Serving all of New York State
Buffalo | Rochester | Syracuse| Albany | Ithaca| Utica | Oneonta | Binghamton | Middletown| Cortland | New York City
Learning New Ways to Look at Your Diet
If you’re concerned that you may be struggling with an eating disorder and considering reaching out to a therapist for support, you’ve already taken the first step toward making healthier nutritional choices. Disordered eating can mean many different things, have a range of underlying causes, and impact people very differently both mentally and physically. For this reason, we want to approach therapy through a very personalized plan that may combine traditional, individual therapy, group therapy, and nutritional counseling. You can find out more about our therapy services we offer for eating disorders in Kingston and surrounding areas on this page. You should also feel free to contact our office to consult with one of our practitioners.
What Does it Mean to Have an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorder refers to a wide range of concerns, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Essentially, disordered eating means that a person struggles to consume a healthy, nutritious diet as is necessary for all aspects of daily life.
How Does Therapy Help with Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders can severely damage a person’s emotional, mental, and physical health, so it’s important to work with professionals who can help you recognize and change negative behavior and thought patterns. Therapy for eating disorders should focus on helping people to recognize the importance of food to stay healthy, and help those who are struggling with an eating disorder use their strengths to develop coping skills and change unhealthy thoughts and habits. A great thing about therapy for those who struggle with eating disorders is that there are many traits associated with this condition that can be really beneficial as part of a therapy plan. Those who struggle with eating disorders are often highly intelligent, ambitious, cautious, persistent, and capable of delaying gratification. These traits and others that so often contribute to disordered eating can also help to change unhealthy and potentially dangerous eating habits.
Do I Need to Consider Therapy for Eating Disorder?
To ensure your short and long-term safety and health, you may want to consider some form counseling to help you understand the sources of your disordered eating habits, triggers that may lead to disordered eating, and develop the skills to meet challenges. Some of the reasons people choose to seek counseling for eating disorders include:
Time spent focusing on diet has started to negatively impact relationships, work, school, and other parts of life
Fixation on aspects of diet has taken priority over other parts of life
Friends, family members, or mentors express concerns with your eating habits
Thinking about eating makes you feel bad or guilty, and conversely, skipping a meal makes you think positively about yourself
Your self-identity is tied to what, when, and how much you eat
If your struggles with food have caused serious adverse effects to your overall health, it is important to address these issues as soon as possible. In very severe cases, that may mean visiting an emergency room or being hospitalized to improve your physical condition.
How do I Get Started with Mosaic Clinical Services?
If you’re ready to schedule a session or you want to learn more, you can call or email our team. One of us will be happy to speak with you about available counseling services and help you determine what your next steps should be.