Eating Disorder Therapy

Individualized Eating Disorder Therapy

At Recovered and Restored we believe that every client deserves an individualized approach to treatment. We work from a relational and harm reduction model to create a place of safety and sustainable recovery.

 

Through our relational and harm reduction framework we are able to develop a unique therapeutic alliance with each client to allow them to feel empowered and valued. We go at their speed and try to meet their needs through the healing process.

 

Our desire is that they will not only recover but feel proud of themselves and their recovery. Our team is here to help you through this healing process with evidence-based eating disorder treatments.

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Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Treatment

Below are some of the evidence-based models we use to help clients have the tools they need to combat their eating disorders. Please note we use an informed approach for each of the models listed below. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eating Disorders

DBT is a form of cognitive therapy that connects cognitive (thinking) and behavioral (actions) methods to coping with emotions (feelings). This treatment is ideal for someone struggling with an eating disorder due to the 4 components listed below and examples of benefits in eating disorder treatment. 

There are 4 components to DBT:

  • Mindfulness

  • Distress Tolerance

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

Benefits of DBT in Eating Disorder treatment

  • Mindful eating and being present in the moment during a meal

  • Increasing tolerance for difficult emotions around food

  • Regulating and learning to hold space for challenging emotions esp around food/weight body image etc...

  • Creating boundaries with an eating disorder and creating a new relationship with body/food

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eating Disorders

CBT is a structured treatment approach used to help one understand the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As you begin your journey with CBT, you will set goals with your therapist and spend sessions reviewing homework, case formulation, teaching skills, and problem-solving. This treatment is considered the most effective therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa.

CBT Session Components include:

  • Challenge dietary rules

  • Replace thinking traps 

  • Exposure to fear foods

  • Meal planning

  • Psycho-education

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) and Eating Disorders

Did you know according to the International OCD Foundation, 69% of people with eating disorders also experience symptoms of OCD, whereas 41% are diagnosed with both OCD and an eating disorder?

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is an evidence-based best practice. ERP is the gold standard when treating OCD. ERP is a type of therapy that exposes you to your fears in a safe and controlled way with the goal of increasing anxiety to help you learn how to tolerate the anxiety without using rituals, avoidance, or compulsions. 

ERP can assist clients with eating disorders to challenge their fear of foods, break their obsession with the scale, interrupt their obsessive thought patterns around food and their body and so much more. 

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eating Disorders

Acceptance and commitment therapy is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps clients stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings using a non-judgemental stance. It incorporates commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. Below are some benefits of ACT therapy in eating disorder work as well come core values of ACT.
 
Benefits of ACT 
 

  • Provides an alternative to getting rid of eating disorder thoughts and feelings

  • The alternative involves a shift in attention from what is often largely out of one’s control to what is in one’s control

  • Uses a series of metaphors to teach acceptance-based strategies that help disempower the influence of eating disorder thoughts over behaviors

  • Emphasizes focus on identifying one’s values and committing to act in ways that are in line with one’s chosen values

 
Core Values of ACT framework

  • “Defuse” from unhelpful thoughts one has become “fused” with

  • Moving from experiential avoidance to acceptance

  • Practicing mindfulness to return to the present moment

  • Detaching from unhelpful self-narratives

  • Clarification of values

  • Committed action in service of values


 
Recovered and Restored Eating Disorder Therapy Center
 
If you find that your eating disorder has taken over your life, our online therapy services in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Florida are here to help you regain control safely and effectively. We are a team that specializes in eating disorders and that is the only thing we do! Led by recovered individuals that can relate to where you are at on your journey, we want nothing more than to help you live your best life! If you are thinking about reaching out for help here are some basic steps to get you started on the path to healing.
 

  1. Fill out our quick and easy contact form online and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

  2. Now that you’ve reached out, take a minute to get to know our team here. We encourage you to get to know us, our specializations, and our credentials.

  3. Begin your journey to health and wholeness! You CAN do this!

 
Other Mental Health Services Offered in PA, NJ, DE, and FL

At our eating disorder therapy center we understand that every journey to healing is unique and has it own path to follow. That’s why we offer a wide variety of services related to eating disorder recovery, not just therapy! We also offer Trauma therapy, Weekly Support Groups, Nutrition Services, and Family and Parent Therapy and Coaching all tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. We offer our services online in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida! If there is something you need on this journey of eating disorder recovery we are here to offer our support and understanding in a safe and non-judgemental environment. 



 

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