What is an Eating Disorder? Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. The most common forms of eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder, all of which can affect both females and males. In addition, some may struggle with Orthorexia, an obsession with eating "healthy" foods and exercise to the point of it hindering on their lives. One does not have to have a lower than average weight to have an eating disorder. Eating disorder treatment is available for those in all stages of an eating disorder: a harmful relationship with food, post-hospitalization, and advanced recovery.
What to Expect At Crown Counseling, clients of the Eating Disorder Treatment Program receive supportive and nurturing services from therapists who are specially trained and skilled in the area of eating disorders. We offer treatment in the form of individual and family therapy and our Intuitive You therapeutic group. The goals of the program are:
To identify and address eating and food-related disorders.
To reduce eating disordered behavior, including but not limited to restricting, purging, bingeing, excessive exercise, and food avoidance.
Provide support, collaboration, and education through the treatment and recovery process.
Provide inclusive services that focus on the acceptance of oneself regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, and gender.
Utilize family support and involvement to provide accountability outside the therapeutic session.
Utilize the Health-At-Every-Size (HAES) approach to implement and encourage long-lasting and mentally healthy habits in regard to eating, exercise, and self-love.
To provide ongoing after-care after hospitalization or for comprehensive recovery support.
Crown Counseling is the only provider in Northwest Indiana to provide therapeutic services while also collaborating with local nutritionists and inpatient treatment facilities for a complete treatment program
Call us at (219) 663-6353 for more information or to schedule an intake appointment.