Eating Disorder Therapy in Toronto
Eating disorders are rarely only about food. They are complex emotional issues that can be influenced by our family environment, relationships, work, and even social media.
Beyond their impact on your physical health, they can disrupt your social life, leaving you feeling anxious about attending any events involving food.
Eating disorders are serious and dangerous if left untreated.
What are 5 signs you may have an eating disorder?
When experiencing disordered eating, you may feel:
- Preoccupied with your weight
- Heavily focused on body image, size, or shape
- Compelled to perform specific rituals around food
- Obsessive about food, or deem foods as “safe” or “unsafe” to eat
- Uncomfortable participating in social activities involving food (such as getting dinner with friends)
Who can have an eating disorder?
Eating disorders are often inaccurately depicted in the media as an issue that only impacts young, white women.
However, anyone of any age, race, gender, or body size can experience an eating disorder.
25% of people diagnosed with eating disorders are men.
If you’re struggling with disordered eating, you deserve to get help and support.
How do you overcome an eating disorder?
Both group and individual therapy can be effective in treating eating disorders and are often used together to support clients in achieving a successful recovery.
Effective therapies for eating disorders include:
While we don’t provide group therapy for eating disorders at KMA, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre provides a free online tool to help you explore different treatment options based on your postal code.
To find the best type of therapy for you, read about How to Find a Therapist for Eating Disorders in Toronto.
Help for eating disorders in Toronto
Eating disorders can be difficult to overcome, but you don’t have to face them alone.
Here at KMA, our therapy for eating disorders begins with a 50-minute introductory session.
The fee for this session is $190 and is often covered by your workplace insurance package.
In your introductory session, we’ll ask you questions to explore:
- How long you’ve been experiencing these issues, and when they started
- What behaviours are most negatively impacting your quality of life
- Any life situations that may be impacting your eating habits
- Other coping mechanisms you may be using for stress
We’ll help you establish a customized plan of action, match you with the best therapist for what you’re facing, and recommend any additional psychological tests or additional services (such as meeting with a nutritionist).
Eating disorders are serious and often coincide with other mental health issues. We want to ensure that you receive the kind of care you need.
During your consultation, if we feel you would benefit from a team medical approach, we will refer you to the appropriate Eating Disorders Centre that can provide medical support.
Begin eating disorder therapy at KMA today
Beginning therapy for eating disorders at KMA is as easy as completing our online registration form. Our care coordinator will reach out to you with more information about your introductory appointment.
We have five locations throughout Toronto, as well as online therapy options.
To learn more about eating disorder therapy, give us a call at 416 487 6288.
To learn how to find the best therapist for you, read: How to Find a Therapist for Eating Disorders in Toronto
If you think someone you care about may be experiencing an eating disorder, read: How to Convince Someone to Go to Therapy
Let us help you get back the freedom you deserve.