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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.

Need more help deciding?

Hollywood and eating disorders are frequently associated as celebrities are speaking out more and more about their diagnosis. Russell Brand, Kesha, Lily Collins, Elton John, Shawn Johnson, Jane Fonda, Demi Lovato, Zoe Kravitz, Hilary Duff, and Zayn Malik are a small handful of superstars who are also battling disordered eating habits and distorted perceptions about their body’s weight and size. These stars are spotlighting a problem that plagues almost 30 million people who have anorexia or bulimia.

Some may think of eating disorders as a picky phase that teenagers go through, but this is an inaccurate and even dangerous characterization. Bulimia and anorexia are illnesses that can result in long-term harm to a person’s health, and they can even cause death. Anorexia has the highest death rates of all psychiatric disorders.

A mere 10 percent of people receive the treatment they need for these disorders, even though effective interventions are available. Psychological and medical treatments can be combined and tailored to an individual’s symptoms and needs. Usually, the first step in effectively battling these disorders is finding the courage to ask for help.

Thriveworks Cedar Park has therapists who treat anorexia and bulimia, and we aim to provide each client with holistic, individualized care.

Common Medical Problems

When bulimia or anorexia afflicts a person, well-intentioned friends and families may inadvertently reinforce the disorder through compliments on how skinny and slim the person appears. However, skinny and healthy are very different concepts, and anorexia and bulimia often increase a person’s risk for acute medical problems.

Anorexia increases a person’s risk for these medical problems: low heart rate, low blood pressure, low white blood cell count, anemia, abnormal heart beat, heart failure, infertility, menstrual cycle disruptions, endocrine disruptions, premature osteoporosis, kidney damage, and even death.

Bulimia increases a person’s risk for these medical problems: kidney damage, tooth decay, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric rupture, ulcers, electrolyte imbalance, and heart failure.

Understanding bulimia and anorexia’s symptoms and signs is of utmost important. Early awareness may lead to early treatment and less severe medical difficulty.

Diagnostics for Bulimia and Anorexia

Of the many eating disorders that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) recognizes, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are likely the most well know. Simply referred to as anorexia and bulimia, these eating disorders are their own diagnoses with unique characteristics.

Following diagnostics characterize anorexia, according to the DSM-5:

  • Disdain for one’s body weight or shape with an inability to see the below normal body size and weight.
  • Severely reduced food consumption that results in a significantly lower body weight in relationship to a person’s sex, developmental trajectory, physical health, and age.
  • Deep and illogical fears of gaining weight that lead to actions that impede healthy weight gain and maintenance.

The following diagnostics characterize bulimia, according to the DSM-5:

  • Repeated occurrences of binge eating, including,
    • Consuming more food during a specific time period than most people could eat during a similar time period and under similar circumstances.
    • Losing control over food consumption during the binge.
  • Attempting to curb weight gain through repeated, inappropriate, compensatory behaviors that may include self-induced vomiting; exercising in extreme or excessive ways; misusing laxatives or diuretics; fasting too long and too frequently.
  • A self-perception that is consumed with body shape and weight.

Bulimia and anorexia also have similar characteristics. Depression and anxiety disorders may accompany them, and they afflict both men and women. Bulimia and anorexia most often show symptoms during the early adolescence to early adulthood years, but people of all ages can developing them.
Bulimia and anorexia also have similar causes. The specifics of when, where, and how an eating disorder develops in an individual are usually very personal and unique. Therapists, however, speak about two general categories of foundational causes for bulimia and anorexia:

  • Environmental causes are, for example, experiencing family trauma or childhood abuse, feeling peer pressure to be a certain body type, or living in an environment that promotes unrealistic ideals for beauty.
  • Biological causes are, for example, a person’s predisposition because of their genetics or possibly experiencing nutritional deficiencies or irregular hormone functions that trigger the disorder.

Therapy for Anorexia or Bulimia

Effective treatments are available for anorexia and bulimia. The therapists at Thriveworks Cedar Park have helped many clients regain healthy eating habits and self-conceptions.

Scheduling therapy can feel intimidating, but we have done our best to make it easy and supportive. When you call Thriveworks Cedar Park, a person will answer and help you schedule therapy that is convenient for you. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and many clients see their therapist within 24 hours. We also work with many insurance providers.

There is help and support for bulimia and anorexia. Thriveworks Cedar Park is ready to work for your physical and mental health. Call today to get started.

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 Cedar Park therapists and counselors accept 38 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Cedar Park
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

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I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Read more I absolutely love Gina Faulds. She is sweet and patient and has a warm spirit to her. She also is very relatable with me and she listens well. I love Thriveworks because it is free and I can get great therapy.
Eris Feb 2024
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Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Read more Susan is a compassionate, inspirational, and insightfull therapist. She helped me through the toughest moments of my life and taught me techniques to enjoy living, rather than just scraping by. It seems like a lot of therapists are leaving this location recently. Susan is the best, my quality of life has dramatically improved with her guidance. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need.
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Read more I had been looking for a wonderful therapist for a long time and then I finally found Susan. She is warm and caring and I look forward to seeing her every week. I have seen many therapists leave this thriveworks practice in the last year, so if you're looking for a long term stable relationship, ask for Susan. shes the BEST
Cedar Park Aug 2019
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I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Read more I work with Susan, who is kind, understanding, and easy to talk to. She's helping me learn techniques to manage my anxiety, and for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I have a sense of control and can handle any curveballs thrown my way. I've only just started seeing her recently but have already seen a huge improvement in my mood and day-to-day life. Susan is awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Read more Susan is easy to talk to and has a warm, inviting demeanor that makes you trust her implicitly.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Read more I’ve been seeing Susan Wills for almost a year and she’s by far one of the best therapists I’ve ever found. She makes me feel special. I always look forward to our sessions.
Cedar Park Feb 2019
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I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Read more I have grown and learned so much about myself since I began seeing Susan Wills for counseling. She has helped me to make life goals and see them to fruition!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Susan Wills is amazing 10/10 recommend!!!!
Cedar Park Jan 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cedar Park is located on Cypress Creek Road near S Bell Blvd and Cluck Creek Estates. We share a building with Pediatrician Christopher Ng and Pure Innate CBD.

Phone number

(512) 975-2978

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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