Your relationship with your body is a complicated one that often leaves you feeling distressed and overwhelmed. You may have complicated feelings towards food, are preoccupied with calories, or obsess over getting in your daily exercise. You find that your life, thinking, behaviors, and emotions are dictated by it. You understand the damaging consequences of this relationship and want to take back control of your life..
Perhaps, you had been previously diagnosed with an eating disorder or are in recovery but still struggle with breaking from the rigid thoughts and behaviors that often accompany it. You know it's unhealthy thinking but you still have the immense fear of weight gain. You're scared to make changes and have a lot of hesitation toward making changes in your relationship with food and body image. You just know you're tired of feeling controlled by it.
When you're overwhelmed, stressed, upset, or anxious, food can be used as a coping mechanism and you find yourself overeating or "binging." It only provides short-term relief because once it's over you feel guilty and regretful. You want to break this cycle, know that it's possible but feel unsure of where to even start or if changing those behaviors could even work for you.
Maybe you were previously diagnosed with an eating disorder, and although you're in recovery, there are still certain times when the behaviors come back or intensify. When you're going through periods of intense stress you notice yourself slipping back into old habits or thoughts and it can become a slippery slope. Or, you notice yourself slowly avoiding certain foods to maintain a certain weight or body shape. You worked so hard to be where you are today, and you don't want to lose that. Support and understanding are needed to address the underlying issues, so you can stay in recovery and prevent relapse.
These are just some of the reasons an individual may seek therapy for an eating disorder. You deserve to feel empowered, informed, and supported as you move through this journey. Your life can be reclaimed and no longer consumed by rigid thoughts or behaviors. Our compassionate therapists are here to support you in regaining control of your life and developing a healthier relationship with food and your body.
At Manhattan Wellness, our eating disorder therapists understand that it can feel like it's you against your own mind and body. We are here to support you as allies, not see you through judgmental lenses. Not only are we here to accept and support you, but we will pair your vulnerability with our endless empathy and encouragement. Our therapists have worked with many individuals struggling with their relationship with food and their own body and in both active and recovery states of an eating disorder.
Before starting therapy with us, their complicated relationship with food consumed every part of their life, and their self-esteem suffered. Once they started working with us, they had the chance to examine where these thoughts, behaviors, and feelings came from and learn how to reframe them. Through the process of therapy, they soon found hope, as they slowly developed a healthier relationship with food and their own bodies.
Our eating disorder therapists at Manhattan Wellness will support you in finding strategies to feel in control of your life again. We want to help you challenge your negative thoughts and replace them with ones that reflect your resilience and strength. We will also help you recognize behaviors that no longer serve you as you begin to navigate through a healthier relationship with food and your body. You deserve to have all the knowledge, tools, and strategies to get you back in control. That's what we are here to provide-always.
At Manhattan Wellness we approach therapy for eating disorders knowing that individuals can often be caught in an endless cycle of negative thoughts. That's why our focus is to challenge those thoughts and replace them with healthy ones. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) we address underlying thoughts and beliefs behind their behaviors so that they can begin to develop a healthier relationship with food and their body.
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Our therapists understand that eating disorders can come with other mental health struggles you may be experiencing. That's why at Manhattan Wellness we strive to offer a range of therapy services so you can find the right fit for you. The therapy services we offer are Anxiety Therapy, and Individual Therapy. In addition to support for dating, therapy for stress, and more therapy services. Are you feel like you're not living the life you want and need to make changes? Let's talk about it.
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