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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.

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Eating disorders are commonly and understandably connected to celebrity culture and Hollywood. Zayn Malik, Demi Lovato, Lily Collins, Elton John, Kesha, Jane Fonda, Russell Brand, Zoe Kravitz, Shawn Johnson, and Hilary Duff are only a small portion of the many stars who has spoken out about their fight against anorexia or bulimia. But the problem is not limited to the rich and famous. About 30 million people struggle with disordered eating habits while negative emotions about their body’s weight and size overwhelm them.

While some people may think of anorexia and bulimia as a typical, picky phase that teens experience and then grow out of, this misunderstanding far underestimates the seriousness of these life-threatening disorders. Anorexia has earned the highest death rates of any psychiatric disorder, and both come with the increased risk of severe health problems.

While there are effective treatments available, only about 10 percent of bulimics and anorexics receive the interventions they need. Medical, nutrition, and mental health professionals can individualize treatment for each unique person’s needs. The first step to receiving treatment is usually understanding the disorder and seeking professional help.

Thriveworks Georgetown gets that reaching out for professional help takes courages, and we are ready to give holistic and personal care that address both the medical and psychological challenges of anorexia and bulimia.

How Do Anorexia and Bulimia Form?

The specifics of where, when, and how bulimia or anorexia form in an individual are often intimate and personal. And yet, therapists can speak generally about their causes and often divide their causes into two categories: biological and environmental.

  1. Nutritional deficiencies, irregular hormone functions, and genetics are biological factors.
  2. A culture consumed with thinness, body type, and impossible concepts of beauty; peer pressure to appear a certain way; and childhood abuse or trauma are examples of environmental factors.

Diagnosing Anorexia and Bulimia

Anorexia and bulimia might be the most well known of the many kinds of eating disorders. They are separate diagnoses and each have their own symptoms and signs.

Anorexia nervosa is most commonly known as anorexia and is diagnosed with the criteria that follows, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5):

  • Severely limiting food consumption so that the body receives less than it needs (as based upon development, weight, sex, age, sex, and physical health), in order to achieve a significantly lower body weight.
  • Dread of weight gain or being fat; impulsive behaviors that hinder weight gain.
  • Distorted self-perception so that body shape and weight are regarded as heavier and larger than reality.

Bulimia nervosa is most commonly known as bulimia and is diagnosed with the criteria that follows, according to the DSM-5:

  • Repeatedly binge eating that includes
    • Losing control over food consumption
    • Eating, during a binge, food that is clearly more than most people would eat under the same circumstances and during the same period of time.
  • Attempt to prevent weight gain through repeated, compensatory behaviors such as excessive use of diuretics or laxatives; self-induced vomiting; fasting for too long or too often; or exercising excessively.
  • A self-perception that is monopolized by body shape and weight.

Even though they are separate disorders, bulimia and anorexia also share many similarities. Both men and women can be afflicted by them, and they often are accompanied by anxiety disorders or depression. People of all ages can develop an eating disorder, but it usually surfaces during during adolescence.

Anorexia and bulimia can also cause severe health challenges.

Anorexia is associated with risk of heart disease and failure, low blood pressure, abnormal heart beat, low heart rate, low white blood cells, disrupted menstrual cycles, infertility, a disturbed endocrine system, premature osteoporosis, anemia, and kidney damage.

Bulimia is associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, tooth decay, gastric rupture, electrolyte imbalance, kidney damage, constipation, and heart failure.

Counseling for Bulimia or Anorexia

Did any of the diagnostics for bulimia or anorexia look familiar to you? If you or someone you love exhibits these behaviors, know that effective treatments are available. Thriveworks Georgetown offers holistic counseling that addresses the psychological causes of anorexia and bulimia, and we can tailor a holistic treatment plan for each, individual client.

We understand that scheduling therapy can be intimidating, so we have done our best to make the process as painless as possible. When you call Thriveworks Georgetown, a person will be able to help schedule your counseling and answer any questions you may have. We offer convenient weekend and evening appointments, and we work with most insurance providers. Most first-time clients see their counselor within 24 hours, and we do not put our clients on a waitlist.

Holistic care is available for bulimia and anorexia. Call Thriveworks Georgetown 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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 43 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 Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at Georgetown
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

