assessment and Treatment Team. She also works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and relationship issues. Dr. Leslie has researched and developed interventions aimed at increasing physical activity levels and changing eating behaviors. She has presented throughout the United States on topics related to health and psychology.
As a therapist, Dr. Leslie focuses on helping people gain a better understanding of themselves as they develop new strategies to best meet their goals. She draws primarily from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal therapy approaches. Dr. Leslie uses evidence-based approaches in an individualized manner which allows her to tailor treatment to best fit each person. Her approach to therapy is based on her belief that a supportive, validating, nonjudgmental, and empowering environment facilitates positive change. Drleslietherapychicago.com
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