Eating Disorders Therapists in Woodside, NY

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Elizabeth Anton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Woodside, NY 11377
Welcome! I am an LMHC with 20+ years of clinical experience in the field. My practice focuses on the "life story" of the whole client, including family, interests, and personal characteristics. Are you struggling through a separation, divorce, or co-parenting problem? Do you worry that your relationship could be healthier, or that you and your partner can do more to support one another rather than argue? These are my areas of specialty, along with adults/young adults struggling with life transitions, relationships, work/life stress, depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders.
Welcome! I am an LMHC with 20+ years of clinical experience in the field. My practice focuses on the "life story" of the whole client, including family, interests, and personal characteristics. Are you struggling through a separation, divorce, or co-parenting problem? Do you worry that your relationship could be healthier, or that you and your partner can do more to support one another rather than argue? These are my areas of specialty, along with adults/young adults struggling with life transitions, relationships, work/life stress, depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders.
(332) 263-4024 View (332) 263-4024
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Latino Support LCSW P.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, DSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodside, NY 11377
Latino Support is a well established private practice, delighted to provide mental health services to adults, couples and families in English and Spanish in a holistic and safe environment. Our main goal is to promote social justice, empower and support clients from all diverse populations through individual and family sessions. Together, you could learn to restructure and improve the relationships in your life.
Latino Support is a well established private practice, delighted to provide mental health services to adults, couples and families in English and Spanish in a holistic and safe environment. Our main goal is to promote social justice, empower and support clients from all diverse populations through individual and family sessions. Together, you could learn to restructure and improve the relationships in your life.
(718) 395-4711 View (718) 395-4711
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Karen L Arthur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Woodside, NY 11377
TELEHEALTH AND OFFICE: Do you need a boost to manage your life? For those of us who suffer anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, sorrow or just want to improve overall wellness or enhance your life, I invite you to call me to discuss your current life circumstances. I have studied many healing therapies including EMDR, EFT, TFT,CBT, hypnosis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, coaching, past life regression,mindfulness, psychosynthesis, yoga, shiatsu & martial arts. I facilitate your process of living beyond loss due to death, feelings of abandonment, life transition and infertility. I use an integrated approach based on the your needs.
TELEHEALTH AND OFFICE: Do you need a boost to manage your life? For those of us who suffer anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, sorrow or just want to improve overall wellness or enhance your life, I invite you to call me to discuss your current life circumstances. I have studied many healing therapies including EMDR, EFT, TFT,CBT, hypnosis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, coaching, past life regression,mindfulness, psychosynthesis, yoga, shiatsu & martial arts. I facilitate your process of living beyond loss due to death, feelings of abandonment, life transition and infertility. I use an integrated approach based on the your needs.
(646) 386-2298 View (646) 386-2298
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Tiffany L Frank
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Woodside, NY 11377
Making a change can be a scary process, but with the guidance of the right person it can be just as rewarding. Therapy can help you overcome challenges, learn more about yourself, achieve goals, and increase satisfaction in your life. As a therapist, I provide a genuine, warm, and open environment that allows you to explore your difficulties, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and develop insight. I view each individual I work with as unique and strive to create an environment that is best suited for your personal needs.
Making a change can be a scary process, but with the guidance of the right person it can be just as rewarding. Therapy can help you overcome challenges, learn more about yourself, achieve goals, and increase satisfaction in your life. As a therapist, I provide a genuine, warm, and open environment that allows you to explore your difficulties, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and develop insight. I view each individual I work with as unique and strive to create an environment that is best suited for your personal needs.
(516) 210-4246 View (516) 210-4246
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Ronald Villano
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Verified Verified
Woodside, NY 11377
GRAND OPENING JULY 2019-----Every type of problem you encounter - relationships, bereavement, anxiety, panic, attention, eating, substance abuse, addiction - all deal with one topic...change. Combining an extensive professional background with the life-changing experience of losing of my 17-year old son, Michael, has helped me to create a simple series of tools that anyone can use to help them through even the darkest of times. You have the power to change the way you look at living. My team of therapists will show you how.
GRAND OPENING JULY 2019-----Every type of problem you encounter - relationships, bereavement, anxiety, panic, attention, eating, substance abuse, addiction - all deal with one topic...change. Combining an extensive professional background with the life-changing experience of losing of my 17-year old son, Michael, has helped me to create a simple series of tools that anyone can use to help them through even the darkest of times. You have the power to change the way you look at living. My team of therapists will show you how.
