About Jessica Getson

As a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, I provide counseling in my private practice to clients throughout Philadelphia and the suburban Main Line. I specialize in helping adolescent and adult individuals and families suffering from Addictions (Substance, Behavioral and Food) and Eating Disorders. My practice also focuses on helping those with Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. I maintain a practice designed to help people through a wide variety of mental health disorders, emotional difficulties and transitional life events.

Food Addiction – Signs, symptoms and treatment

Food addiction is a real problem and a real addiction. As obesity rates in this country have increased, there is movement towards the inclusion of food as an addiction among psychological and medical professionals. Certain foods (particularly sugar and flour) show evidence to support that certain ingredients react in certain brains the identical way that [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Eating Disorders, Food Addiction|0 Comments

Baby Boomers Revisit Addictive Behaviors

As baby boomers face challenging milestones in life, such as failing health, injury, death of friends and family, many of them are turning to or returning to drugs. This generation first embraced recreational drug use in the 60s and 70s. While many may have stopped using for several decades to raise families and have successful careers, [...]

Binge Eating Disorder – A Silent but Treatable Threat

While there is public awareness about Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, there is a third eating disorder that is not nearly as well known: Binge Eating Disorder (BED). With the binge eater, the person will eat an enormous amount of food in a relatively short period of time. They may even have little conscious understanding of what [...]

Eating Disorders remain stuck in sickness when they are silenced. Speak Up about your struggles!!!

So often is the case that people keep their eating disorders hidden, silenced and secretive. Whether based in shame, fear or lack or interest in receiving help, this worsens the likelihood of recovery and wellness.  Here is an article discussing the importance of speaking out, having a voice and letting go of the secrets, lies and [...]

By | February 28th, 2015|Addictions, Eating Disorders, Food Addiction|0 Comments