Eating Disorders Therapists in Las Vegas, NV

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Earth’s Edge Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, PhD, RD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89128  (Online Only)
Hello! We are for you if you are ready to let go of food and/or body issues but don’t know how to and/or don’t have the freedom to leave your job/family etc. Our team consists of a marriage and family therapist, a dietitian that specializes in sports nutrition and eating disorders, a shaman, a meal coach, a career coach as well as a yoga and meditation guru. Our approach is significantly different than what you would experience in most treatment centers or with most therapists. We combine ancient yogic practices with modern therapies. If you know it’s time to step out of your comfort zone, we are here to help you get your life back.
Hello! We are for you if you are ready to let go of food and/or body issues but don’t know how to and/or don’t have the freedom to leave your job/family etc. Our team consists of a marriage and family therapist, a dietitian that specializes in sports nutrition and eating disorders, a shaman, a meal coach, a career coach as well as a yoga and meditation guru. Our approach is significantly different than what you would experience in most treatment centers or with most therapists. We combine ancient yogic practices with modern therapies. If you know it’s time to step out of your comfort zone, we are here to help you get your life back.
(702) 620-5402 View (702) 620-5402
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Serena Rogers
LPC Intern, CPC-I
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89123  (Online Only)
Specializing in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and life transitions, I employ an eclectic approach, integrating CBT, DBT, and ACT methodologies to suit individual needs.
My ideal client is one who aspires to live authentically and in alignment with their values. Despite whatever trials life has presently thrown their way, they believe they are capable of healing. These obstacles may show up in the form of depression, anxiety, disordered eating behaviors, or maladaptive coping skills, but they believe that with support the life they want is within reach.
Specializing in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and life transitions, I employ an eclectic approach, integrating CBT, DBT, and ACT methodologies to suit individual needs.
My ideal client is one who aspires to live authentically and in alignment with their values. Despite whatever trials life has presently thrown their way, they believe they are capable of healing. These obstacles may show up in the form of depression, anxiety, disordered eating behaviors, or maladaptive coping skills, but they believe that with support the life they want is within reach.
(702) 276-8849 View (702) 276-8849
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Jennifer C Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89128
With over 10 years of experience in the field, I have helped clients with a wide range of presenting problems including self-harm behaviors, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, behavioral problems, ADHD, trauma, issues surrounding divorce and grief/loss issues.
There are times in our lives when we feel stuck, sometimes hopeless. We face problems in living that seem impossible to overcome. Sometimes these problems are internal struggles within ourselves. Other times, these problems are interpersonal struggles with others such as our spouses or significant others, our children, and other loved ones. Whatever the presenting issue may be, my goal is to assist you in finding hope and confidence within yourself to choose and apply positive, effective solutions to the problems that lie in your path.
With over 10 years of experience in the field, I have helped clients with a wide range of presenting problems including self-harm behaviors, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, behavioral problems, ADHD, trauma, issues surrounding divorce and grief/loss issues.
There are times in our lives when we feel stuck, sometimes hopeless. We face problems in living that seem impossible to overcome. Sometimes these problems are internal struggles within ourselves. Other times, these problems are interpersonal struggles with others such as our spouses or significant others, our children, and other loved ones. Whatever the presenting issue may be, my goal is to assist you in finding hope and confidence within yourself to choose and apply positive, effective solutions to the problems that lie in your path.
(702) 879-5867 View (702) 879-5867
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Penny Fife
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CEDS, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89134
I have additional training to work with eating disorders, substance abuse, adolescents and EMDR.
I specialize in treating clients who have had difficulty finding success with other therapists. I work with clients who experience struggles of varied severity ranging from adjusting to new situations in life, coping with difficulties in relationships, managing mood disorders, or processing traumatic events. My ultimate goal is to assist clients in learning the skills necessary to maximize the quality of life by being able to participate in it with a healthy and passionate style that results in the development of a fulfilling present and future. If you have any questions about me or my practice, please give me a call.
I have additional training to work with eating disorders, substance abuse, adolescents and EMDR.
I specialize in treating clients who have had difficulty finding success with other therapists. I work with clients who experience struggles of varied severity ranging from adjusting to new situations in life, coping with difficulties in relationships, managing mood disorders, or processing traumatic events. My ultimate goal is to assist clients in learning the skills necessary to maximize the quality of life by being able to participate in it with a healthy and passionate style that results in the development of a fulfilling present and future. If you have any questions about me or my practice, please give me a call.
