Eating Disorders Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Jenee Haines
Counselor, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68137
My name is Jenee Haines and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner that specializes in treating eating disorders, along with treating body image issues, depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, life transitions, dual diagnoses and many other mental health issues for individuals and families. Therapy is a rewarding and challenging journey that we will embark on together! I believe the foundation of effective treatment is a strong therapeutic relationship. I strive to achieve this with all of my clients, tailoring my approach to meet your personal needs and treating you with respect and dignity that you deserve.
My name is Jenee Haines and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner that specializes in treating eating disorders, along with treating body image issues, depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, life transitions, dual diagnoses and many other mental health issues for individuals and families. Therapy is a rewarding and challenging journey that we will embark on together! I believe the foundation of effective treatment is a strong therapeutic relationship. I strive to achieve this with all of my clients, tailoring my approach to meet your personal needs and treating you with respect and dignity that you deserve.
(402) 509-2454 View (402) 509-2454
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Brandy Baumgart
Counselor, LIMHP, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144  (Online Only)
I have 15 years of experience providing care to those eating disorders, helping to develop a healthy body image and enhance self-esteem.
Please email me for a faster response time! Many of us have had moments where we have felt like we were falling apart and needing a safe place to do so while rebuilding internally and externally. Together we will identify what has shaped you to become who you are today, where you want to be in life, and how to get there. I have a direct, yet empathetic approach and will utilize a variety of modalities to provide the best treatment for your needs.
I have 15 years of experience providing care to those eating disorders, helping to develop a healthy body image and enhance self-esteem.
Please email me for a faster response time! Many of us have had moments where we have felt like we were falling apart and needing a safe place to do so while rebuilding internally and externally. Together we will identify what has shaped you to become who you are today, where you want to be in life, and how to get there. I have a direct, yet empathetic approach and will utilize a variety of modalities to provide the best treatment for your needs.
(402) 971-6153 View (402) 971-6153
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Laura Fisher
Counselor, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68124
I specialize in working with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, autism, issues with self-esteem, and other relationship difficulties.
Everyone deserves to feel seen and be heard, especially during times of stress and difficulty. My goal is to provide safe and supportive space that welcomes you to come as you are. I value the uniqueness and complexity of each individual and their background and aim to offer a variety of opportunities for clients to expand and grow. Through this eclectic and person-centered approach, I hope to give guidance and support that leads you to work towards a path of healing.
I specialize in working with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, autism, issues with self-esteem, and other relationship difficulties.
Everyone deserves to feel seen and be heard, especially during times of stress and difficulty. My goal is to provide safe and supportive space that welcomes you to come as you are. I value the uniqueness and complexity of each individual and their background and aim to offer a variety of opportunities for clients to expand and grow. Through this eclectic and person-centered approach, I hope to give guidance and support that leads you to work towards a path of healing.
(402) 695-9817 View (402) 695-9817
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Alex Quick
Counselor, MA, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
My passion is helping preteens through adults navigate through a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, and eating disorders! I also utilize various modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Hi and welcome! My name is Alex and I’m a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) in the State of Nebraska. I am accepting new clients, have immediate openings, and have a variety of times to choose from, including Saturdays! I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Crown College! From as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to help others. Therapy should be a safe place where you can be yourself without judgement, and I strive to provide that environment for all of my clients. I use a person-centered approach and meet clients where they are at and help them grow to achieve their goals.
My passion is helping preteens through adults navigate through a variety of struggles including anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, and eating disorders! I also utilize various modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Hi and welcome! My name is Alex and I’m a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) in the State of Nebraska. I am accepting new clients, have immediate openings, and have a variety of times to choose from, including Saturdays! I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Crown College! From as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to help others. Therapy should be a safe place where you can be yourself without judgement, and I strive to provide that environment for all of my clients. I use a person-centered approach and meet clients where they are at and help them grow to achieve their goals.
(402) 825-8322 View (402) 825-8322
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Britni D Shrader
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154
I focus on how your thoughts, emotions and behaviors work interconnectedly, teaching effective skills to help nurture your individual needs with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT-Enhanced for Eating Disorders, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as assist with establishing personal, solution-focused, and achievable goals.
Many of us struggle with understanding how to find happiness in our daily life and how to be comfortable with our decisions, goals, and selves as a whole. Is it time to take some control over your mood, thinking patterns, and day-to-day functioning? Are you struggling with disordered eating and/or poor body image? Do you want to live a life where you feel comfortable in your skin and able to practice acceptance of yourself and things you can't control? Let's figure out together how you can live the most effective, high-quality life possible.
