Eating Disorders Support Groups in New York, NY

This is a support groups for family members who have someone struggling with an eating disorder. A second group is for people who wish to develop more emotional management skills, such as DBT skills for people who want to improve ...
Hosted by Gladys Frankel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10128
This is a support groups for family members who have someone struggling with an eating disorder. A second group is for people who wish to develop more emotional management skills, such as DBT skills for people who want to improve ...
(646) 859-1474 View (646) 859-1474
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT Group Therapy at Gateway to Solutions focuses on mindfulness; interpersonal effectiveness, stress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT treats Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Binge-eating, ...
Hosted by Valerie Paige Kowalski
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, DBT, REBT, CBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10006
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT Group Therapy at Gateway to Solutions focuses on mindfulness; interpersonal effectiveness, stress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT treats Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Binge-eating, ...
(646) 956-5445 View (646) 956-5445
We meet once a week for 90 minutes to discuss issues and challenges relating to living with an eating disorders, incorporating tools such as DBT, CBT, and Buddhism. We also read relevant books (e.g., Buddhist, assertiveness, schemas) and relate these ...
Hosted by Judith Arlene Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10003
We meet once a week for 90 minutes to discuss issues and challenges relating to living with an eating disorders, incorporating tools such as DBT, CBT, and Buddhism. We also read relevant books (e.g., Buddhist, assertiveness, schemas) and relate these ...
(646) 770-2992 View (646) 770-2992
This is an amazingly supportive group of professional women who have or have had eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, compulsive overeating, laxative abuse, exercise bulimia, body dysmorphia). It is a semi-structured group that allows each woman time to discuss personal issues, ...
Hosted by Joanne F. Labiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10003
This is an amazingly supportive group of professional women who have or have had eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, compulsive overeating, laxative abuse, exercise bulimia, body dysmorphia). It is a semi-structured group that allows each woman time to discuss personal issues, ...
(646) 480-6279 View (646) 480-6279
I’m currently running virtual groups with New York and New Jersey clients. My groups have five members in which each person works weekly on concerns related to food, body image or other issues in their lives. These Groups are supportive ...
Hosted by Joanne Gerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10017
I’m currently running virtual groups with New York and New Jersey clients. My groups have five members in which each person works weekly on concerns related to food, body image or other issues in their lives. These Groups are supportive ...
(516) 701-3345 View (516) 701-3345
Passages offers professional counseling and support for women at pivotal and transitional moments in their lives. Our mission in the groups is to help participants recognize the feelings that make them uncomfortable-boredom, loneliness, frustration, depression- and to learn how to ...
Hosted by J Aronson LCSW, P.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, CGP, CEDS
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10017
Passages offers professional counseling and support for women at pivotal and transitional moments in their lives. Our mission in the groups is to help participants recognize the feelings that make them uncomfortable-boredom, loneliness, frustration, depression- and to learn how to ...
(917) 725-4066 View (917) 725-4066
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT Group Therapy at Gateway to Solutions focuses on mindfulness; interpersonal effectiveness, stress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT treats Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Binge-eating, ...
Hosted by Valerie Paige Kowalski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, DBT, REBT, CBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10006
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT Group Therapy at Gateway to Solutions focuses on mindfulness; interpersonal effectiveness, stress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT treats Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Binge-eating, ...
(929) 498-5487 View (929) 498-5487
ZOOM: (Free, weekly, drop-in) Pursuing Recovery Eating Disorder Support Group. Wednesdays: 7pm-8pm. Location - ZOOM, (pre-covid): Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 33 West 60th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10023 Contact: Facilitator: Emily Rosenthal, emilyrosenthal8@icloud.co m, 917-803-1880; Institute for Contemporary ...
Hosted by Emily Jennifer Rosenthal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10023
ZOOM: (Free, weekly, drop-in) Pursuing Recovery Eating Disorder Support Group. Wednesdays: 7pm-8pm. Location - ZOOM, (pre-covid): Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 33 West 60th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10023 Contact: Facilitator: Emily Rosenthal, emilyrosenthal8@icloud.co m, 917-803-1880; Institute for Contemporary ...
(917) 789-1413 View (917) 789-1413
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT Group Therapy at Gateway to Solutions focuses on mindfulness; interpersonal effectiveness, stress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT treats Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Binge-eating, ...
Hosted by Valerie Paige Kowalski
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, REBT, DBT, CBT
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10006
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT Group Therapy at Gateway to Solutions focuses on mindfulness; interpersonal effectiveness, stress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT treats Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Personality Disorders, Binge-eating, ...
(929) 309-1342 View (929) 309-1342
Primary group objective is to decrease behaviors that interfere with quality of life. We work toward decreasing and ultimately, eradicating impulsive, suicidal, and self-injurious behaviors while enhancing one's ability to cope more effectively with difficult feelings. Disordered eating behaviors are ...
Hosted by Melissa Gerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10019
Primary group objective is to decrease behaviors that interfere with quality of life. We work toward decreasing and ultimately, eradicating impulsive, suicidal, and self-injurious behaviors while enhancing one's ability to cope more effectively with difficult feelings. Disordered eating behaviors are ...
