According to ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), about 30 million Americans suffer from some sort of eating disorder. Eating disorders hold a record for having the highest mortality rate when compared to other mental illnesses; someone dies of an eating disorder every 62 minutes.
What Kind of Eating Disorders Do I Specialize in Treating?
I specialize in working with any type of disordered eating or eating disorders. Whether you are new to outpatient treatment or have attended multiple therapists, or have just completed a higher level of care for treatment, I believe I can help you in your next steps.
The eating disorders I commonly see and work with include:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder - BED
- Emotional Eating
- Trauma Related Eating Disorders
- Body Image Disorders like Body Dismorphia
- Restrictive/Avoidant Food Intake Disorder
- Any other food-related disorder
What is My Philosophy on Eating Disorder Treatment and Counseling?
At Empowerment Treatment & Counseling, I believe in empowerment and body positive treatment approaches. I believe that the food component of an eating disorder needs to be treated along with the underlying issues related to the disorder.
Body image is a strong component of most eating disorders. Body image is the mental representation that one creates in their mind, but it may or may not relate to how others see an individual. The skewed view that someone has of their body is a culprit affecting people across the globe, where ethnicity, culture, gender, and age may all fall prey to it
I do NOT believe in perfectionism or labeling of food as healthy, bad or good. I fully support positive body movement and weight neutrality. I believe in Health at Every Size, otherwise known as H.A.E.S.
In severe cases, inpatient care may be necessary; the person suffering from the eating disorder will be hospitalized or placed in residential care.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from an eating disorder, call the helpline now at 1-800-931-2237. An eating disorder is a serious medical and health concern that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.