Eating Disorders Therapists in West University Place, TX

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Lisa Balick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005
I give lectures on eating disorders to mental health practitioners & the public.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and have a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Preventive Medicine. I work with outpatient adolescents, adults, and couples doing individual/couples therapy. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness (adjustment to one's own and other's), loss, and grief. I also treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, survivors of sexual abuse, relationship problems, and homosexual concerns and adjustments. My involvement with eating disorders is extensive. I work with many clients who are emotional overeaters,compulsive overeaters, binge eaters, bulimic, or anorexic.
I give lectures on eating disorders to mental health practitioners & the public.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and have a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Preventive Medicine. I work with outpatient adolescents, adults, and couples doing individual/couples therapy. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, stress management, chronic illness (adjustment to one's own and other's), loss, and grief. I also treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, survivors of sexual abuse, relationship problems, and homosexual concerns and adjustments. My involvement with eating disorders is extensive. I work with many clients who are emotional overeaters,compulsive overeaters, binge eaters, bulimic, or anorexic.
(713) 338-9176 View (713) 338-9176
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Avanti Bande
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with young adults who struggle with life transitions, relationships, work/life stress, mood concerns, body image concerns, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders.
Adulthood can generally mean transitions, complex relationships, self-doubt, and uncertainty. Unfortunately, nobody told us how to navigate all of this and it can feel really challenging to balance all of the responsibilities. If things in your life feel really overwhelming or you notice that your life feels stagnant and you want to keep growing, you don’t have to go through it alone. I meet you where you’re at and we work to add tools to your toolbox in a safe and non-judgmental space. I want to work with you to help you discover a peaceful relationship with yourself.
I specialize in working with young adults who struggle with life transitions, relationships, work/life stress, mood concerns, body image concerns, disordered eating, and/or eating disorders.
Adulthood can generally mean transitions, complex relationships, self-doubt, and uncertainty. Unfortunately, nobody told us how to navigate all of this and it can feel really challenging to balance all of the responsibilities. If things in your life feel really overwhelming or you notice that your life feels stagnant and you want to keep growing, you don’t have to go through it alone. I meet you where you’re at and we work to add tools to your toolbox in a safe and non-judgmental space. I want to work with you to help you discover a peaceful relationship with yourself.
(281) 519-6512 View (281) 519-6512
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Houston Healing Collective Jennifer Lancaster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
Do you struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, self-doubt, or hopelessness? Are past traumas or patterns playing out in your present-day relationships? Are you facing challenges navigating food, exercise or body image? Maybe you've tried therapy before but didn't feel understood, still feel stuck, and need a new, creative approach that's designed uniquely for you—not a one-size-fits-all. If you've been weighed down by past experiences and are struggling to find clarity, purpose, direction, or confidence in life, you've found a place where your struggles are understood and your bravery in seeking help is deeply respected.
Do you struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, self-doubt, or hopelessness? Are past traumas or patterns playing out in your present-day relationships? Are you facing challenges navigating food, exercise or body image? Maybe you've tried therapy before but didn't feel understood, still feel stuck, and need a new, creative approach that's designed uniquely for you—not a one-size-fits-all. If you've been weighed down by past experiences and are struggling to find clarity, purpose, direction, or confidence in life, you've found a place where your struggles are understood and your bravery in seeking help is deeply respected.
(346) 261-0702 View (346) 261-0702
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Eva Szego
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, ATR-BC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
Eva Szego is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Family Therapist, and a Board Certified Art Therapist. Ms. Szego earned her Degree in Expressive Therapies from the University of Louisville. Her practice is a general one involving therapy. Her goal is to help people utilize and develop their strengths and resources, instead of their weaknesses and limitations. She incorporates Art Therapies to help individuals reach their potential. Ms. Szego counsels individuals and corporations on Acculturation Issues, Stress and Sexual Abuse. She has worked for corporations all over the United States and assists in immigration cases.
Eva Szego is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Family Therapist, and a Board Certified Art Therapist. Ms. Szego earned her Degree in Expressive Therapies from the University of Louisville. Her practice is a general one involving therapy. Her goal is to help people utilize and develop their strengths and resources, instead of their weaknesses and limitations. She incorporates Art Therapies to help individuals reach their potential. Ms. Szego counsels individuals and corporations on Acculturation Issues, Stress and Sexual Abuse. She has worked for corporations all over the United States and assists in immigration cases.
(713) 338-9188 View (713) 338-9188
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Rosalie W Hyde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
In this time of crisis and fear that the whole world is experiencing, I think that I must first address how any person who comes to me is coping, how she/he is managing safety and fears for her/himself and his/her family. We cannot dissociate what is happening to all of us now because that replicates what may have happened to many of us in some distant past traumatic experience: Not to talk about what happened. My clients often have struggled with similar problems for years, often working hard in therapy, but not fully understanding the link between their struggles and their experiences in the past.
