Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Are you struggling with the shape of your body? You don’t like the way it looks? The way your clothes fit? It consumes your thoughts. 

Are you unhappy with your weight and no matter how many pounds you lose you never feel content? Are you preoccupied with the foods you eat and the number of calories you are consuming? Does your life revolve around meals?

Are you uncomfortable eating around others? Are you avoiding events that involve food? Withdrawing from friends/family? Are you always dieting? Are you noticing physical discomforts? Lightheadedness? Stomach Pains? 

You could have an eating disorder. Eating disorders affect people of all shapes and sizes, ages, nationalities, and personalities. And if left untreated they can lead to serious health problems, including death. At Caring Therapists, we know what you are going through and we can help you feel comfortable in your own skin—just the way you are.

You Are Not Alone In Your Struggle With Food 

It’s estimated that 30 million Americans—20 million women and 10 million men—struggle with an eating disorder at some point during their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Eating disorders can develop at any point during your life, but they are most prevalent in youth—with up to 13% experiencing an eating disorder by the age of 20. 

At Caring Therapists, we want you to feel confident in your body. We want you to love yourself. We want to help you be healthy. Our trained therapists can work with you on healthy coping mechanisms, nutrition plans, emotional regulation, and other life factors so you can feel your best.

Eating Disorder Treatment Can Help You Feel Confident Again

At Caring, we use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, to treat eating disorders. It is one of the most proven, effective treatments. CBT helps to connect your thoughts and feelings with your behaviors, so you are aware of unhealthy thought patterns and how they are influencing your actions. Once you are able to recognize those patterns, we will teach you the skills to modify them. We are putting you in the driver’s seat of your life, giving you back control.

You will gain awareness of your thoughts and behaviors. Then, learn how to apply healthy coping skills to manage stress, anxiety, and other factors that could be influencing your perception of your body and decisions around food. 

In addition to CBT, we use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help you manage painful emotions. DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You will learn how to control and tolerate your emotions, be more mindful and present, and communicate more effectively with others. 

Other therapies we use include Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Therapy, Reality Therapy, Family Systems, and Nutritional Therapy.

We understand you might be nervous to start treatment for your eating disorder, and you might have some questions. Here are a few common ones and answers:

How much does treatment cost?

We offer a competitive private-pay rate and accept most major insurances, both in and out-of-network. We can provide you with a superbill to help get your services full or partially covered. Our office managers are dedicated to helping you get the treatment you need and deserve. They are happy to check your insurance benefits prior to your first visit. 

How long until I start to feel better?

There are no one-size-fits-all solutions to eating disorders. That is why we will work with you to develop a specialized plan that fits your specific needs. Your therapist will take the time to get to know you and learn about what works in your life and where they can help. Most people find some relief from symptoms in about 8 sessions, more or less depending on your specific situation.

Caring Therapists of Broward & Palm Beach offers proven and effective treatments

We are proud to say that our current and past clients have seen much success in their lives since starting with Caring. We have a 5-star rating on Google and Facebook. We are committed to helping you get back to living your best life. 

A Healthier YOU is Just Around the Corner 

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please call our office at 954-378-5381 or 561-223-1066, or send us an email at info@caringtherapistsofbroward.com 

We service all of Broward County, including Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Cooper City, Davie, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, and Weston. 

We service all of Palm Beach County, including Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Boynton Beach, and Lake Worth.