Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening diseases. No matter how long you’ve been suffering, you deserve treatment and recovery. Working on recovery can be scary and overwhelming, and it’s not something you need to do alone.
If you are struggling with your relationship with food or your body, we can help you find peace and restore your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
If you’re concerned about yourself, your relationship with food or your body, the EAT-26 test is a reliable assessment for eating disorders. Even if your score is under 20, preoccupation and anxiety around food and body is not something that anyone has to live with. If you’re anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed about food or your body, contact us. We will arrange an evaluation with one of our therapists. Our team will help you decide on the best course of action and work with you toward recovery.
How Do I Know if I have an Eating Disorder?
Use the EAT–26 to help you determine if you need to speak to a mental health professional to get help for an eating disorder.
The EAT-26 has been reproduced with permission. Garner et al. (1982). The Eating Attitudes Test: Psychometric features and clinical correlates._Psychological Medicine, 12, 871-878
Types of Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge-eating without the regular use of compensatory measures to counter the binge-eating.
Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a cycle of binging and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
ARFID is an eating disorder characterized by very selective eating, limiting types or amounts of foods to the point of causing health and growth problems. ARFID does not typically involve preoccupation with the body or body size.
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
OSFED was developed to include individuals who do not meet strict criteria for the above diagnoses but still have significant eating disorders.
Compulsive exercise is extreme or excessive exercise that interferes with a person’s quality of life.
Orthorexia is a not a formally recognized diagnosis but is a form of disordered eating that our clinicians are treating for an increasing number of our clients. Orthorexia is an obsession with “healthful” eating that becomes such a fixation it results in physical and mental health consequences and decreases an individual’s quality of life.
Do people recover?
Yes! With help, recovery is possible. Our experience is that eating disorders are very treatable diseases and people do get well. The disorders are not just about food, they are about how we have learned to manage life’s many complexities and challenges. Through creative, holistic and individualized treatment, we help adolescents, adults and families develop healthy and rewarding lives free of their eating disorder.
Hope for parents
For parents, we understand your fears and frustrations. We will work with you as closely as the adult client allows, and even closer if your child is a minor, and we’ll help you move quickly to restore your child to mental and physical health. Along the way, we’ll also help you learn to cope and take better care of yourself through this difficult time.