5.0 Thriveworks Georgetown reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I thought our marriage was over. I only gave him one option (counseling) or I was leaving. I wanted him to do it because he realized he had to make some changes in his thinking and his life...for his own happiness. The first counselor he tolerated for 1 session. I told him to do his own homework and he found Ashley on his own. The fact that my husband has been in her counseling for close to 2 years is truly amazing. This was one man who I totally expected to do 3-4 sessions and then decide it wasn't for him and then I would just consider divorce because our life was intolerable for me. He has learned things about himself that now make him very thoughtful about things and about what matters in his life and in our life. I am so appreciative for Ashley.
Read more I thought our marriage was over. I only gave him one option (counseling) or I was leaving. I wanted him to do it because he realized he had to make some changes in his thinking and his life...for his own happiness. The first counselor he tolerated for 1 session. I told him to do his own homework and he found Ashley on his own. The fact that my husband has been in her counseling for close to 2 years is truly amazing. This was one man who I totally expected to do 3-4 sessions and then decide it wasn't for him and then I would just consider divorce because our life was intolerable for me. He has learned things about himself that now make him very thoughtful about things and about what matters in his life and in our life. I am so appreciative for Ashley.
Georgetown Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Absolutely love everything about Lindsey. She is amazing with my son (age 6). It has helped him so so so much and helped me parent the way he needs. I am so glad we were able to start seeing her and continue seeing her. He loves going to therapy and since we started his behavior has become so much better. Being a single mom of two, I'm glad he get specific attention from someone who cares. Thank you! I would give 10 stars if I could.
Read more Absolutely love everything about Lindsey. She is amazing with my son (age 6). It has helped him so so so much and helped me parent the way he needs. I am so glad we were able to start seeing her and continue seeing her. He loves going to therapy and since we started his behavior has become so much better. Being a single mom of two, I'm glad he get specific attention from someone who cares. Thank you! I would give 10 stars if I could.
Georgetown Jan 2020
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★★★★★
When my husband and I went to see Linda we were falling apart. She provided the tools we needed to pick up the pieces and heal our marriage. She is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and tough when she needs to be. She is a blessing from God to us and I would highly recommend her.
Read more When my husband and I went to see Linda we were falling apart. She provided the tools we needed to pick up the pieces and heal our marriage. She is very knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and tough when she needs to be. She is a blessing from God to us and I would highly recommend her.
Georgetown Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Lindsey was so helpful in helping our child navigate what he was going through.
Georgetown Dec 2019
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I can not say enough about The team at Thriveworks Georgetown. Dr.Vadrine and Mandy have been absolutely amazing.I can not Thank them enough for there help.With their help we have been able to set a plan for my sons education something that has been a struggle for so long.I regret we did not this first. I for the first time have hope and courage. Knowing that I have a compassionate dedicated professional,whos desire to see my child be his best self in my corner gives me strength.Looking forward to the future.
Read more I can not say enough about The team at Thriveworks Georgetown. Dr.Vadrine and Mandy have been absolutely amazing.I can not Thank them enough for there help.With their help we have been able to set a plan for my sons education something that has been a struggle for so long.I regret we did not this first. I for the first time have hope and courage. Knowing that I have a compassionate dedicated professional,whos desire to see my child be his best self in my corner gives me strength.Looking forward to the future.
Georgetown Nov 2019
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★★★★★
I have always thought counseling wasn't for me; however, after being paired with Linda Mekesic, I was proven wrong. I was able to open up and learn from the grief that I didn't realize I was holding on to. It was a blessing and Linda and Thriveworks is a hidden blessing that I am glad I stumbled across.
Read more I have always thought counseling wasn't for me; however, after being paired with Linda Mekesic, I was proven wrong. I was able to open up and learn from the grief that I didn't realize I was holding on to. It was a blessing and Linda and Thriveworks is a hidden blessing that I am glad I stumbled across.
Georgetown Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I was never open to counseling but moving to Texas and having special people enter into my life, well I became open to it but knew I needed a special person and that is when Linda Mikesic came into my life. I thought I was there for letting my son move on and found out that I held onto a lot of grief of losing my husband and Linda had a special way of making me feel safe and that it was ok to feel again. I am so thankful and grateful that she helped me and I continue to use the tools that she taught me.
Read more I was never open to counseling but moving to Texas and having special people enter into my life, well I became open to it but knew I needed a special person and that is when Linda Mikesic came into my life. I thought I was there for letting my son move on and found out that I held onto a lot of grief of losing my husband and Linda had a special way of making me feel safe and that it was ok to feel again. I am so thankful and grateful that she helped me and I continue to use the tools that she taught me.
Georgetown Jun 2019
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★★★★★
Linda Mikesic is a fantastic therapist and person. She has a compassion and love for others that can’t be taught. Being a mental health care provider, I am always looking for therapists to refer patients to. Therapists I can count on to treat my patients with love and respect. I've known Linda and collaborated with her for 3 years and fits that definition every time. I know when I refer my patients to Linda, that they will get individualized compassionate person-centered care.
Read more Linda Mikesic is a fantastic therapist and person. She has a compassion and love for others that can’t be taught. Being a mental health care provider, I am always looking for therapists to refer patients to. Therapists I can count on to treat my patients with love and respect. I've known Linda and collaborated with her for 3 years and fits that definition every time. I know when I refer my patients to Linda, that they will get individualized compassionate person-centered care.
Georgetown Feb 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Georgetown is located in the same building as Patriot Driving Academy, Centex Shirt & Embroidery, San Gabriel Animal Hospital, Just a Tease hair salon, Payroll Plus, and Two to Tangie hair salon. We are located at the intersection of N Austin Ave and Parkview Drive.

Phone number

(512) 488-1991

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