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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.

Need more help deciding?

Anorexia and bulimia, you might think of them as not a big deal at first. You might just dismiss it as a problematic phase you or someone you know is just going through. In reality, an eating disorder is n ot a mere phase. Having these eating disorders means you get to miss out on the essential nutrients your body needs.

If your body doesn’t get the nutrients it needs your health will start to degrade, leaving you open to illnesses like scurvy and setting you up for even more serious diseases like hypertension, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. It’s also not just physical problem; it also has some psychological aspects. Those with eating disorders also tend to enter a never-ending loop of guilt, shame, and depression with many seeing suicide as the only way out.

Fortunately, there are treatment options available to those who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or another eating disorder. Eating disorder therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro is here to help you. To schedule your appointment, all you have to do is contact our office.

What Causes Anorexia, Bulimia, and Other Eating Disorders?

Why do people get anorexia and bulimia? The actual causes have been found to be more complex. These disorders are not just the products of low self-esteem and obsession with the body figure as previously thought. Consider:

  1. Genes can contribute to the risk factors. If at least one member of your family suffers from them you are 12 times more likely to suffer from these disorders too.
  2. Anorexia or bulimia risks can also be influenced by mental health issues. The obsession to eat more, or trying to avoid eating at all, is one symptom of depression. Although it should also be mentioned you can have depressive symptoms not related at all to eating disorders.
  3. Traumatic experiences involving physical, emotional, or sexual abuse can also trigger eating disorders. Events that shook confidence, or caused guilt or shame can also be causes of these.
  4. Being in an environment that encourages certain beauty standards, or being easily able to get products like diet pills and weight loss pills can also lead to eating disorders.

Why Do Sufferers Have a Hard Time Looking For Help?

There are a number of reasons for this. Some sufferers often fail to realize how serious the problem is and would rather go about dealing with it on their own. Others would rather keep the problem secret to prevent involving friends and family.

However, this is the wrong attitude; bulimia and anorexia are life-threatening and even potentially fatal disorders that should be taken seriously.

Unfortunately, as figures from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders suggest, as little as 10 percent of the estimated 30 million people in the US suffering from these disorders get the proper help. The rest are left to deal with it on their own, often employing the wrong treatment or methods to handle the disorders.

Schedule Eating Disorder Therapy at Thriveworks in Greensboro

You don’t have to fight eating disorders alone. If you are in Greensboro there are people who can help you. The first step always seems the hardest, but after that you will find everything is easier with the proper help and guidance. Our counselors are ready with the professional support you need to cope and deal with your condition.

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 Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greensboro
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 am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
  • Punjabi
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