Dr. Howard Farkas is the founder and President of Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC, specializing in the treatment of emotional eating and binge eating disorder. He is a licensed clinical health psychologist who has been working and teaching in the field for over 25 years.
Dr. Farkas is the author of the book 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating (Norton, 2019), in which he describes his unique and highly effective approach to the treatment of emotional eating and binge eating disorder. His approach emphasizes the importance of self-determination in motivating behavior change.
Dr. Farkas serves on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he teaches in the Division of Clinical Psychology.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Bulimia - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely reducing or eliminating episodes of binging and purging and/fasting
Binge eating disorders - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating
Compulsive behavior - Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
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Private Practice, 1991 - Present
Northwestern Medicine, 2004 - 2007
Northwestern University, PhD, 1991
New York University, BA, 1980