counseling

Counseling & Coaching

You can thrive. We can help.

Eating Disorder


Does my friend have an eating disorder? If you’re concerned about a friend’s eating habits, educate yourself and be compassionate when opening up about your suspicions

Educate Yourself First, Talk to Your Friend Second If you suspect a friend or loved one has an eating disorder you should first educate yourself about the disorder. You want to familiarize yourself with the signs of an eating disorder, gain a better understanding of why people develop eating disorders…

Females with Anorexia Show Signs of Autism

Anorexia and Autism Autism spectrum disorders, which are many times more prevalent in males than females, might be presenting in female girls in a unique way, according to Kate Kelland of Reuters, and a study by Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge University. According to a recent study, female participants with the eating disorder anorexia…

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder experts focus treatment around the distorted attitudes that those with BED have in regard to eating, weight and shape.  They also focus on the mood related symptoms such as anxiety or depression (American Psychological Association, 2010).  Treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy are commonly used…

Causes of Binge Eating Disorder

It is believed that the causes of BED usually fall into one of three categories:  biological, psychological and environmental.  It is believed by some that people affected by BED may have a genetic predisposition to develop an eating disorder.  They may also have altered brain chemicals (Mayo Clinic, 2010).  It…

Join the movement — gain access to expert mental health tips and discussions, delivered directly to your inbox.