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Signs and symptoms

Are You Experiencing These Eating Disorder Symptoms?

Our therapists help you find strategies to change your unwanted behavior associated with an eating disorder and develop a healthier relationship with food.
  • Distorted body image

  • Low self-esteem

  • Use of Laxatives or Diet Pills

  • Distressing thoughts and emotions

  • Disruptions in Eating Patterns

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by avoiding food, severely restricting or eating minimal quantities of only certain foods. People may also weigh themselves overly-frequently. Even when dangerously underweight, they may see themselves as overweight.

Symptoms include
  • Limited eating
  • Extreme thinness
  • Fear of gaining weight
  • Distorted body image
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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging or other methods to prevent weight gain, such as using laxatives, excessive exercise, or extreme fasting.

Symptoms include

  • Chronically inflamed and sore throat
  • Acid reflux disorder & gastrointestinal problems
  • Intestinal distress from laxative abuse
  • Electrolyte imbalance & severe dehydration
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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

People with binge eating disorders compulsively overeat, rapidly consuming excessive calories in a brief period, often as a coping mechanisms for intense emotions, body shame, or stressful experiences.

Symptoms include

  • Excessive eating
  • Feeling distressed or guilty about eating
  • Frequent dieting
  • Hiding binge eating from close ones
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Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Restrictive food intake disorder makes an individual strongly prefer a narrow range of foods and often refuse to eat any food outside these parameters. Unlike other eating disorders, people do not fear weight gain.

Symptoms include

  • Dramatic restriction on the amount of food eaten
  • Lack of appetite or interest in food
  • Weight loss, upset stomach & abdominal pain
  • Limited range of preferred foods
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

People who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder obsess over the body part they perceive to be flawed and what others think about it. Worrying about their imperfections makes them feel depressed, anxious, ashamed, or ugly.

Symptoms include

  • Isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adhering to a rigid meal schedule
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"Living with an eating disorder takes extraordinary fortitude. And when that energy can be circumvented in a different way, incredible things happen."


— Anna Sweeney

Our Personalized Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment

Our eating disorder therapy addresses every aspect affecting the person physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Your therapist will create a treatment plan to help you on your way toward recovery.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a eating disorder therapy used to treat eating disorders like bulimia or binge eating. During the process, the person’s eating disorder is examined in the context of social and interpersonal relationships.

Your therapist will work with you to analyze how issues in these critical areas contribute to your eating disorder. They’ll then assist you in developing strategies to improve your communication and interpersonal skills to overcome these symptoms.

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Evidence-Based Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy manages destructive or disturbing beliefs and behaviors while incorporating treatment methods such as emotional regulation and mindfulness.

For example, when undergoing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, your therapist will work with you so that you accept yourself as you are and are also motivated to transform and develop healthier thinking and behavioral patterns.

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Attain Psychological Flexibility with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of therapy used for eating disorders. It helps people deal with harmful thoughts and feelings by encouraging them to live according to their values. The goal is to make life better by accepting difficult feelings and working towards healthy goals.

It helps combat shame around eating habits or body weight by promoting full acceptance of the self, while encouraging commitment to strive towards your goals.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for eating disorders enables people to learn to identify and control negative thinking and behavior patterns contributing to their eating disorders.

The aim is to develop self-esteem, modify behaviors that might worsen the eating disorder, and bring awareness and education to others about it.

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Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Eating Disorder

Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) has been known to increase self-confidence about the ability to change and focus on long-term goals. This type of therapy works to improve attention, working memory, planning, and executive functioning.

These skills can improve our mental well-being and interpersonal relationships, which in turn can help us fight eating disorders. CRT is therefore a great supplemental therapy for eating disorder treatments.

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Peer Support Programs to Assist Faster Recovery

Peer support programs offer a chance for individuals who have made significant progress in their recovery to support others on their healing paths. Peer specialists foster recovery, boost hope, and build networks by serving as role models and catalysts, while also complementing existing treatment through education and empowerment.

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In-Person Therapy

Connect with a trained therapist specializing in eating disorders to receive a tailored care plan suited to your requirements. Our professionals aim to pinpoint the underlying causes of the problem and support you on your journey to healing.

Online Therapy

Explore online therapy options to address your adjustment disorder in the comfort of your own home. Our therapists offer comprehensive assistance to help you overcome the stress and anxiety linked with eating disorders.

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 Eating disorders are substantial conditions stemming from persistent eating patterns that negatively impact health, emotions, and essential life functions. The three most prevalent eating disorders are Bulimia nervosa, Anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

 It remains unclear what specifically causes eating problems. Various factors, including genetics, biology, and mental and emotional well-being, may contribute to the development of eating disorders.

