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4,080 people sought eating disorder therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a eating disorder can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Eating disorder therapy

What is eating disorder therapy?

Eating disorder therapy is a specialized approach aimed at assisting those who are grappling with a range of eating disorders. These disorders are significant mental health conditions characterized by irregular or unhealthy eating patterns and an intense focus on body weight and shape. Common conditions addressed in Eating disorder therapy include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

How does eating disorder therapy work?

At Thriveworks, Eating disorder therapy begins with a thorough assessment and personalized treatment plan. Central to eating disorder therapy is psychotherapy, often employing cognitive behavioral therapy and other specialized techniques to target negative thought patterns.

Signs of an eating disorder

The signs of an eating disorder can include:

  • Drastic weight changes
  • Preoccupation with food and body image
  • Binge eating or extreme dieting
  • Excessive exercise
  • Social withdrawal and secrecy around eating
  • Physical and emotional symptoms like fatigue and anxiety

What is the success rate of CBT for eating disorders?

CBT’s remission rate, according to some research, is generally between 50-30% for those seeking assistance for eating disorder symptoms.

What is the recovery rate for people with eating disorders?

The recovery rate for those seeking assistance with eating disorders depends entirely on the individual’s involvement in sessions, the severity of their symptoms, and their willingness to change their eating habits and relationship with food.

Is eating disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Eating disorder therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does eating disorder therapy last?

The length of Eating disorder therapy will vary from one person to the next, dependent on their specific needs. Your therapist can help to determine what might be most beneficial for you.

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Therapy and Counseling for Anorexia or Bulimia in Allentown, PA

Anorexia and bulimia are serious psychiatric disorders with severe health consequences. Without treatment, they can be deadly, with anorexia having the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. However, effective treatments are available, involving nutritional, medical, and psychological professionals.

If you or someone you love is fighting bulimia or anorexia, know that you are not alone. Thriveworks Allentown offers therapy to provide professional, holistic care. Give our office a call at (484) 246-8451 to schedule your session today.

What Are Bulimia and Anorexia?

Anorexia Nervosa:

  • Fear of gaining weight
  • Consuming less food than needed, leading to dangerously low body weight
  • Inaccurate perception of body shape and weight

Bulimia Nervosa:

  • Unhealthy behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as extreme exercising, laxative misuse, inducing vomiting, or fasting
  • Repeated binge eating, characterized by consuming large amounts of food in a short period and losing control during binges
  • Self-image dominated by body size and weight

Both disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender, and often coexist with depression or anxiety. Their causes can be categorized into biological and environmental factors:

  • Biological Causes: Genetics, irregular hormone functions, nutritional deficiencies
  • Environmental Causes: Childhood trauma or abuse, peer pressure, cultural obsession with thinness and unrealistic beauty standards

Interconnected Health Challenges

Eating disorders often result in severe health challenges.

Anorexia can lead to:

  • Menstrual cycle disruptions
  • Infertility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anemia
  • Endocrine system issues
  • Low blood pressure
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney damage
  • Death

Bulimia can cause:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Kidney damage
  • Tooth decay
  • Ulcers
  • Gastric rupture
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Constipation
  • Heart failure

Counseling for Bulimia and Anorexia

Seeking professional treatment for bulimia or anorexia is crucial. Thriveworks Allentown provides holistic and individualized care to help clients regain a positive self-perception and healthy eating habits.

If you are fighting bulimia or anorexia, know that you are not alone. Thriveworks Allentown is here to support you and create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs. Call (484) 246-8451 today to schedule your appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Allentown therapists and counselors accept 45 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Allentown
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Read more I looked around for a therapist for a month or so I found this place and I read and reread the reviews and Lauren’s bio a few times When I finally called a few months ago the woman who took my information and answered my questions, I specifically asked if I needed a new letter for my emotional support dog would they be able to help. She assured me absolutely yes. We do it all the time Now a few months into my sessions I asked Lauren for a letter to give my landlord. Lauren informed me over 3 weeks ago she would ask her boss. 2 weeks later she told me no, her boss said no. I had to go online. A year ago my landlord did not like the online one and wanted it from a local Therapist This past week when I had my appointment with Lauren, she said she couldn’t, i asked what kind of therapist she was. Because I was told when I decided to come to your practice that I could get one, I was told I had to have a few sessions with the therapist Now on Tuesday 2/13 I asked, she told me she was meeting with her boss the next day and would tell him what I was told She said she would email me the next day, now it’s Saturday and nothing. I now am so upset that I put all this time into a therapist that isn’t qualified to write a letter, not because of her, but from some rule that I was lied to about on the onset Now I really think I need to go find a true therapist The fact I’m told to go online to get one from a stranger, while I am in therapy Makes me question your practice In sales we call it bait and switch
Donna Feb 2024
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Top notch service! Excellent 1-on-1 counseling. Very pleased with her help so far!
Paul Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Read more Mikayla is by far the most responsive and compassionate therapist I ever had. She listens, and gives advice and truly cares. I am very grateful for her and the convenience of my weekly sessions.
Kristen Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Allentown is located off of Hausman Rd., in a building with several other businesses. These include Integrity Personnel, Inova Technologies, and GPI/Greenman-Pederson, Inc. There is a small lake behind our building.

Phone number

(484) 246-8451

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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