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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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Counseling for Bulimia or Anorexia in Pflugerville, TX—Treatment and Therapy

With more and more celebrities opening up publicly about their struggle with bulimia and anorexia, our culture is having important and needed conversations about body image and healthy eating habits. The counselors at Thriveworks Pflugerville understand how bulimia and anorexia can harm a person physically and psychologically, and they have helped many clients find the holistic care they deserve.

Recognizing Bulimia and Anorexia

There are several different types of eating disorders acknowledged by The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), and anorexia and bulimia are likely the most well-known. While they share many similarities, they are distinct diagnoses, and recognizing their differences is important.

More commonly known as simply anorexia, the DSM-5 gives the following diagnostics for anorexia nervosa:

  • Feeling contempt for one’s weight and/or body while being unable to perceive the low body weight.
  • Irrational and severe fear of gaining weight that results in interference with normal weight maintenance and gain.
  • Deliberately limiting food consumption so a significantly lower body weight occurs in relationship to averages for one’s developmental trajectory, sex, age, and physical health.

More commonly known as simply bulimia, the DSM-5 gives the following diagnostics for bulimia nervosa:

  • A self-image that is overshadowed by body size and weight.
  • Repetitive times of binge eating, including,
    • Losing control over food consumption during the binge.
    • During a certain period of time, eating more food than most people could eat during the same period of time and under similar circumstances.
  • Repetitive and compensatory use of any means that may prevent gaining weight, including misusing medications such as laxatives or diuretics; inducing vomit; fasting excessively and/or frequently; or exercising excessively.

While many diagnostics differ for bulimia and anorexia, some are the same. Often eating disorders are accompanied with other psychiatric disorders such as depression or PTSD. Bulimia and anorexia afflict both men and women. People of all ages can develop an eating disorder, although they are most likely to first show symptoms during a person’s teen or young adult years. Bulimia and anorexia also pose serious health threats.

Anorexia is known to cause low blood pressure, low heart rate, abnormal heart beat, heart failure and disease, infertility, disruptions in menstrual cycle, low white blood cell counts, premature osteoporosis, disruptions in the endocrine system, anemia, kidney damage, and ultimately death.

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

What Causes Anorexia and Bulimia?

The specifics of how, when, where, and why anorexia or bulimia develop in a person are often intimate and unique. But generally speaking, professionals categorize their causes as two separate types: biological and environmental.

  1. Examples of biological causes may be irregular hormone functions, nutritional deficiencies, and genetics.
  2. Examples of environmental causes may be peer pressure to be a certain body type; living in a culture obsessed with thinness and unrealistic ideas of beauty; childhood or family trauma.

Scheduling Counseling for Anorexia and Bulimia

Did any of the causes or diagnostics for anorexia or bulimia stand out to you? Are you or is someone you love struggling with their eating habits and self-image? If it is time to reach out for help, know that Thriveworks Pflugerville offers counseling for bulimia and anorexia. Our counselors have helped many clients find the holistic care they need to recover physically and psychologically.

It can take courage to schedule counseling, and so we have done our best to make the process as convenient as possible. When you call Thriveworks Pflugerville, TX a person will answer and help schedule your counseling. Many clients, even first-time clients, see their counselor within 24 hours. We also offer evening and weekend sessions and accept many insurance providers. You will never be put on a waitlist because we do not keep one. Instead, we want our clients to receive the care they need at the time they need it.

You do not have to fight anorexia or bulimia alone. Thriveworks Pflugerville, TX is here to help. Call today or go online 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 Pflugerville therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at Pflugerville
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

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Sharon Feb 2024
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I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Read more I was able to get an appt. Quickly and was blessed to speak with Jaime. Jaime was professional, prompt, empathetic, compassionate, and really down to earth. I appreciated our time together.
Pflugerville Feb 2022
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Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Read more Jaime Olidge is understanding, compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. She will push you outside your box. I throughly enjoyed working with her.
Pflugerville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Read more I have used many different counselors in different cities/states and I have had a phenomenal experience with Deissy Rosenbaum. She has helped with a broad range of issues from cultural assimilation to ADHD to reprocessing childhood trauma through a unique method of EMDR therapy. Because I had her support, I not only made it through a tough year (2020) but am thriving and have made progress in so many areas of my life.
Pflugerville Jul 2021
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★★★★★
I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Read more I have been seeing therapists for about 20 years now, with little success. Until I met with Deissy Rosenbaum. It is obvious to me that Deissy deeply cares about my well-being; she combines complex techniques that I have never seen before, resulting in remarkable success. I have been able to remember things from my youth that were long suppressed, and feel much more whole inside. She is very humble, but her talents are quite impressive. I would describe her as patient, soft-spoken, and sensitive to my feelings. I could particularly see her working well with children, and in reality, getting in touch with my inner child was part of what really helped me. She is very easy to talk to, and I’m really happy I found her.
Cedar Park Apr 2020
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Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Read more Words cannot express how awesome Grichell is!! I’ve seen a few therapists in my life, and by far she has been the only one to quickly figure out a way to explain things to me that make sense. There’s never any judgement, only direct advice and counsel that has helped me so much. I actually enjoy and look forward to my time with her! If you are told she has no openings, just know, she is well worth the wait in line.
Pflugerville Mar 2020
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★★★★★
I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Read more I had the pleasure of using Alison Riley for my councilor. She's absolutely wonderful! She made me feel comfortable right away, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I was able to see things that I had closed myself off to for the longest, and she was even willing to have some of people I needed to talk to there so it was a neutral environment. I truly appreciate all the support she's provided. I feel like I'm much calmer now and much less anxious. Thank you so much, Alison!
Pflugerville Jul 2019
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★★★★★
I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Read more I've had the privilege of working with Veronica and I'm truly grateful for her. It was the first time I felt accepted for who I am and comfortable to speak my truth. She has a very warm and accepting spirit that makes you feel at ease. The atmosphere is inviting and calm that's filled with a sense of peace. I will always recommend Veronica at Thrive Works and thankful for this experience!
Pflugerville Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pflugerville is located on S A.W. Grimes Blvd. in the Cambridge Heights area. There are other medical offices surrounding our office, including Tallgrass Professional Medical Center and Martin Nelson Endodontic Group.

Phone number

(512) 883-7112

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Tagalog
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