Eating Disorder Treatment

Treatment for Recovery

Our eating disorder nutrition specialists have nearly two decades of experience working with males and females of all ages in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, emotional eating, night eating syndrome (NES), disordered eating and selective/picky eating. We work with our clients to create a unique program that meets their nutritional needs. We collaborate as part of a treatment team including their doctors and therapists collectively moving the client toward recovery.

Definitions:

Anorexia Nervosa: A self-starvation and excessive weight loss due to an intense fear of fatness and an unrelenting pursuit of thinness.

Bulimia Nervosa: A secretive cycle of binge eating followed by some form of self-induced purging, including over exercising.

Binge Eating Disorder/Compulsive Overeating: A destructive cycle of impulsive gorging, grazing, bingeing and/or continuous eating, not in response to physical hunger.

Night Eating Syndrome: Night eating syndrome, or NES, also “midnight hunger”, is an emerging eating disorder diagnosis, which primarily characterizes an ongoing, persistent pattern of late-night binge eating.

Early Warning Signs: If your actions, thoughts and behaviors regarding food, weight and exercise start interfering with your everyday life, mental well-being and physical health you may have an eating disorder. When these thoughts become debilitating, it may be time to speak with a professional.

How We Help:

  • We provide nutrition counseling to address the immediate and on-going needs of our clients.
  • Meal Planning:  All of our meal plans are tailored to the client and designed with the client present.  Meal planning is highly individualized.
  • We help create a treatment team (if necessary) which includes doctor and therapist referrals.
  • We help determine appropriate level of care:  Often times one may need additional support to interrupt the eating disorder symptoms and to ultimately overcome it.
  • We provide family based nutrition counseling.
  • We not only help reduce eating disorder symptoms but food and body image anxiety as well.
  • We help increase awareness of hunger and satiety leading to an intuitive style of eating.
  • We can provide meal supervision and food exposure therapy.