Eating disorders can impact individuals of various ages, often commencing during adolescence and early adulthood. The likelihood of developing an eating disorder may be influenced by multiple factors, including:

1. Family background - Individuals with relatives affected by eating disorders are at a significantly higher risk of developing similar issues.

2. Starvation and dieting - Dieting can precipitate the onset of an eating disorder. Starvation affects the brain, leading to mood swings, rigid thinking, anxiety, and reduced appetite. For those predisposed, starvation and weight loss can alter brain function, potentially perpetuating restrictive eating patterns and hindering the return to normal eating habits. Substantial evidence suggests that many symptoms of eating disorders mimic those of famine.

3. Stress - Life changes such as starting college, relocating, changing jobs, or facing family or relationship challenges can induce stress, increasing the likelihood of developing an eating disorder.

4. Other Mental Health Conditions - Obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders frequently coexist in individuals with eating disorders.

If you have been experiencing the following, we suggest you seek help. You can reach out to us simply by searching ‘food therapist near me’ or ‘food addiction therapist near me’. You can also call us to book your appointment for therapy for overeating, food addiction therapy, nutritional therapy for eating disorders, and more.

 As individuals with eating disorders may strive to conceal their condition due to feelings of shame or guilt, identifying such issues is not always straightforward. However, some behaviors associated with eating disorders include:

1. Dieting behaviors may encompass obsessive eating patterns, fasting, meal skipping, avoidance of specific food groups, or meticulous calorie (or kilojoule) counting.

2. Binge eating may involve stockpiling excessive amounts of food or hoarding food items.

3. Excessive exercise: Individuals may resist altering their exercise regimen under any circumstances, insist on adhering to a particular set of repetitive routines, or become distressed if unable to exercise.

4. Social withdrawal: Individuals may avoid social gatherings and situations involving eating, or they may prefer solitary dining.

5. Body image concerns: Individuals may exhibit preoccupation with weight and body shape, as evidenced by changes in wardrobe, such as wearing baggy clothing.

If you have been experiencing any of the following, we suggest you look for help. You can reach out to us simply by searching ‘eating disorder therapist near me’ or ‘find an eating disorders therapist’. You can also call us to book your appointment for therapy for overeating, food addiction therapy, nutritional therapy for eating disorders, and more.

Before determining whether you have an eating disorder, it's crucial to be aware of the warning indicators. Some symptoms could indicate that an eating issue is developing or is already present. Any eating issue frequently has behavioral, physical, and psychological symptoms. A person must get care immediately if they exhibit several symptoms.

  • Repetitive or ongoing dieting
  • Binge eating evidence
  • Evidence of laxative usage or vomiting
  • Exercise habits that are excessive or compulsive
  • Listing foods that are healthy and terrible
  • Avoiding all social gatherings where there will be food or family meals
  • Strong emphasis on weight and body shape

Physical indicators of an eating disorder could be:

  • Rapid or sudden weight loss
  • Feeling the cold easily
  • Loss or interference with menstrual cycles
  • Symptoms of regular vomiting include puffy cheeks, calluses on the knuckles, and chipped or Cracked teeth.
  • Weariness and vertigo

The following are some psychological indicators of an eating disorder:

  • Moodiness or worry
  • Anxiety or depression
  • A low sense of self
  • Increased concern with appearance, weight, and body type
  • Acute fear of putting on weight
  • Poor body image or extreme body dissatisfaction
  • A sense of not being able to manage one's eating habits

 Various forms of eating difficulties exist, with some individuals experiencing multiple eating disorders. These include:

1. Anorexia nervosa: Individuals with anorexia nervosa drastically reduce their calorie intake and may even resort to starvation. It is characterized by an intense fixation on weight loss and a refusal to consume adequate amounts of food for one's body type and activity level. Anorexia can develop in individuals of any body size.

2. Binge eating disorder (BED): Individuals with BED experience a loss of control over their eating habits. They consume large quantities of food within a short period, or perceive that they do so. However, they do not engage in purging behaviors or compensate for calorie intake through exercise. Instead, they endure uncomfortable fullness and may grapple with feelings of depression, remorse, or guilt.

3. Bulimia nervosa: Those with bulimia nervosa engage in episodes of binge eating, during which they consume large amounts of food in a brief period. Subsequently, they may attempt to eliminate the consumed calories through various methods, such as vomiting, using laxatives, or engaging in excessive exercise.

Severely limiting caloric intake, vomiting, or vigorous exercise can lead to severe health issues, including heart disorders, digestive problems, reduced blood pressure, tooth damage, osteoporosis, brain injury, and organ failure.

