Eating Disorders Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Keith Thurlow-Bishop, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Keith Thurlow-Bishop
Counsellor, PhD, RCC-ACS, RCAT, REAT
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G  (Online Only)
I have been working in the field of mental health since 1990 and I am deeply committed to supporting people to heal, grow, explore who they are, and live their best life. I offer both traditional 'talk' therapies alongside expressive arts therapy and know from personal experience how well these two approaches work to help people improve their mood, thoughts, sense of self, and quality of life, as well as helping them to recover from trauma, addictions, and eating disorders.
I have been working in the field of mental health since 1990 and I am deeply committed to supporting people to heal, grow, explore who they are, and live their best life. I offer both traditional 'talk' therapies alongside expressive arts therapy and know from personal experience how well these two approaches work to help people improve their mood, thoughts, sense of self, and quality of life, as well as helping them to recover from trauma, addictions, and eating disorders.
(604) 210-4217 View (604) 210-4217
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Dominique Sorace
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I have worked with a diverse range of presenting issues within the school system, MCFD, and non-profit organizations, some of which include: anxiety, depression, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, eating disorders, stress and burnout, grief and loss, attachment, family dynamics, and parenting psychoeducation.
As a therapist, I am very detail-orientated and will utilize that ability to take the time to get to know your story and who you are without judgment. Others describe me as compassionate, ambitious, and honest, with a side of dry humour. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, youth, adolescents, young adults, and adults.
I have worked with a diverse range of presenting issues within the school system, MCFD, and non-profit organizations, some of which include: anxiety, depression, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, eating disorders, stress and burnout, grief and loss, attachment, family dynamics, and parenting psychoeducation.
As a therapist, I am very detail-orientated and will utilize that ability to take the time to get to know your story and who you are without judgment. Others describe me as compassionate, ambitious, and honest, with a side of dry humour. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, youth, adolescents, young adults, and adults.
(249) 492-9904 View (249) 492-9904
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Eliane Nevares
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Y  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of populations including those suffering from eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and the impacts of trauma. Additionally, I can support you as you navigate inter-personal relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, and the hurdles that might accompany these challenges. With formal training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, I bring a variety of approaches to my work.
I work with a variety of populations including those suffering from eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and the impacts of trauma. Additionally, I can support you as you navigate inter-personal relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, and the hurdles that might accompany these challenges. With formal training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, I bring a variety of approaches to my work.
(902) 201-3172 View (902) 201-3172
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Andrew, Carmanah Counselling & Integrated Health
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Andrew has been practicing psychotherapy and counselling for more than 18 years. He performed as a clinical supervisor and a team leader for mental health and substance use programs in Vancouver. He treats adolescents, youth, and adult clients who experience various mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, eating disorders, emotional and behavioural dysregulation, and borderline personality. He also provides couple counselling (only provides 90-minute couple counselling sessions) to nurture emotion connection, attachment, bonding, and communication.
Andrew has been practicing psychotherapy and counselling for more than 18 years. He performed as a clinical supervisor and a team leader for mental health and substance use programs in Vancouver. He treats adolescents, youth, and adult clients who experience various mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, eating disorders, emotional and behavioural dysregulation, and borderline personality. He also provides couple counselling (only provides 90-minute couple counselling sessions) to nurture emotion connection, attachment, bonding, and communication.
(825) 465-0209 View (825) 465-0209
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Barbara Beach
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5V
I have extensive experience treating eating disorders and associated symptoms from child to senior and from life threatening to "I want to feel free".
As a Registered Psychologist, I work from a positive place, seeing disordered behaviours as ways of coping that create problems as well as solves them. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals and desires. We may use a motivational approach at first, if appropriate. Then we may focus on barriers to recovery, dysfunctional thinking, practical strategies for change, and past painful experiences or trauma, if relevant, using relationship-based, cognitive behaviour therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and emotion focused approaches. At the end of our session, I write my notes in the form of a letter to share.
I have extensive experience treating eating disorders and associated symptoms from child to senior and from life threatening to "I want to feel free".
