Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex illnesses and involve intense emotions, thoughts or behaviors surrounding food, weight and/or body image. Eating disorders are much more than just a set of unhealthy dietary habits, or skipping a meal every now and then. They stem from deep-seeded insecurities and emotional issues that lead to an all-consuming lifestyle of controlling weight and image. The two most common eating disorders are binge eating and bulimia.

Getting Treatment for Eating Disorders

We provide evidence-based therapeutic care while also coordinating care with dietitians, psychiatrists and physicians. We assess the severity of eating disorders and help connect individuals and families with the appropriate level of care.

We believe individuals suffering from an eating disorder can experience full recovery and return to a full life. John 10:10 (New International Version) states, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Our eating disorder therapeutic resources are designed to help clients and their families get back to a state of whole-hearted living.

Research suggests the most effective treatment for eating disorders includes a combination of therapeutic, nutritional and medical care. Through therapy, clients can uncover the roots of their eating disorder and also learn behavioral techniques for stress management, coping, effective communication and relaxation.

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Additional Resources For Eating Disorders

National Eating DisordersNational Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Inc.
The Center for Mindful Eating
National Alliance on Mental Illness
UNC School of Medicine

To Learn More About Emotional Eating, Please Visit:

Mayo Clinic, Weight loss and emotional eating
WebMD, Emotional eating
MedicineNet, Emotional eating

To learn more about Bulimia visit:

Bulimia.org
NEDA

To learn more about Binge Eating Disorder, please visit:

BingeEating.com
Binge Eating Disorder Association
Alliance for Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association

To learn more about Anorexia, please visit:

ANAD
National Eating Disorder Collaboration
Walden Center

Anorexia help and resources are also available by calling:

ANAD Helpline: 630-577-1330
1800 ED HOPE (1-800-33-4673)