Eating disorder treatment in Austin, Texas

 

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you worry that you have lost control over how much you eat?

  2. Do you make yourself sick or otherwise compensate (including exercise) if you feel uncomfortably full after a meal?

  3. Do you currently suffer with eating issues, such as anxiety about eating, discomfort eating around others, extreme guilt about eating?

  4. Do you ever eat in secret? 

  5. Do you ever pretend to eat more than you have actually eaten?

  6. Does your weight or body affect how you feel about yourself and your worth?

The most important diagnostic question is this:

Do you spend the majority of the day thinking about food or body?

 

Regardless of behaviors, it is the mental activity that is one of the most important factors of an eating disorder. 

We can help you find peace with food and your body

  • Learn how to listen to and work with your body to normalize your eating.

  • Understand your body story and where the ruptures in the relationship with your body occurred.

  • Work through body shame to get to embodiment.

  • Improve emotional regulation from nourishment, skills, and healed wounds.

  • Improve your relationship with activity so that you no longer push yourself to do things you do not need to do. Understand the dangers of the push.

We provide a gentle and steady support to our clients. Many people are nervous about starting a process like this, and we want to make it as smooth as possible. We try to help at the individual's comfortable pace, while being mindful of any health or safety issues that may require a higher level of care, such as residential treatment.

You will have space for so much more life when your eating disorder is behind you.

Frequently asked questions:

What types of eating disorders do you treat?

We help people with all types of eating disorders, including: binge eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia, avoidant restrictive feeding and intake disorder (ARFID). Many eating disorders do not fit in an easy box and are called eating disorders not otherwise specified.

 

How much are parents involved in the treatment?

We welcome parent involvement, and we will contact the parents any time we need additional support from them. Depending on your child's needs and preferences, we will help guide you through this process to the extent desired.

 

How long does it take to be recovered from an eating disorder?

This is difficult to estimate. There is data that indicates treatment can take 5-10 years due to the severity of the disorder. In cases where the behaviors are new and the client is motivated, some people can recover to a certain degree within the year. However, it is very difficult (or impossible) for some clients to be highly motivated because of the nutritional decline.

Austin Counseling and Nutrition provides inclusive eating disorder therapy and nutrition counseling to the Austin, Texas community. Together we provide specialized eating disorder treatment so people can overcome disordered eating and body image issues to experience the full lives they deserve.

Austin Counseling and Nutrition

Austin, Texas 78732

(512) 655-3878

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