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

  • What is ARFID?

  • How we help

  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a disturbance in eating often observed as a lack of interest in food, avoidance of foods based on texture, or the fear of adverse consequences from eating foods. The diagnostic criteria (1 or more) from the DSM-V for this disorder are: 

    -Significant weight loss (or failure to achieve expected weight gain or growth)

    -Significant nutritional deficiency

    -Dependence on enteral feeding or oral nutritional supplements

    -Marked interference with psychosocial functioning 

  • We provide individualized care for each patient and family following the only evidence based protocol for ARFID, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy-AR (CBT-AR).

    This model helps guide family and patient through the process of incorporating feared foods and normalize the anxiety surrounding eating.

    In collaboration with this system, we utilize Family Based Therapy models to empower families to feed their child in a normative way. These models are facilitated by our specially trained CBT-AR dietitian.