Eating Disorders & Recovery

For anyone with an eating disorder, the decision to start treatment is a difficult one. But life with an eating disorder means that regular daily functioning in school, work, and relationships are often interrupted by feelings of self-loathing, preoccupation with weight and shape, intrusive thoughts about calories, and paralyzing self-doubt. 

Our approach to working with eating disorders includes individualized treatment planning as well as the following structured elements:

Individual Therapy

  • Identifying and exploring psychosocial issues that influence your level of functioning at home, school, or work

  • Identifying maladaptive eating behaviors and learning new skills to modify these behaviors, while simultaneously developing more adaptive strategies for coping with stressors

  • Developing increased awareness of negative thoughts that interfere with your self-perception, social interactions, and other activities of daily living

  • Exploring thoughts and feelings about body image, and how these thoughts and feelings influence your mood, self-concept, and participation in or avoidance of daily activities

  • Learning strategies to increase your comfort with your body, including corrective thinking, relaxation, and problem-solving to cope with distressing situations

Family or Couples Therapy (if indicated)

  • Enhancing direct communication of thoughts and feelings among family members

  • Exploring the dynamics within the family, understanding how the eating disorder impacts relationships, and learning effective ways to support recovery

Comprehensive Care

  • Identifying appropriate healthcare professionals to create a comprehensive and effective treatment team, which will ensure that you receive the best care possible (this often includes a primary medical doctor, psychiatrist, and dietitian)

  • Developing new skills and insights to gain control over your eating disorder behaviors, opening new possibilities in all areas of life

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