Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that is used to treat mental health conditions to include eating disorders. It works to help individuals learn healthy, adaptive ways to regulate emotions, analyze and restructure behaviors that are a result of emotional dysregulation and focuses on increasing mindfulness, and tolerate distress . It’s Origins [...] Read More
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that has been used for decades to treat mental health conditions and more recently, eating disorders. Initially, it was designed for the treatment of depression and anxiety but is currently used more widely with other mental issues. CBT: What It Is There are three phases of treatment [...] Read More
The State of California is often known for being progressive, forward-thinking, and on the cutting edge of scientific, health and research developments. When it comes to eating disorder treatment in California, there are a wide variety of options across the state, including special treatment for those who may need care for co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, [...] Read More
With eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, professional intervention and treatment is often necessary for recovery and healing. For many individuals who are suffering with eating disorders, seeking out treatment at a higher level of care is necessary to deal with the most severe symptoms related to these psychiatric illnesses. This [...] Read More
Contributor: Megan Ross, PhD Candidate, LPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA, serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Aloria Health. When working with adults in the eating disorder field, it is important to remember that treating them with dignity and respect is a primary aspect of treatment and recovery. As a clinician, it can be difficult to let [...] Read More
For those with limited english proficiency (LEP), facilities and practitioners use interpreters to communicate. Some studies done on interpreters in treatment settings indicate that few interpreters provide accurate translations for practitioners. Limited access to health care can also be an issue when seeking eating disorder treatment. Those who speak languages other than English are less [...] Read More
Just as there is the proper tool for every project, there are specialists trained and dedicated to healing every aspect of a person that their eating disorder has broken. All of these trained professionals combine to create the “Treatment Team.” The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) emphasizes that the goals of an eating disorder [...] Read More
When it comes to food, many of us might recognize the types of foods we prefer, the foods we may stay away from, the manner in which we eat and prepare our foods, and even traditions that surround our food choices. What we may not fully understand is the way in which our cultures and [...] Read More
Yoga is a practice of mindfulness, a mind body experience. For anyone who has engaged in the practice of yoga, it is a freeing experience. You only have the ability to think in present moment, and how your body moves or rests in each position. As you practice the yogi begins to accept your body [...] Read More
Guided Imagery is a type of therapy that involves visualization and guided images to create positive changes in thoughts, behaviors, reduce symptoms of the eating disorder, and improve coping skills . Visualization is a primary component to practicing guided imagery and works by connecting in your brain, your nervous system, and visual cortex to create [...] Read More
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