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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?

Ellen is young and beautiful. She is an artist and a student—and she is also very sick. Anorexia is stealing years that should be the best of her life, as she is in her young 20s. But instead of continuing with her studies, Ellen moves home to find treatment for her eating disorder. Netflix’s To the Bone depicts her story—the ups and downs of her recovery. Although Ellen is a fictional character, her experiences are all too real for many people who struggle with bulimia, anorexia, and other eating disorders.

I breathe in slowly. Food is life. I exhale, take another breath. Food is life. And that’s the problem. When you’re alive, people can hurt you. It’s easier to crawl into a bone cage or a snowdrift of confusion. It’s easier to lock everybody out. But it’s a lie. ―Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

Hollywood has long been associated with eating disorders, as many stars struggle with them and many TV shows/movies portray the struggle they bring. In many ways, celebrities are shining a light on these diseases that plague millions of Americans—men and women, young and old. And yes, eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorder claim the highest rate of death among the psychiatric disorders

Treatment for eating disorders may include both medication and psychological intervention, both inpatient and outpatient care. Anyone who struggles with any form of eating disorder is a unique individual and needs unique care. Many times, the first step is asking for help.

If you are ready to reach out, eating disorder counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Jacksonville, FL are ready to help. Our therapists and counselors understand the medical risks that eating disorders bring, and we have helped many clients find the right recovery plan.

Medical Risks of Eating Disorders

When people struggle with bulimia or anorexia or any eating disorder, well-intentioned family members and friends may compliment them on how skinny and healthy they look. Most people think losing weight or being skinny is always a good and healthy choice, but this is a myth that minimizes the serious risks of eating disorders. Anorexia and bulimia pose serious risks for people’s health.

Anorexia may raise a person’s risk for the following medical conditions:

  • Heart failure
  • Infertility
  • Kidney damage
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low white blood cells
  • Abnormal heart beat
  • Menstrual cycle disruptions
  • Low heart rate
  • Endocrine disruptions
  • Premature osteoporosis
  • Anemia
  • Death

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

These serious risks call for serious action. Recognizing the symptoms of eating disorders and seeking early treatment is paramount. Early intervention may mean less severe harm these illnesses can cause.

The Signs and Symptoms for Eating Disorders

While eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes, two of the most common are anorexia and bulimia. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) gives the diagnostics for recognizing each. Although there is overlap, bulimia and anorexia are distinct and separate illnesses.

The diagnostics for anorexia are as follows:

  • Experiencing repulsion for one’s own body—its shape, size, and weight.
  • The inability to properly assess one’s body shape, size, and weight, frequently seeing oneself as overweight when one is indeed severely underweight.
  • Severe and illogical fear of gaining weight that leads people to undermine any efforts of maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Limiting how much food and drink are ingested so that a severely low body weight is maintained as would be considered healthy for an individual of similar developmental trajectory, age, sex, and physical health.

The diagnostics for bulimia are as follows:

  • Iterative incidents of binge eating that involve…
  • Lost control over food consumption.
  • Eating, during a specific period of time, more food than most people could or would eating during the same period and circumstances.
  • Attempting to offset the binge eating through repeated and unhealthy behaviors such as misuse of laxatives or diuretics, excessive exercise, fasting frequently, or self-induced vomiting.
  • Body weight and shape dominate one’s self-image while other characteristics such as personality, intelligence, skills, et cetera are downplayed.

While each diagnosis for an eating disorder is unique, they do share some similarities. Anxiety and depression often co-occur with eating disorders. Although cultural stereotypes may cast eating disorders as a problem for young women, they plague both men and women, both young and old. Although many times, people first develop symptoms during their adolescent or early adulthood, eating disorders can affect anyone.

Get Eating Disorder Help at Thriveworks Counseling in Jacksonville, FL

The professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Jacksonville, FL understand the serious threat that eating disorders pose to people’s health, and we also understand what treatment options are available. We know that reaching out for help can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Our office has done what we can to make the process of scheduling an appointment for therapy as easy as possible.

When you contact Thriveworks, a scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you find an appointment time. We offer evening and weekend sessions—because not everyone can make an appointment during normal business hours. We also accept most form of insurance. Let’s work together. Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Jacksonville, FL today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Jacksonville therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

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Their billing is horrible. I signed a payment agreement and they did not honour it. They charged my card for way more than the agreed amount making my account go negative. Cancelled all my appointment and wont be using this service again.
Read more Their billing is horrible. I signed a payment agreement and they did not honour it. They charged my card for way more than the agreed amount making my account go negative. Cancelled all my appointment and wont be using this service again.
Sean Feb 2024
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I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Read more I’m 3 times better, because of the instructions and medication. I never was a medicine, trusting person. But after seeing my Psychiatrist, and him explaining the benefits, I trusted the process. And thank God I did.!
Emmanuel Feb 2024
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I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Read more I’ve been dealing with a few stressers before reaching out for help in the psychology space. I reached out mainly because the pain being caused in my relationship. Sarah welcomed me into her network here with such professionalism I felt instantly comfortable with having open and candid conversation. Since then my life has gone through and still going through major changes some good and some bad. I would like Thriveworks and Sarah know that this couldn’t have been a better time for someone like Sarah to open her door for me and coach me through some of things I’ve been going thru and point me in the right direction of how to be the best version of a person I can be. You can tell she is passionate about her work and cares deeply for clients like myself. If there’s ever a time where someone I know needs to talk to someone I will recommend Thriveworks and specifically Sarah if it’s possible. Sarah, keep up the good work. You’re making a positive difference in my life.
Brandyn Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Read more I am loving working with my Therapist, Vanessa Cumber, from Thriveworks! She has such helpful insights and strategies for the challenges I face. She has such patience, as I try to learn and apply new concepts she shows me. She shows me ways of looking at past events in my life in a whole new way. It is exciting to feel some progress toward the positive, in my thought patterns, because of Vanessa’s gentle guidance. I am a very happy Thriveworks client!!!
Theresa Feb 2024
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Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Read more Vanessa is very passionate in her profession. She cares to help those that help themselves! Thank you Vanessa for you time with me. Your guidance and knowledge is really helping me improve myself. ??????
Maureen Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Read more Vanessa Cumber is amazing. She really helps me through my problems and thoughts and teaches me a lot. Thank you Vanessa for what you do. Your work is appreciated by me and my family.
Maureen Jan 2024
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I'm enjoying my sessions with my Dr. He's been good on getting me on the right medications.
Martha Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Read more I have been so well taken care of with Thriveworks! From the efficient sign-up process, to my outstanding therapist, Vanessa Cumber. Vanessa takes the time to really understand the big events in my life. She helps me reflect, review and challenge my own views about things, when I go to a negative place and get stuck there. Vanessa helps me get to the bottom of why I am so hard on myself. She is teaching me to become my own strongest advocate, instead of staying in my default, of harshest critic. Vanessa has the patience and fortitude of a Saint. I am truly blessed by her, and everyone at Thriveworks! You all are making the world a kinder place!
Theresa Jan 2024
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville is located at 4243 Sunbeam Rd, Floor 1, Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32257, between San Jose Blvd. and Craven Rd.

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(904) 299-0184

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