(702) 605-2942 View (702) 605-2942
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Las Vegas Counseling by Sela Health
PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89147
We also treat trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other mental health struggle.
You want more from your life and your relationships. When you seek counseling, it’s because you've already done everything you can. You want more than just a therapist who asks you how you’re doing each week. You want the very best help availalble. Choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming–how do you know which counselor will be the best fit for your needs? Finding the very best counselor for you will make all the difference. You’ve already put a lot of yourself, your time, and your effort into your life and relationships. You deserve to have the best help. You are worth it.
We also treat trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other mental health struggle.
You want more from your life and your relationships. When you seek counseling, it’s because you've already done everything you can. You want more than just a therapist who asks you how you’re doing each week. You want the very best help availalble. Choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming–how do you know which counselor will be the best fit for your needs? Finding the very best counselor for you will make all the difference. You’ve already put a lot of yourself, your time, and your effort into your life and relationships. You deserve to have the best help. You are worth it.
(702) 323-8839 View (702) 323-8839
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Debbie Scofield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89148
I specialize in treating clients with eating disorders, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger management, ADD/ADHD, chronic pain, addictions.
My Passion is to provide clients with a safe environment to allow each the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-understanding, healing from traumas, and developing new coping and relational skills. I use various counseling theories based on your individual needs to empower you to achieve your own unique goals. We will work together to identify coping strategies and thoughts that have kept you "stuck" and resolve/heal issues that may have kept you from being who you were meant to be so you can Live a Happy and fulfilling life. Now accepting United Health Care, BCBS, Anthem and The VA (Veterans Administration).
I specialize in treating clients with eating disorders, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger management, ADD/ADHD, chronic pain, addictions.
My Passion is to provide clients with a safe environment to allow each the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-understanding, healing from traumas, and developing new coping and relational skills. I use various counseling theories based on your individual needs to empower you to achieve your own unique goals. We will work together to identify coping strategies and thoughts that have kept you "stuck" and resolve/heal issues that may have kept you from being who you were meant to be so you can Live a Happy and fulfilling life. Now accepting United Health Care, BCBS, Anthem and The VA (Veterans Administration).
(702) 487-9185 View (702) 487-9185
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Schonian Wellness Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89135
, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, etc.
Our primary goal is to help our clients achieve a higher quality of life by teaching them ways to heal their minds and bodies. Our approach to therapy is highly personalized, utilizing holistic wellness practices and innovative interventions to guide our clients towards finding meaningful solutions and experiencing more joy in their daily lives.
, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, etc.
Our primary goal is to help our clients achieve a higher quality of life by teaching them ways to heal their minds and bodies. Our approach to therapy is highly personalized, utilizing holistic wellness practices and innovative interventions to guide our clients towards finding meaningful solutions and experiencing more joy in their daily lives.
(702) 620-5990 View (702) 620-5990
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Chelsea Powell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89148
My overall goal in therapy is to help individuals to feel empowered in their unique identities while they move toward a fulfilling life based on their personal values. Among my own top values are connection, flexibility, adventure, integrity, and openness. I believe these values are what initially drew me to this work and I endeavor to incorporate them into everything that I do. For this reason, I try to be fully myself in therapy and invite my clients to do the same as we collaborate in challenging their eating disorders and other mental health struggles.
My overall goal in therapy is to help individuals to feel empowered in their unique identities while they move toward a fulfilling life based on their personal values. Among my own top values are connection, flexibility, adventure, integrity, and openness. I believe these values are what initially drew me to this work and I endeavor to incorporate them into everything that I do. For this reason, I try to be fully myself in therapy and invite my clients to do the same as we collaborate in challenging their eating disorders and other mental health struggles.
(702) 941-6886 View (702) 941-6886
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Rhonda L Kildea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CEDS, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
I have a passion for working with women and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, depression and anxiety.
Are you stressed or depressed? Struggling with an eating disorder? Can't seem to come to peace with your body or yourself? I am the Director of New Horizons Counseling Center which has been helping people make peace with themselves for over 10 years. We specialize in helping people lead happier, healthier lives and do this by challenging depressive thinking and helping you face and tackle your worst fears. We offer individual, couples and family therapy as well as some workshops.
I have a passion for working with women and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, depression and anxiety.
