There is help available for those struggling with eating disorders. Treatment may include a combination of individual, group, and family counseling, nutritional support, weight restoration, and medication if indicated. A treatment team approach is a comprehensive approach that considers all the necessary components of recovery. Within this model, various professionals such as a counselor, dietician, psychiatrist, and physician may work together to assist clients in their recovery. In addition to the various aspects of treatment, there are also varying levels of treatment including:
- Outpatient therapy
- Intensive outpatient therapy (IOP)
- Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)
- Residential treatment
As a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the outpatient treatment of eating disorders, I will assess the appropriate level of care and offer counseling and support to meet the goals of recovery. It is possible to overcome, and putting together the right support and tools for success is critical.