Eating Disorders Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Dr. Jeannine Cicco Barker
Psychologist, PsyD, ATR-BC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders and concerns, and college/grad school/career concerns.
We all deserve wholeness. Sometimes our relationships cause pain, sometimes trauma harms us, and the very act of living in this world can cause suffering. And sometimes, we are trying the best we can to cope and survive. But reclaiming wholeness and healing is possible. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have expertise in treating a wide range of mental health concerns and in supporting individuals, couples, and families. I approach therapy from a place that affirms and honors your whole self. I will empower you and hold space for you as you reclaim what has been taken, learn to listen to your own voice, and begin to heal.
I specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders and concerns, and college/grad school/career concerns.
We all deserve wholeness. Sometimes our relationships cause pain, sometimes trauma harms us, and the very act of living in this world can cause suffering. And sometimes, we are trying the best we can to cope and survive. But reclaiming wholeness and healing is possible. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have expertise in treating a wide range of mental health concerns and in supporting individuals, couples, and families. I approach therapy from a place that affirms and honors your whole self. I will empower you and hold space for you as you reclaim what has been taken, learn to listen to your own voice, and begin to heal.
(215) 234-1358 View (215) 234-1358
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Deborah Reeves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MGPP, BCPC, DAPA, CGP
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Current "Group for Women with Anorexia/Bulimia Inquiries welcome 215 732 1612.
I work in pursuit of a greater understanding of a persons life and mind, everything-feelings, beliefs, memories, dreams and even seemingly irrelevant passing thoughts. Emotional healing takes place in a safe space through the empathic work of a committed relationship between psychotherapist and patient that is radically individualized/fully confidential. My approach is with the concern of relieving immediate symptoms and resolving current life problems. Patients are encouraged to talk as freely as possible in an environment that can enhance their awareness into how they see themselves and the world around them with increased sense of freedom and validation.
Current "Group for Women with Anorexia/Bulimia Inquiries welcome 215 732 1612.
I work in pursuit of a greater understanding of a persons life and mind, everything-feelings, beliefs, memories, dreams and even seemingly irrelevant passing thoughts. Emotional healing takes place in a safe space through the empathic work of a committed relationship between psychotherapist and patient that is radically individualized/fully confidential. My approach is with the concern of relieving immediate symptoms and resolving current life problems. Patients are encouraged to talk as freely as possible in an environment that can enhance their awareness into how they see themselves and the world around them with increased sense of freedom and validation.
(215) 995-3243 View (215) 995-3243
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Kathleen Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My ideal client struggles with Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Trauma, and/or related conditions. They are motivated for change or at least open to the possibility of change. They are open to feedback and willing to lean into the therapeutic process. They do not need to have clear goals for the therapeutic process right away but are willing to work to identify these goals in the treatment process. They would want to improve their life in some way, or even just their relationship with themselves.
My ideal client struggles with Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Trauma, and/or related conditions. They are motivated for change or at least open to the possibility of change. They are open to feedback and willing to lean into the therapeutic process. They do not need to have clear goals for the therapeutic process right away but are willing to work to identify these goals in the treatment process. They would want to improve their life in some way, or even just their relationship with themselves.
(267) 762-1398 View (267) 762-1398
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Rachel Braun
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Do you ever feel shut down or have difficulty getting out of bed? Are there times when you turn to food or diet as a way to manage strong emotions? I specialize in working with women who experience anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I will help you engage in the creative process to explore underlying issues and reveal hidden strengths. Art therapy offers a profound way of transforming and healing images stuck just beneath the surface and this can lead to more satisfying connections, greater confidence, renewed energy, and an ability to thrive in both work and home environments.
Do you ever feel shut down or have difficulty getting out of bed? Are there times when you turn to food or diet as a way to manage strong emotions? I specialize in working with women who experience anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I will help you engage in the creative process to explore underlying issues and reveal hidden strengths. Art therapy offers a profound way of transforming and healing images stuck just beneath the surface and this can lead to more satisfying connections, greater confidence, renewed energy, and an ability to thrive in both work and home environments.
