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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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Anorexia or Bulimia Therapy in Manassas, VA—Prince William Counseling

Bulimia and anorexia have effective treatments. Psychological, nutritional, and medical interventions can be tailored to each person’s unique symptoms and needs. The first step, however, is usually acknowledging the problem and asking for help.

If you or someone you love is struggling with anorexia and bulimia, know that Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William provides counseling and therapy to treat eating disorders. We provide holistic care that can treat the psychological causes and the medical challenges of bulimia and anorexia. Call or go online to book your session today.

What Causes Anorexia and Bulimia?

When, where, and how bulimia or anorexia develops in each individual is personal and varied, but therapists often speak of two general causes of eating disorders: environmental and biological.

  1. Biological causes may include nutritional deficiencies, genetics, and irregular hormone functions.
  2. Environmental causes may include living in a culture obsessed with body type, thinness, and impossible concepts of beauty; peer pressure to look a certain way; and childhood abuse or trauma.

Symptoms and Signs

There are many types of eating disorders, but anorexia and bulimia are the most common and well-known. Irregular eating habits and severe pre-occupation with body shape and weight characterize all eating disorders. These irregular eating habits, for example, may look like eating far too little or far too much. Often, anxiety disorder or depression accompany eating disorders. While an eating disorder can surface at any time, they most often appear during adolescence or young adulthood. Both men and women are affected by eating disorders.

Usually known simply as anorexia, anorexia nervosa is characterized by the following criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5):

  • Restricting food intake to less than the body needs (as based upon weight, age, sex, physical health, and developmental trajectory) that results in a significantly low body weight.
  • Intense fear of weight gain or being fat; obsessive behaviors that impede weight gain.
  • Disrupted self-image so that body weight and shape are experienced as heavier and larger than reality.

Usually known simply as bulimia, bulimia nervosa is characterized by the following criteria in DSM-5:

  • Repetitive times of binge eating, including,
    • Eating, during a period of time, food that is clearly more than most people would eat during the same period of time.
    • Loss of control over eating during these times.
  • Repeated, inappropriate, compensatory behaviors that attempt to prevent weight gain, such as misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or other medications; self-induced vomiting; fasting; or excessive exercise.
  • A self-perception that is consumed by body weight and shape.

Accompanying Health Problems

Well-intentioned friends and family may compliment people who struggle with anorexia or bulimia on how slim or healthy they look, but such praise may be more harmful than helpful because it encourages a potentially deadly disorder. Slim is not the same as healthy, and a host of severe health problems often accompany anorexia and bulimia, unfortunately.

People who wrestle with anorexia may also experience low blood pressure, low heart rate, abnormal heart beat, increased risk of heart disease and failure, infertility, disrupted menstrual cycles, disrupted endocrine system, anemia, premature osteoporosis, kidney damage, low white blood cells, and ultimately, death.

People who wrestle with bulimia may also experience tooth decay, ulcers, gastric rupture, gastroesophageal reflux disease, kidney damage, electrolyte imbalance, constipation, and heart failure.

Treating Bulimia or Anorexia

While reading about bulimia or anorexia, did any of the signs, symptoms, or causes sound familiar to you? If you or someone you love struggles with an eating disorder, know that many effective treatment plans are available. The counselors at Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William understand what it takes to treat the root cause of anorexia or bulimia and can tailor a plan to meet each client’s unique needs.

We know that acknowledging a problem and asking for help takes courage so we have done what we can to make scheduling treatment as easy as possible. We want to support each client from the moment they dial our office throughout their treatment.

When you call Thriveworks Manassas, VA in Prince William County a person will answer and help schedule your treatment session. We offer night and weekend appointments, and many first-time clients see their counselor within 24-hours. We do not keep waitlists, but we work with many insurance providers to give affordable, timely treatment.

Bulimia and anorexia are treatable disorders, and you do not have to fight them alone. Thriveworks Manassas is here to help. Call today or schedule online to get started.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Manassas therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Manassas
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

4.9 Thriveworks Manassas reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Read more I believe my depression is coming from the lack of education, I have and the loss of so many jobs. It's finding but hard to keep a job. I'm embarrassed it has been hindering me for many years now I can't stand it I've been trying to get help for a while now and don't know where to go I am on suppression medication. I see a doctor every two weeks I have talked to him about this and until u was blacking the blue in the face. I think he sees it now. Thank good
Manassas Feb 2019
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★★★★★
So far I’m having a great first experience with Therapy.
Manassas Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Read more I started with Thriveworks and Lisa 3-4 months ago and I was nervous about telling a "stranger" my deepest issues and things I'm not always comfortable admitting myself. I have to say she has been amazing through an really tough relationship break and other things I was or am going through in life. She makes you feel comfortable and truly listens, providing support and options for situations which allow me to be able to look at situations differently. She has made an incredible improvement on my life and I always look forward to meeting with her. It has become a breath of fresh air for me. She is amazing and I consider her a friend. You can't go wrong.
Manassas Nov 2018
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★★★★★
So far I am liking my sessions and my counselor
Manassas Jul 2018
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My counselor is great
Manassas Jul 2018
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I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Read more I worked with Lisa Cornelius for more than 6 months and she really is amazing. She helped me through my struggles by giving me strategies that could help me involve my well being. She is honest and she will connect with your situation by putting herself in your shoes. I've never connected with a therapist like I have with her. She really knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her!
Manassas Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Read more A note of thanks to my counselor Lisa Cornelius. I have seen her for 2 years now and through our sessions an finding that I am a good person who has needs and a future that I never knew at 72 I coukd look forward to. Our lives go full circle sometimes and after bad things happen we start to think we have no right to try to be anyone but who others think we should be....not true! Hopefully Lisa and I can continue this journey and I can learn to relax in the real me and be content and happy with myself...thank you Lisa ....
Manassas Jul 2018
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★★★★★
Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Read more Ms. Lisa is a very amazing counselor. She helps you understand and can relate to you, which makes you feel better. Her way of counseling is different from past counselor. It was more dull with my past counselor, but with Ms. Lisa it is different. It is better to me. I definitely recommend Ms. Lisa because everytime I leave I feel lighter and a little bit better. 😊
Manassas Jul 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Manassas is off of Sudley Road, near Boost Mobile and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Phone number

(571) 778-3537

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