• "Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." — Brené Brown

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Despite common belief, at its core, anorexia is not really about food and weight. Eating disorders are much more complicated than that. The food and weight-related issues are symptoms of something deeper, such as, Depression, Emotional Trauma, Loneliness, Insecurity, Pressure to be perfect, Feeling out of control, Things that no amount of dieting or weight loss can cure.

  • 307.1 (F50.1 or F50.02) Anorexia Nervosa is defined as a complex eating disorder with three key features. These features includes: (1) Refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, (2) an intense fear of gaining weight, (3) a distorted body image. There are two types of anorexia nervosa. The first is the Restricting Type, which is when weight loss is achieved by restricting calories (following drastic diets, fasting, and exercising to excess). The second is the Purging Type, which is when weight loss is achieved by vomiting or using laxatives and diuretics

     

     

  • The cornerstone of all treatment at Be is a complete focus on the individual. Treatment duration is highly flexible and based on each individual's unique needs. Our age-appropriate program offers care targeting individuals as young as eight, and ensures that each person receives treatment from professionals specializing in her specific age group. We will create a highly customized treatment plan with you, carefully thought out by a collaborative team of professionals. Along with treating anorexia, the team also treats co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. In addition to individual and group therapy, you have the opportunity to engage in experiential treatments such as art, body image, and yoga, and we will work with you to find the best services for you.