(215) 791-8077 View (215) 791-8077
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Margaux Ketner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Therapy can help with relationship problems; adjustment to new situations; grief and loss; chronic illness; low self-confidence and feelings of shame and insecurity; lack of direction in life; parenting concerns; irritability, anger, and anxiety; and specific conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, eating disorders, and more.
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Some people seek therapy to help with a particular problem, and others to better understand themselves and their internal world. In any case, therapy is a collaborative process and relies on having your thoughts and feelings understood by a therapist with whom you share a meaningful connection. I see adolescents and adults for individual therapy, and I also offer couples or marital therapy.
Therapy can help with relationship problems; adjustment to new situations; grief and loss; chronic illness; low self-confidence and feelings of shame and insecurity; lack of direction in life; parenting concerns; irritability, anger, and anxiety; and specific conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, eating disorders, and more.
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Some people seek therapy to help with a particular problem, and others to better understand themselves and their internal world. In any case, therapy is a collaborative process and relies on having your thoughts and feelings understood by a therapist with whom you share a meaningful connection. I see adolescents and adults for individual therapy, and I also offer couples or marital therapy.
(267) 587-7006 View (267) 587-7006
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Katie Bank
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Specialties include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and disability support.
I want to help you feel supported and restore hope that things can get better. Through a warm and authentic style, we'll find a unique and individualized approach at a pace that feels right and matches your needs. Together our sessions will move you closer to your goals, work through emotions, prioritize what you value, and seek overall understanding and balance. I work mostly with adults and couples in counseling.
Specialties include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and disability support.
I want to help you feel supported and restore hope that things can get better. Through a warm and authentic style, we'll find a unique and individualized approach at a pace that feels right and matches your needs. Together our sessions will move you closer to your goals, work through emotions, prioritize what you value, and seek overall understanding and balance. I work mostly with adults and couples in counseling.
(267) 214-3270 View (267) 214-3270
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Caroline Springhorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with substance use disorder, eating disorders, and trauma.
My ideal client is seeking therapy to become the best version of themselves. They would be committed to treatment and be willing to put in the work in and outside of therapy.
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with substance use disorder, eating disorders, and trauma.
My ideal client is seeking therapy to become the best version of themselves. They would be committed to treatment and be willing to put in the work in and outside of therapy.
(267) 692-2511 View (267) 692-2511
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Amy S Langsam
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19128
I specialize in treating individuals struggling with eating disorders, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression. I believe the most important aspect of effective psychotherapy is developing a trusting relationship between the client and therapist. My approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, and empathetic. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and often use this approach in my clinical practice. Additionally, I utilize cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and client-centered interventions that are empirically supported to provide symptom relief.
I specialize in treating individuals struggling with eating disorders, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression. I believe the most important aspect of effective psychotherapy is developing a trusting relationship between the client and therapist. My approach to therapy is collaborative, supportive, and empathetic. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and often use this approach in my clinical practice. Additionally, I utilize cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and client-centered interventions that are empirically supported to provide symptom relief.
(267) 867-0724 View (267) 867-0724
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Dr. Alyssa B. Catuogno
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy for individuals suffering from various disorders and psychological distress including but not limited to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, suicidal ideation, and family issues. In addition to psychotherapy, I conduct psychological evaluations/testing, psychoeducational testing, and biopsychosocial evaluations. I conduct testing for ADHD, gifted/talented, and special education services. I provide a compassionate, holistic, and caring atmosphere in order to provide my clients a trusting and supportive therapeutic experience.
My treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy for individuals suffering from various disorders and psychological distress including but not limited to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, suicidal ideation, and family issues. In addition to psychotherapy, I conduct psychological evaluations/testing, psychoeducational testing, and biopsychosocial evaluations. I conduct testing for ADHD, gifted/talented, and special education services. I provide a compassionate, holistic, and caring atmosphere in order to provide my clients a trusting and supportive therapeutic experience.
(267) 704-8646 View (267) 704-8646
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Elizabeth Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical social worker licensed in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. I have over 15 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transition challenges. I have certifications in both child & adolescent psychotherapy and the treatment of eating disorders, and training in CBT through the Beck Institute. My perspective is psychodynamic and integrates attachment and trauma theories.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. I have over 15 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transition challenges. I have certifications in both child & adolescent psychotherapy and the treatment of eating disorders, and training in CBT through the Beck Institute. My perspective is psychodynamic and integrates attachment and trauma theories.
