Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Those who suffer from eating disorders are much more likely than the general population to suffer from alcohol and substance abuse disorder. Mood disorders and personality disorders such as depression are also much more likely to co-occur.
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
As a CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist) I work with all types of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, over exercisers, binge eating disorder, and night eating syndrome. Eating disorders are complex and difficult to treat. Through some CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) and some DBT skill building (Dialectical behavioral therapy) I work with my clients to develop alternative ways to manage their emotions and cope with their daily struggles. There are two separate issues with eating disorders – one is the relationship with food and the other is the relationship with self. These are the two areas of focus in therapy. The earlier a person seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.