Our eating disorder treatment team works with you to achieve full recovery from your eating disorder. We offer appointments in person, online or a combination of both.
Schedule a Phone Consult
This is the first step before starting treatment. You can tell us about yourself and learn about our program. Then we decide if we are a mutual good fit.
This is a one hour appointment to get your full eating disorder history and understand where you are at right now. Once we understand your unique situation we can move forward effectively.
This takes place before your first appointment to ensure your physical stability and understand our exact starting point. This can take place with your existing GP.
How do I start treatment?
The first step is a complimentary phone consult. This gives us a chance to speak with you about your situation, tell you about the program and figure out if we are a mutual good fit.
How long does treatment last?
It is different for everyone depending on where you are at in your recovery journey when you start. Most people are working with our team regularly for one year.
How do I know if I have an eating disorder?
If your relationship with food or your body feels intrusive or like it’s taking up a lot of your time, it indicates disordered eating patterns. Ideally, food and your body shouldn’t be impacting your job, relationships, social life, hobbies, happiness, etc. When you have an eating disorder, they do.
What treatment programs does EatWell offer?
Eating Disorders require an interdisciplinary team to support clients on their road to recovery. The treatment programs at EatWell are outpatient programs. We specialize in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders through holistic healing, psychological assessments, and more. Our interdisciplinary treatment team consists of naturopathic doctors, social workers, psychotherapists and psychiatrists. We work with you to help you recover from eating disorders such as anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, orthorexia and OSFED.
What can I expect from the treatment program?
Each person’s experience of living with an eating disorder or disordered eating patterns is entirely unique, therefore, we customize your treatment for you. Whether you fit the criteria of anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS, binge eating disorder or otherwise, your eating disorder is unique and you may require a different approach from someone else suffering from a similar disorder. Each patient can expect clinically sound, professional treatment from a warm and caring team.
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What are the types of eating disorders?
Eating disorders are complicated mental health issues exhibited through abnormal eating habits, characterized by obsessions with food, body shape or body weight. Common types of eating disorders include bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, orthorexia, OSFED, and purging disorder.
What is anorexia?
Anorexia is a restrictive eating disorder, marked with severe caloric restriction often resulting in a dangerously low body weight. People with anorexia have a tremendous fear of weight gain and a distorted perception of their body. Some exercise compulsively or purge. It’s important to note that not all patients with anorexia will be visually underweight and also that the intrusive thoughts can remain even after refeeding/weight gain takes place.
What is bulimia?
Bulimia is a condition characterized by bingeing and purging. A person will eat a large amount of food in a short period of time and will feel out of control while doing so. As a means to compensate for this, they will purge – either through self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, laxative or diuretic use.
What is orthorexia?
Orthorexia is an obsession or fixation with “healthy” or “clean” foods. People with orthorexia take “healthy” eating to risky extremes. They are driven by a desire to only consume “pure”, “healthy” food and develop an irrational fear of any food considered “unclean”. They will over-identify food as the cause of undesired physical or mental health symptoms they experience, which intensifies the obsession. They are preoccupied with a “perfect diet” and many do become underweight due to the extreme restriction.
What is binge eating?
This is an eating disorder exhibited through recurring episodes of eating uncontrolled, large quantities of food in a short period of time to the level of discomfort often in the absence of hunger.
What is OSFED?
OSFED stands for Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders and describes individuals who have significant eating disturbances or eating disorder symptoms that cause distress and functional impairment, but do not meet the strict criteria for bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa.
What does purging mean?
Purging refers to an eating disorder where an individual uses purging behavior to control or manipulate their body weight and shape. Purging behavior includes self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, use of laxatives, and fasting.