I focus on how your thoughts, emotions and behaviors work interconnectedly, teaching effective skills to help nurture your individual needs with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT-Enhanced for Eating Disorders, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as assist with establishing personal, solution-focused, and achievable goals.
Many of us struggle with understanding how to find happiness in our daily life and how to be comfortable with our decisions, goals, and selves as a whole. Is it time to take some control over your mood, thinking patterns, and day-to-day functioning? Are you struggling with disordered eating and/or poor body image? Do you want to live a life where you feel comfortable in your skin and able to practice acceptance of yourself and things you can't control? Let's figure out together how you can live the most effective, high-quality life possible.
(531) 208-1821 View (531) 208-1821
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Katherine Horrum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68164
My first and foremost goal is to create an inviting space where you are able to build on your existing knowledge, skills, and insights with the tools and support I can offer. I work primarily with adults of all ages, and am enthusiastically inclusive of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, orientations, and identities. I am experienced in working with a number of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, identity-related concerns, and responses to a wide array of traumatic experiences. I also have a special focus on eating disorders, including the unique presentations of eating disorders in LGBTQ+ folks.
My first and foremost goal is to create an inviting space where you are able to build on your existing knowledge, skills, and insights with the tools and support I can offer. I work primarily with adults of all ages, and am enthusiastically inclusive of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, orientations, and identities. I am experienced in working with a number of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, identity-related concerns, and responses to a wide array of traumatic experiences. I also have a special focus on eating disorders, including the unique presentations of eating disorders in LGBTQ+ folks.
(402) 809-9459 View (402) 809-9459
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Tenora Bannister
Counselor, LIMHP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
I have experience with self esteem, impulsivity, self-worth, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
Life is a journey and at times can be lonely and I am a firm believer that having an outside perspective to offer support, guidance and unconditional acceptance can be of extreme value and importance. Whether it be relationship issues, low self-esteem, challenges with communicating, struggles with work, difficulties making decisions, frustrations with teens or even with parents, divorce, eating disorders and just general life coaching, having a compassionate support can make all the difference a person needs to live a successful and HAPPY life! Call today and take the first step towards change!
I have experience with self esteem, impulsivity, self-worth, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
Life is a journey and at times can be lonely and I am a firm believer that having an outside perspective to offer support, guidance and unconditional acceptance can be of extreme value and importance. Whether it be relationship issues, low self-esteem, challenges with communicating, struggles with work, difficulties making decisions, frustrations with teens or even with parents, divorce, eating disorders and just general life coaching, having a compassionate support can make all the difference a person needs to live a successful and HAPPY life! Call today and take the first step towards change!
(402) 795-1636 View (402) 795-1636
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Stacy Campbell (Davidson)
Counselor, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
I enjoy working with individuals with eating disorders, self - esteem issues, trauma history, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I also work with a lot of clients in family issues, couples counseling and enjoy clients of all ages and backgrounds.
I enjoy working with individuals with eating disorders, self - esteem issues, trauma history, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I also work with a lot of clients in family issues, couples counseling and enjoy clients of all ages and backgrounds.
(402) 519-2788 View (402) 519-2788
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Katie Kuhlmann
Counselor, PLMHP, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I primarily have experience working with individuals of all ages who struggle with eating disorders and body dysmorphia (and other co-occurring struggles). I am a non-diet practitioner with a HAES approach. I work closely with health professionals as well (dietitians and NPs) to help clients achieve health holistically. I also thoroughly enjoy working with individuals that struggle with anxiety disorders, OCD, and interpersonal struggles. It is my hope that my office is truly a refuge for all who enter and that we can work together as a team to achieve balance in life and pursue holistic health.
I primarily have experience working with individuals of all ages who struggle with eating disorders and body dysmorphia (and other co-occurring struggles). I am a non-diet practitioner with a HAES approach. I work closely with health professionals as well (dietitians and NPs) to help clients achieve health holistically. I also thoroughly enjoy working with individuals that struggle with anxiety disorders, OCD, and interpersonal struggles. It is my hope that my office is truly a refuge for all who enter and that we can work together as a team to achieve balance in life and pursue holistic health.
(402) 621-4654 View (402) 621-4654
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Brandi Stalzer
Counselor, LIMHP, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with food or your body? The people I work with typically struggle with symptoms like binge eating, overeating, irregular eating patterns, or poor body image. I help people find relief from eating disorders. Often, I hear people express how their eating patterns have impaired their relationships, mood, and daily activities. They may be experiencing mood or anxiety-related issues, in addition, to their food struggles. Most people I work with say that their work with me is their first time conceptualizing their concerns as a mental health issue and are seeking treatment for the first time.
