Eating Disorders


Understanding Eating Disorders

When working with clients with eating disorders, we believe that no two eating disorders are alike. From our office in Blackwood, I have treated patients who suffer from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Ultimately, as mental health therapists, we view eating disorders as a maladaptive coping skill used to mask pain and internal conflict.

Eating Disorders Treatment Approach

In eating disorder treatment, we work with clients to identify the purpose their eating disorder serves for them. For some, it is the body’s way of coping with trauma and grief. For others, it’s because pervasive diet culture makes clients feel like they don’t measure up to the impossible standards that society creates. Regardless, the message that so many people with eating disorders have received is this: You are not good enough. By helping clients to identify the specific purpose that their eating disorder serves, clients can better focus on their recovery.

In a world that is so focused on diet culture, we also work with our patients to reverse the toxic messages they have been given surrounding diet culture and the need to develop “the perfect body” in order to achieve happiness, love, and acceptance. Throughout treatment, we help our patients to develop a healthier relationship with food so that they can grow to accept and appreciate their bodies while also allowing themselves to enjoy other parts of their lives.

Scheduling and More Information

If you are seeking relief from an eating disorder, please click here to book a therapy appointment with a See You Through It Counseling therapist.

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