Eating Disorder Treatment Options
You and your therapist can put together a program that meets your needs and fits your schedule from these options:
Individual Psychotherapy: Our counselors are all trained in an effective “user friendly” combination of therapies unique to The Awakening Center, which includes: Internal Family Systems (“Parts” work) Psychodynamic and Adlerian Therapies; Cognitive
Behavioral interventions and Mindfulness techniques. Together you will work to uncover and finally resolve the underlying issues that led to the eating disorder originally.
Individual Nutrition Counseling: Using a gentle, holistic approach, our licensed dietitian will help you explore thoughts and feelings about food while resolving nutrition myths and fears. The results is nutrition atunement: bringing into harmony the natural processes of eating, tuning into your body and learning to eat naturally.
Group Psychotherapy: In a safe and caring community of individuals committed to one another's growth, you will be encouraged to explore and resolve negative patterns in your life. Group therapy addresses emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal issues and helps you to move toward healthier relationships with others, yourself, and your body.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups: DBT is especially helpful for those who feel emotions more quickly and intensely and who have difficulty calming down from these feelings. This group will help you to identify, experience and regulate emotions, interact more effectively with yourself and others.
Nutrition Counseling and Mindful Eating Groups: Led by our Licensed Dietitian, these highly individualized groups combine structure and support to gently guide you to resolve emotional disordered eating patterns.
Creative Expressive Therapy Group: For those who want to explore emotions and learn new coping skills through a mix of visual and verbal modalities. Gain insight into inner wisdom and develop meaningful relationships with others dedicated to recovery.
Yoga-Informed Therapy Group: For those who want to explore the therapeutic benefits of yoga in their journey towards recovery. Yoga and psychotherapy are used to increase self-regulation, coping, and mind-body-spirit connection, improve body-image and lessen disordered eating attitudes.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): The goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of PTSD, trauma, flashbacks, and intrusive memories. Engaging the brain's natural healing abilities to relieve distressing symptoms. When added to individual psychotherapy, EMDR can accelerate your progress by resolving the impact of past trauma.
Psious Virtual Reality Therapy: Using the technology of virtual reality, Psious Therapy is designed to help you manage your anxiety or phobias and learn relaxation techniques.
Family/Marital Therapy: Look at how each family member contributes to the health of the relationship, and learn to resolve problems and dysfunctional patterns.
Free Support Groups: These ongoing "drop-in" groups are open to anyone who wants an accepting, confidential, and safe place to discuss their struggles and successes with others in recovery. (Suggested donation $5/week.)
Workshops and Classes: Our workshop series “Awaken Your Mind” highlights one-day classes for emotional, nutritional, interpersonal and spiritual wellness. Past workshops include: yoga, meditation, assertiveness, empowerment, body image, stress management, and nutrition.
If you need more help: Step Up/Step Down ED Treatment Plans are available.
The Awakening Center Blog: Our blog “Inner Wisdom” features articles on various health and emotional issues. http://awakeningcenter.blogspot.com
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For an up-to- date list of groups, workshops and classes, please see our Current Calendar of Groups and Classes.
Call The Awakening Center today! Rediscover the healthy self within you, and learn to re-establish a peaceful relationship with food. (773) 929-6262 x14
**While we are able to help most people who seek our services, if you have severe or medically dangerous symptoms, you might need more intensive treatment than we can provide. If this is so we will try to help you find an Inpatient, Residential or Intensive Outpatient Program that meets your needs.