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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Atypical Anorexia

  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Orthorexia

  • Disordered Eating

We work with individuals diagnosed with Anorexia, Atypical Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia, ARFID, Orthorexia and those with disordered eating patterns. Disordered Eating can be identified as a range of  behaviors commonly associated with eating disorders that don’t fit the full criteria of Eating Disorder (ED) diagnoses. Disordered eating behaviors are serious and deserve attention and treatment.  If left untreated, these behaviors may develop into diagnosable EDs which can put individuals at risk for serious mental and physical health problems.

 

Eating disorders and disordered eating patterns often co-occur with a wide range of mental health and nutritional issues which are important to address in recovery.  At Body Wise, we start with a thorough evaluation of presenting issues, considering the mind body connection in order to set up a plan for healing and recovery that treats the whole person. This may include referrals to complementary modalities such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, mental health providers, and body work specialists as needed.

 

We have experience working with a wide range of co-occurring conditions including:

  • Mental Health conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Mood disorders, Panic disorders, Gender Dysphoria, Borderline Personality Disorder, and PTSD.

  • Addiction recovery from substances, alcohol, food, and exercise

  • Trauma, childhood adversity, and marginalization

  • Nutritional conditions such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, PCOS, Celiac, and other autoimmune disorders.

  • Digestive issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, and GERD.  

  • This is not an exhaustive list.  We encourage you to be open about any and all co-occuring conditions and we will work together on  healing and supportive services.

When Higher Level of Care is needed (HLOC)

When outpatient care is not enough to support a client's care, HLOC may be recommended.  Multiple options are available, from intensive outpatient services, to partially hospitalized programs, residential programs and finally 24-hour inpatient care. Treatment centers specializing in higher levels of care offer free consultations/screenings and can be accessed by phone or direct website by the provider, parent/caregiver or individual. We work with these centers as both a referrer and as a step-down care provider.

Outpatient level of care generally indicates that motivation for recovery is fair to good, and there is a level of medical stability supporting infrequent monitoring of vitals.  Children and adolescents are able to respond to caregiver/parent redirection and can manage behaviors with self-control, coping skills and therapy sessions.

Who we coordinate care with

Coordination of care begins with the client completing a Release of Information form and consenting that their providers may discuss protected health information to create an individualized treatment plan.  We commonly coordinate care with therapists, psychiatrists and doctors in addition to nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, dentists and physical therapists.