- How do I know if my adolescent has an eating disorder?
- What is an eating disorder?
- How does eating disorder treatment work?
- With all the conflicting talks about diet, how do I know what to eat and what to feed my family?
- When is it appropriate to ask for help if I suspect my teen has an eating disorder?
Eating Disorder Treatment
Eating disorders often go unnoticed for a long time.
Some symptoms of an eating disorder are if your teen begins to eat healthy, cutting out certain food groups that are “bad” or “unhealthy,” deciding to be a vegetarian or vegan but taking it to an extreme. You may notice your teen pushing food around their plate but not eating it, developing excessive rules around food that seems above and beyond those of a typical teen.
At Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, we offer treatment for all eating disorders. Our philosophy is that it takes a team. This team consists of the family, the therapist, the primary care doctor and a dietitian. We partner with Bay Area Nutrition, to make access to dietitian services easy and convenient, they are located next door to us! We allow our patients to use whichever medical doctor they are comfortable with. If your doctor is not an eating disorder specialist and you cannot get into an eating disorder specialist doctor due to wait lists, then we can help to coach your doctor on the tests needed to assess for an eating disorder and on what our program requires for medical monitoring.
The following are the different types of eating disorder Treatment:
- Residential Care: The patients lives in a residential program while receiving treatment.
- Partial Hospitalization Program: The patient attends therapy 6-8 hours a day and stays at home.
- Intensive Out Patient Program: The patient attends therapy approximately 4 hours a day.
- Mini Intensive Program: The patient and family attend appointments approximately 5 times a week.
- Out Patient Therapy: The patient attends weekly therapy.
Ready to get started?
At Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, we offer several options for the treatment of eating disorders, they vary from individual therapy only, to our Wellness Program and FBT (Family Based Therapy). Our therapist are trained in CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist) and will help to assess whether your teen or child has an eating disorder and help you to determine what level of care is best for your family. Call now (408) 628-0532 for a full assessment and recommendation for treatment.