(631) 509-7028 View (631) 509-7028
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Integral Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodside, NY 11377
We are a private psychotherapy practice in Corona, Queens. We have extensive experience successfully assessing, counseling and supporting varying client populations in multiple settings, We have multiple bilingual specialized professionals for your service and care. We specialize in all types of psychological disorders, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety to name a few. We provide parenting classes, marriage counseling, psychotherapy for adolescents, group family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, students with academic and behavioral problems, response prevention and more.
We are a private psychotherapy practice in Corona, Queens. We have extensive experience successfully assessing, counseling and supporting varying client populations in multiple settings, We have multiple bilingual specialized professionals for your service and care. We specialize in all types of psychological disorders, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety to name a few. We provide parenting classes, marriage counseling, psychotherapy for adolescents, group family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, students with academic and behavioral problems, response prevention and more.
(929) 227-6147 View (929) 227-6147
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Stephanie Tolli-Abraham
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Woodside, NY 11377
Not accepting new clients
Taking the initial step towards mental health self-care & counseling is a courageous act. We sometimes neglect our emotional & mental well-being, which happens to be the foundation of our physical self. With over six years of experience in narrative psychology and a client-centered approach, my initial goal is to make you comfortable to share your story from the minute you step into my office.
Taking the initial step towards mental health self-care & counseling is a courageous act. We sometimes neglect our emotional & mental well-being, which happens to be the foundation of our physical self. With over six years of experience in narrative psychology and a client-centered approach, my initial goal is to make you comfortable to share your story from the minute you step into my office.
(718) 568-6957 View (718) 568-6957

More Therapists Nearby

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Charlotte L Grillot
PhD
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11101  (Online Only)
Areas of specialization include eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns; I employ a weight-inclusive and HAES aligned approach to treatment.
I understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment and flexibly tailor evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, DBT) to meet your unique needs and goals. Over the course of treatment, you can expect to better understand the sources of unhelpful patterns in your life and how to change them. You will leave treatment empowered and equipped to maintain positive changes and achieve your most meaningful and fulfilling life.
Areas of specialization include eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns; I employ a weight-inclusive and HAES aligned approach to treatment.
I understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment and flexibly tailor evidence-based treatments (e.g., CBT, DBT) to meet your unique needs and goals. Over the course of treatment, you can expect to better understand the sources of unhelpful patterns in your life and how to change them. You will leave treatment empowered and equipped to maintain positive changes and achieve your most meaningful and fulfilling life.
(914) 875-2486 View (914) 875-2486
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Nicole D'Angelo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
I am trained in CBT-E for eating disorders, certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and a certified anxiety-informed provider.
I'm happy you are taking the step to begin therapy! I'm licensed in NY and PA. My clients are busy individuals, who are motivated to understand themselves and are working towards their personal goals. I specialize in binge eating disorder, negative body image, anxiety and depression. I provide a safe space for clients to explore emotions and help them identify effective coping skills. I give clients tools to help themselves in between sessions, manage intense emotions and cultivate healthy relationships.
I am trained in CBT-E for eating disorders, certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and a certified anxiety-informed provider.
I'm happy you are taking the step to begin therapy! I'm licensed in NY and PA. My clients are busy individuals, who are motivated to understand themselves and are working towards their personal goals. I specialize in binge eating disorder, negative body image, anxiety and depression. I provide a safe space for clients to explore emotions and help them identify effective coping skills. I give clients tools to help themselves in between sessions, manage intense emotions and cultivate healthy relationships.
(646) 760-3403 View (646) 760-3403
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Margia Shiriti
MHC, LP
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
In life, facing times of distress and confusion may be inevitable. During tough times, guidance from a professional may prove invaluable. Many of my clients come in with a specific concern in mind while others simply want to feel better. I enjoy working collaboratively to create a warm, safe, and inviting space for personal growth. I help people with varying mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety, family and personal relationships, eating disorders, identity issues, trauma and complex PTSD.
In life, facing times of distress and confusion may be inevitable. During tough times, guidance from a professional may prove invaluable. Many of my clients come in with a specific concern in mind while others simply want to feel better. I enjoy working collaboratively to create a warm, safe, and inviting space for personal growth. I help people with varying mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety, family and personal relationships, eating disorders, identity issues, trauma and complex PTSD.
