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Eating Concerns AND Disorders 2016-12-04T16:57:01+00:00

Eating Concerns and Disorders

Maria is a graduate of the Plymouth State University Eating Disorders Institute and has a Masters In Counseling Education with a Specialization in Eating Disorders. She has been treating clients of all ages with eating disorders for over 10 years and co-authored the book Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders.

Maria works collaboratively with her clients as well as with other members of the eating disorders treatment team (physicians, therapists, parents, and treatment center providers). Using a motivational interviewing style, she meets clients where they are in the recovery process. Physicians and therapist frequently refer to Maria to assess a client for eating concerns. She also treats clients who are transitioning out of treatment centers and looking for a dietitian to be part of their team.

Maria uses a non-diet approach to help clients with compulsive over eating and emotional eating. There are no diet plans or rigid food rules to follow. Instead, clients learn to let go of negative self talk around food and their weight. Using various various therapies such as cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy, Maria gently guides clients to self regulate and normalize their eating behaviors. Mindful based eating awareness techniques are infused throughout her treatment protocol.

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“Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders”

Maria Larkin is co-author of Nutrition Counseling of Eating Disorders, a book that infuses research-based approaches with clinically-refined tools for managing food and weight-related issues.

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