Eating disorder treatment in San Diego
There is a commonly held misunderstanding that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Eating disorders frequently appear during the teen years or young adulthood, but may also develop during childhood or later in life. These disorders affect both genders, although rates among women are higher than among men. Like women who have eating disorders, men also have a distorted sense of body image. For example, men may have muscle dysmorphia, a type of disorder marked by an extreme concern with becoming more muscular. Researchers are finding that eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors.
Our specialist team provides multi-modal, integrative, evidence-based eating disorder treatment that addresses:
- Individual Therapy, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Family Therapy, including the Maudsley approach
- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with a clinical psychologist and and EAGALA certified specialist
- Motivational Interviewing
- Medical Services including prescriptions and lab work
- Nutritional Counseling
- Group Therapy
Eating disorder treatment plans are tailored to individual needs, and if the assessment and ongoing treatment indicates that the disorder is severe, we will collaborate with you to transfer your treatment to a more appropriate intensive care facility.
There are several different types of eating disorders, and our specialist team provides comprehensive eating disorder treatment services for the following mild-moderate eating disorders: