Licensed Holistic Eating Disorder Treatment Bergen County, NJ
Wondering how to treat an eating disorder? We are specialists in treating negative body image and eating disorders, serving NJ, Bergen County, and Rockland County.
Body Positive Works offers integrated eating disorder help in the form of services, programs, and classes to support individuals on their journey to recovery.
What are Eating Disorders?
An eating disorder is an addiction, encompassing a challenged relationship with food, body, and self.
Tween girls, adolescent girls, and young women are the most likely to be associated with an eating disorder. However, an eating disorder can affect anyone, regardless of age, stage of life, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, or religion. Family members are deeply impacted as well.
Some signs and symptoms of eating disorders include spending time worrying about weight and shape, eating very little, eating more than feels physically comfortable, over-exercising, and purging or taking laxatives after food intake.
There are several types of eating disorders:
This is the most well-known but actually the least common eating disorder. Food intake is severely restricted, and symptoms include being very underweight and having a distorted body image.
This is binge-eating followed by purging. Bulimia sufferers tend to have a relatively normal weight rather than becoming underweight.
Binge Eating Disorder
This is when a person is unable to control their food intake – eating large quantities of food all at once and then feeling shame or guilt. There is no purging. People with Binge Eating Disorder are often overweight.
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder
This is when your symptoms don’t match any of the above, but it doesn’t mean it’s less serious.
Why Choose Us?
We believe that there is no separation between mind and body. As such, we take an integrative and holistic approach to treatment and recovery for individuals, and their families, struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating.
Having access to multiple modalities, all under one roof, Body Positive Works affords individuals an opportunity to seek recovery for their whole self – body, mind, and spirit. We have created a space where individuals can speak authentically and openly about their relationship with food, body, self, and society, supporting individuals, and their families, struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating.
Speak to one of our receptionists if you would like to discuss how to treat eating disorders.