Eating and Body Image Concerns
Have you found yourself obsessing over how many calories you eat in a day? Or isolating from social engagements for fear of eating too much?
Is your 10 year old commenting about how “fat” they are, or you notice that they have been missing at mealtimes, or complaining that they had a big lunch so aren’t hungry at dinner?
Do you spend a lot of time in front of the mirror checking your body, pinching parts of your body, or criticizing yourself because of how you look? Do you ever exercise to the point of exhaustion, or use exercise as a form of punishment?
These might be passing concerns but they are also signs of what we can see with budding eating disorders, so it could be useful to explore in a conversation with one of our team.
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What if I only need a therapist? Can I still work with GBWC? Yes! Provided it's appropriate for your situation, you can work with a single provider or any combination of psychotherapy, nutrition, and psychotropic medication management services.
Do you accept insurance? Some of our individual providers are in-network with insurance companies, while others are out of network. Whether you can use your insurance depends on which specific providers you work with. If you're curious what insurances different providers take, refer to the Meet the Team! page. However, if your plan is a PPO, you likely have out of network benefits to cover therapy sessions fully or partially. We can provide you with a superbill which contains all necessary information to submit to insurance. We recommend that you check your plan and benefits with your insurance company prior to starting treatment so there are no unnecessary surprises.
Can you accompany me to the grocery store? Absolutely- and more! We believe that the best treatment isn't limited to a provider's office. We provide support and coaching with grocery shopping, dining in a cafeteria or restaurant, preparing meals at home and shopping for new clothes.
What if I need more treatment than GBWC provides? Our collective years of experience treating eating disorders has given us connections with many different treatment facilities. We can work with you and your family for the specific purpose of securing placement at a higher level of care.