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3 Ways Counseling Can Help You With An Eating Disorder

Brennan Robinson

If you are struggling with any type of eating disorder, it is very smart to start going to an eating disorder therapist for counseling. Your therapist will be able to understand your eating disorder better than you do perhaps, and can help you to understand it and hopefully eventually overcome it. This article will discuss 3 specific ways that counseling can help you with an eating disorder. 

They Can Help You Talk Through Your Emotions In Regards To Food

Because an eating disorder is directly related to your emotions in regards to food, it is important that you are able to understand why you feel the way that you do about food. Often times those with eating disorders develop an eating disorder because they are unhappy with their weight, and it spirals out of control. Food then becomes the enemy, and negative emotions are correlated with food. Your therapist will help you to see and understand that food is not the enemy, but that the proper amount of healthy foods can allow you to both look and feel better. 

They Can Help You To Better Understand Your Eating Disorder

Because eating disorder therapists are specially trained to deal with eating disorders, they can help you to understand your eating disorder better. Knowing why you are doing what you are doing, and how exactly it is affecting you, can help to give you more control over your eating disorder. For example, they can show you and explain to you what your eating disorder is doing to your bones, your organs, and your overall health. Instead of feeling like your eating disorder rules your life and you have no control, your therapist can slowly help you to realize that you are in control. 

They Work Hand In Hand With Your Dietician, Doctor, and Other Medical Staff

Since you are going to be working with a team of doctors and other professionals when trying to overcome an eating disorder, it is important that all of these professionals are working together. Your eating disorder therapist, like those at the Center For Behavioral Health, will work hand in hand with your nutritionist to make sure that you are properly following and understanding your nutrition plan, and they will also work with your doctors to be sure that you are making improvements health wise. They will be able to answer any questions you may have in regards to emotionally understanding and following through with the orders that your other medical professionals have given you. 


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Becoming an Adoptive Parent

After a few years of marriage, my husband and I decided to open our home to a child who needed a family. Our journey included learning about the adoption process, what goes into matching parents with children, and even how relationship counseling can help improve the chances of building a solid family unit. It did take some time, but at last we were matched with two wonderful children. One was a newborn while the other was six years old and had spent time in more than one foster home along the way. Each child brought specific challenges, but also gave us a joy that we had never known before. If you are thinking of becoming an adoptive parent, understand that it can take time. Read on and I'll share what things that you need to know in order to make your own journey.