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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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Many individuals who are diagnosed with eating disorders are often severely underweight, but there are also other disorders where people are overweight and in a constant struggle to maintain a healthier weight. There are several types of eating disorders, and they affect both physical and mental health. If the eating disorder is left untreated, the consequences can be severe and sometimes lead to death. In fact, the death rate from eating disorders ranks higher than any other psychiatric illness.

While it is sometimes difficult to recognize if a person is suffering from an eating disorder, there are warning signs. If you feel somebody has an eating disorder—a mother, sister or close friend—it is important to note that the individual may be in denial. People who suffer from eating disorders focus on food, weight and their body shapes all the time. They will go to extremes with the obsession, including starvation, binging and purging, and uncontrollable eating.

Types of Eating Disorders

The following are the most common types of eating disorders.

  • Anorexia Nervosa. Because they don’t eat enough, people with anorexia nervosa have a weight that is far too low. They have an extreme fear of gaining weight. Their self-esteem is related to body image, and their obsession with weight causes them to behave in a way that hinders weight gain. A person with anorexia is often unable to understand how serious the situation is.
  • Binge Eating Disorder. Individuals who have binge eating disorder often eat very large amounts of food. However, they don’t have the obsession to prevent weight gain. They don’t follow their binges with self-induced vomiting and other harmful ways to lose weight. Many times, they feel out of control during the binge eating, followed by being ashamed and feeling guilty about their behavior. Individuals with the disorder will eat even when they aren’t hungry and to the degree that they’re uncomfortable after eating. They often eat by themselves, because they feel ashamed of their behavior.
  • Bulimia Nervosa. Like the person with binge eating disorder, people with bulimia nervosa eat large amounts of foods often. However, they follow these episodes with behaviors to stop weight gain, such as purging. They have a feeling of not being in control, as well as self-esteem that is overly related to their body image.

Causes of Eating Disorders

There are many reasons that individuals develop obsessions with food. Eating disorders are complex and are believed to be caused by biological, psychological and environmental factors.

Biological Factors

  • Irregular hormone functions.
  • Genetics play a role in eating disorders, and much research is being conducted to find out more about their correlation.
  • Deficient nutrition.

Psychological Factors

  • Unsatisfied with body image.
  • Low self-esteem.

Environmental Factors

  • Dysfunction in family.
  • Traumas, including childhood sexual abuse.
  • Stress from a transition in life.
  • Being in a career, such as modeling and ballet, that requires being thin and losing weight.
  • Being in a sport that stresses maintaining a thin body for better performance, such as gymnastics, rowing, wrestling and ballet.

Signs of an Eating Disorder

There are a variety of signs that may help to identify an eating disorder, including:

  • Dieting obsessively even though the person is seriously underweight.
  • Obsessing about the calories and fat in foods, including being aware of their calorie intake for each meal.
  • Weight changes constantly.
  • Rituals with food like eating alone, cutting food into tiny morsels and hiding food.
  • A significant lack of energy that can signify the diet is too low in calories.
  • Thinking about food constantly and ruminating on food choices.
  • Disrupted sleep from not eating enough or failing to get nutrients that are essential for good sleep.
  • Not eating an entire food group. Each food group has the nutrients that are essential for a balanced diet, and deleting one of them can cause a person to feel hungry.
  • Feelings of anxiety, depression and irritability caused by the limited amount of calories.
  • Preparing and cooking full-course meals for other people, but not eating any of it.
  • Become isolated and refraining from social events, as well as from friends and family. People with eating disorders may schedule their activities around their diet. Sometimes they don’t attend social events because there will be food, and they don’t want to eat.
  • Periods of fasting and overeating.

How to Help Somebody with an Eating Disorder

If you’re worried about somebody who you feel has an eating disorder, it is wise to talk to them. Many people with eating disorders are afraid to talk about their struggles and ask for help. Their low self-esteem may make them feel they aren’t entitled to help. Keep in mind that eating disorders worsen without treatment. The following are a few tips to use when approaching a person with an eating disorder.

  • Pick a time when you can speak in private and not have any distractions. It is also advisable that the conversation be when the person is calm.
  • Don’t lecture or criticize the person with the eating disorder, because it will put them on the defense. Talk about the behaviors you’ve seen and that you’re worried about their health. The main point to convey is that you’re concerned about their health, and you want to help them.
  • The person with an eating disorder may deny that he has one and become defensive. It is important for you to stay calm, because the person may become uncomfortable with the conversation.
  • If the person resists your help, it may take them a little more time before they want to talk about the disorder. Make sure the person knows that you’ll be available for him when he is ready.

There is Help for the Vicious Cycles of Eating Disorders

If you or somebody close to you has an eating disorder, there is help. The hopelessness, depression and eating disorder behaviors can be unlearned with a willingness to change. Overcoming an eating disorder is twofold—a person has to work to give up the unhealthy eating behaviors and learn to appreciate himself. The person needs to identify who he is beyond the eating habits, negative body image and what the needle on the scale says about weight.

Thriveworks Counseling Conway

At Thriveworks Counseling Conway, we understand the challenges from food, diet and body image causes by eating disorders. Your path to recovery starts when you seek help at Thriveworks, where professionally- licensed and credentialed therapists will work with you on physical and emotional healing, helping you to take the steps to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Call Thriveworks Counseling in Conway today at 501-404-9737 to set up your first session.

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 Conway therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

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

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Conway
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Talk therapy

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5.0 Thriveworks Conway reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Read more My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Conway Dec 2019
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★★★★★
My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Read more My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Read more Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Read more Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Conway Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Read more Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Conway Sep 2019
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★★★★★
Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Read more Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Conway Aug 2019
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★★★★★
By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Read more By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Conway Aug 2019
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★★★★★
The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Read more The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Conway Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Conway, AR is located off of Dave Ward Dr, at the intersection of Fannie Dr and Shelby Trail and just west of Interstate 40. Our building is neighbored by European Wax Center, Noydeen Medical Group, and Krispy Kreme, and is across the street from C2 Powersports. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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(501) 406-0504

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