As a Registered Psychologist, I work from a positive place, seeing disordered behaviours as ways of coping that create problems as well as solves them. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals and desires. We may use a motivational approach at first, if appropriate. Then we may focus on barriers to recovery, dysfunctional thinking, practical strategies for change, and past painful experiences or trauma, if relevant, using relationship-based, cognitive behaviour therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and emotion focused approaches. At the end of our session, I write my notes in the form of a letter to share.
(866) 380-4110 View (866) 380-4110
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Alexa Harder
Counsellor, RCC, MC, MBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Waitlist for new clients
My intention as a therapist is to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and trusting space where you can arrive as your whole self and be heard, accepted, and supported. I specialize in working with folks struggling with eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I take an integrative approach that combines here and now behavioural modalities with attachment, emotion, and nervous system based therapies, but my foundational style is client-centred—meaning that our work will be tailored to meet your needs, goals, and preferences.
My intention as a therapist is to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and trusting space where you can arrive as your whole self and be heard, accepted, and supported. I specialize in working with folks struggling with eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I take an integrative approach that combines here and now behavioural modalities with attachment, emotion, and nervous system based therapies, but my foundational style is client-centred—meaning that our work will be tailored to meet your needs, goals, and preferences.
(506) 308-0953 View (506) 308-0953
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Erin Dunn Wallden
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Paul's Hospital Eating Disorders Program.
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in the treatment of disordered eating, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. If you are struggling with unhealthy behaviors (disordered eating, substance abuse), negative thoughts (hopelessness, worry), struggling with a major life transition (divorce, career change) or feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious, I can help you to minimize the impact of these issues, so that you feel better, improve your relationships, and increase your overall quality of life.
Paul's Hospital Eating Disorders Program.
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in the treatment of disordered eating, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. If you are struggling with unhealthy behaviors (disordered eating, substance abuse), negative thoughts (hopelessness, worry), struggling with a major life transition (divorce, career change) or feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious, I can help you to minimize the impact of these issues, so that you feel better, improve your relationships, and increase your overall quality of life.
(855) 815-4387 View (855) 815-4387
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Carmanah Counselling & Integrated Health
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Krista specializes in depression and low mood; bipolar disorder; trauma & PTSD; anxiety (worries, phobias, panic, somatic/ somatization concerns); eating disorders & emotional dysregulation, including emotional over-control/rigidity, self-injurious behaviours, and suicidal ideation, autism, adhd,& learning disabilities.
We have a wonderful team! Please explore all of our bios on the website- www.Carmanahcounselling.com! Krista has a true passion for helping others and takes pride in providing solid assessments and efficient, evidence & relationship-based treatment. Krista’s clients have said that she is compassionate, non-judgemental , relatable, and inclusive. She has a wide range of experience in mental health. She is a supporter/ ally of the LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC communities
Krista specializes in depression and low mood; bipolar disorder; trauma & PTSD; anxiety (worries, phobias, panic, somatic/ somatization concerns); eating disorders & emotional dysregulation, including emotional over-control/rigidity, self-injurious behaviours, and suicidal ideation, autism, adhd,& learning disabilities.
We have a wonderful team! Please explore all of our bios on the website- www.Carmanahcounselling.com! Krista has a true passion for helping others and takes pride in providing solid assessments and efficient, evidence & relationship-based treatment. Krista’s clients have said that she is compassionate, non-judgemental , relatable, and inclusive. She has a wide range of experience in mental health. She is a supporter/ ally of the LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC communities
(365) 800-1895 View (365) 800-1895
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Kaitlin Harvey
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
I am so happy you are looking for therapy! My ideal client is anyone who wants to make some changes or practice self-discovery. I am particularly attuned to the issues of people who struggle with substance use and eating disorders, but I love to work with couples and individuals with any other desire for change.
I am so happy you are looking for therapy! My ideal client is anyone who wants to make some changes or practice self-discovery. I am particularly attuned to the issues of people who struggle with substance use and eating disorders, but I love to work with couples and individuals with any other desire for change.
(819) 510-4402 View (819) 510-4402
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Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5P
I have over 15 years of experience providing therapy to individuals from a wide spectrum of cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, educational and other diversified (multicultural, multiracial and multiethnic) backgrounds. I work with adults and youth and their families, experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, anger, substance use, trauma, emotional dysregulation and depression. I specialize in DBT therapy, ADHD work with kids and teenagers and eating disorders. My practice is person-centered, trauma-informed, collaborative, anti-oppressive and strength-based. I am CVAP, ICBC, EAP and FNHA-approved counsellor.
