Individualized eating disorder treatment meets the client at their current motivational stage and aims to guide them toward meeting their therapeutic goals. It helps clients understand the function of their disordered eating, reduce problematic eating behaviours such as restriction, bingeing, and purging, and guides clients toward developing more adaptive coping strategies. An integral part of individual therapy for eating disorders includes the management of body image concerns and guidance toward increased body and self-acceptance.
Dietetic and Nutritional Support
Dietetic support for those struggling with disordered eating helps clients understand the impact of eating disorders on the mind and body, and supports clients toward gradually improving their relationship with food and their bodies. Fully customized to an individual’s needs, this service incorporates monitoring of eating, personalized meal plans for each stage of recovery, and exposure work for managing food rules and restrictions.
Individual Caregiver Support (where needed)
Those caring for and loving individuals with disordered eating are able to participate in their own individual support sessions with the goal of supporting recovery within the home environment. Caregivers often struggle with how to manage meal times and balance their loved one’s dietetic and psychological needs. Caregiver support can be provided throughout the course of your loved one’s treatment wherever needed.
DBT Skills Group (where needed)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment for disordered eating. Our DBT Skills Group helps individuals better regulate their emotions and develop adaptive strategies for challenging problematic behaviors like restriction, bingeing, and purging. DBT Skills also help to address the underlying emotion dysregulation often present with eating disorders, and they support clients in better understanding and managing their emotional constellation of symptoms.
Clinicians working within this stream are extensively trained in the treatment of disordered eating through specialized continuing education and hospital training.