ABOUT EATING DISORDERS THERAPY
People are not defined by labels. An “Eating Disorder” is only a part of you. It is telling the rest of you that something is very wrong. There is a great freedom to be had in understanding this. You are not your weight nor what you ate or didn’t eat today. Please know you are capable and filled with wondrous things. By working together, you will ultimately regain a trust in yourself that gives you the freedom to express exactly who you are without apology or fear.
Our eating disorder specializations include:
- Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterized by weight loss and, at times, distorted body image. Weight loss is normally characterized by difficulties maintaining an appropriate body weight for height, age, and stature. Individuals usually restrict the number of calories and the types of food eaten. Anorexia can affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities.
- Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by a binge-and-purge cycle. This cycle consists of frequent episodes of binge eating followed by efforts to avoid gaining weight, often by extreme means such as vomiting or exercising to excess. This can cause damage to your digestive system and create chemical imbalances in the body that harm the functioning of major organs, including the heart. It can even be fatal.
- Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in the United States. It is a characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food, often very quickly and to the point of discomfort. At the same time, you are feeling powerless to stop and a loss of control during the binge. Individuals you binge eat experience shame, distress or guilt afterward.
- Emotional eating happens when eating is used to satisfy emotional needs, rather than to satisfy physical hunger. This emotional hunger can’t be filled with food. Eating may feel good in the moment, but the feelings that triggered the eating are still there. You often feel worse than you did before because of the unnecessary calories you’ve just consumed.