DO YOU STruggle with Eating Disorder Symptoms?
Is food a constant battle? Do you find that much of your thinking each day revolves around food and eating? Do you regulate what you eat in order to control your shape or size? Do you often eat emotionally or compulsively? Do you use food to calm or soothe yourself? Do you try to compensate for what you've eaten by restricting your intake, exercising, or engaging in other purging behaviors? Are you so uncomfortable with your body that you aren't living your life?
It's possible that you are struggling with an eating disorder.
Eating disorders are serious psychological - and physiological - illnesses that have genetic, psychological, and cultural influences. Individuals 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) 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 subthreshold conditions and focus on emotional/compulsive eating, compulsive dieting, and compulsive exercise.
Each Gatewell eating disorders therapist has specialized training and works adeptly 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 and in professional arenas. 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.
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.
Lose the Diet. Love Your Body.* Eat in Peace.
Eat in Peace is Gatewell's unique food and body-image 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. Eat in Peace operates from the understanding that all individuals can pursue health and well-being, that no foods are "bad," and that cultural competency, as well as advocacy around food and body issues, is integral to working in the eating disorder community.
*"Loving" your body is behavioral and might be aspirational for some. In many cases, body acceptance, body respect, and body neutrality are precursors to body love.