Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Chelsea Armstrong regarding a basic overview of eating disorders. They discuss the different types of eating disorders, diagnostic criteria professionals look for, statistics, signs family/friends can look for, and treatment options. They also speak to some of the issues that can be deemed more classically “Mormon” when it comes to how eating disorders might present.
Chelsea Armstrong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Utah. Chelsea was born and raised in Sandy, Utah and grew up LDS. She moved to Wichita, Kansas soon after finishing her Master’s degree. Chelsea has been practicing therapy for eight years and recently moved back to Utah after five years of living in Wichita. She specializes in working in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy model, a therapy intervention for those who are chronically suicidal and in need of emotion regulation skills. Over the years, Chelsea has worked with a variety of clients, including those who suffer from eating disorders. Chelsea is currently practicing at South Point Counseling Services in South Jordan, Utah.