Are you stressed or depressed? Struggling with an eating disorder? Can't seem to come to peace with your body or yourself? I am the Director of New Horizons Counseling Center which has been helping people make peace with themselves for over 10 years. We specialize in helping people lead happier, healthier lives and do this by challenging depressive thinking and helping you face and tackle your worst fears. We offer individual, couples and family therapy as well as some workshops.
(702) 905-1738 View (702) 905-1738
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Katharine Zois
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117  (Online Only)
Trauma & eating disorders both have a way of making us feel alone, and unable to see a future free from the aftermath of these experiences. We often start to identify ourselves as these problems, but those things are separate. Whoever you are, whatever your journey of life may have been thus far, you can recover. It is important to remember that recovery is not linear, and that no matter where you are starting, you are here, and taking this step to embark on this journey towards healing, and recovery. My hope is to provide an empathetic safe space for you to work towards your goals, and to finding your true authentic self.
Trauma & eating disorders both have a way of making us feel alone, and unable to see a future free from the aftermath of these experiences. We often start to identify ourselves as these problems, but those things are separate. Whoever you are, whatever your journey of life may have been thus far, you can recover. It is important to remember that recovery is not linear, and that no matter where you are starting, you are here, and taking this step to embark on this journey towards healing, and recovery. My hope is to provide an empathetic safe space for you to work towards your goals, and to finding your true authentic self.
(702) 979-7856 View (702) 979-7856
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Whitney Elizabeth Koch Owens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89148
*Telehealth appointments available* I am a licensed psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. My areas of focus include eating disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, relational issues and addictions. I have experience working with young adults, couples and families. I use a variety of modalities in my work, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, RO-DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work closely with you to determine the appropriate treatment modality and to deliver effective and supportive treatment. Please note that I only see clients aged 18 and above
*Telehealth appointments available* I am a licensed psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. My areas of focus include eating disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, relational issues and addictions. I have experience working with young adults, couples and families. I use a variety of modalities in my work, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, RO-DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work closely with you to determine the appropriate treatment modality and to deliver effective and supportive treatment. Please note that I only see clients aged 18 and above
(702) 903-1740 View (702) 903-1740
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Dariya Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89148
I am passionate about helping clients get out of their eating disorders and back into their lives! I utilize evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Treatment, and trauma-focused therapies. I have experience working with both adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.
I am passionate about helping clients get out of their eating disorders and back into their lives! I utilize evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Treatment, and trauma-focused therapies. I have experience working with both adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.
(702) 819-9264 View (702) 819-9264
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Amber St Laurent
LPC Intern, MS, LCPC-I
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Seeing the prevalence of eating disorders while playing competitive volleyball in high school sparked a passion in me for promoting positive body image and healthy relationships with food and exercise. I believe it is essential to liberate ourselves from unattainable beauty standards and rigid diet rules in order to create a life worth living. I have seen it work for so many clients, and I am excited to continue to work with individuals of all backgrounds to heal their relationships with food and body.
Seeing the prevalence of eating disorders while playing competitive volleyball in high school sparked a passion in me for promoting positive body image and healthy relationships with food and exercise. I believe it is essential to liberate ourselves from unattainable beauty standards and rigid diet rules in order to create a life worth living. I have seen it work for so many clients, and I am excited to continue to work with individuals of all backgrounds to heal their relationships with food and body.
(725) 999-6452 View (725) 999-6452
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Juliana Glaser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117  (Online Only)
My specialties are eating disorders and disordered eating, Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating, trauma work, and AFAB people diagnosing as Autistic in adulthood.
Diet Culture got you down? Struggling to find a path that doesn't have what you look like or how you identify as the “Main” issue that everyone talks about? After a decade of experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and registered art therapist in California, Nevada, and Colorado, I have developed a system to help you become confident and live a balanced life.
My specialties are eating disorders and disordered eating, Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating, trauma work, and AFAB people diagnosing as Autistic in adulthood.
Diet Culture got you down? Struggling to find a path that doesn't have what you look like or how you identify as the “Main” issue that everyone talks about? After a decade of experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and registered art therapist in California, Nevada, and Colorado, I have developed a system to help you become confident and live a balanced life.
(747) 239-4860 View (747) 239-4860
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Natalie Jaspers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89147
I have been working with families and individuals since 2011. I love helping people discover more peace and connection in their lives as well as create a healthy work-life balance. I enjoy working with teens and adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, and focus on eating disorders as well as body image issues. I have worked with many individuals with anorexia, bulimia as well as binge eating disorders. I also help navigate codependent and other challenging relationships.