(646) 362-4971 View (646) 362-4971
Our Day Program offers a dynamic schedule including behavioral, psychodynamic and experiential groups: CBT, DBT, Experiential Therapies (art, dance/movement therapy, drama, yoga), Body Image Group, Nutrition Education, Multi-family group, Individual Nutrition Counseling and Case Management, Community Meeting & Feedback Mealtime ...
Hosted by Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10010
Our Day Program offers a dynamic schedule including behavioral, psychodynamic and experiential groups: CBT, DBT, Experiential Therapies (art, dance/movement therapy, drama, yoga), Body Image Group, Nutrition Education, Multi-family group, Individual Nutrition Counseling and Case Management, Community Meeting & Feedback Mealtime ...
(212) 645-6903 View (212) 645-6903
At Rivia Medical, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health, with a focus on both treatment and prevention. We believe in listening to each patient and creating a partnership to work on maintaining and improving lifelong health. A ...
Hosted by Alexandra Kagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10016
At Rivia Medical, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health, with a focus on both treatment and prevention. We believe in listening to each patient and creating a partnership to work on maintaining and improving lifelong health. A ...
(203) 608-4498 View (203) 608-4498
Welcome. This group is for you if: - You are suffering from bulimia, anorexia or binge eating disorder - You are not comfortable with your body, you try to change it with different diet/exercise plans, but you don't manage to ...
Hosted by Dunya Sullivan- Eating Disorders
MClinPs, CTA
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10012
Welcome. This group is for you if: - You are suffering from bulimia, anorexia or binge eating disorder - You are not comfortable with your body, you try to change it with different diet/exercise plans, but you don't manage to ...
(929) 269-8918 View (929) 269-8918
Hosted by Lauren Fabrizio
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10016
(631) 240-0672 View (631) 240-0672
Primary group objective is to decrease behaviors that interfere with quality of life. We work toward decreasing and ultimately, eradicating impulsive, suicidal, and self-injurious behaviors while enhancing one's ability to cope more effectively with difficult feelings. Disordered eating behaviors are ...
Hosted by Danielle Greendyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10019
Primary group objective is to decrease behaviors that interfere with quality of life. We work toward decreasing and ultimately, eradicating impulsive, suicidal, and self-injurious behaviors while enhancing one's ability to cope more effectively with difficult feelings. Disordered eating behaviors are ...
(929) 416-2187 View (929) 416-2187
Columbus Park offers a full range of supported dining experiences in both group settings and one-on-one. These therapeutic meal experiences are opportunities to work through any struggles that come up around food and/or meal time. We can work with you ...
Hosted by Melissa Gerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10019
Columbus Park offers a full range of supported dining experiences in both group settings and one-on-one. These therapeutic meal experiences are opportunities to work through any struggles that come up around food and/or meal time. We can work with you ...
(646) 362-4971 View (646) 362-4971
Choose recovery your way. Our IOP includes behavioral, cognitive and psychodynamic group therapy with a focus on challenges to recovery, skills building for mood and impulse management, and body image work. As well as experiential group therapies (ie art), mealtime ...
Hosted by Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10010
Choose recovery your way. Our IOP includes behavioral, cognitive and psychodynamic group therapy with a focus on challenges to recovery, skills building for mood and impulse management, and body image work. As well as experiential group therapies (ie art), mealtime ...
(212) 645-6903 View (212) 645-6903
Please join an in person Women's Eating Recovery Group for individuals in their 20's and 30's. This is a group for people who want to gain support in their eating disorder recovery. The group begins with an activity such as ...
Hosted by Allison Jupiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CEDS
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10017
Please join an in person Women's Eating Recovery Group for individuals in their 20's and 30's. This is a group for people who want to gain support in their eating disorder recovery. The group begins with an activity such as ...
(646) 798-2875 View (646) 798-2875
Free ZOOM Friends and Family Support Group, (for those with a loved one struggling with an eating disorder.) Meets: first and third Wednesday of every month, 6pm-7pm Location - now on ZOOM: (pre-covid) Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 33 West 60th ...
Hosted by Emily Jennifer Rosenthal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10023
Free ZOOM Friends and Family Support Group, (for those with a loved one struggling with an eating disorder.) Meets: first and third Wednesday of every month, 6pm-7pm Location - now on ZOOM: (pre-covid) Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 33 West 60th ...
(917) 789-1413 View (917) 789-1413
My personal practice is part of a collaboration of clinicians called Columbus Park. An advantage of this affiliation is access to additional services, if indicated, including an Intensive Outpatient Program for eating disorders, comprehensive DBT groups, and supported dining for ...
Hosted by Danielle Greendyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in New York, NY 10019
My personal practice is part of a collaboration of clinicians called Columbus Park. An advantage of this affiliation is access to additional services, if indicated, including an Intensive Outpatient Program for eating disorders, comprehensive DBT groups, and supported dining for ...
(929) 416-2187 View (929) 416-2187
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Eating Disorders Support Groups

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.