Eating disorders can be scary for both the person with the eating disorder and their family. They are one of the most dangerous problems as they can lead to death in some cases. Many women and men have issues with their body image and may struggle with their weight, but when severe restriction of eating occurs or binging and purging cycles develop, it can become a crisis. Some may realize the struggle they're having, while others may not think there is anything wrong with them. Time is of the essence with eating disorder since the longer they are maintained, the harder they are to treat.
Fortunately, there are effective treatments to help overcome eating disorders. I am trained in Maudsley Method: Family Based Therapy, which is a first line treatment for anorexia in adolescents. I also utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to treating body issue and bulimia. If you are an adult, an adolescent, or a parent concerned with a child or loved one, remember, there is hope and also remember that eating disorders are serious issues that can have lifelong consequences.
To make an appointment for an assessment and/or discuss recommendations for treatment, call (415) 686-9544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org I have offices in San Francisco and Corte Madera and provide phone and/or web sessions for clients who can not come to the office.
SYMPTOMS OF EATING DISORDERS: