Therapy is based on addressing the causes of unwanted eating and learning to deal with them more effectively.
We specialize in the treatment of emotional eating and binge eating disorder. People who struggle with this problem usually feel that the only tool that they have to stop repeated binge episodes is to recommit to dieting each time. The problem is, the pressure to diet is the main cause of binge eating, so it only reinforces the diet-binge cycle. We view emotional eating as a rebellious response to the diet mentality and the sense of deprivation that it can cause. People diet to feel accepted. If you can challenge the belief that being accepted by others requires that sacrifice, you can eliminate the cause, making the need to rebel unnecessary.
We'll help you learn coping strategies to change the perception of being controlled by the diet mentality and other life pressures. This will allow you to regain a sense of autonomy and stop the urge to binge. Adopting a less restrictive and more intuitive approach to eating will help you reestablish a healthier and more enjoyable relationship with food.
Are you an emotional eater?
The questions in our online assessment describe the thoughts and feelings that accompany the eating behaviors we address at Equipoise.
We are currently offering remote teletherapy services in Illinois and Georgia. As of July 1, 2020 our services have expanded to Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, & Utah.
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