Webster Wellness Professionals
Webster Wellness Professionals is a multi-disciplinary team of psychotherapists, dietitians, nurses, primary care physicians and psychiatrists with many years of experience and special expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, healthy weight control, body image disturbances, and compulsive exercise.
We offer comprehensive evaluation and integrated treatment of related emotional, psychiatric and medical disorders in adults, teens, and children. Our team offers cutting-edge, evidence-based treatment in a setting emphasizing collaboration, mutual respect, and a commitment to health in all its facets. We work to develop skills for full recovery, enhancingself-awarenesss, self-acceptance, and a commitment to balance. Webster Wellness also has nurses and a primary care physician on staff
Eating Disorders Webster Wellness Professionals Treat
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Emotional Eating
- Obesity, Medically Severe
- Body Image Dissatisfaction and Muscle Dysmorphia
Wellness Services Offered
- Comprehensive Evaluation
- Evidence-based Practice Therapies
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive-behavior Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Family-based treatment on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder
- Greenlight Program
- Men with Eating Disorders & Weight Concerns
- Intensive Outpatient Programs
When eating, energy and exercise are out of balance, so are self-evaluations and self regulation.
Webster Wellness Professionals is a multi-disciplinary team of psychotherapists, dietitians, nurses, primary care physicians and psychiatrists with many years of experience and special expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, healthy weight control, body image disturbances, and compulsive exercise. We offer comprehensive evaluation and integrated treatment of related emotional, psychiatric and medical disorders in adults, teens, and children. We are in-network with many insurance companies to help ensure you get the treatment you need.
Our team offers cutting-edge, evidence-based treatment in a setting emphasizing collaboration, mutual respect, and a commitment to health in all its facets. We work to develop skills for full recovery, enhancing self-awareness, self-acceptance, and a commitment to balance. Treatment is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT)
DBT is an effective treatment combining behavioral, cognitive, and supportive therapies. While DBT was originally designed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts/behaviors, it has since been proven effective for a number of additional disorders, such as binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, substance abuse disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. DBT’s balance of acceptance, validation, and warmth with change-oriented approaches creates a supportive atmosphere for growth.
One of the main reasons people engage in desperate behaviors is to feel better or survive an overwhelming situation. Individuals with eating disorders often struggle with other self-destructive behaviors, such as self-injury and substance abuse, in addition to their eating disorder behaviors. These behaviors can become one’s primary means of coping with life because they have not learned effective alternatives that actually work.
While these disparate behaviors may provide short-term relief, the long-term costs to personal health, self-esteem, identity, mood, relationships, life accomplishments, and spiritual growth are far too great. It is impossible to fully experience and enjoy life while these behaviors are present. In DBT, a variety of skills are taught and practiced in each of the categories below, allowing you the freedom to break the cycle of self-destructive coping.
- Mindfulness– Being present and focused, learning to control your mind so it does not control you
- Emotion Regulation– Emotional acceptance, decreasing emotional vulnerabilities, and regulating emotions effectively
- Distress Tolerance- Surviving crisis situations without making them worse
- Interpersonal Effectiveness– Handling conflict, asking for what you need effectively, and setting limits with others
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT has been found to be effective in helping individuals overcome anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorders. CBT is based on the link between thoughts, actions, emotions, and physiological reactions. By improving coping skills and preparing for challenging situations individuals can make substantial emotional and behavioral changes.
In general, actions and thoughts are more easily modified directly than emotions and physical reactions. CBT therapy is typically a focused, time-limited treatment. CBT is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the individual to implement more effective thoughts and behaviors. One benefit is that behavior change can be noticed in a few weeks, although complete treatment may take many months.
Intensive Weight Loss Programs for Adolescents & Adults
Webster Wellness Professionals is proud to introduce its comprehensive intensive outpatient weight management program for adolescents and adults. Weight loss and weight management are complex issues that need to be addressed from biological, social, and psychological perspectives. Our obesity treatment, designed to help adolescents and adults who suffer from obesity and desire to lost weight in a healthy manner.
This treatment program integrates the best of research on behavioral weight loss with one-on-one coaching and skills and therapy groups that build on cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques. We will teach you skills to control your weight once and for all by directly addressing personal obstacles to long-term weight control.
To supplement IOP, we recommend a consultation with our psychiatrist in order to evaluate and treat any underlying disordered eating, attention deficit, trauma symptoms, and anxiety and mood disorders. Also, we recommend you meet with our medical consultant who can evaluate metabolism and screen for medical complications associated with chronic dieting, weight fluctuation, and binge eating.
Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents and Children
Family-based (FBT) or Maudsley treatment is a research-validated treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This time-limited eating disorder treatment is particularly effective for treating adolescents. In fact, family-based eating disorder treatment is the only evidence-based treatment for anorexia in adolescents.
Available at Webster Wellness Professionals in St. Louis, it can be a cost-effective alternative to other treatments. To learn more about this treatment offered at Webster Wellness Professionals in St. Louis please contact us to consult a professional or schedule an appointment at our St. Louis eating disorder and weight control treatment clinic.