In this time of crisis and fear that the whole world is experiencing, I think that I must first address how any person who comes to me is coping, how she/he is managing safety and fears for her/himself and his/her family. We cannot dissociate what is happening to all of us now because that replicates what may have happened to many of us in some distant past traumatic experience: Not to talk about what happened. My clients often have struggled with similar problems for years, often working hard in therapy, but not fully understanding the link between their struggles and their experiences in the past.
(713) 338-9049 View (713) 338-9049
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Helen K Chong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CGP, PLLC
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005
Waitlist for new clients
The gift of therapy cannot be truly measured in words or action, but in how you feel afterwards. Your decision to begin psychotherapy was probably made after a great deal of thought and consideration. Selecting a therapist who will be a good fit for you is critical since the process of psychotherapy is intense, and a satisfactory outcome is essential. I provide a broad spectrum of evaluation and psychotherapeutic services with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My approach is collaborative, seeking solutions within your value system.
The gift of therapy cannot be truly measured in words or action, but in how you feel afterwards. Your decision to begin psychotherapy was probably made after a great deal of thought and consideration. Selecting a therapist who will be a good fit for you is critical since the process of psychotherapy is intense, and a satisfactory outcome is essential. I provide a broad spectrum of evaluation and psychotherapeutic services with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My approach is collaborative, seeking solutions within your value system.
(503) 966-0183 View (503) 966-0183
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Peter C Cousins
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005
I am very understanding and allow clients to work at their own pace in resolving their problems quickly and give them the tools to face future challenges. I enjoy clients who want to work and change. I have more than 30 years of experience in what works with people to get them going again to resolve life's trouble spots or help someone who has had trouble their entire life, and everyone in between. It is HARD to take the first step of getting help but a skillful experienced psychologist CAN help, so write me or call.
I am very understanding and allow clients to work at their own pace in resolving their problems quickly and give them the tools to face future challenges. I enjoy clients who want to work and change. I have more than 30 years of experience in what works with people to get them going again to resolve life's trouble spots or help someone who has had trouble their entire life, and everyone in between. It is HARD to take the first step of getting help but a skillful experienced psychologist CAN help, so write me or call.
(713) 338-9213 View (713) 338-9213
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Rachel A Duvvuri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005
I'm so glad you're considering counseling. It means that, at a deep level, you know you deserve better and are capable of more. You may be troubled by persistent negative thoughts and feelings, dissatisfied with certain important relationships, or frustrated that the choices you've made are no longer working for you. Either way, I applaud you for taking this step. Through psychotherapy, we will explore one of the most important subjects in your life - yourself. And we will journey together towards a future that reflects your deepest values and goals.
I'm so glad you're considering counseling. It means that, at a deep level, you know you deserve better and are capable of more. You may be troubled by persistent negative thoughts and feelings, dissatisfied with certain important relationships, or frustrated that the choices you've made are no longer working for you. Either way, I applaud you for taking this step. Through psychotherapy, we will explore one of the most important subjects in your life - yourself. And we will journey together towards a future that reflects your deepest values and goals.
(713) 588-0020 View (713) 588-0020
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Cessi Elizabeth Sutter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005
I am a bilingual English and Spanish speaking therapist that provides counseling and employment services. I offer individual, group, family, and couples therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Typical issues that are worked on in counseling include: depression, anxiety, anger management, domestic violence, grief and trauma, communication, identity, and immigrant issues. For those individuals seeking employment and career coaching, assistance is provided to them in helping them obtain a job or accomplish their professional goals. All services are provided in both English and Spanish.
I am a bilingual English and Spanish speaking therapist that provides counseling and employment services. I offer individual, group, family, and couples therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Typical issues that are worked on in counseling include: depression, anxiety, anger management, domestic violence, grief and trauma, communication, identity, and immigrant issues. For those individuals seeking employment and career coaching, assistance is provided to them in helping them obtain a job or accomplish their professional goals. All services are provided in both English and Spanish.
(713) 587-9974 View (713) 587-9974
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Amy Fuller PhD
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
I have the honor of walking alongside brave and courageous individuals and couples as they strive to become better than they are, overcome what they feel overwhelmed by, become who they dare dream of becoming, and love beyond themselves through the transformative power of love and forgiveness. I hold both a doctorate and masters degree in marriage and family therapy and have a private marriage and family therapy practice in Houston Texas specializing in marriage and sex therapy, trauma and depression. I also serve as the clinical director for a non-profit counseling organization providing affordable therapy to the community.
