Struggling with disordered eating or body image issues?

There’s no need to struggle alone – start eating disorder therapy today.

Our team is highly specialized in helping people overcome eating disorders. 

How eating disorder therapy can help:

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Eating disorders are scary. Whether you’re struggling with Anorexia Nervosa (restricting intake), Bulimia Nervosa (binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting), or Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (AFRID) (lack of interest in eating, extreme pickiness), treatment needs to happen fast. Disordered eating can lead to a lack of nutrition that puts your body in danger. Working with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders will put you on a path to a more healthy life. 

Don't struggle alone

Eating disorders like to tell you that you’re on your own. That you’re not worth the support. That you deserve what you’re going through. Don’t struggle alone. Establishing a team of professionals that want to support you as you deal with this is vital. Remember, this can impact any age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group. If you’re struggling with a distorted body image, if you have an intense fear of “becoming fat” or weight gain, if you are struggling with getting appropriate nutrition, don’t deal with this on your own. Eating disorder therapy can help.

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Symptoms of eating disorders

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Behavioral 

  • Not participating in social activities (especially involving food)
  • Negative self-esteem
  • Obsessed with your appearance 
  • Wears baggy clothes or dresses in layers
  • Excessive exercising 
  • Personality changes (mood swings)
  • Obsessed with weight (checks nutrition labels, diets)
  • Food rituals (cuts food into small pieces, moves food around, spits food out, eats food in a particular order)
  • Hoarding or hiding food
  • Skipping meals or disappearing after meals 
  • Refusal to eat certain food groups 

Physical

  • Weight fluctuating 
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Muscle weakness/fatigue
  • Dizziness/fainting
  • Feeling cold all the time
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Fine hair on body
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Dental concerns
  • Changes in menstruation

 

Online therapy in North Carolina

Our therapists are licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina. We provide virtual services to anyone who lives in NC. If you’re located in North Carolina, we would love to work with you. If you’re travelling outside of the State but reside in North Carolina, we can only see you when you’re home. Even if you live somewhere else, we can provide services to you while you’re here! If you reside in the Outer Banks, Wilmington, Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, or even in the mountains in Asheville, we’d love to work with you. 

Ready to move forward with eating disorder therapy?

1. Schedule a free phone consultation

A phone consultation lasts around 15 minutes and is a great opportunity for one of our staff members to get to know you and how we can best assist you. Once we gather some details, we schedule you with the first available counselor who is best suited to meet your needs. 

2. Talk to a team who specializes in eating disorders about how we can help

The first intake session with one of our therapists will involve getting to know you on a more detailed level. We’ll ask questions about who you are, your background, your family, your goals for therapy, and your expectations. This will be a time for you to ask questions and make sure you’re happy and comfortable with the therapist you’ll be working with.

3. Begin your healing journey

As you start to receive support, you will begin to visual a path towards healing from the disordered eating. Your therapist will show you empathy and compassion as you begin this process. Recovery is possible.

Not ready to begin your therapy journey today? That’s ok! Here are some resources we recommend to our clients who struggle with disordered eating that you might find useful:

Eating disorder and body image resources:

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Other mental health services we offer:

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Information on our virtual therapy services for North Carolina

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Before the pandemic, a lot of mental health professionals viewed virtual therapy in a negative light. After the pandemic, the overall attitude in the mental health community has certainly changed. Now we have an opportunity to provide crucial psychotherapy support to anyone in the State of North Carolina! If you live in NC and are interested in working with us, we can make that happen. We utilize an entirely secure digital platform to conduct our sessions and are able to ensure your privacy. The only caveat to working with us is that you must be located in the NC during the session.