Struggling with an eating disorder is tough. You want to do something, nothing is working and you don’t know what to do.
They can cause you to fight with control, isolation, a need to be protective, stigmatized, pressured, and nervous. It can be difficult to find a positive place to seek help and when stress builds, you may not even realize that you’re struggling which then affects your relationships and activities. The clinical staff at Hilltop Behavioral Health stops these harmful experiences. We get you back on your feet.
There are four main types of eating disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Selective Eating (ARFID), They are not exclusive from one another. At Hilltop Behavioral Health, we have dedicated our practice and our careers to treating eating disorders!
What can you provide that other therapists can’t?
Compassion, empathy, experience, and stability. We 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:
Symptoms of eating disorders include:
- 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.