(215) 584-4071 View (215) 584-4071
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Spilove Psychotherapy Philadelphia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT, LCSW, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Our therapists are trained in working with eating disorders & body shame, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQIA+, relationships, addiction, nutrition, and children.
You feel lost and broken down. You keep trying to find your way through the pain you feel so you can experience peace, if not joy, in your life. Sure, your past has shaped who you are today, but you want to look to the future with hope. Those memories from past pain keep sticking to you no matter how hard you try to shake them off. The internal conflict is exhausting, and it keeps pulling you back into the shadows. You have so much you want to celebrate about life, but you’re stuck with the body memories that continually bring you back. It's impacted your relationships, your career, and how you feel about yourself.
Our therapists are trained in working with eating disorders & body shame, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQIA+, relationships, addiction, nutrition, and children.
You feel lost and broken down. You keep trying to find your way through the pain you feel so you can experience peace, if not joy, in your life. Sure, your past has shaped who you are today, but you want to look to the future with hope. Those memories from past pain keep sticking to you no matter how hard you try to shake them off. The internal conflict is exhausting, and it keeps pulling you back into the shadows. You have so much you want to celebrate about life, but you’re stuck with the body memories that continually bring you back. It's impacted your relationships, your career, and how you feel about yourself.
(610) 298-0489 View (610) 298-0489
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Jane K Shure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
I'm cofounder of The Resilience Group, nationally recognized for my expertise in bolstering resilience & self-confidence & in helping people break negative patterns to achieve positive change. My TEDx Talk, BOLSTER RESILIENCE, addresses fear-based thinking & offers strategies for building emotional courage & confidence. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, I'm a published author on issues of shame, trauma, body-image, eating disorders & lead workshops on Strengthen an Inner Coach more Powerful than Your Inner Critic. For more see: http://theresiliencegroup.com/ http://huffingtonpost.com/jane-shure/
I'm cofounder of The Resilience Group, nationally recognized for my expertise in bolstering resilience & self-confidence & in helping people break negative patterns to achieve positive change. My TEDx Talk, BOLSTER RESILIENCE, addresses fear-based thinking & offers strategies for building emotional courage & confidence. Named a “Top Doc for Women” by Philadelphia Magazine, I'm a published author on issues of shame, trauma, body-image, eating disorders & lead workshops on Strengthen an Inner Coach more Powerful than Your Inner Critic. For more see: http://theresiliencegroup.com/ http://huffingtonpost.com/jane-shure/
(215) 995-1198 View (215) 995-1198
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Paromita Kar Haye
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with almost 20 years of experience, I specialize in working with anxiety, eating disorders, men's issues, and high functioning multiracial couples and families.
Despite your best intentions and efforts, do you feel stuck in your personal life, intimate relationships, family relationships or workplace? You may be faced with challenges that are deeply rooted in your early life experiences, your primary attachments, in how you view the world, or due to misunderstanding between you and significant others. Challenges can arise during stressful life transitions, such as divorce or death of loved ones. But they can also arise from positive life experiences, such as marriage or the birth of a child. Left untreated, these challenges can grow into chronic problems that can corrode your sense of self and your relationships.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with almost 20 years of experience, I specialize in working with anxiety, eating disorders, men's issues, and high functioning multiracial couples and families.
Despite your best intentions and efforts, do you feel stuck in your personal life, intimate relationships, family relationships or workplace? You may be faced with challenges that are deeply rooted in your early life experiences, your primary attachments, in how you view the world, or due to misunderstanding between you and significant others. Challenges can arise during stressful life transitions, such as divorce or death of loved ones. But they can also arise from positive life experiences, such as marriage or the birth of a child. Left untreated, these challenges can grow into chronic problems that can corrode your sense of self and your relationships.
(267) 519-1318 View (267) 519-1318
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Abby Costello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
I have particular expertise in working with survivors of interpersonal trauma, and specialized training in treating eating disorders and body image concerns.
