Eating Disorder Information and Treatment
Wallace Family Therapy is proud to provide an integrative and comprehensive individual, family and group approach to the out-patient treatment of eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Orthorexia, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Compulsive Overeating, Obesity and Food Obsession, and related issues in children, adolescents and adults. We take an individualized approach to each person’s unique needs to ensure that you and have customized care that stresses healing, recovery and maintaining medical needs and safety.
Our Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Psychodynamic approach, coupled with nutritional counseling and psychopharmacology (if medically necessary), ensures that you will receive the most effective treatment that allows you to gain insight into yourself, learn coping skills to regulate your emotions and redefine and repair your relationship with food in order to lead a productive, fulfilling and exciting life.
Although Eating Disorders are challenging and complex, the good news for individuals and families is that there is help and hope! The earlier treatment is begun, the better the prognosis. At Wallace Family Therapy we believe that successful treatment is grounded in an individualized approach that incorporates individual psychotherapy, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Treatment.
These interventions are aimed at replacing disruptive negative cycles with more positive and constructive ones; establishing awareness of maladaptive thoughts; tolerating weight gain or loss; delaying or diminishing binges/purges; identifying triggers of the behavior and using positive behavioral monitoring, mindfulness techniques and relaxation exercises geared to controlling and preventing relapse. Nutritional Services, Medical and Psychiatric Consultation referrals may also be recommended after careful evaluation.
Wallace Family Therapy works collaboratively with other health care providers and offers referral services for: nutritional counseling, psychiatric consultation, medication management and medical care, to affiliated physicians including pediatricians and internists. When a higher level of care is necessary, we collaborate with and coordinate in-patient, residential, and day-treatment programs.
Educational articles about eating disorders can be found in our blog, including these:
- Busting The Myths About Eating Disorders
- 10 Things Parents Can Do to Help Prevent Eating Disorders
- Arming Your Child With Positive Attitudes Toward Food, Size And Shape
- Body Image: What is It, and What Does It Have to Do with Eating Disorders?
- Fast Facts about Anorexia Nervosa and Family-Based Treatment
- Important Facts about Eating Disorders
- What to do About the Problems with Food…Practical Advice for Families and Friends