What is Binge Eating?
Binge eating disorder is characterized by a feeling a loss of control around food, and recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food, often very quickly.
Many times individuals experience shame, guilt, or discomfort afterwards. People who have binge eating disorder do not regularly purge to counter the binge behavior. Binge eating usually occurs during times of stress, depression, or anger, and can be used as a way to cope with challenging emotions. It is the most common eating disorder in the United States.
How We Treat
Our primary focus in treating binge eating is combatting the isolative and secretive nature of the disorder. We encourage building healthy relationships and community. By utilizing interpersonal therapy (IPT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), we aim to improve interpersonal effectiveness and increase social support. Our focus on intuitive eating teaches our clients to learn to acknowledge their hunger and fullness, and teaches them to listen to what their bodies instinctively know.