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Eating Disorder Therapy

The eating disorder treatment center you will want to look for will depend on your type of eating disorder, its severity, and how it has affected your health.

For example, if you or a loved one is experiencing malnutrition due to an eating disorder, you or they may need to start mental health treatment in a hospital facility.

Eating disorder treatment will usually consist of a mixture of nutritional education, psychotherapy, and possibly medicine.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT AN EATING DISORDER TREATMENT CENTER

Eating disorder
Eating disorder

An eating disorder treatment program will be the best option for a person struggling with this.

 

Putting someone with an eating disorder into a treatment program that does not specialize in eating disorders can damage the patient more in the long run.

Therefore, you should talk to a professional about the best level of care for the patient.

 

You will start by coming up with a treatment plan. The treatment plan will begin by addressing the physical condition of the patient. Once the patient is stable and able to continue treatment, the eating disorder treatment center will move forward with psychological therapies.

TYPES OF EATING DISORDER TREATMENTS

TYPES OF EATING DISORDER TREATMENTS

TYPES OF EATING DISORDER TREATMENTS

One of the most critical takeaways from a high level of care is formulating and learning to execute an aftercare plan.

Also, how will you deal with discomfort, feeling like you are not in control, or relieving stress without using food? What does that look like and what happens if you are not successful?

Some eating disorder treatment centers specialize in integrative health and wellness services for patients with eating disorders. An in-depth look at treatment for eating disorders should look something like the following:

  • Physical Stabilization
  • One-on-One Therapy and Group Therapy
  • Insertion Into Peer Support Groups
  • Nutritional Education
  • Fitness Education and Mindfulness
  • Complementary Therapy (yoga, meditation, nature walks)

Additionally, family therapy can also come in handy, especially when it comes to the aftercare plan. Having the whole family participate and understand their role in creating the patient’s eating disorder and what they can do to help can be huge for the patient’s future success.

You will receive psychotherapy at an eating disorder treatment center and learn new ways to cope with problems other than using food. Also, you will find a support network and create a plan for discharge from the facility. Getting help for an eating disorder is not an easy thing to do. Getting help can have you live the happy life that you desire.

EATING DISORDER INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM – Available at Victory Bay

EATING DISORDER INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM – Available at Victory Bay

Learn More about Eating Disorders IOP

Our sister provider, Victory Bay, offers an Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program. Their IOP provides flexibility so you or your loved one can attend treatment while still working full-time, attending school, and meeting family and personal obligations.

They support their clients and their loved ones – family and friends – in the recovery process. Victory Bay’s recovery experts will guide clients and their families on the path to a healthier, fuller, and more joyous life.

TYPES OF EATING DISORDER TREATMENTS

One of the most critical takeaways from a high level of care is formulating and learning to execute an aftercare plan.

Also, how will you deal with discomfort, feeling like you are not in control, or relieving stress without using food? What does that look like and what happens if you are not successful?

Some eating disorder treatment centers specialize in integrative health and wellness services for patients with eating disorders. An in-depth look at treatment for eating disorders should look something like the following:

  • Physical Stabilization
  • One-on-One Therapy and Group Therapy
  • Insertion Into Peer Support Groups
  • Nutritional Education
  • Fitness Education and Mindfulness
  • Complementary Therapy (yoga, meditation, nature walks)

Additionally, family therapy can also come in handy, especially when it comes to the aftercare plan. Having the whole family participate and understand their role in creating the patient’s eating disorder and what they can do to help can be huge for the patient’s future success.

You will receive psychotherapy at an eating disorder treatment center and learn new ways to cope with problems other than using food. Also, you will find a support network and create a plan for discharge from the facility. Getting help for an eating disorder is not an easy thing to do. Getting help can have you live the happy life that you desire.

EATING DISORDER INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM – Available at Victory Bay

Learn More about Eating Disorders IOP

Our sister provider, Victory Bay, offers an Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program. Their IOP provides flexibility so you or your loved one can attend treatment while still working full-time, attending school, and meeting family and personal obligations.

They support their clients and their loved ones – family and friends – in the recovery process. Victory Bay’s recovery experts will guide clients and their families on the path to a healthier, fuller, and more joyous life.

THE BENEFITS OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Integrative medicine works well for eating disorders because eating disorders do not take place in just one part of the body.

The patient’s entire body and mind need to be cared for. The benefits of integrative medicine, for example, are:

  • The Use of Less Harsh Alternative Medicines
  • Exposure to Many Types of Healthcare Practitioners
  • The Use of Complementary Therapies
  • Use of Experiential Therapy

Looking for a center that will integrate the whole mind and body into treatment builds a better path to success for those afflicted by eating disorders.

FINDING AN EATING DISORDER TREATMENT CENTER

As mentioned above, an excellent place to start looking for an eating disorder treatment center is to consult with your primary care physician.

Harmony Bay offers multiple levels of care for people with eating disorders. Our sister organization Victory Bay also offers an Eating Disorders IOP. Contact us today at 855.956.1493 for more information.

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