– ‘Illnesses of the Soul’ - that are both a part of
biology and biography. It is our belief that eating disorder sufferers are some of the most bright
and gifted individuals who are imprisoned in a war waged within their minds that is comprised of a world of ‘not good
enoughness’ the ultimate illness of the soul.
Kuehnel is the Director and owner of the Eating Disorder Recovery Center and brings 31 years of experience treating
eating disorders to all programming. Some additional contributions to the treatment of eating disorder Deborah has developed
The development of this eating disorder
website (1991) that has provided information and support to millions across our world.
The publishing of an Eating
Disorder Treatment Workbook that includes over 200 exercises, booklets on eating disorder recovery, shame,
body image, and alternatives to relapse, and the production of a CD with autogenic hypnosis for body imagery and relaxation.
development of an eating disorder prevention program for at risk girls and/or boys 13-18 years of age.
Seperate Weight Loss Programs for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
She conducted a 6-year research
study that included over 600 participants on the core affect fueling eating disorder behavior.
Deborah is currently
authoring a research article for the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
National Speaker on Topics of:
Eating Disorders and the Treatment of Shame, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Self-injurious
Behavior and The Treatment of Shame.
If you need HELP Call: The Eating Disorder Recovery Center
orl Deborah for more information in the St. Louis Vicinity - 636-225-3700
Also available within Deborah’s
private practice – Individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, monitored internet support group, *nutritional
counseling available by a dietitian.
Treatment Model: Cognitive behavioral orientation which
incorporates a psychodynamic approach utilizing Tomkin’s Affect Theory, CBT, DBT, solution focused therapy, ego-state
therapy, family systems, internal family systems, and neurolinguistic programming.
Treatment of all forms
of eating disorders: Males and females, adolescents through adulthood. Includes: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa,
Compulsive Overeating or Compulsive Eating, Compulsive Exercise, Bulimia/Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Muscle Dysmorphia
– 'The Adonis Complex'.
Dual Diagnosis Components: The Treatment of Eating Disorders and
Self-Injury, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Substance Abuse, and Anxiety/Panic Disorders.
Communities Served: Surrounding areas to St. Louis including Western Illinois
Cash/check, credit cards and insurance
The Eating Disorder Recovery Center has contracts with
most Insurance Carriers including but not limited to: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, United
Behavioral Health, Aetna, Mercy Health Plans, IBEW, Premier Benefits, Carpenters Health and Welfare, District #9 IA of M&AW
Welfare Trust, Madison County Government Members, Community Care Plus, IBEW-IL Local 309, MHNet.
quality information and support about Eating Disorders and associated behavior. To provide research
based cost effective quality treatment, education, and support to individuals
suffering from the most lethal of all psychiatric illnesses – Eating Disorders and their family/friends/significant
EDRC - formerly the award winning website 'Addictions and More'
was created in the late 1980's as a site offering information
and support to those seeking education about various addictions. Addictions.net became one of the first
websites offering information about Eating Disorders. By the early 1990's it became clear that
most visitors to the site needed more information on the lethal illnesses of eating disorders. The site's
focus shifted to eating disorders at that time offering individuals across the world assistance with education,
links for treatment, and much needed support. Within
this shift the new name of the site - Eating Disorder Recovery Center (EDRC) was created. Until 2010 Addictions.net has been the only noted website offering non-advertized
information on eating disorders. The site has been maintained by a single. experienced Eating Disorder Psychotherapist/Therapist
(Deborah Kuehnel, LCSW) as a pro-bono addition to a
29+ year career dedicated to the treatment of Eating Disorders.