I have over 15 years of experience providing therapy to individuals from a wide spectrum of cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, educational and other diversified (multicultural, multiracial and multiethnic) backgrounds. I work with adults and youth and their families, experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, anger, substance use, trauma, emotional dysregulation and depression. I specialize in DBT therapy, ADHD work with kids and teenagers and eating disorders. My practice is person-centered, trauma-informed, collaborative, anti-oppressive and strength-based. I am CVAP, ICBC, EAP and FNHA-approved counsellor.
(587) 804-0560 View (587) 804-0560
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Hannah Curwin
Counsellor, CCC, MA, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
What would it take to remember our worth? How complete and loving and lovable we are? Welcome and thank you for being here. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and specialize in eating disorders and disordered eating (HAES aligned), body image, depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, stress, and athletes.
What would it take to remember our worth? How complete and loving and lovable we are? Welcome and thank you for being here. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and specialize in eating disorders and disordered eating (HAES aligned), body image, depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, stress, and athletes.
(902) 701-7521 View (902) 701-7521
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Anna Khaylis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T
Life can throw us a great deal of challenges and obstacles. Emotions, memories, thoughts - it can all be so overwhelming when we are trying to make change happen. I have been helping individuals, couples, and families heal for over 10 years. I provide assessment and treatment to individuals struggling with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, and substance abuse. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals with complex trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Life can throw us a great deal of challenges and obstacles. Emotions, memories, thoughts - it can all be so overwhelming when we are trying to make change happen. I have been helping individuals, couples, and families heal for over 10 years. I provide assessment and treatment to individuals struggling with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, and substance abuse. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals with complex trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
(604) 706-1591 View (604) 706-1591
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C. Laird Birmingham MD
MD, MHSc, FRCPC, FACP, FAED
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
I treat Concussion, memory problems, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Chronic pain, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other disorders that change brain waves using LORETA neurofeedback, that uses 3D live electrical brain imaging combined with counselling, transcranial electrical stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation. Most patients are markedly improved after an assessment and 10 one hour treatments (over 5 to 10 weeks).
I treat Concussion, memory problems, Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Chronic pain, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other disorders that change brain waves using LORETA neurofeedback, that uses 3D live electrical brain imaging combined with counselling, transcranial electrical stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation. Most patients are markedly improved after an assessment and 10 one hour treatments (over 5 to 10 weeks).
(604) 757-4380 View (604) 757-4380
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Julia C. Webster
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6A  (Online Only)
Julia has worked with individuals experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating, body image challenges, anxiety, depression, self-harm, major life changes, grief, relationship difficulties, and more within the totality of life's experiences.
Julia’s work provides a unique approach to the therapy process. She weaves together Existential Psychotherapy, Depth Psychology, Emotion-Focused Therapy, mindfulness, movement in many forms, and ongoing training in energetic and nonverbal healing and communication. Individuals are often drawn to her work because of a felt sense that there must be something more, beyond constructs of the mind/body and the stories of struggle. Julia is passionate about supporting you in strengthening your connection to your own inner wisdom and healing capacity.
Julia has worked with individuals experiencing eating disorders/disordered eating, body image challenges, anxiety, depression, self-harm, major life changes, grief, relationship difficulties, and more within the totality of life's experiences.
Julia’s work provides a unique approach to the therapy process. She weaves together Existential Psychotherapy, Depth Psychology, Emotion-Focused Therapy, mindfulness, movement in many forms, and ongoing training in energetic and nonverbal healing and communication. Individuals are often drawn to her work because of a felt sense that there must be something more, beyond constructs of the mind/body and the stories of struggle. Julia is passionate about supporting you in strengthening your connection to your own inner wisdom and healing capacity.
(587) 355-3170 View (587) 355-3170
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Lori Boland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA CYC, MSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6M
I am a compassionate, solution focused counsellor with over 25 years experience working in the field of mental health. My ultimate goal is to help my clients think better, feel better and connect better. My expertise is in the areas of mental health challenges, stress management, trauma and eating disorders.
I am a compassionate, solution focused counsellor with over 25 years experience working in the field of mental health. My ultimate goal is to help my clients think better, feel better and connect better. My expertise is in the areas of mental health challenges, stress management, trauma and eating disorders.
(709) 704-4233 View (709) 704-4233
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Jaclyn Kahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5N  (Online Only)