I have the honor of walking alongside brave and courageous individuals and couples as they strive to become better than they are, overcome what they feel overwhelmed by, become who they dare dream of becoming, and love beyond themselves through the transformative power of love and forgiveness. I hold both a doctorate and masters degree in marriage and family therapy and have a private marriage and family therapy practice in Houston Texas specializing in marriage and sex therapy, trauma and depression. I also serve as the clinical director for a non-profit counseling organization providing affordable therapy to the community.
(281) 915-2853 View (281) 915-2853
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Lind Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a partnership that grows in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance. It allows one to rediscover the parts of selves which may have been disowned; to learn new skills to handle grief and distress; to build healthier, more nurturing relationships; and to gain access to one's own direct experience of the world. I nurture this collaboration with clients and recognize that within each of us there exists a deeper wisdom that, given adequate support, naturally moves toward healing and integration.
Therapy is a partnership that grows in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance. It allows one to rediscover the parts of selves which may have been disowned; to learn new skills to handle grief and distress; to build healthier, more nurturing relationships; and to gain access to one's own direct experience of the world. I nurture this collaboration with clients and recognize that within each of us there exists a deeper wisdom that, given adequate support, naturally moves toward healing and integration.
(713) 338-9247 View (713) 338-9247
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Dr. Kiran Mishra
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
A diagnosis does not define you. You are a complex person, and I understand the depth of human experience and emotion as a normal and sometimes protective response to the stressors of life. We all undergo internal and external pressures. Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, intense emotions, struggling with difficult decisions, going through a transition, or want to make changes in your life, we can address these issues together.
A diagnosis does not define you. You are a complex person, and I understand the depth of human experience and emotion as a normal and sometimes protective response to the stressors of life. We all undergo internal and external pressures. Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, intense emotions, struggling with difficult decisions, going through a transition, or want to make changes in your life, we can address these issues together.
(832) 501-9692 View (832) 501-9692
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Lauren Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
You often care deeply for others but have difficulty giving compassion and space for yourself. You struggle to be vulnerable with your emotions and balance addressing the familial, societal, and cultural expectations that are placed upon you. Often it is easy to feel like no one could possibly understand your experience. However, relationships with friends, family, and partners have the power to connect us to something greater than ourselves. Unfortunately, relationships aren’t always easy to maintain, navigate, and understand.
You often care deeply for others but have difficulty giving compassion and space for yourself. You struggle to be vulnerable with your emotions and balance addressing the familial, societal, and cultural expectations that are placed upon you. Often it is easy to feel like no one could possibly understand your experience. However, relationships with friends, family, and partners have the power to connect us to something greater than ourselves. Unfortunately, relationships aren’t always easy to maintain, navigate, and understand.
(832) 558-8732 View (832) 558-8732
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Julie Stryker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
You're an adult woman who's doing it all while feeling disconnected and unsure of what you really want. You feel confused by your dissatisfaction with your primary relationships or your career - because you have a great family, good job, good supports, etc. And, no one really wants to hear about it, often calling you ridiculous instead. You probably find yourself wondering, "What's wrong with me?" or "Why can't I get this right?" If you're looking for unbiased support from someone outside your family and community, I'm here to tell you you're not ridiculous AND I want to hear all about it!
You're an adult woman who's doing it all while feeling disconnected and unsure of what you really want. You feel confused by your dissatisfaction with your primary relationships or your career - because you have a great family, good job, good supports, etc. And, no one really wants to hear about it, often calling you ridiculous instead. You probably find yourself wondering, "What's wrong with me?" or "Why can't I get this right?" If you're looking for unbiased support from someone outside your family and community, I'm here to tell you you're not ridiculous AND I want to hear all about it!
(346) 214-1635 View (346) 214-1635
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Maria B McGreger
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West University Place, TX 77005
My primary goal is to assist clients in achieving a state of equilibrium and joyfulness. Through collaborative efforts, I guide them in identifying their objectives and tailor a treatment strategy to suit their needs, enhancing their mental and emotional well-being. Within our sessions, I assist clients in recognizing and transforming negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their difficulties. By equipping them with practical coping mechanisms, I enable them to effectively manage stress, nurture healthy relationships, and improve their overall quality of life.
My primary goal is to assist clients in achieving a state of equilibrium and joyfulness. Through collaborative efforts, I guide them in identifying their objectives and tailor a treatment strategy to suit their needs, enhancing their mental and emotional well-being. Within our sessions, I assist clients in recognizing and transforming negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their difficulties. By equipping them with practical coping mechanisms, I enable them to effectively manage stress, nurture healthy relationships, and improve their overall quality of life.
