Dr. Howard Farkas

Dr. Howard Farkas


Areas of Focus
  • Body Image
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health & Wellness
  • Stress Management
  • Weight
Gender: Male

License No. and State:

License No. State
071.004346 Illinois

Professional Statement

I'm a licensed clinical health psychologist who has been working and teaching in the field for over 25 years, and I am the author of the book, 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating (Norton). My practice is focused on helping people overcome all forms of emotional eating, including binge eating and bulimia, as well as repeated unwanted eating that doesn't meet the criteria for a diagnosis. I use the highly effective approach that I describe in my book to help people understand what compels them to eat, despite knowing they'll regret it later. With this understanding, they're able to address the real issues that underlie the behavior.
My therapeutic approach is active and insight-oriented, with an integrated use of approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, to address the causes of emotional eating, offering insight and practical solutions.


Dr. Farkas is the founder and president of Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC, and Equipoise Teletherapy. He serves on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he teaches graduate students in the Division of Clinical Psychology. He is the author of 8 Keys to End Emotional Eating, from W.W. Norton.

  • Northwestern University - Ph.D.
  • New York University - B.A.

Prices & Payments

Service Price Duration
Initial Evaluation $190 60 min
Psychotherapy I $165 45 min
Psychotherapy II $110 30 min