I believe that healing often occurs best in the context of a safe and trusting relationship between a client and therapist. As a psychotherapist, I strive to create a secure, caring, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients so that therapy is a place they feel fully seen, heard, understood, and respected. I work from an integrative and holistic perspective, meeting each client where they are and working collaboratively with clients to reach their own personal goals and to create lasting, meaningful change and healing in their lives.
I have particular expertise in working with survivors of interpersonal trauma, and specialized training in treating eating disorders and body image concerns.
I believe that healing often occurs best in the context of a safe and trusting relationship between a client and therapist. As a psychotherapist, I strive to create a secure, caring, and collaborative relationship with each of my clients so that therapy is a place they feel fully seen, heard, understood, and respected. I work from an integrative and holistic perspective, meeting each client where they are and working collaboratively with clients to reach their own personal goals and to create lasting, meaningful change and healing in their lives.
(267) 833-2687 View (267) 833-2687
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Diane R. Girardot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRT
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
I am a psychotherapist and health care journalist in the Philadelphia area that specializes in personalized treatment for eating disorders, generalized anxiety and depression, and psychosocial issues for ages 14 and up. I also provide supervision for therapists pursuing licensure. I have freelanced for the APA Monitor and write regularly for the Philadelphia Inquirer about current psychological issues and eating disorder treatment.
I am a psychotherapist and health care journalist in the Philadelphia area that specializes in personalized treatment for eating disorders, generalized anxiety and depression, and psychosocial issues for ages 14 and up. I also provide supervision for therapists pursuing licensure. I have freelanced for the APA Monitor and write regularly for the Philadelphia Inquirer about current psychological issues and eating disorder treatment.
(610) 572-4595 View (610) 572-4595
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Courtney McCuen-Wurst
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Therapy feels like a really valuable experience to me, where I can offer people a place where they can feel listened to, guided, and supported through the challenges they might be experiencing. I specialize in working with folks who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and life transitions. I also work with folks who have a trauma history, ADHD, and grief.
Therapy feels like a really valuable experience to me, where I can offer people a place where they can feel listened to, guided, and supported through the challenges they might be experiencing. I specialize in working with folks who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and life transitions. I also work with folks who have a trauma history, ADHD, and grief.
(484) 799-9405 View (484) 799-9405
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Jotie Mondair
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, CCTP
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19121  (Online Only)
Jotie is a licensed professional counselor located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with many years of experience working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Jotie uses an attachment-based model to identify and address distorted thought patterns and improve relationships (between people, with themselves, or with food).
Jotie is a licensed professional counselor located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with many years of experience working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Jotie uses an attachment-based model to identify and address distorted thought patterns and improve relationships (between people, with themselves, or with food).
(215) 974-0190 View (215) 974-0190
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Hannah Beaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am highly trained and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and related body image concerns, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, identity development, and life transitions.
I strongly believe that engaging in the the therapeutic process can be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. My primary aim as a therapist is to help each individual I work with lead their best life in whatever form that takes. I use an integrative approach drawing from a relational framework, incorporating components of cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength-based and solution-focused techniques.
I am highly trained and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and related body image concerns, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, identity development, and life transitions.
I strongly believe that engaging in the the therapeutic process can be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. My primary aim as a therapist is to help each individual I work with lead their best life in whatever form that takes. I use an integrative approach drawing from a relational framework, incorporating components of cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength-based and solution-focused techniques.
(267) 627-3008 View (267) 627-3008
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Marirose Benedict
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
My expertise lies in delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Treatments for eating disorders.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have extensive experience in providing scientifically informed treatments to teens and adults having bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and restrictive eating disorders. I also specialize in treatments for depression, anxiety and trauma that frequently co-occur with eating disorders.
My expertise lies in delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Treatments for eating disorders.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have extensive experience in providing scientifically informed treatments to teens and adults having bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and restrictive eating disorders. I also specialize in treatments for depression, anxiety and trauma that frequently co-occur with eating disorders.
(215) 598-6632 View (215) 598-6632
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Rita Woidislawsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I can help people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. I am also capable of assisting patients dealing with anxiety and stress which often lead to these disorders.
I can help people suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. I am also capable of assisting patients dealing with anxiety and stress which often lead to these disorders.
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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.