Issues We Treat

Eating disorders used to be associated primarily with young, emaciated white women. The truth is so much more complex. Clients describe symptoms of restriction, binge eating, purging, laxative and diuretic abuse, insulin manipulation, compulsive exercise, chewing and spitting, and so much more. The following diagnoses are simply classifications for insurance purposes, but not everyone fits neatly into one category. Eating disorders are a spectrum of behaviors driven by a variety of factors including psychological, environmental, and physical elements. We are here to treat the person, not the disease, which is why this section is titled “issues we treat.”

Issues We Treat

Anorexia & Bulimia

Anorexia & Bulimia

Do you or a loved one obsess about what the scale reads or about food to the point of under or overeating? Using a variety of approaches tailored to your needs, we offer individual, group and family therapy, plus support groups, to help you or your loved one understand your feelings about your body, food and the underlying issues that lead you to become anorexic or bulimic.

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Body Image & Self-Esteem

Binge Eating

Do you or a loved one experience regular episodes of serious overeating, followed by a feeling of guilt? Our staff offer the support you need to understand the underlying feelings and issues that lead to binge eating. We help you regain a healthy relationship with food and love your body the way it is.

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Muscle Dysmorphia and Compulsive Exercise

Muscle Dysmorphia and Compulsive Exercise

Do you find yourself focused on building muscle size and shape to the point where you become anxious missing a workout or not eating exactly as you planned? Do you work out even when in pain and injured? If so, you may be dealing with muscle dysmorphia or compulsive exercise behaviors that are often tied in to eating disorders. Our team can help you learn what drives these thoughts and behaviors and find balance with your body and mind.

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Body Image & Self-Esteem

Body Image & Self-Esteem

Do you suffer from low self-esteem and/or obsess over supposed ‘imperfections’ in your body? Our therapists offer ‘talk therapy,’ supplemented with nutrition counseling, support groups and other approaches, as appropriate, to help you understand, learn to love, and accept your body again from the inside out.

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Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders

Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders

Do you routinely find yourself experiencing anxiety or stress, so that it prevents you from functioning or enjoying life? Anxiety disorders often accompany or lead to eating disorders and other mood disorders. Our therapists will help you get to the root of your anxiety or depression and help you find the joy in living again.

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Self-Harm Behaviors

Self-Harm Behaviors

Do you know someone who cuts or otherwise hurts or injures themselves to deal with anger or pain? The experienced therapists at the Body Image Therapy Center understand what it’s like to have underlying anger, self-esteem or other issues that lead to destructive behaviors. We offer skilled outpatient therapy helps you learn coping skills to deal with your anger and frustration in less self-destructive ways.

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