Adult Eating Disorders
Regardless of how long an eating disorder has been part of your life, we know you can and will create a life beyond its grip.
We are here to help you find your own unique recovery.
Our team of thoughtful and experienced clinicians is committed to developing a care plan that works for your life and targets your specific concerns.
Let’s get started.
Seeking treatment for an eating disorder can feel overwhelming, but we want you to know that we are here to guide you along the path. You will first connect with our Practice Manager who will learn a bit about what you are seeking. We’ll tell you about options for support and get you connected to the provider or providers on our team who will best serve your needs. You’ll then work with your provider to develop an individual plan of care.
- Eating disorders thrive in isolation and recovery thrives in connection.
- It is never too late to break old patterns and create a vibrant life.
- Eating disorders happen in people of all shapes and sizes.
- All bodies are good bodies and deserve to be nourished and cared for.
- Lasting recovery is possible with effective treatment.
What we treat:
We work extensively with patients with eating disorders and disordered eating patterns to help recover their lives. We have specialization in working with patients with:
- Binge eating
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Restrictive eating
- Compulsive exercise
- Night eating
- Guilt and shame around eating
- Body image concerns
- Chronic dieting
How we treat:
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)
RO-DBT is an approach that targets some of the core personality traits and conditions that can increase risk for eating disorders, such as overcontrol, perfectionism, and interpersonal challenges. It is based on 30 years of clinical evidence and provides a strong framework for new ways of engaging with the world.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a more updated form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on helping you build a life aligned with your values instead of the eating disorder. It helps you approach difficult feelings and experiences with a new strength and focus.
Trauma is common among people who are struggling with eating disorders and can make achieving and holding on to recovery challenging. Trauma can take the form of single incident experiences or long-term circumstances. We utilize evidence-based trauma treatment, including EMDR, to address the symptoms of trauma and feelings of powerlessness that can result.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT is the most well-researched and proven approach in the treatment of eating disorders. It is based on helping people understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and the relationship between them, in pursuit of a healthier life.
When it comes to eating disorders, food is medicine. Learning how to develop a healthier relationship with food and to nourish one’s self well are important parts of the recovery process. By working with a registered dietitian, clients will develop confidence and competence in recovery.
Eating disorders generally occur alongside other mental health conditions. Recovering from the eating disorder requires well managing these disorders, which often requires a combination of therapy and medication. Our psychiatrist provides a detailed assessment and medication management to help restore mental wellness.
Health at Every Size
Our team is proud to practice from a size-inclusive approach. Health at Every Size is a philosophy that centers our behaviors and well-being rather than our weight or shape. It respects body and size diversity and acknowledges that there is no room for weight stigma in healthcare or anywhere.
What this means for you is that we continuously strive to examine our own biases, embrace size and weight justice, and individualize our approach with every client.
Eating Disorder Team
With some of the most experienced eating disorder clinicians in the region, our Galia Eating Disorder team is well-equipped to support individuals navigating these illnesses.
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