(332) 330-1058 View (332) 330-1058
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Sibel Akturk
MA, MHC-LP
Not Verified Not Verified
Astoria, NY 11105
Making the decision to start therapy can feel overwhelming, but taking this first step is the most difficult part of it all. My name is Sibel and I am a counselor who believes in leading with empathy and compassion, with the hope of fostering a non-judgmental and productive environment for you. I am a culturally competent counselor with experience working with adults of all ages facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, LGBTQIA+ related-stress, life transitions and more. Collaboratively, we will work together to create and achieve your goals at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Making the decision to start therapy can feel overwhelming, but taking this first step is the most difficult part of it all. My name is Sibel and I am a counselor who believes in leading with empathy and compassion, with the hope of fostering a non-judgmental and productive environment for you. I am a culturally competent counselor with experience working with adults of all ages facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, LGBTQIA+ related-stress, life transitions and more. Collaboratively, we will work together to create and achieve your goals at a pace that is comfortable for you.
(332) 248-0884 View (332) 248-0884
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Colleen Baker-Orthwein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11103
My practice, affiliated with Attune Psychotherapy, focuses on treating eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding disorder, OCD and mood disorders, specializing in a Health at Every Size framework and emphasizing body positivity.
First off, congratulations on taking a major step for yourself by seeking a therapist. It would be an honor to help you further develop your sense of self, explore the depth of what you've experienced and begin to find and celebrate the joy in your life. I spent many years early on in my career with Monte Nido and Affiliates, holding roles ranging from Recovery Coach to Lead Therapist and pair my strong passion for recovery advocacy with my therapeutic specializations through my supervisory work with eating disorder non-profit Project HEAL.
My practice, affiliated with Attune Psychotherapy, focuses on treating eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding disorder, OCD and mood disorders, specializing in a Health at Every Size framework and emphasizing body positivity.
First off, congratulations on taking a major step for yourself by seeking a therapist. It would be an honor to help you further develop your sense of self, explore the depth of what you've experienced and begin to find and celebrate the joy in your life. I spent many years early on in my career with Monte Nido and Affiliates, holding roles ranging from Recovery Coach to Lead Therapist and pair my strong passion for recovery advocacy with my therapeutic specializations through my supervisory work with eating disorder non-profit Project HEAL.
(347) 652-2786 View (347) 652-2786
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Cara Maniaci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Also, as a clinician at The Renfrew Center of New York, and for over 10 years in private practice, I have made the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns a specialty and passion.
My approach to therapy is psychoanalytically informed, borrowing tools from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches. I take time to get to know the person in their present day-to-day life, as well looking carefully at past history, patterns of thought and behavior, and relationship dynamics. My goal is for my clients to develop a deepened relationship to themselves. This work involves us partnering to find language and create structures that facilitate change.
Also, as a clinician at The Renfrew Center of New York, and for over 10 years in private practice, I have made the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns a specialty and passion.
My approach to therapy is psychoanalytically informed, borrowing tools from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches. I take time to get to know the person in their present day-to-day life, as well looking carefully at past history, patterns of thought and behavior, and relationship dynamics. My goal is for my clients to develop a deepened relationship to themselves. This work involves us partnering to find language and create structures that facilitate change.
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Nikki King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I believe therapy can help people overcome obstacles, achieve their full potential, and work towards meaningful change. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop customized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, substance use, relationship issues, and life transitions.
I believe therapy can help people overcome obstacles, achieve their full potential, and work towards meaningful change. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop customized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, substance use, relationship issues, and life transitions.
(718) 957-2316 View (718) 957-2316
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Alex Zipkis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
My comprehensive experience includes working with survivors of trauma, the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals struggling with eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression and recent life changes.
My aim is to create a warm and compassionate space to meet you where you are and ultimately lead you to the path of healing and self exploration. In our work together, not only will we challenge the obstacles in your life, but also will work to highlight and expand on your already existing strengths. Whether you are looking to challenge behaviors that no longer serve you, poor self image, or begin working through past traumas, we will work together collaboratively to help you grow. I firmly believe that you are the author in your story and want to honor and explore your values, needs and wants in the therapeutic environment.
My comprehensive experience includes working with survivors of trauma, the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals struggling with eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression and recent life changes.
My aim is to create a warm and compassionate space to meet you where you are and ultimately lead you to the path of healing and self exploration. In our work together, not only will we challenge the obstacles in your life, but also will work to highlight and expand on your already existing strengths. Whether you are looking to challenge behaviors that no longer serve you, poor self image, or begin working through past traumas, we will work together collaboratively to help you grow. I firmly believe that you are the author in your story and want to honor and explore your values, needs and wants in the therapeutic environment.
(347) 658-5293 View (347) 658-5293
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Alexis S Walker
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I mostly work with young adults experiencing eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. They might use food as a means of maintaining control or experience feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety around their bodies. In our work together, we’ll confront the thoughts and beliefs that contribute to harmful patterns so you can build a new relationship with food that nourishes your mind, body, and soul. I also work with people who have anxiety, depression, relational issues, and trauma histories. Together, we’ll uncover the root of these issues and identify coping skills for moving forward.