 Treatment typically involves a combination of various types of therapy for eating disorders, including:

1. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) - This form of psychotherapy concentrates on addressing the actions, thoughts, and emotions associated with your eating disorder. By helping you cultivate healthier eating patterns and identifying and modifying flawed thinking leading to disordered behaviors, it aims to foster recovery.

2. Family-based therapy - In this approach, family members are educated on how to support you in reinstating healthy eating habits and achieving a balanced weight until you can independently manage. Particularly beneficial for parents of adolescents struggling with eating disorders, this counseling method offers valuable guidance.

3. Group cognitive-behavioral therapy - This treatment involves sessions with a psychologist or other mental health professional alongside individuals experiencing similar eating issues. Through group therapy, you can tackle disordered thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, learn symptom management techniques, and reclaim a healthy relationship with food.

 Lifebulb therapists are experts in delivering both in-person and online therapy services tailored to a diverse array of mental health concerns. These include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, couples counseling, marriage counseling, life transitions, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, child counseling, teen and adolescent therapy, anger management, career coaching, life coaching, ADHD treatment, bipolar disorder treatment, family therapy, panic attacks, phobias, substance abuse, virtual therapy, online counseling, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and many other areas.

 The first session with a Lifebulb eating disorder therapist or counselor goes beyond the usual process of collecting background or demographic information. Understanding the importance of seeking assistance, our initial offline or online therapy session is dedicated to addressing the precise service you are seeking. It emphasizes demonstrating the effectiveness of the therapy process through mutual effort and commitment.

 Ensuring swift access to an eating disorder specialist or counselor is our top priority. Our approach is simple: browse through the bios of our eating therapists, choose the best match, and book a virtual or in-person counseling session online. Alternatively, reach out to our office, and a team member will assist in pairing you with the right eating disorder therapist or counselor. Whether you're embarking on online eating disorder treatment therapy or offline therapy for food addiction, your therapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique goals.

 If there's an immediate emergency, please call 911. While Lifebulb isn't equipped for emergencies, we're aware that urgent situations can occur. You'll have direct contact with your eating therapist or treatment center via email and phone, and we'll strive to be accessible. Depending on your treatment plan, your therapist may provide additional resources or contacts for issues beyond the scope of online or offline therapy for food addiction.

 Once you've scheduled your session with an eating therapist or counselor, we'll send you an email confirming the appointment details. You'll also receive a link to our online eating disorder therapy room. Just log in a few minutes before your session and our compassionate specialists will be there to support you.

Yes. Our team of eating therapists are experts in delivering exceptional online eating disorder therapy and comprehensive treatment services. We are dedicated to supporting our clients on their journey to recovery and helping them live their brightest lives.

 Rest assured, we prioritize your privacy and safety with our HIPAA-compliant video counseling service. Seamlessly engage in online therapy through our integrated Electronic Health Records System. Booking a session is hassle-free - simply reach out to us via phone or website. Our caring team will match you with the perfect therapist and confirm your session details. We'll review insurance information and policies, ensuring a smooth experience. Expect a confirmation email for your in-person or virtual therapy session with us. Take the first step towards a brighter life today.

 At Lifebulb, we understand that taking the first step towards therapy can feel overwhelming. That's why we've made booking a session with us as convenient and flexible as possible. Simply reach out to our office, and our compassionate team will assist you in scheduling with the most suitable therapist for your needs. After reviewing insurance information and a few policies, we'll send you a confirmation email with the date and time of your session, whether it's in-person or virtual. Alternatively, you can choose your ideal therapist from our website, select a session time, and we'll reach out to you to confirm the details of your appointment. We're here to support you every step of the way on your journey to living your brightest life.

 In our commitment to supporting you on your mental health journey, we offer a flexible cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule your online therapy session, simply reach out to our office or contact your counselor or therapist at least 24 hours in advance at no additional cost. Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

 We understand that eating disorder treatment is a journey that takes time and dedication, but it can significantly contribute to improving your overall mental health. While there is no magic "cure," therapy has been proven to have a positive impact on feelings and behaviors. It can help you make healthy adjustments to your brain and body, leading to positive changes in your lifestyle. At Lifebulb, we believe in the power of therapy to bring about transformative results and help you live your brightest life. Remember, you are not alone in this journey. There is hope for improvement and recovery, and our compassionate and highly qualified therapists are here to support you every step of the way.

 We accept a wide range of major commercial insurance plans, such as Aetna, AmeriHealth, Cigna, Optum Health, United Healthcare, Tricare, and more. If your insurance provider is not listed, we're pleased to assist you in verifying your benefits or provide you with an affordable self-pay rate.

