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About Abigail Natenshon
Over 45 Years of Eating Disorder Specialty Practice

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Consultation and Coaching for Patients, Parents and Families


-Might you be wondering if certain eating habits and/or body image concerns could mark the onset of a clinical eating disorder?

-Does it frighten you to think that an eating disorder might be fatal?

-Are you of the (erroneous) belief that an eating disorder is incurable?

-If you or your child is currently in treatment, do you feel discouraged that your progress is not what it should be? Do you wonder if this is the best you can do for yourself?

-Finally, as a patient or parent, do you find yourself at a loss for where to turn to find the quality of expert help you and/or your child deserve? If so, you have come to the right place….


It may surprise you to know that when treatment is responsive to the unique demands of these disorders and requirements for care, successful outcomes are clearly within reach in 80% of cases.  During the 42 years of my psychotherapy practice, I have brought many hundreds of hard-to-treat eating disorder patients to complete recovery, mentoring and motivating them and their families to learn to discover more effective means for managing and resolving all of life’s problems.

Also as a consultant to picky eating adults and to parents of picky eating children, 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 in inspiring action. 


Abigail provides:

  • Consultation for patients and parents seeking guidance about diagnosing an eating disorder, confronting resistance to healing, and bringing the patient to an acceptance of care.
  • Consultation for patients and parents seeking to intervene with the team to achieve more effective and timely outcomes.
  • Education and advocacy for members of the patient’s eating disorder treatment teams. 
  • Mentoring and coaching for patients and families who need validation, support and guidance in knowing what they are doing right, and in advocating for recovery in any of its various stages, whether their treatment is with me, or elsewhere
  • Professional advocacy, representing patients and/or families with in-patient and out-patient treatment teams


Abigail also offers:

  • 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.


Accommodations for both long and short-term stays are readily available near-by on Chicago's north shore.



Abigail consults with eating disordered patients internationally.  She currently provides individual and family therapy with clients and parents in the Ukraine, the Philippines, in China and Taiwan. 




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