Patient, Parent, and
Family Consultation Services
As a consultant for parents of
children with eating disorders , Abigail educates and supports parents
in their efforts to support their recovering child. She helps parents define
their ever-changing role in their child's recovery, and to define and
resolve problems that may occur throughout the child’s treatment process.
She functions as a representative for parents with the child's
outpatient or inpatient treatment teams where needed, and intervenes with
schools or hospitals to help parents manage and accommodate their child's
complex and changing needs during recovery.
As a consultant for parents of picky
eating children and for picky eating adults, Abbie helps to assess and
diagnose the problem, offering counsel, making referrals, beginning the
process of education and understanding in initiating the healing process,
and inspiring action.
parents seeking guidance about diagnosing an eating disorder in their
child, confronting the resistant child, and bringing him/her to an
acceptance of care.
parents seeking to intervene with the child and team to achieve more
effective and timely outcomes.
education and advocacy for eating disorder treatment teams.
coaching for parents who need validation, support and guidance in
knowing what they are doing right, and in advocating for their eating
disordered child’s recovery in any of its stages, whether their
treatment is with me or elsewhere
advocacy, representing parents with in-patient and out-patient treatment
Telephone and Skype consultation, coaching, and psychotherapy….
Intensive treatment services to out-of-town patients and their families
who choose to travel to Illinois for daily, week-end, week-long (or
longer) consultation and/or psychotherapy treatment. Intensive
short-term “marathon” treatment
upgrades recovery status, rectifies and redirects action plans,
provides education and healing strategies, and intensifies motivation to
Accommodations for both long and short-term stays are readily available
near-by on Chicago's north shore.
“The road is tough, and I feel strongly that we are going to need a steady hand.”
“I read your book, “When your Child Has an Eating Disorder,” which was the best of the 7 books I had read on the subject. My wife and I are calling you now for guidance in facing the challenges of my daughter’s eating disorder recovery.” - GB
“A day doesn’t pass without my thoughts of you and gratitude for your wisdom and support. You pulled us through, and were with us every step of the way. Thank you again for being there for us.” - EL
(847) 432-1795 to set up an