Nutrition Therapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
with Emily Edison, MS, RD
Nutrition therapy is a critical component in the recovery from an eating disorder. Emily Edison specializes in the nutritional component of eating disorder treatment by finding a delicate balance between having compassion for and challenging patients with the education they need to move forward. Emily has been successful in helping hundreds of people recover from bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder.
Nutrition therapy involves the separation of food intake and behaviors that are often used to control weight from feelings and emotional issues. This complicated process includes, for example, discussions about food restrictions and food rituals, self-imposed eating and exercise rules, and nutritional requirements for health.
Honest understanding of current food intake and emotional associations with certain foods is the first step in working with a dietitian. Often, food records are requested to support this process. Records are used not only to evaluate current eating habits, but, also to improve food choices to meet the minimal needs of the body. Communication between the client and dietitian is a first and necessary step in developing a trusting, therapeutic relationship.
This is nutrition therapy, where honesty and caring communication about eating develop into a safe environment for recovery from eating disorders.
Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders
Cost: Initial Session $185 (80 minutes) Follow Up: $110/session (50 minutes)
Psychologist/Therapist Referrals Available (see referral list on "links" page)