Eating Disorder Treatment
Are your thoughts consumed with food and/or exercise?
Do you have a hard time stopping yourself from eating and then feel really guilty afterwards?
Is your mood controlled by the number on the scale?
Do you find yourself having lots of rules about eating and food (e.g., the type of food or time you can eat)?
Do you hide food or eat in secret and feel full of shame?
You are NOT Alone.
Eating disorders thrive on secrecy and shame, making it all that much harder to get help. Awesome job taking the first step to challenge the eating disorder by looking for help!
I’m here to help get you out of the negative cycle the eating disorder perpetuates. I specialize in using evidenced-based practices to treat eating disorders. We will begin by doing a thorough diagnostic assessment to fully understand what’s going on and how the eating disorder may be taking hold of your life. We will work together to come up with the best plan for your symptoms, personality, and lifestyle in order to get you living the life you want and deserve. If appropriate and convenient for you, we will utilize app.-based technology to provide real-time tracking of your symptoms, urges, thoughts and moods, which also allows me to provide coaching to you outside of session, if necessary. Therapy with me is not be a mystery – we will continually assess our progress and I will be open about the function and steps we will take to reach your goals. We will work closely with other providers, like your physician, psychiatrist, and dietitian, as well.
Some of the eating-related concerns I treat often include:
- Binge eating
- Self-induced vomiting, diuretics, laxatives
- Restrictive eating (extreme dieting)
- Compulsive or extreme exercising
- Emotional eating
- Body image concerns
I use the following evidence-based practices that have been specifically designed to target eating disorder and related concerns:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT)
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
- Maudley’s Family-Based Therapy (FBT)