Change Is Possible
Get Help With Your Eating Disorder In The Comfort Of Our SW Calgary Clinic
Resources To Help You
How Can Therapy Help With An Eating Disorder?
Therapy can be an effective treatment for eating disorders. It can help a person identify triggers and underlying causes, learn healthy coping skills, develop a better relationship with food and the body, challenge negative beliefs about the body, and increase self-esteem. With early treatment, therapy can improve the chances of full recovery.
At Supporting Wellness, our therapists will help you discover your underlying challenges, and help develop healthy ways to overcome them.
What Types Of Eating Disorders Are There?
A variety of eating disorders exist, including:
Anorexia nervosa: This condition is characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight, prompting extreme limitation of food intake and extremely low body weight.
Bulimia nervosa is identified as a disorder that involves frequent episodes of indulgent eating followed by attempts to reverse the effects, such as inducing vomiting, utilizing laxatives or diuretics, or partaking in extreme exercises. All of this is done in an attempt to avoid gaining weight.
Binge Eating is a disorder distinguished by recurring episodes of binge eating, during this time a person consumes too much food in a short amount of time. This often leads to the person becoming uncomfortably full, and often brings a feeling of guilt or shame.
OSFED: This is a group for feedings and eating disorders that do not meet all the prerequisites of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, but still lead to substantial worry or disability.: This is a group of eating disorders that do not meet all the prerequisites of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, but still lead to substantial worry or disability.
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): is defined as a marked decrease in food intake or an inability to meet nutritional and energy needs, often stemming from a distaste for certain types of food. This disorder can also be the reason why children fail to gain or lose weight.
Eating disorders are very serious and can cause harm, so if you or someone you know is battling with an eating disorder, please contact us for help immediately.
Rebuild Your Relationship With Eating
What Types Of Therapies Can Help?
Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that require professional treatment. Treatment can involve using a variety of therapies: cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and nutritional counseling. Our therapists are trained in a variety of styles of therapy, so we can find one best suited for your needs.
Our mission is to help you realize change is possible, by addressing the underlying emotional and psychological trauma that may contribute to your disorder. Throughout therapy, we will help you develop healthy eating habits, improve your physical health, improve body image satisfaction and help control your stress and emotions.