I have over a decade of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive experience supporting adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, interpersonal challenges, grief, loss & trauma, and have specialized training in eating disorders, substance use and Emotion Focused Family Therapy. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families.
I have over a decade of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive experience supporting adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, interpersonal challenges, grief, loss & trauma, and have specialized training in eating disorders, substance use and Emotion Focused Family Therapy. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families.
(672) 906-0753 View (672) 906-0753
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Dr. Jelica Todosijevic Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6Z  (Online Only)
Paul's Hospital in Vancouver at the Eating Disorders Program.
I know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help at times when we feel distressed, overwhelmed, vulnerable, confused, wrought with sadness, shame, hurt, guilt, intense worry... Some of us have been told or made feel that we do not deserve better, or that we are not good enough, or smart enough, or thin enough, or strong enough, or funny enough... Sometimes we seek refuge in food, alcohol, drugs, sex, or self-harm to cope with the belief that we can never feel differently about ourselves or the world.
Paul's Hospital in Vancouver at the Eating Disorders Program.
I know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help at times when we feel distressed, overwhelmed, vulnerable, confused, wrought with sadness, shame, hurt, guilt, intense worry... Some of us have been told or made feel that we do not deserve better, or that we are not good enough, or smart enough, or thin enough, or strong enough, or funny enough... Sometimes we seek refuge in food, alcohol, drugs, sex, or self-harm to cope with the belief that we can never feel differently about ourselves or the world.
(778) 233-0972 View (778) 233-0972
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Shelley Ugyan
Counsellor, MC, BCEd
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years experience working with couples, low mood, stress, anxiety and eating disorders of all kinds. These underlying dysfunctional patterns can take many forms, therefore the treatment approach may vary however evidence based CBT is the most effective treatment in these areas, especially when it is paired in combination with psychodynamic, relational and hypnosis approaches also as needed. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process. I work with individuals who are ready and willing to change there thinking to heal for life
I have over 15 years experience working with couples, low mood, stress, anxiety and eating disorders of all kinds. These underlying dysfunctional patterns can take many forms, therefore the treatment approach may vary however evidence based CBT is the most effective treatment in these areas, especially when it is paired in combination with psychodynamic, relational and hypnosis approaches also as needed. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process. I work with individuals who are ready and willing to change there thinking to heal for life
(604) 330-1410 View (604) 330-1410
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Jessica Begg
Counsellor, BSc, MC, RD, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
I have worked in eating disorders treatment programs for 10 years.
I am both a Clinical Counsellor and Dietitian. I work with people to help create peace with food and their body. My clients are tired of struggling with food and their body. Perhaps they have struggled with disordered eating, or are currently struggling. They know diets and rigid ways of eating don’t “work” and they see the trauma of this way of eating has on their mind and body. So they seek a way of eating and being in their body that is less confusing and carries less judgement. That they no longer want to feel out of control with their eating. And they want to start caring for their body.
I have worked in eating disorders treatment programs for 10 years.
I am both a Clinical Counsellor and Dietitian. I work with people to help create peace with food and their body. My clients are tired of struggling with food and their body. Perhaps they have struggled with disordered eating, or are currently struggling. They know diets and rigid ways of eating don’t “work” and they see the trauma of this way of eating has on their mind and body. So they seek a way of eating and being in their body that is less confusing and carries less judgement. That they no longer want to feel out of control with their eating. And they want to start caring for their body.
(548) 900-0171 View (548) 900-0171
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Bethany Rooker
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J  (Online Only)
I have supported individuals impacted by eating disorders for nearly a decade, which continuously inspires me to be there for those who desire a better life.
Do you struggle with your relationship with food and your body? Have you ever wondered whether it was possible to feel confident and free from body image and eating stressors? Many of my clients have asked whether healing is even possible after feeling out of control with food. Whether you are experiencing an eating disorder, dieting stress, anxiety, mood changes, trauma, relationships challenges, or more, your pain and experiences are valid. Using your strengths, we can find a solution that brings you closer to living life fully and authentically.
I have supported individuals impacted by eating disorders for nearly a decade, which continuously inspires me to be there for those who desire a better life.
Do you struggle with your relationship with food and your body? Have you ever wondered whether it was possible to feel confident and free from body image and eating stressors? Many of my clients have asked whether healing is even possible after feeling out of control with food. Whether you are experiencing an eating disorder, dieting stress, anxiety, mood changes, trauma, relationships challenges, or more, your pain and experiences are valid. Using your strengths, we can find a solution that brings you closer to living life fully and authentically.
(548) 484-5660 View (548) 484-5660

