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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?

Food is such an important part of our private lives and popular culture, our businesses, and our leisure, and it’s no wonder. Not only does it provide nourishment to sustain our lives, but it can also be a source of great pleasure. So pleasurable, in fact, that many Americans eat more than they need to, and their health begins to decline.

Overeating, as we all know can lead to obesity and a number of debilitating medical conditions, but it’s not the only struggle people have with food. Many people have the seemingly opposite problem of not eating enough, to the point where they literally starve themselves (anorexia). And others, people who suffer from bulimia, will eat an excessive amount of food in a single setting, feel ashamed and then force themselves to purge it back up and out.

If any of the above descriptions remind you of yourself or someone you care about, an eating disorder might be present. If you recognize that this could be the case, don’t be disheartened — you’ve just taken the first step toward recovery.

Some common signs of eating disorders include:

  • Constipation
  • Chronic overeating or undereating
  • Chronic gastric reflux
  • Obsession with calorie counting
  • Dental erosion, due to vomiting
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • Weak or swollen joints
  • Depression
  • Hiding food to be eaten in secret
  • Heart disease
  • Mood swings

While the effects and symptoms of eating disorders look different from person to person, know that there are specialists at Thriveworks Westminster Eating Disorder Therapy that can help. Call us today at 303-214-2106, and we can schedule your first session.

What Causes Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders can develop for a number of reasons, including poor body image or self-esteem, abuse (of any kind), depression, and even because of perceived external pressures to look a certain way.

In our outcome-based culture, it’s really no surprise that so many people have unhealthy relationships with food. Some people want to do “whatever it takes” to look like one celebrity or another (be YOUR version beautiful, not someone else’s), while others become addicted to the so-called comforts of unhealthy foods.

There’s shame here. Shame for the way we look naturally and shame over the extreme measures we take to try to change the way we appear. Out of the tens of millions of people suffering from food disorder, only 10 percent ever seek care, so it’s clear there’s some shame over even addressing the issue, too.

As mental health professionals who have worked with numerous people to overcome their own struggles with eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can take it from us: Change is more than possible. It’s not the easiest thing in the world. People don’t like to acknowledge that there is a problem. But the interesting thing about acknowledging our issues is that the way to combat them becomes much easier to see and accept.

You can thrive in life and in work. Your eating disorder doesn’t have to continue to take a negative toll on your life. We can help you figure out what’s going on and provide you with the necessary skills for putting food back into the role of something that makes your life better and more sustainable, instead of more painful.

What Can I Do Right Now? Please Help?

Although reading words on a page alone does not compare to the care you’ll receive when working on eating disorder issues with a professional therapist, there are a few things we’d like you to begin considering.

Try these things right now:

  • Instead of eating two to three high-calorie meals throughout the day, try eating five to six smaller ones
  • Seek food that provides benefit, instead of just pleasure
  • Drink plenty of water — it curbs appetite and hydrates your system
  • Find an exercise style that interests you and fits your lifestyle (try yoga)
  • Find a qualified professional to help

Schedule Eating Disorder Therapy with Thriveworks in Westminster, CO

Food should make your life better, not worse. It should meet your needs, not attempt to cover them up. Do yourself a favor and contact us at Thriveworks Westminster Eating Disorder Therapy. We have seen so many people find freedom from anorexia, bulimia, and overeating. You can too.

Let us help you prove to yourself that you can live a healthy life, a life that is far more enjoyable than the fleeting pleasures of appearing a certain way or eating an unhealthy amount of food.

Your eating disorder doesn’t have to control you. Contact us today, and begin the journey to change. Call 303-214-2106 or click the button below 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 Westminster therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | GHI BMP

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | PPO - HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Westminster
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

4.7 Thriveworks Westminster reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Read more Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Westminster Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Read more Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Westminster Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Read more I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Westminster Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Read more Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Westminster Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Read more Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Westminster Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Read more I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Westminster Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Read more Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Westminster Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Read more Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Westminster Mar 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westminster is located in the Federal Heights area off of Bryant St. We share a building with Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, and there is a parking lot just behind us. Next door to us is a larger building that houses St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th.

Phone number

(302) 253-7942

Languages spoken by CO providers

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