Eating disorders are serious health conditions that are both physically and emotionally debilitating. Many people with eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia or obesity, experience shame and despair around their eating behavior and body. This can make deciding to enter therapy challenging. However, the most effective and long-lasting treatment for an eating disorder is psychotherapy accompanied by careful attention to your specific medical and nutritional needs.
Many people with eating disorders respond well to individual, group, and/or family therapy.
Therapy can help you:
- Look at yourself and your behavior around food and weight in a safe environment
- Develop new healthier methods for handling stress and upset
- Decrease isolation and shame
- Uncover your inner strengths
- Improve your self-esteem
- Repair the physical and emotional damage caused by your eating disorder
- Restore a sense of normalcy to your days
- Participate more in life
- Learn to trust in yourself and others
- Develop a network of support