Group Therapy is a critical aspect of eating disorder treatment. For many people, hearing about the experiences of others and receiving
Although recovery happens while surrounded by family, friends and professionals, eating disorder treatment is essentially a journey of self-discovery. In individual therapy, patients have an opportunity to explore sensitive personal issues with feedback from a therapist. Common topics for discussion include childhood experiences, difficult emotions and relationship issues.
Depending on the patient’s needs and preferences, therapists utilize a variety of approaches in individual therapy, including psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral therapy and an eclectic approach that combines a number of theories. Ultimately, one-on-one therapy creates an opportunity for healing by directly addressing the specific issues facing the individual patient.