Right now, as a result of your eating disorder, you may be experiencing…
- Preoccupation with your food consumption and how it’s impacting your weight.
- Low self-esteem, thinking poorly of yourself each time you eat or see yourself in the mirror.
- Anxiety, depression, and a low mood.
- A sense of isolation, like you can’t talk to anyone about what’s going on.
You’re realizing that your eating disorder is getting in the way of your life…
- You’re noticing the physical side effects of your eating disorder and it concerns you.
- Family and friends are getting worried, noticing your behaviors while eating and after eating, and starting to suspect something’s up.
- Keeping up the secret is exhausting.
- You can’t be as present, close, and connected in your relationships anymore; it feels like the eating disorder comes first.
- You hate that you’re doing this but you feel like you can’t stop.
- Will talk therapy support me in recovering from this eating disorder?
- Will I need to go to a treatment program or the hospital?
- Will I have to stop cold turkey? What if I relapse?
You’re longing for…
- Someone safe and trusted to talk to about this thing you’re embarrassed about.
- To feel like you have a sense of choice and agency again.
- A break, a break from the relentless food and body preoccupation.
- A plan to break the cycle that actually addresses what’s going on underneath the eating disorder.
- The experience of enjoying your life again.
What you’re longing for is possible.
At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating eating disorders.
How we can help you
By pursuing therapy for an eating disorder, you can imagine the following:
You feel alone and exhausted by the secret of your eating disorder.
You have an ally with you in it. You’re not alone and you have expert help.
You spend most of the day, every day, preoccupied with thoughts of your body and food.
You have a more normative and appropriate relationship to food and your body. You’re not ruled by those thoughts anymore.
You feel isolated, disconnected, and are withdrawing from your important relationships because the eating disorder is getting in the way.
You feel close and connected to the important relationships in your life again.
You feel hopeless, powerless, and stuck. Like the eating disorder is in control. Not you.
You feel more empowered. Like you have agency in your own life again.
What if I’m Not Ready?
If you don’t feel quite ready to book a complimentary consult call yet, that’s completely fine.
We don’t want you to feel pressured and we know that the choice to seek out therapy can feel difficult.
Part of you wants to do it, and another part of you is, perhaps, scared to begin because of the feelings you might have to finally feel.
Or a part of you questions whether or not you can even be helped at all.
Whatever the reason, no matter how ready or not ready you feel to begin therapy, we want you to have the information you need to make an informed choice.
So, to that end, please explore the additional information below to learn more about us and how we can help you.
We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to reach out for support.