Curious how to speak to your child that is being treated for an eating disorder?

Navigating the delicate balance of discussing food with a child or teen who has an eating disorder or what we call a “budding” eating disorder. (i.e. disordered eating that is just starting to develop in a developing adolescent or child).  And this can be challenging for parents. It’s important to approach the topic with compassion,…

Boundaries: What the heck are those?
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Boundaries: What the heck are those?

Setting boundaries is crucial for maintaining optimal mental health. When it comes to our well-being, there are several areas in life that require clear boundaries. In therapy and recovery, the first step is recognizing these areas and learning how to practice healthy boundaries. This applies to people of all ages, including women, teens, and families….

Charting Your Course: A Reflective Journey into the New Year

Charting Your Course: A Reflective Journey into the New Year

As we enter the new year, it’s the perfect time to embark on a journey of reflection and intention-setting. Before diving into the excitement of new year goals, let’s take a mindful pause to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible journey that was the past year. Step 1: Reflecting on the Past Year Begin by finding…

How to know if you are getting CBT-E treatment?

How to know if you are getting CBT-E treatment?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) for eating disorders is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy designed to help individuals with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and atypical eating disorders. Clinicians that use this treatment have to be trained in this approach through Oxford where it was originated and designed. CBT-E…

Bulimia Nervosa Explained

Bulimia Nervosa Explained

People with bulimia nervosa engage in binge-eating followed by purging behaviors in order to control their weight. The symptoms of physical, behavioral, and emotional aspects may differ. It is unclear what precisely causes bulimia — it could be a blend of genetic elements and habits that have been acquired. By increasing education and understanding of…

Getting Help With Eating Disorder Therapy

Getting Help With Eating Disorder Therapy

Estimates suggest that approximately 20 million women and 10 million men will experience an eating disorder in their lifetime. Such concerns can be taken to extremes, resulting in abnormal eating habits that pose a risk to the individual’s health and even life. Eating disorder specific mental health counseling can help people recover from dangerous disorders,…

Understanding Eating Disorder Therapy.

Understanding Eating Disorder Therapy.

As an eating disorder therapist who has worked extensively with individuals struggling with eating disorders, I understand the courage it takes to seek help for this deeply personal and often painful issue. Eating disorders, which can take the form of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, among others, are complex mental health conditions…