I mostly work with young adults experiencing eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. They might use food as a means of maintaining control or experience feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety around their bodies. In our work together, we’ll confront the thoughts and beliefs that contribute to harmful patterns so you can build a new relationship with food that nourishes your mind, body, and soul. I also work with people who have anxiety, depression, relational issues, and trauma histories. Together, we’ll uncover the root of these issues and identify coping skills for moving forward.
(332) 239-2581 View (332) 239-2581
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Sarah Chipps
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma, I am also a regular presenter at conferences on topics such as diversity issues in the treatment of eating disorders, the client/therapist relationship, and the treatment of co-occurring eating disorder and substance abuse diagnoses.
Using authentic connection and skillful therapeutic strategy, I work with my clients to establish a safe environment for exploring the path that led to therapy. With direct and honest feedback I can help you build the awareness necessary to move toward a more fulfilling life, and learn the skills you'll need to take on, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges. Because each person carries a unique history and specific challenges, I am trained in a number of psychological theories including psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, DBT, ACT, Somatic Experiencing ®, and CPT.
Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma, I am also a regular presenter at conferences on topics such as diversity issues in the treatment of eating disorders, the client/therapist relationship, and the treatment of co-occurring eating disorder and substance abuse diagnoses.
Using authentic connection and skillful therapeutic strategy, I work with my clients to establish a safe environment for exploring the path that led to therapy. With direct and honest feedback I can help you build the awareness necessary to move toward a more fulfilling life, and learn the skills you'll need to take on, and find meaning in, inevitable challenges. Because each person carries a unique history and specific challenges, I am trained in a number of psychological theories including psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, DBT, ACT, Somatic Experiencing ®, and CPT.
(347) 218-9656 View (347) 218-9656
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Cristina Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Embarking on the journey of self-discovery and personal growth includes exploring aspects of your life that are deeply interconnected. As a therapist specializing in working with young adults, I am committed to helping you navigate the complexities of anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and the intricate realm of sexual well-being. I am a dedicated therapist with a passion for guiding young adults through the challenges of this transformative phase. In addition to my expertise in anxiety, eating disorders, and ADHD, I bring a specialized focus on sexual health and relationships.
Embarking on the journey of self-discovery and personal growth includes exploring aspects of your life that are deeply interconnected. As a therapist specializing in working with young adults, I am committed to helping you navigate the complexities of anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, and the intricate realm of sexual well-being. I am a dedicated therapist with a passion for guiding young adults through the challenges of this transformative phase. In addition to my expertise in anxiety, eating disorders, and ADHD, I bring a specialized focus on sexual health and relationships.
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Rachel Van Beaver
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
Do you often criticize yourself for making a mistake or worry that you are a bad person? Do you tend to blame yourself when something goes wrong? If so, you are not alone. I work with folks on learning how to ground in the present moment when these feelings are overwhelming and how to create new ways of seeing themselves. I also work with my clients on discovering how they came to develop these tendencies based on cultural, familial, and societal messaging. I have specialized training in eating disorders/disordered eating, trauma, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. I often work with women exploring queerness for the first time.
Do you often criticize yourself for making a mistake or worry that you are a bad person? Do you tend to blame yourself when something goes wrong? If so, you are not alone. I work with folks on learning how to ground in the present moment when these feelings are overwhelming and how to create new ways of seeing themselves. I also work with my clients on discovering how they came to develop these tendencies based on cultural, familial, and societal messaging. I have specialized training in eating disorders/disordered eating, trauma, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism. I often work with women exploring queerness for the first time.
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Melissa Gerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
I've dedicated my career to treating eating disorders and have helped thousands of individuals recover fully.
Living with an eating disorder is about yearning to eat without burden, longing to look in the mirror without disgust, wishing to engage in life without the constant battle in your mind. A life of peace and acceptance feels impossible and the more you try to regain control, the more locked in you become. Peace is within reach. Recovery is possible. It’s just may be too hard to do it on your own. There are proven treatments that have been enhanced over decades, designed specifically to conquer eating disorders.
I've dedicated my career to treating eating disorders and have helped thousands of individuals recover fully.
Living with an eating disorder is about yearning to eat without burden, longing to look in the mirror without disgust, wishing to engage in life without the constant battle in your mind. A life of peace and acceptance feels impossible and the more you try to regain control, the more locked in you become. Peace is within reach. Recovery is possible. It’s just may be too hard to do it on your own. There are proven treatments that have been enhanced over decades, designed specifically to conquer eating disorders.
(646) 362-4971 View (646) 362-4971

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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.