Are you struggling with food or your body? The people I work with typically struggle with symptoms like binge eating, overeating, irregular eating patterns, or poor body image. I help people find relief from eating disorders. Often, I hear people express how their eating patterns have impaired their relationships, mood, and daily activities. They may be experiencing mood or anxiety-related issues, in addition, to their food struggles. Most people I work with say that their work with me is their first time conceptualizing their concerns as a mental health issue and are seeking treatment for the first time.
(531) 201-6882 View (531) 201-6882
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Jessica Compton
Counselor
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68124
I have worked with children and young adults experiencing a variety of mental health issues and trauma. Our office specializes in individuals with eating disorders, however, we offer outpatient counseling for a variety of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, ADD management, trauma-focused therapy, etc. I completed my internship of over 1000 hours in a medical rehabilitation hospital, so I am well versed in medical trauma as well as helping clients find a new normal after a life-altering event.
I have worked with children and young adults experiencing a variety of mental health issues and trauma. Our office specializes in individuals with eating disorders, however, we offer outpatient counseling for a variety of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, ADD management, trauma-focused therapy, etc. I completed my internship of over 1000 hours in a medical rehabilitation hospital, so I am well versed in medical trauma as well as helping clients find a new normal after a life-altering event.
(402) 607-8692 View (402) 607-8692
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Amber Wiest
MA, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68102
WelcomeI My goal is to support you and teach you how to live a happier, healthier, positive and productive lifestyle! I take appointments on weekends and evenings and I am very flexible with scheduling. I do some in-home therapy and meet at schools, if it's preferred. I like to work with adolescents and families with intense needs. I often work with individuals involved with domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, and eating disorders.
WelcomeI My goal is to support you and teach you how to live a happier, healthier, positive and productive lifestyle! I take appointments on weekends and evenings and I am very flexible with scheduling. I do some in-home therapy and meet at schools, if it's preferred. I like to work with adolescents and families with intense needs. I often work with individuals involved with domestic violence, substance abuse, trauma, and eating disorders.
(402) 315-0415 View (402) 315-0415
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Andrea Bejarano
Counselor, MS, PLMHP, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults, treating substance use, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and relationship/family conflict.
My role is to walk alongside you and provide you the space to overcome the challenges you are facing and equip you with the tools to continue overcoming them in the future. My wish is to collaboratively work with you to build upon your strengths, and help you feel empowered to create change in your life. The approach I use depends on your needs and preferences. I believe every therapy session needs to be tailored to the individual and what they wish to receive from therapy. I’m open to working with anyone who is ready and willing to commit themselves to the profound journey of self-discovery and healing.
I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults, treating substance use, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and relationship/family conflict.
My role is to walk alongside you and provide you the space to overcome the challenges you are facing and equip you with the tools to continue overcoming them in the future. My wish is to collaboratively work with you to build upon your strengths, and help you feel empowered to create change in your life. The approach I use depends on your needs and preferences. I believe every therapy session needs to be tailored to the individual and what they wish to receive from therapy. I’m open to working with anyone who is ready and willing to commit themselves to the profound journey of self-discovery and healing.
(402) 791-6958 View (402) 791-6958
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Jeannie M Gilinsky
Counselor, MS, LMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
I have over 25 years experience in private practice specializing in couples counseling, and individual therapy for depression, eating disorders, anxiety and trauma.
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and you need someone to talk to. Someone who will listen. Someone who can understand. If you are feeling alone, depressed, angry, or anxious, or if you are struggling in a relationship, I can help you to find the tools you need to resolve your issues, to heal and to live the life you are meant to live..
I have over 25 years experience in private practice specializing in couples counseling, and individual therapy for depression, eating disorders, anxiety and trauma.
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and you need someone to talk to. Someone who will listen. Someone who can understand. If you are feeling alone, depressed, angry, or anxious, or if you are struggling in a relationship, I can help you to find the tools you need to resolve your issues, to heal and to live the life you are meant to live..
(402) 241-8183 View (402) 241-8183
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Evelynn Freeman
Counselor, MSEd, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
Waitlist for new clients
Hey, I'm Evelynn! I enjoy working with a variety of issues, but I'm especially passionate about working with gender expansive clients! I'm a transgender woman, and my experiences absolutely inform how I approach working with my clients. I will provide space to explore which aspects of expression, pronouns, sexuality, and other elements you want to incorporate into your gender. There are no wrong answers, but we'll work together to find one you are comfortable with! I also have found neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum & ADHD) and eating disorders as additional specialties through working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Hey, I'm Evelynn! I enjoy working with a variety of issues, but I'm especially passionate about working with gender expansive clients! I'm a transgender woman, and my experiences absolutely inform how I approach working with my clients. I will provide space to explore which aspects of expression, pronouns, sexuality, and other elements you want to incorporate into your gender. There are no wrong answers, but we'll work together to find one you are comfortable with! I also have found neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum & ADHD) and eating disorders as additional specialties through working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
(402) 256-7367 View (402) 256-7367
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Caitlin (Caity) Richter
Counselor, LIMHP, PCMSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I began my professional career as a specialist and program therapist dedicated to treating eating disorders.
