Finding help for an eating disorder can be a complicated and often overwhelming process. I know. For the past 24 years, I’ve been working with individuals and families struggling to find the right kind of treatment for 24 years. If you do a google search, chances are you will be directed to a treatment center in your area or sometimes even hundreds of miles away. You might also be directed to a provider that specializes in certain age groups (i.e. children, adolescents or adults) or certain disorders (i.e. anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or other feeding disorders.)
Since eating disorders typically require a treatment team approach, it can be challenging to know where to start. Should you schedule your first session with a therapist, dietitian, psychiatrist or your doctor.?
Speaking of doctors, not all doctors or healthcare providers are trained in eating disorder diagnosis and treatment. I know this because I’ve personally trained hundreds of healthcare providers that had never had any previous eating disorder training. I have heard the story all too often of the child, adolescent or individual who sees their doctor for stomach pain, weight loss, low energy, insomnia, headaches, even depression and anxiety (which can be a side effect of an eating disorder) the doctor sends them off to get multiple tests and the results are inconclusive. Eating disorders don’t typically show up in lab work or GI tests.
That’s where I come in.
I can simplify the process for you or your loved one.
In one hourlong assessment or consultation, I can help determine what you need and come up with a plan to get you started immediately on the road to recovery. I can provide referrals to specific providers anywhere in the country who are the right fit for you or your loved one.
I can typically get people in for a consultation or assessment within a week and since my appointments are virtual, I can do consultations nationwide. I am licensed in SC and NC and can do full assessments in those states. Once I have finished the assessment or consultation and get a release from you, I can send my notes to providers or treatment centers. I can also make introductions and ensure that you are connected to those resources.
Stop struggling and let me help you or your loved one get started on the journey to healing.