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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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Eating Disorders in Long Beach, CA—Counseling, Therapy, and Treatment

The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Long Beach offer holistic and individualized treatment to our clients. We know the medical and psychological risks that an eating disorder introduces into an individual’s life, and we have worked with many people to find the relief they need.

Call our office today at (562) 307-8993 to schedule your session today.

Eating Disorders: Signs and Symptoms

There are many different kinds of eating disorders. Bulimia and anorexia may be the most recognizable, and The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) outlines signs and symptoms for each.

The DSM-5 defines anorexia as:

  • Feeling disgust about one’s own body—its size, shape, and weight.
  • Being incapable of accurately perceiving one’s body size, shape, and weight—seeing oneself as larger or heavier than one is in reality.
  • An irrational and intense fear of gaining weight. This fear fuels actions that undermine the maintenance of a healthy weight.
  • Restricting food and drink intake so that a below normal body weight is achieved (as compared to healthy standards for one’s developmental trajectory, sex, physical health, and age).

The DSM-5 defines bulimia as:

  • Repeated times of eating binges as defined by…
    • Losing control over what food and drink one consumes.
    • During a particular time, eating and drinking more than other people could consume during the same time.
  • Trying to compensate for these binges through unhealthy means of weight loss that may include misusing diuretics or laxatives, exercising constantly, frequently fasting, and causing oneself to vomit.
  • When one’s body shape and weight monopolize one’s self-image and one’s intellect, skills, personality are minimized.

Seeking Help at Thriveworks Long Beach for an Eating Disorder

When you call Thriveworks Long Beach, we work with many insurance companies and accept most forms of insurance. You do not have to fight an eating disorder alone. Call Thriveworks Long Beach today at (562) 307-8993.

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 Long Beach therapists and counselors accept 15 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Imperial Health Plan Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Magellan

  • MHN

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Quest Behavioral Health

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Self-pay costs at Long Beach
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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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Long Beach is located just off Interstate 405, at the corner of E Spring St and N Temple Ave. We currently share the building with Synergy HomeCare and Coast Tickets, among other businesses. Across the street, on the opposite side of Temple Ave, you will find Total Equipment Rental.

Phone number

(562) 307-8993

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