For some people, eating isn’t “just a normal everyday thing” like it is for everyone else…
Instead, eating can trigger feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety. Have you noticed that you’re frequently comparing your body to others? Perhaps you also have thoughts about food all day and are most comfortable eating alone? Whether you are very strict about what you eat, or having episodes of binging, you probably feel like your relationship with food and your body is unhealthy, but you don’t know how to change it.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, it’s important to know that eating disorders are very treatable. Based on clinical research, dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are the leading treatments for teens and adults. At the Center for Mental Wellness in San Diego, we deliver these treatments with compassion and patience to help children, teens, and adults heal from painful relationships with food and their bodies.
Whether you’ve just started to notice problems with food and body image, or you’ve had a long struggle with an eating disorder, our team of empathetic, expertly trained therapists can help you gain more confidence, overcome anxiety, and learn practical skills for facing challenges in the future.