All too often, treatment for eating disorders is undertaken without taking the time to get to the root of the problem. In most cases, eating disorders begin from instances of trauma that occur in an individual’s life. Fortunately, the right type of professional counseling can address those traumatic events so that healing can begin. Without proper treatment and therapy, eating disorders might fade away short-term. However, because the root of the issue is still present, they often return with a vengeance.
How Trauma Therapy and Counseling for Eating Disorders Can Help
Studies have shown that it often takes a combination of treatment approaches for individuals to heal from eating disorders. This might include individual trauma counseling, couples counseling, family counseling or group therapy. Group therapy is a wonderful tool because it allows you to learn from others’ experiences. Individual therapy allows you to focus on yourself and the trauma you’ve experienced. If you’re experiencing depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, the roots of these problems can be addressed in individual counseling.
Trauma is usually the root of eating disorders such as:
- Binge eating
- Emotional eating
Finding the Right Trauma Counselor for Your Eating Disorder
Here at Empowerment Treatment & Counseling in Glendale, Arizona, we understand that the circumstances you’re facing right now may be grim. It may feel as though you’re in a never-ending cycle of pain because of your eating disorder. We would love to help you overcome it.
We offer a non-judgmental atmosphere for treatment that’s non-diet focused, body positive and gender neutral. Our goal is always to deal with the root cause of your eating disorder so that you can truly heal from it. If you would like more information, please contact us.