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Eating Disorder Therapy

Struggling with an eating disorder can be a lonely and isolating experience. But you don't have to go through it alone. An experienced eating disorder therapist can provide you with the support and guidance you need to heal and recover. At the Trauma Therapy Center in West Palm Beach, we offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapies for eating disorders, including CBT, DBT, and family therapy. Our therapists are highly skilled and experienced in helping people overcome all types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

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What Are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders (ED) are serious mental illnesses that are characterized by a disturbance of eating patterns that results in impairment of physical health.

Eating disorders include:

If you believe you may have an eating disorder it is important to seek a professional. Eating disorders are treatable. Asking for help is the first step.

Closer Look at Various Eating Disorders

What Are the Main Treatment Options for Eating Disorders?

The treatment of eating disorders is triadic.

The three important aspects of eating disorders include:

The type of treatment will depend on the type and severity of the eating disorder. Remember, you are not alone. Eating disorders and common and effective treatment is available.

We understand that every person’s journey to recovery is different. That’s why we take a personalized approach to therapy, tailoring our treatment plans to meet your individual needs and goals. Our goal is to help you develop a healthy relationship with food and your body, and to live a full and productive life.

Embrace Healing The Power of Trust in Therapeutic Relationships

“In my experience, the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Establishing trust between a client and clinician is the first step to healing.”

How Effective Are Medications in Treating Eating Disorder Symptoms?

Medications are not the first line of treatment for eating disorders, however, at times they may be helpful in conjunction with therapy. Typically, the most effective medication for eating disorders are anti-depressants, such as fluoxetine (Prozac) or sertraline (Zoloft). Other medications such as antipsychotics and mood stabilizers have also been shown to help in the treatment of eating disorders.

What Types of Psychotherapy Are Effective for Treating Eating Disorders?

The most effective types of psychotherapy for treating eating disorders include:

There are many therapies proven to be effective for eating disorders. Eating disorders are treatable and you can find relief, too.

How Bulimia Impacts Your Body

Can Family-Based Therapy Help Treat Eating Disorders?

“Current published clinical guidelines recommend an ED-specific family therapy as the first-line treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) and as a recommended treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa” according to a recent study published on PubMed. Family therapy involves as many family members as possible in the treatment process. In family therapy, the therapist helps the family unit identify the underlying causes of the eating disorder and create a plan to combat the symptoms.

Family therapy can help clients with ED and their families:

Family therapy is a safe and effective treatment for ED. With family therapy, you and your family can live healthy and fulfilling lives.

How Long Does Eating Disorder Therapy Typically Take To See Results?

The amount of time it takes to see results from ED therapy depends on the person. For some people, meeting with a therapist and receiving psychoeducation on their disorder is relieving. For others, it may take time and practice of the skills learned in therapy to feel better.

Are There Any Lifestyle Changes That Can Help With Managing Eating Disorder Symptoms?

Some lifestyle changes that can help manage an eating disorder include:

Together with your therapist, you can work on lifestyle changes that work and benefit you.

Is It Possible to Fully Recover From an Eating Disorder?

Yes, it is possible to fully recover from an eating disorder. Our therapists specialize in evidence-based therapies for ED including CBT, DBT, and family therapy, and have extensive experience treating eating disorders. With the right support, you can overcome your eating disorder. Your therapist will support you every step of the way.

If you’re ready to start your journey to recovery, contact us today to schedule an appointment for eating disorder therapy in West Palm Beach. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s right for you and help you achieve your recovery goals.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.