I have been working with families and individuals since 2011. I love helping people discover more peace and connection in their lives as well as create a healthy work-life balance. I enjoy working with teens and adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, and focus on eating disorders as well as body image issues. I have worked with many individuals with anorexia, bulimia as well as binge eating disorders. I also help navigate codependent and other challenging relationships.
(754) 203-0063 View (754) 203-0063
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Pamela Georgette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Finding the right therapist can often feel challenging and overwhelming. Congratulations on taking the first step! In order to make the process a little easier, I offer a complementary a 15-minute phone or zoom consultation so we can discuss working together and determine if we are a good match. I enjoy working with people who have experienced various life journeys. I have a great deal of experience with anxiety, chronic illness, eating disorders, addictions, gender identity, LGBTQI+ and teens/families. I would love to begin working together to co-create a change in your life.
Finding the right therapist can often feel challenging and overwhelming. Congratulations on taking the first step! In order to make the process a little easier, I offer a complementary a 15-minute phone or zoom consultation so we can discuss working together and determine if we are a good match. I enjoy working with people who have experienced various life journeys. I have a great deal of experience with anxiety, chronic illness, eating disorders, addictions, gender identity, LGBTQI+ and teens/families. I would love to begin working together to co-create a change in your life.
(818) 643-3895 View (818) 643-3895
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Dr. Lidany Jimenez-Viloria
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89135
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based and holistic treatments for adults. Dedicated to work collaboratively with clients to help them feel empowered and able to achieve their goals. My areas of focus include: trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relational distress, women’s health, cultural diversity concerns, insomnia, nightmares, chronic pain, health/wellness, adjustment concerns, Veterans, and first responder. I have worked and trained internationally, including the United States, Caribbean/Latina America, and India.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based and holistic treatments for adults. Dedicated to work collaboratively with clients to help them feel empowered and able to achieve their goals. My areas of focus include: trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relational distress, women’s health, cultural diversity concerns, insomnia, nightmares, chronic pain, health/wellness, adjustment concerns, Veterans, and first responder. I have worked and trained internationally, including the United States, Caribbean/Latina America, and India.
(702) 508-9181 View (702) 508-9181
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Samantha Rich
Counselor, MA, CRC, LCPC, CMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89135
I provide therapy not only because I strive to support others, but because I believe therapy works. I admire the vulnerability and strength that go into the healing process. I know you have within you what it takes to heal, but that doesn't mean you have to do it alone. You deserve to feel safe enough in both your mind and body to fully engage in life. My clients are seeking out therapy for relief from their complex trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and/or anger. I work with anyone ages 14 and up.
I provide therapy not only because I strive to support others, but because I believe therapy works. I admire the vulnerability and strength that go into the healing process. I know you have within you what it takes to heal, but that doesn't mean you have to do it alone. You deserve to feel safe enough in both your mind and body to fully engage in life. My clients are seeking out therapy for relief from their complex trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and/or anger. I work with anyone ages 14 and up.
(509) 661-5066 View (509) 661-5066
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Sarah Brey
LPC Intern, CPC, MS
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89139  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, addiction issues such as alcoholism, drug use, eating disorders... and personality disorders derived from trauma. I work from a holistic approach using a variety of modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy, and dietary recommendations through the practice of Ayurveda.
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, addiction issues such as alcoholism, drug use, eating disorders... and personality disorders derived from trauma. I work from a holistic approach using a variety of modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy, and dietary recommendations through the practice of Ayurveda.
(725) 888-5743 View (725) 888-5743
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Lindsey B Ricciardi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89148
It is important to work with a professional who specializes in eating disorders (ED) and will use effective treatment strategies. I have specialized in working with ED for 20 years. I am certified by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I completed an internship and fellowship at the Uni. of Chicago Hospitals Eating and Weight Disorders Clinic. I have been a clinical supervisor for 14 years, training doctoral students/interns wanting to specialize in treating ED and related concerns.
It is important to work with a professional who specializes in eating disorders (ED) and will use effective treatment strategies. I have specialized in working with ED for 20 years. I am certified by the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I completed an internship and fellowship at the Uni. of Chicago Hospitals Eating and Weight Disorders Clinic. I have been a clinical supervisor for 14 years, training doctoral students/interns wanting to specialize in treating ED and related concerns.
(702) 800-2949 View (702) 800-2949

Eating Disorders Therapists

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.