Do You Struggle with Eating Disorder Symptoms?
Food seems to be a constant battle. Much of your thinking each day revolves around food and weight. You consciously regulate what you eat in order to control your shape or size.
Maybe you eat emotionally or compulsively, using food to calm or soothe yourself. Sometimes, you try to compensate for what you've eaten by restricting your intake, exercising, or engaging in other purging behaviors. It all feels so out of control.
You're so uncomfortable with your body that you aren't living your life.
It's possible that you are struggling with an eating disorder.
About Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are serious psychological and physiological illnesses that have genetic, psychological, and cultural influences. People of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses can develop eating disorder symptoms. Symptoms can remain stable or morph over time. The five primary eating disorders that we commonly see in clinical settings are 1) Anorexia Nervosa 2) Bulimia Nervosa 3) Binge Eating Disorder 4) Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) and 5) Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
Eating Disorder Therapy in Miami
Gatewell Therapy Center in Miami works with all eating disorders, including Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). We also treat sub-threshold conditions and focus on emotional/compulsive eating, compulsive dieting, and compulsive exercise.
Each Gatewell eating disorder therapist has specialized training in this arena, and all providers have worked with eating disorders at the residential level of care. Our therapists also work skillfully with disordered eating and culturally normative food issues and body image distress. Gatewell practitioners actively promote the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® in their clinical work. Our team is committed to respecting, accepting, and liberating all bodies. We recognize that cultural competency, as well as advocacy around food and body issues, is integral to working in the eating disorder community
Gatewell's eating disorder counselors are trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Family-Based Treatment (FBT, also know as the Maudsley Approach), evidence-based approaches in the treatment of eating disorders. Clinicians incorporate elements from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and other effective techniques. We also offer offer our signature, Eat in Peace group, which incorporates aspects of intuitive eating, Health at Every Size®, DBT, and ACT.
Gatewell eating disorder therapists also work with parents and families around food/body issues presenting in children. Whether it's picky eating or a burgeoning disorder, early intervention is best; parents/guardians are the best allies in prevention and treatment. Our therapists consult with parents and families around their children's difficulties with food, incorporating Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility and Family-Based Treatment.
Eat in Peace
Eat in Peace is Gatewell's unique food and body-acceptance philosophy.
Our mission is to help individuals heal struggles with food and weight; to reduce the incidence of disordered eating; and to combat destructive cultural messages around food and weight, including identifying and challenging weight stigma.
We believe. . .
- No foods are "bad."
- Food is more than just nourishment - it's pleasure, comfort, family, culture, connection, and home.
- All bodies should be accepted, respected, and free.
- All people can pursue health and well-being.
- Your issues with food or your body are not your fault.
- Your body is wise.
You don’t have to be at war with your body.
- You can return to your innate acceptance of - and wonder about - your body.
You are capable of healing.