Eating Disorders

Struggling with an eating disorder is tough.

For so many, finding a positive place to seek help seems impossible when it feels like no one gets it. Stress builds for everyone, you may not even realize you’re struggling which then affects your relationships and activities. That is not your fault!  Both for Adults and Adolescents the functioning of an eating disorder is unbreakable because it creates feelings, behaviors, and values that are in harmony with protection and control. Why stop something that seems like its working?  

From the viewpoint of others, struggling with an eating disorder doesn’t fully make sense. If their loved one can only see what the reality of what’s going on life would be so much better.  Why struggle like this? 

We promise you, no one chooses to live with an eating disorder. 

Understanding whats going on and why control is at the heart of the experience is a big part of the experience, but it isn’t all. What if at the core of everything, the reason someone is struggling is related to so many different facets of life that it gets confusing, fast? We are therapists, not just eating disorder specialists because once the eating disorder is lifted, we often see what the underlying problem is we want to make sure to help settle whatever may be going on underneath. No one wants this to continue. 

The fear, isolation, anxiety, safety seeking, avoidance, pressure, and constant hypervigilence and fixation on body image is so much to handle. When it feels safer to always shut it all down, it can be so difficult to find a positive place to seek help. Our door is open for you, your family members, any of your loved ones. The clinical staff at Hilltop Behavioral Health cares so much and we truly can help stop harmful experiences. 

There are four main types of eating disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Selective Eating (ARFID). We encourage you to look through our main pages, read our articles eating disorders and more!, and give us a call with any questions you have.  We aren’t afraid of helping, we don’t want you to feel afraid to get better.  

What can you provide that other therapists can’t?

A place of true understanding.

Finding a sense of security is our first and primary goal, otherwise we won’t be able to find a place to discuss some of the most difficult experiences people experience. We get it takes time to open up and at the same time we know how important it is to stabilize food before it gets worse!

We have dedicated our careers to making sure that the world is free from eating disorders.  No one has to suffer like this anymore, there is a way out.

We continue to work with the best minds in the country to advance and improve eating disorder care. We uphold the standard of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals. You work with an expert on the front lines.

Recognized as National Experts, our therapists have been selected as keynote speakers at major national conferences, as well as moderators and trainers for numerous organizations and events, including The New York City Department of Health, The International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, Princeton University, and local high school programs. Additionally, Brian Pollack was one of the original board members of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders as they continue their growth into the modern conversation.

Specialist vs. Non-Specialist Therapist?

Successful eating disorder treatment requires the ability to implement an in-depth, multi-faceted approach. Some therapists will say they work with eating disorders but don’t know how to navigate the tricky waters of such complexity. This is the difference between a specialist therapist and a non-specialist therapist.

A specialist has the experience and training to follow a layered approach that requires medical knowledge, specialty nutritional support, deep knowledge of mental health, and the ability to identify co-occurring disorders.

Let us help you get your life back and understand why your eating disorder happened in the first place. If you have questions or would like more information, contact us for a complimentary consultation.

Eating Disorder Symptoms:

  • Your feeling that who you are and who you were are completely different and based on the food you eat.
  • Your fixation on the physical body can never be satisfied as you search for perfection.
  • You no longer have hunger cues because you don’t eat enough on a daily basis.
  • You’re obsessed about what you are going to eat or avoiding eating.
  • You experience persecutory self-judgement.
  • You use self-harm to deal with all the food you have eaten.
  • You eat until you are so full that you are in pain.
  • You use restriction or purging to numb yourself because the pain is too much.
  • You can’t achieve your goals.
  • You spend more time at the gym or exercising than you do with people.
  • You can’t understand how you are feeling and you struggle to express it.
  • You refuse or get rid of food in multiple ways to cope in a world where food is a sign of love and compassion.
  • You’ve created a persistent and passive state of self-denial.

Client Service Areas Include But Not Limited to Surrounding Areas of Morris County. Conveniently located in Summit, NJ, our specialized staff understands the difficulties confronting people with eating disorders. If you need help dealing with anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder, we serve Madison, Chatham, Florham Park, East Hanover, Morristown, and all other nearby communities in Morris County.

You are not alone. There is hope.

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News & Resources

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