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Eating Disorders Counsellors

What happens in therapy for eating disorders?

In therapy for eating disorders, patients typically describe their eating and exercise behaviors, their patterns of eating in relation to stress, their beliefs about their body, the ways their eating behavior affects their relationships, and their desire (or lack of it) to change. Such information helps the therapist understand the origins of the disorder and the role it plays in the patient’s life, important for guiding treatment. Attitudes and feelings about food and eating, body weight, and physical appearance are common topics of discussion throughout treatment.

What therapy types help with eating disorders?

Once any acute medical or psychiatric emergency is resolved, psychoactive medication is often prescribed, requiring the supervision of a psychiatrist. In addition, patients receive some form of nutritional counseling along with one or more forms of psychotherapy. For adolescents, family-based treatment is empirically validated and considered the first line of treatment; parents and their children meet weekly with a clinician as the adults are coached on how to nourish and psychologically support the young patient. Adults typically receive some form of individual psychotherapy, intended to resolve the cognitive and behavioral disturbances that underlie the disorder and to relieve the mood disturbances that accompany it. In addition, patients may also be helped by group therapy.

What is the goal of therapy for eating disorders?

The most immediate goal of treatment for eating disorders is to save the life of people who are on a path of starving themselves to death or engaging in eating patterns that are doing irreparable physical harm to their body. Once the acute medical danger is past, therapy is required to understand the nature of the disordered eating and/or exercise patterns, establish healthy eating behavior, and to tackle the many erroneous beliefs and distorted self-perceptions that underlie eating disorders and continue to pose a threat to health and life. Therapy also addresses the impaired mood that not only accompanies eating disorders but intensifies the danger to health and life.

What are the limitations of therapy for eating disorders?

Therapy can be very helpful for eating disorders—but that can happen only after people recognize they have a condition that must be treated. Especially with anorexia, the distortions in self-image that accompany the disorder can keep people from acknowledging they have a problem. Individuals may in fact see their eating disorder as a badge of self-control. Those with binge-eating disorder may feel too ashamed to seek help. Therapy cannot help those who do not avail themselves of it.

How long does therapy last for eating disorders?

Because of their complexity, recovery from eating disorders is usually a long-term process—measured in months and years— often marked by setbacks and relapse. Some form of help, such as individual or group therapy, may be advisable for much of that time. It is a general rule of thumb that the longer the illness has endured and the dysregulated eating behavior has taken root, the longer treatment is likely to be needed.