Specialized Eating Disorder Treatment
Eating disorders are devastating illnesses that rob one of her/his identity, hope, and health. Often, significant mental health and physical health concerns accompany an eating disorder, which is why specialized treatment that includes professional collaboration among providers is essential. The impact of an eating disorder can sometimes be difficult to recognize, and often there is ambivalence about seeking treatment. Balance Health & Healing recognizes the difficulty in seeking treatment, and offers hope to individuals and family members impacted.
When it comes to eating disorder treatment, comprehensive, specialized treatment by a recognized eating disorder authority is essential to full, lasting recovery. You will find this at Balance Health & Healing, where we utilize the most current interventions and science to inform practice. Treatment is active, with specific treatment targets. Change is difficult and individuals are expected to change in pursuit of their values. However, we recognize that change is difficult, and we help provide the safety, security, and skill-base to create lasting change.
Treatment must focus on the dynamic interplay between cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, and Balance Health & Healing focuses on targeted change in each area. Initially the focus is on ensuring medical stability as this foundation must be in place before other facets of treatment can be adequately addressed.
Treatment includes education about specific coping skills, distress tolerance skills, emotional regulation skills, and increasing awareness of vulnerabilities related to eating disorder concerns. Treatment strives to increase structure and accountability, and often includes meal monitoring with ongoing feedback regarding challenges related to eating. Balance Health & Healing provides ongoing consultation with all members of the treatment team, and recognizes that this ongoing communication is essential to effective treatment.