The Hull Institute is a private practice in Northeast Ohio
We are specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and other addictions.
“Do The Next Right Hard Thing”
This phrase comes from Alcoholics Anonymous and has guided countless people through difficult moments.
Anna in Frozen 2 has a whole song about “Do the Next Right Thing.” Now let’s add in loving kindness: Do the next kind, right, hard thing. Being kind to ourselves IS the right thing to do, and infinitely harder than being kind to others.
Even when it’s really hard, doing the NEXT KIND, RIGHT, HARD THING is the way through life’s challenges. When we look too far ahead, we get bogged down in the muck, and it is easy to feel hopeless.
As we all move through this challenging time, we at The Hull Institute have noticed a few things:
We CAN all rise up and move through this virus TOGETHER, or we can isolate and live in fear. People with brain disorders are likely to see their symptoms and behaviors increase in frequency and intensity during this time. Families of people with eating disorders, due to the constant close proximity, are likely to see how bad the problem really is, in ways they have never seen before. And the entire family can benefit from support and guidance from our team of eating disorders specialists.
We Are Here To Help
We are accepting new clients, and we are becoming quite adept at virtual appointments. Clients and therapists are working together to stay safe while choosing virtual or in-person appointments. Insurance companies continue to cover virtual appointments. We can get you started with a clinician within 48 hours of your call to us.
Eating disorders are horrible brain disorders. As anyone with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or something else knows, eating disorders are extremely difficult to treat. We have never seen a client that has “only” an eating disorder. We see women and men, LGBTQ, teens and adults of all ages who also have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and addictions. It’s bad enough to have just one of these, and many of our clients have several. RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.
Nutrition / Dietitian Services
We offer appointments with our Eating Disorders Dietitians at our Beachwood, Rocky River and Fairlawn offices. You do not need to see a therapist at The Hull Institute to see one of our dietitians.
Interventions are not just about helping the person with the disease. Eating disorders, drug abuse, and alcoholism are addictions that affect the entire family. Interventions address the needs of the entire family. And recovery is a family affair.
Peer Support refers to the process of mentorship between a Peer Supporter, someone who is now recovered/in recovery from an eating disorder, and their Mentee, someone seeking recovery. Peer Support is designed to complement clinical support, not replace it.
A Unique Recovery Experience
For over 22 years our mission has been to help people overcome unhealthy behaviors and achieve happier, more balanced lifestyles. We have two complementary areas of expertise: unhealthy eating and alcohol and drug mis-use.
We believe that the mental health and chemical dependency issues we treat are biological and genetic, brought out by environmental factors. Our motto is: “You didn’t cause it AND it’s your responsibility to fix it!”
I would recommend Christine to anyone who wants to develop and maintain healthy eating habits. Initially, I didn't want to see any nutritionist, but Ann talked me into it. I'm so glad she did. Christine has played an integral role in helping me become and stay healthy. Her positive attitude makes her a pleasure to work with, and her knowledge of nutrition and physiology continue to give me confidence in her advice and recommendations.
Jill takes time to work with me in developing a reasonable and healthy meal plan. She is firm, yet helpful, motivating and compassionate. In addition to her great knowledge base, Jill's persistence has helped me progress in treatment.
She doesn't have shiny wings, and I didn't have to search the universe to find her. And I don't really like everything she says to me, but I know she is looking out for me and is my guide to healing. It's Ann!!!! THANKS!!!
I looked over at my 15 year old daughter as our doctor said: 'anorexia'. My heart sank and I thought: ''what did I do wrong? How had a failed her?' What I discovered from Ann is that there is no reason or person to blame for this insidious disease. It is a complicated mix of emotional, biological and psychological factors. Through Ann's help, I disengaged myself from Clare's eating behavior and focused on a healthier relationship with her. I realized I had no control over Clare's behavior and the only person I could change was me. This was the beginning of the recovery process, for Clare and our family.