Therapy for Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Living with Disordered Eating or Eating Disorder can be difficult

Disordered Eating is an unhealthy relationship with food and may involve:

  • Under eating
  • Restricting
  • Rigid Meal Plans
  • Overeating
  • Binge eating
  • Emotional eating
  • Purging behaviours
  • Compensatory behaviours
  • Excessive Exercise
  • Healthy eating to an extreme
  • Yo-yo dieting
  • Guilt or shame associated with eating
  • mental preoccupation with food or weight

Many people with disordered eating will say they think about food or weight so much. It can often be all they can think about and as a result, it interferes with living a fulfilling life.

First, we will work to understand your relationship with food, body, and weight

We will understand the disordered eating/eating disorder. We will look at how it developed, what purpose it is serving, and what is keeping it in your life. The more we understand it, the better we can address it.

We will address the roots

Patterns of disordered eating/eating disorders often have psychological underpinnings and can be linked to trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, poor body image, etc. We will address the disordered eating directly and also indirectly by working on underlying issues. This might take time. We will go at a pace that you are comfortable with.

Health At Every Size®

I am a Health at Every Size (HAES)® informed Psychologist. We will explore definitions of health and how this relates to behaviours around eating, exercise, and overall self-care and use this as a framework for our work together.

The principles for HAES® care that influence my disordered eating/eating disorder practice include:

  • Weight Inclusivity
  • Health Enhancement
  • Eating for Well-being
  • Respectful Care
  • Life-Enhancing Movement

Health at Every Size/HAES is trademarked by the Association of Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).

Holistic Healing and Eating Disorder Recovery

We will make therapy part of a holistic treatment approach for healing and eating disorder recovery. Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating are mental health concerns and physical health concerns. As such, I will often recommend clients also work with a Registered Dietitian and a Medical Doctor. Ideally, we can all work collaboratively to help you have a healthier relationship with food and with yourself.

No matter where in your recovery journey you are

I know part there is a part of you that is hopeful and excited about healing and recovery. I know that there is another part of you that is nervous and unsure. Some days, you want to book the appointments and some days, you want to cancel the appointments. This is all normal in eating disorder/disordered eating recovery. We will welcome all parts in session.

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