When you are living with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to ask for help. Ben Wolf is an experienced eating disorder therapist in St Paul, and can give you back your self-worth and guide you back to a healthy and fulfilling life.
Eating Disorder Recovery
There are three main types of eating disorders:
- Anorexia Nervosa – The need to control food intake and weight until it becomes an obsession and leads to an extremely limited diet. Can cause bone thinning, low blood pressure, brain damage, and infertility.
- Bulimia Nervosa – Recurring episodes of eating large amounts of food and then compensating through the use of laxatives, fasting, vomiting, or excessive exercise. Can cause worn tooth enamel, server dehydration, and heart attack.
- Binge-eating Disorder – the loss of control over eating but is not followed with purging and leads to obesity. Can cause high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
The road to recovery for those who struggle with eating disorders can be very long and difficult. Anorexia and bulimia are learned behaviors that become habit. This habit makes one feel like a skinnier body is the key to true happiness. It is possible for these behaviors to be unlearned and these habits to be broken. Come to terms with the fact that happiness is more than eating habits, weight, and body image. Our recovery program will reteach you listen to your body, accept, trust, and love yourself again. Let us help you regain control of your life.
Eating Disorder Therapy and Treatment
The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem and expressing a want and need to get better. Seeking therapy can be scary and overwhelming so we encourage you to speak with family or friends about getting help, or come to us knowing we will provide you with private, confidential, and loving treatment.
Our first priority in your recovery is to make sure that you are in good health. Eating disorders will quickly deteriorate a person’s health even if they only occasionally fast, binge, and purge. If we feel like you are in poor health we might recommend that you seek additional medical attention.
If you live in the St Paul, MN area and need more information about eating disorders, treatment, or would like to set up an appointment to begin recovery with an experienced eating disorder therapist in St. Paul, MN, please do not hesitate to give us a call today!