These two words together = bad. Don’t say it… and then we feel the fear. To some, that doesn’t matter and it doesn’t stop the experience from stopping. You want to do something but there’s no way to know what to do. Nothing is working.
That is where the confusion begins. Treatment validates this experience and recognizes the struggle as real, addressing the ins and outs of the experience while getting to the depth of what may be going on. The work can extinguish the behavior. There are four main types: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Selective Eating (ARFID), They are not exclusive from one another. They can be mixed!
This is not simple stuff. It can cause someone to feel misunderstood, isolated, protective, even nervous often not knowing where to turn.
We never want to allow the eating disorder to live on. We understand that.
We get it.
This gets complicated. When relationships, friends, and your environment gets stressful you may not even realize that you’re struggling more than you had once believed. Every time something happens you feel one of many experiences, sometimes it feels like the need for control is in control, other times it feels completely the opposite. One thing is for sure, your days are changing and activities are affected.
There’s one secret to this that no one tells you – you are allowed to have someone who understands. Someone who has dedicated their career to the process. That’s where we come in. At Hilltop Behavioral Health we have dedicated our practice to eating disorders and the mental health struggles that each client faces. Why blame ourselves for the meanness of others?
IF YOUR GOAL IS TO REACH RECOVERY
OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU CLIMB THE WALL!
Question you may have include:
What can you provide that other therapists can not?
We have devoted our energy and clinical focus to in-depth training and weekly collaboration, presentations and with the best minds in the country in eating disorder care and have devoted our expertise to the problem. We currently are recognized in the field as a practice that is focused in and around eating disorders. We utilize outlets that uphold the standard of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals. You get the opportunity to work with an expert on the front lines. Additionally, we are advocates and trainers throughout the country. Our therapists have been selected to participate as keynote speakers for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), presented professional trainings and instruction at organizations and conferences including The New York City Department of Health, The International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, Princeton University, and local high school programs. Additionally Brian was one of the original board members of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders as they continued their growth into the modern conversation.
You may be surprised to learn that working with someone proficient in eating disorders treatment requires dedication to institute a very in depth and multi-faceted approach.
Why not a Non-Specialist Therapist?
Often therapists will state they work with eating disorders and often not in the same way. When this happens the client eventually feels stuck. The therapist doesn’t know how to navigate the tricky waters of the problem as the reasons for the behavior require a layered approach that includes Medical knowledge, Specialty Nutritional Support, and a strong knowledge of mental health and how co-occuring instances present. They have dedicated their career to other very important clinical matters and that serves them well.
GET YOUR LIFE BACK AND UNDERSTAND HOW THIS HAPPENED TO BEGIN WITH!
- Feelings as though who you are and who you were are completely different and it’s all because of the food you are eating.
- Your fixation on the physical body can never be satisfied in the search for perfection and resolve.
- You no longer have hunger cues because you don’t eat enough on a daily basis
- Obsessions about what you are going to eat or avoiding eating.
- Persecutory self judgement.
- Self-Harm is a way to handle all the food you have eaten.
- You eat until you are so full that you are in pain
- Restriction or purging is a way to numb yourself because the hurt is too much.
- You can’t achieve your goals.
- Acts as a protective shield against the unpredictable world.
- More time at the gym or exercising is spent rather than being with people.
- You can’t understand how you are feeling and struggle to express it.
- One refuses or gets rid of food in multiple ways to cope in a world where food is a sign of love and compassion.
- Living with an eating disorder is painful often creating a persistent and passive state of self-denial
Client Service Areas including Morris County
Conveniently situated in Summit, NJ, our specialized staff understands the difficulties confronting those with eating disorders. If you need help in your area dealing with anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder, we serve the following towns and more in Morris County: Madison, Chatham, Florham Park, East Hanover, Morristown and all other nearby communities.