(346) 644-7063 View (346) 644-7063
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Jennifer Murphy Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFC, LPC, S
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005
Suffering is a real thing in this world, such things as grief, depression, addiction, social skills, communication, parenting, dating, marriage, identify and other issues that can cripple a person. I offer professionally competent Biblically sound counseling for those that may be struggling and I know that reaching out for help is hard and telling your story to someone you don't even know can be scary and I completely understand that. I want to encourage you to take a step in faith and ask for help. Time will me will be safe, confidential and filled with purpose.
Suffering is a real thing in this world, such things as grief, depression, addiction, social skills, communication, parenting, dating, marriage, identify and other issues that can cripple a person. I offer professionally competent Biblically sound counseling for those that may be struggling and I know that reaching out for help is hard and telling your story to someone you don't even know can be scary and I completely understand that. I want to encourage you to take a step in faith and ask for help. Time will me will be safe, confidential and filled with purpose.
(281) 572-8987 View (281) 572-8987
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Christie Marie Melonson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, PhD
Verified Verified
West University Place, TX 77005
My ideal client is anyone who is eager to make changes toward a healthier and more fulfilling life emotionally, mentally, physically, career wise or spiritually. My therapeutic approach is based on empowering each client I work with and helping them to use inner resources as well as the resources around them. I adjust my techniques and approaches to the needs of each client and pride myself on practicing cultural flexibility. I understand that clients want responsiveness, respect, knowledge, resources, and a therapist who can empathize. Clients want to be truly heard. I am here to listen and to facilitate your healing.
My ideal client is anyone who is eager to make changes toward a healthier and more fulfilling life emotionally, mentally, physically, career wise or spiritually. My therapeutic approach is based on empowering each client I work with and helping them to use inner resources as well as the resources around them. I adjust my techniques and approaches to the needs of each client and pride myself on practicing cultural flexibility. I understand that clients want responsiveness, respect, knowledge, resources, and a therapist who can empathize. Clients want to be truly heard. I am here to listen and to facilitate your healing.
(713) 360-1599 View (713) 360-1599

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Yassmin Eldouh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77025  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My area of focus is providing culturally competent counseling to individuals of varying mental health difficulties. I work with clients with various presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. In addition to being a licensed therapist, I am completing my PhD in counseling. My intersectional identities as an Arab-Asian woman from a Muslim background allows me to experience understanding and empathy for those from varying backgrounds and identities.
Hello and welcome! My area of focus is providing culturally competent counseling to individuals of varying mental health difficulties. I work with clients with various presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. In addition to being a licensed therapist, I am completing my PhD in counseling. My intersectional identities as an Arab-Asian woman from a Muslim background allows me to experience understanding and empathy for those from varying backgrounds and identities.
(940) 329-2591 View (940) 329-2591
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Daylight Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
Daylight Therapy Group is a team of specialists serving teens, young adults, adults, and families facing post-traumatic stress, eating disorders, substance use, depression, and anxiety. We also support teens through friendship difficulties and high-pressure environments, young adults through big "firsts," adults through life transitions, and families seeking to strengthen communication and connection. For many of our clients slowing down and seeking help is sometimes the hardest work they do. We are here to tailor therapy to fit your unique needs
Daylight Therapy Group is a team of specialists serving teens, young adults, adults, and families facing post-traumatic stress, eating disorders, substance use, depression, and anxiety. We also support teens through friendship difficulties and high-pressure environments, young adults through big "firsts," adults through life transitions, and families seeking to strengthen communication and connection. For many of our clients slowing down and seeking help is sometimes the hardest work they do. We are here to tailor therapy to fit your unique needs
(832) 784-8873 View (832) 784-8873
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Gabriella Mahan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005
While my specialty is Eating Disorders, I also help individuals better cope with anxiety, manage life transitions, and develop a healthier sense of self.
Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you are unable to see yourself as more than a body? That diet culture is so deeply ingrained in our society that it feels impossible to escape? You are not alone. We live in a world that has convinced us that pursuing an unrealistic thin ideal is the key to happiness. That if we "work hard enough," that void we constantly feel, will eventually go away. That's why my goal is to help you reach a place of acceptance so that you can experience a more fulfilling life, free from diet culture and the toxicity that ensues.
While my specialty is Eating Disorders, I also help individuals better cope with anxiety, manage life transitions, and develop a healthier sense of self.
Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you are unable to see yourself as more than a body? That diet culture is so deeply ingrained in our society that it feels impossible to escape? You are not alone. We live in a world that has convinced us that pursuing an unrealistic thin ideal is the key to happiness. That if we "work hard enough," that void we constantly feel, will eventually go away. That's why my goal is to help you reach a place of acceptance so that you can experience a more fulfilling life, free from diet culture and the toxicity that ensues.
(832) 345-3407 View (832) 345-3407

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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.