First, let us say welcome! We couldn’t be more thrilled to be by your side as you make this very brave decision to seek help.
Secondly, hold it! Before you pick up the phone to dial your local treatment center, let Beacon guide you in some very important treatment considerations so you can be well on your way to the wonderful life you deserve!
Food for Thought when Considering Treatment:
One size does not fit all! While many programs differ in therapeutic orientation and style, an integrative approach including but not limited to the following components are essential to getting you well:
- Individual Treatment: Attending therapy regularly with a mental health professional who is specially trained and adept in providing Binge Eating Disorder Treatment. A skilled clinician will help you to acquire the skills necessary to combat eating disordered thoughts and behaviors.
- Nutritional Counseling- In conjunction with individual therapy, it is recommended to seek expert guidance from a Certified Nutritionist or Registered Dietician who is also proficient in Binge Eating Disorder Treatment. He/she will help you in targeting your problematic behaviors around food and to establish more regular eating habits/times.
- Group Therapy/Treatment: Group therapy can serve as an additional forum for you to acquire essential skills to combat Binge Eating Disorder. Group therapy further provides a safe place to connect and interact with others who are struggling with the same issues as you.
- Psychopharmacological Interventions: In some cases the addition of medications can be very helpful in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder. It is important to understand that medication alone will not do the trick! As an adjuvant, medication can enhance the efficacy of intensive treatment and nutritional counseling.