Eating Disorder Therapy
Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. They are caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. The earlier an eating disorder is detected and treated, the better chance that person has at recover.
Signs and symptoms of a developing or active eating disorder include, but are not limited to
- Discomfort with eating around other people
- Extreme concern around body image or shape
- Frequent dieting
- Physical symptoms including menstrual irregularities, gastrointestinal complaints, dizziness and sleep issues
- Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, and dieting
- Refusal to eat certain foods or food groups
- Withdrawal from others, particularly events around food
We provide eating disorder treatment for the following:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder
Research has found that transgender individuals are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder or to engage in disordered eating than cisgender individuals (according to NIH.gov). We strive to provide gender affirming support within our eating disorder treatment to meet the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.
At Evolve, we provide eating disorder treatment using a variety of treatment approaches tailored to the individual. We often collaborate with other providers, such as registered dieticians, primary care doctors, and psychiatrists in order to provide the best care possible. We align with the Health At Every Size® (HAES) philosophy, and promote health equity and weight inclusive treatment. If you are unsure if you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, please give us a call and one of our eating disorder therapists will help guide you.