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Eating Disorder Therapy: Navigating Recovery with Specialized Support

Embarking on the journey towards recovery from eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder requires specialized care and support. At our Calgary Psychologist Clinic, we offer dedicated eating disorder therapy to help individuals overcome the challenges they face. Through a combination of evidence-based approaches and compassionate guidance, our therapists assist clients in rebuilding a healthy relationship with food, body image, and themselves. Understanding the complexities of eating disorders is the first step towards healing and recovery.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder, are complex mental health conditions that impact individuals physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Anorexia involves restrictive eating behaviors, excessive exercise, and distorted body image. Bulimia is characterized by cycles of bingeing and purging, while Binge-Eating Disorder involves recurrent episodes of consuming large amounts of food without compensatory behaviors. Each disorder presents unique challenges and requires specialized treatment approaches.

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Treatment Approaches For Eating Disorders

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

CBT is a cornerstone of eating disorder therapy, helping individuals challenge distorted beliefs about body image, weight, and food. It addresses harmful cognitive patterns and behaviors, promoting healthier coping mechanisms and restoring a balanced relationship with food.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

DBT combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices to regulate emotions and improve distress tolerance. It focuses on reducing impulsive eating episodes and fostering self-acceptance, promoting emotional well-being.

Family-Based Therapy (FBT):

FBT involves the active participation of family members in treatment, particularly for adolescents and young adults. It aims to restore healthy eating patterns and improve communication within the family unit, providing support and guidance throughout the recovery process.

Psychodynamic Therapy:

Psychodynamic therapy explores unconscious thoughts and past experiences, uncovering underlying emotional conflicts contributing to disordered eating behaviors. By gaining insight into these factors, individuals can work towards resolving deeper psychological issues and achieving lasting recovery.

Empowering Change

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic’s therapists specialize in eating disorder therapy, providing compassionate support and evidence-based interventions to individuals struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder, and related issues. Through personalized treatment plans and a collaborative therapeutic approach, we empower clients to overcome their eating disorders, cultivate a positive relationship with food and body image, and embark on a journey towards lasting recovery.

Take the First Step

We understand that seeking help for an eating disorder can be challenging, but it’s the first step towards healing and recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, we encourage you to reach out for support. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about how our therapists can help you on your journey towards health and well-being.

Eating Disorder Therapy Frameworks

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is widely recognized as an effective approach for treating eating disorders. For individuals with anorexia, CBT helps challenge distorted beliefs about body image, weight, and food, and fosters healthier coping mechanisms. It addresses cognitive patterns that contribute to restrictive eating behaviors, aiming to restore a healthy relationship with food.

Individuals with bulimia can benefit from CBT as well. This therapy helps them identify and challenge negative thought patterns related to body image and food, while also addressing the cycle of bingeing and purging. By developing alternative coping strategies and establishing regular eating patterns, individuals can work towards breaking this cycle.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is another approach that can be effective for individuals with binge eating disorder. DBT combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices to regulate emotions, improve distress tolerance, and develop healthier eating behaviors. It focuses on reducing impulsive eating episodes and fostering self-acceptance and emotional well-being.

Family-based therapy (FBT) is a specialized approach commonly used for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders, including anorexia. FBT involves the active participation of family members in the treatment process, aiming to restore healthy eating patterns and improve communication within the family unit. It provides support and guidance to families as they navigate the challenges associated with eating disorders.

Psychodynamic therapy, which explores unconscious thoughts and past experiences, can also be beneficial for individuals with eating disorders. It helps uncover underlying emotional conflicts that contribute to disordered eating behaviors. By gaining insight into these underlying factors, individuals can work towards resolving deeper psychological issues and achieving lasting recovery.

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic’s therapists work with clients to provide them the tools and support they need to overcome whatever eating disorder they are facing.

Our Calgary Psychologists Providing Eating Disorder Therapy

Andrea Krygier

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Clinical Psychologist

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

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