 At Lifebulb, we believe in providing access to the best online therapy services without the burden of ongoing membership fees. We ensure that everyone can benefit from therapy without additional out-of-pocket expenses. Your only session costs will either be determined by your insurance provider or our affordable self-pay rate.

 In contrast to practices that exclusively cater to self-pay clients or out-of-network benefits, Lifebulb prioritizes affordability by accepting a wide range of major insurance plans. The out-of-pocket expense per online therapy session typically amounts to a minimal copay determined by your individual insurance provider and plan. Moreover, we provide a self-pay rate that is often lower than that of many other practices, catering to individuals without insurance or those who prefer not to utilize their healthcare benefits for either in-person or virtual therapy sessions.

 At Lifebulb, we meticulously select our therapists because we recognize the critical role they play in helping our clients achieve their goals. However, we acknowledge that not every eating disorder therapist may be the perfect fit for every client. If your therapy experience falls short of your expectations, we're committed to assisting you in finding a therapist who better aligns with your preferences and needs.

 We prioritize safeguarding your privacy. As a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, Lifebulb adheres to all associated rules and regulations. Should you have any inquiries or suggestions regarding our privacy and security protocols, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at We're here to assist you.

 Therapists who lack enjoyment in their workplace often struggle to deliver optimal counseling and therapy to their clients. At Lifebulb, our eating disorder therapists are our foremost concern. This ensures that your counselor or therapist can offer you, their client, the finest eating disorder treatment because they find fulfillment in their work, their workplace environment, and their colleagues.

 All our online therapy sessions are facilitated by our dedicated eating disorder therapists in secure, private environments. Our video platform operates within our HIPAA-compliant Electronic Health Records system, ensuring the confidentiality and protection of your face, voice, and data at all times.

 Lifebulb operates as a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, thereby adhering to all associated rules and regulations. Should you have any inquiries or suggestions regarding our privacy and security practices, please feel free to reach out to us at We're here to assist you.

 At Lifebulb, our differentiating factor lies in our approach to our therapists. Unlike many practices, both large and small, that prioritize business growth over the well-being of their staff, we prioritize the growth and fulfillment of our therapists as valuable individuals providing an invaluable service. What does this mean for our clients? While we acknowledge that therapists and counselors strive to offer their best service to clients regardless of their workplace environment, we've observed that therapists who genuinely enjoy their work setting can deliver optimal therapy for food addiction. Therefore, our primary focus at Lifebulb is to cultivate the best possible working environment for our therapists. By doing so, we believe that Lifebulb clients are ideally positioned to achieve their eating disorder treatment goals, whether through in-person counseling or virtual therapy sessions for eating disorders.

 At Lifebulb, we place great emphasis on the careful selection of our therapists because we understand the pivotal role they play in our clients' journey toward achieving their goals. Our team of eating disorder therapists comprises individuals educated at the master's level and beyond, each having undergone extensive hands-on training before attaining full licensure as clinicians. Even within this highly qualified pool of therapists, we only collaborate with those who resonate with our core values. This ensures that your eating disorder therapist is committed to going above and beyond to assist you and provide the finest online therapy for eating disorders or in-person counseling services.

 Lifebulb's clinics are strategically located across multiple sites to offer convenient in-person counseling, with additional locations continuously being added. Moreover, we offer telehealth or online therapy sessions for individuals residing far from our physical offices.

 All of our counselors boast extensive education and training, having attained full clinical licensure through active counseling practice. Prior to joining our team, each therapist undergoes rigorous interviews and background checks, supplemented by comprehensive in-house training. Furthermore, we prioritize continuous education for our counselors and therapists to maintain the highest standards in both in-person and online therapy services.

 Ensuring our clients receive tailored treatment for eating disorders is paramount. That's why we offer comprehensive bios of our therapists for clients to peruse before contacting us. If you have a particular eating disorder therapist in mind, we're delighted to arrange sessions with them. However, we acknowledge that perfect matches aren't always immediate. Should you feel a less-than-ideal connection with your therapist, we're committed to assisting you in finding the right fit within our team. If needed, we'll facilitate the best possible referral to ensure you receive the support you deserve, even if it's beyond our practice.

 A master's or doctoral-level mental health practitioner authorized by a state licensing board to diagnose and treat mental health disorders is commonly referred to as a professional counselor. While specific license designations for professional counselors can vary by state, some of the most recognized ones include Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).

 We have licensed clinical psychologists on our team because they can offer specialized services, such as top-tier online eating disorder therapy and psychological testing, which may not be available through other types of licenses. Often, your counselor or therapist can collaborate with a psychologist to deliver a comprehensive approach including eating disorder medication, therapy, and psychological testing, tailored to your specific needs or objectives. This integration enables us to address a broader spectrum of your requirements effectively.

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