Welcome! I know the process of finding a therapist can be challenging and I hope to make it as seamless as possible for you, a loved one, or a friend. I work collaboratively with clients to create individualized treatment plans that are specific and client focused. Together we will identify achievable, therapeutic goals geared toward improving daily functioning and ultimately creating a healthier individual.
I began my professional career as a specialist and program therapist dedicated to treating eating disorders.
Welcome! I know the process of finding a therapist can be challenging and I hope to make it as seamless as possible for you, a loved one, or a friend. I work collaboratively with clients to create individualized treatment plans that are specific and client focused. Together we will identify achievable, therapeutic goals geared toward improving daily functioning and ultimately creating a healthier individual.
(402) 685-9517 View (402) 685-9517
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Stefanie Bezduch
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, MS, PLMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
I have training in anxiety, eating disorders, DBT, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and various trauma therapies.
Therapy doesn't have to be intimidating. In fact, let's make it your time to shine! After all, this is all about you and achieving your personal vision! If you're looking for a safe space to address traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, etc. or are just looking to talk through day-to-day stress, you've come to the right place.
I have training in anxiety, eating disorders, DBT, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and various trauma therapies.
Therapy doesn't have to be intimidating. In fact, let's make it your time to shine! After all, this is all about you and achieving your personal vision! If you're looking for a safe space to address traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, etc. or are just looking to talk through day-to-day stress, you've come to the right place.
(402) 389-3832 View (402) 389-3832
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Stephanie Albers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique needs of people in larger bodies? I work with individuals impacted by eating disorders, anxiety, and mood-related symptoms. Many of the people I work with are impacted by symptoms of binge eating, weight stigma, and everyday stressors. It is important to me to ensure that all individuals receive equitable treatment, and I work to remove insurance and treatment barriers to accessing healthcare. If you have questions about your symptoms being approved by insurance, I can help you find the answers you need.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique needs of people in larger bodies? I work with individuals impacted by eating disorders, anxiety, and mood-related symptoms. Many of the people I work with are impacted by symptoms of binge eating, weight stigma, and everyday stressors. It is important to me to ensure that all individuals receive equitable treatment, and I work to remove insurance and treatment barriers to accessing healthcare. If you have questions about your symptoms being approved by insurance, I can help you find the answers you need.
(641) 329-2308 View (641) 329-2308
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Jillian Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LIMHP, LMHP, LSATP, LADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping individuals with trauma, PTSD, mental health concerns, eating disorders, criminal thinking, and substance abuse issues.
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Virginia and Nebraska. Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia and Nebraska. As a mental health and substance abuse counselor, I am committed to helping individuals learn how to change their attitudes and beliefs, while learning strategies to address the root cause of their difficulties. I am passionate about creating resources for individuals who are struggling and hold them accountable for the change they desire.
I specialize in helping individuals with trauma, PTSD, mental health concerns, eating disorders, criminal thinking, and substance abuse issues.
I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Virginia and Nebraska. Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor in Virginia and Nebraska. As a mental health and substance abuse counselor, I am committed to helping individuals learn how to change their attitudes and beliefs, while learning strategies to address the root cause of their difficulties. I am passionate about creating resources for individuals who are struggling and hold them accountable for the change they desire.
(402) 431-2596 View (402) 431-2596
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Kristine R. Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LIMHP, CMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68101
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I started in the addiction field and treated substance abuse, eating disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors. I have 17 years experience and have worked with many individuals, couples, families. I can help you with anything from marital issues to individual concerns like depression and anxiety. I have also worked with clients who have experienced trauma in their life from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. I love the process of getting to assist people in becoming their best self and watching healing and growth.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I started in the addiction field and treated substance abuse, eating disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors. I have 17 years experience and have worked with many individuals, couples, families. I can help you with anything from marital issues to individual concerns like depression and anxiety. I have also worked with clients who have experienced trauma in their life from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. I love the process of getting to assist people in becoming their best self and watching healing and growth.
(402) 395-8889 View (402) 395-8889

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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.