Dr. Janean Anderson
A Great Therapist

Eating Disorder Therapy

Do you skip meals to control your weight? Ever find yourself doing things to make up for what you ate? Do you overeat, unable to stop, or overindulge in food to numb your feelings?

You are not alone.

Many people struggle with their relationship with food, body image, and exercise. Whether you have been formally diagnosed with an eating disorder or you've just begun to notice some patterns in your food and exercise routine that you question, therapy can help.

The most important factor in seeking treatment for eating disorder/disordered eating is that you work with someone who is experienced in this specialty area. Eating disorders are complex but can be treated. Throughout my education, I have specialized in working with individuals with eating disorders, including working in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings, providing both group and individual therapy. Further, I have received training in using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and interpersonal therapy approaches for eating disorder treatment. I have sub-specializations in treating individuals with eating disorders who have trauma histories and/or who have substance use concerns.

I offer individual therapy, family therapy, skills group therapy, and process group therapy for eating disorders. For individuals who need more care, additional weekly individual sessions are offered, up to 3 individual sessions per week. Further, I have extensive experience in helping my clients step down from a higher level of care or transition to more treatment. I value coordinating care with other professionals (dietitians, primary care physicians, psychiatrists) creating a treatment team for each person I work with. This multidisciplinary team approach to eating disorder treatment provides the most comprehensive care possible.

We may hold an image in our mind of what someone with an eating disorder looks like, however, people of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and identities can struggle. Whoever you are, you are welcome and valued!    

Wondering about your own eating and exercise patterns?  Take a free, anonymous screening provided by NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) by clicking here.