Eating Disorder Treatment at Vantage Point Center for Psychotherapy
Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can be life-threatening and often cause significant emotional distress for the sufferer and their loved ones.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, we want you to know that recovery is possible, and our team of specialists can help support you along the way.
At Vantage Point we offer a holistic approach to treating eating disorders, one which integrates both the body and the mind. Our specialists will work with you to identify the underlying emotional, mental, and physical dynamics that are fueling your eating disorder and keeping you stuck. We will also work with you to develop alternative ways of coping in order to help you reduce discomfort, meet your personal goals, and improve your life.
We strongly believe in a "team" approach to eating disorder recovery, and when it is appropriate for your treatment, we can work directly with your medical doctor, your dietician or our in-house dietician, a great network of local Psychiatrists, support groups, and other complementary healthcare providers to ensure that you are getting the support you need throughout the recovery process.
Most importantly, we will work closely with you and your loved ones (if and when appropriate) to develop and implement a treatment plan that works best for you.
Our team of clinicians is well-versed in the following treatment types for Eating Disorders:
Vantage Point offers the following specialized services for eating disorders in addition to individual psychotherapy:
Bulimia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder where a person engages in (bingeing) on large quantities of food and attempts to prevent weight gain by engaging in compensatory behaviors (purging) such as vomiting, excessive exercising, or the use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics, or other medications.
Binge-Eating Disorder is a type of eating disorder in which an individual eats an excessive amount of food in a short period of time and the individual feels out of control and/or like they can't stop eating.
Binge-Eating Disorder differs from Bulimia in that the person does not engage in compensatory behavior (purging).
Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder that is characterized by starvation and excessive weight loss and can lead to life-threatening consequences. It is a mental health condition where a person becomes severely underweight because they restrict their food intake because of a fear of being fat or weight gain.
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is a type of eating disorder in which an individual lacks interest in food, avoids food, or fails to eat enough food to meet proper nutritional value. ARFID is similar to anorexia in that both disorders involve limitations in the amount and/or types of food consumed, but unlike anorexia, ARFID does not involve any distress about body shape or size. A person with ARFID does not consume enough calories to grow and develop properly and, in adults, to maintain basic body function.
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