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Behavioral Wellness Clinic

MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES IN CONNECTICUT AND ONLINE


Eating Disorders

Emotional, Binge and Disordered Eating

Our relationship with food and our bodies can be complicated and frustrating. Did you know that dieting is one of the lead risk factors for deregulated eating and weight management over time? Wouldn’t it be great to feel freedom around food and comfortable in your body? Our clinicians can help you address emotional, binge and disordered eating patterns using a combination of CBT/DBT tools, Health-At-Any-Size, non-diet principles, intuitive eating skills-building, and gentle nutrition guidelines. Sessions focus on open exploration, mindfulness practices and structured exercises to help clients overcome addictive, compulsive and sabotaging behaviors while increasing embodied joy and acceptance.

Common Eating Issues:

  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Orthorexia
  • Emetophobia
  • Muscle Dysmorphia

Some Signs of an Eating Disorder

Depressed young woman in bad

Frequent episodes of consuming very large amount of food followed by behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting

Evidence of binge eating, including disappearance of large amounts of food in short periods of time or many empty wrappers and containers indicating consumption of large amounts of food

Self-esteem overly related to body image

Extreme dieting behavior, e.g. reducing the amount or types of foods consumed

Excessive exercise to burn-off calories taken in

Evidence of purging behaviors, including frequent trips to the bathroom after meals, signs and/or smells of vomiting, presence of wrappers or packages of laxatives or diuretics

Preoccupation with food, food ingredients, or healthfulness

Related Article

Williams, M. T. (2013, June 24). Exercising Demons Away Can Backfire. New York Times, Room for Debate.

BEHAVIORAL WELLNESS CLINIC

392 MERROW RD, SUITE E
TOLLAND, CT 06084
OFFICE: (860) 830-7838
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