Margot Rittenhouse

Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC

Margot Rittenhouse

Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC, has worked with clients with substance abuse issues, eating disorders, domestic violence victims and offenders, and severely mentally ill youth. She is a passionate eating disorder advocate, committed to de-stigmatizing these illnesses while showing support for those struggling through mentoring, writing, and volunteering. Margot has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.


Articles by Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC

Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy for Bulimia 

Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) can be a challenging but effective way to confront situations that may trigger eating disorder symptoms.

Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms: Is Your Loved One Struggling?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is one of the newest entrants to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the list of all officially recognized mental health problems. But the condition is already considered the most common eating disorder in the United States. [1]

Bulimia Recovery Stages

If you or a loved one are struggling with bulimia nervosa (BN), it may seem like recovery is out of reach. But it is entirely possible to overcome the unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that drive this condition.

How to Stop Binge Eating

Everyone overindulges every once in a while, but binge eating is different. These episodes are an extreme form of overeating, involving large amounts of food consumed in relatively short periods of time.

A binge eating episode can leave you feeling uncomfortable, but if this behavior starts recurring, it can lead to more concerning issues.

Am I Bulimic? Questions to Ask Yourself 

Run a search for "bulimia test," and you'll get more than 8 million Google results. Should you take one? And what should you do with your score?

Types of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are one of the most dangerous types of mental health disorder, responsible for an estimated 10,200 deaths every year. (1) There are a number of different types of eating disorders, which all impact people in different ways. 

What is Bulimia Nervosa (BN)?

Bulimia nervosa (BN) is a specific type of eating disorder revolving around cycles of binging and purging. Affecting people of all genders, BN has a prevalence of approximately 0.5-1.5%. The disorder can have grave effects on someone’s health, but thankfully, a majority of people who seek treatment for bulimia nervosa are able to recover. (1)