Eating disorders are destructive, non-healthy controlling behaviors or thoughts regarding food such as anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, food addiction, and emotional eating. Eating disorders are a physical expression of emotional pain. For those struggling with an eating disorder, therapy provides them with more appropriate, healthy coping skills.
How can Eating Disorder Therapy help?
Our experienced and skilled counselors work with you to assess your specific eating disorder and understand what triggers the behavior. They will help you learn to recognize potential triggers going forward and teach you new coping skills to overcome them. You will create a personalized plan to regain both your physical and emotional health.
Therapy for eating disorders can include any combination of:
- a personalized treatment plan
- weekly counseling sessions
- family therapy
- prevention techniques
- nutrition education
- experiential therapy
- negative body image therapy
Successful treatment for eating disorders requires you to be an active participant in your therapy. It requires a personal commitment to do exercises at home outside of your counseling sessions. A large part of treating eating disorders is learning to overcome a negative body image by practicing new thought processes. In time you should gain understanding of your past behavior, have a better, more realistic sense of self, and know how to overcome any negative thoughts.
You can overcome your eating disorder and learn to be comfortable and happy with yourself just as you are.
We can help you in your struggle with anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorder. Contact us for help within the St. Peters or O’Fallon, MO area.