Eating Disorder Resources
As someone recovered from an eating disorder myself, I continue to engage in the community by working as a mental health clinician at an eating disorder treatment center. However, I know that not everyone can afford treatment, some may not know about the treatment options available, and others may have completed treatment but are seeking continuing support. I have compiled several resources here to help you on your journey, no matter where you may be. Stay safe and reach out if you need help!
Eating Disorder Support Group
I run a free-to-attend ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) affiliated support group for individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder. An official diagnosis is not required to participate, and we welcome anyone who is working through anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, OSFED, ARFID, orthorexia, anorexia athletica, compulsive overeating, food addiction, or any other food- and body image-related issues.
Please note that this is not a psychotherapeutic group. Diagnosis, treatment plans, and clinical intervention are not a component of this group. It is purely for peers to share struggles and provide support to each other, with the help of a facilitator.
Drop-ins are welcome, but please contact me before coming so that I know to expect you. I ask that anyone who joins the group commit to coming for at least 5 sessions to get the most out of your experience. You are also welcome to send me any questions or concerns prior to coming in. I look forward to meeting you!
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, I have temporarily suspended my in-person groups. I am in the process of setting up an online support group. More information will be posted when available. Thank you and stay safe during this crazy time!
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Eating Disorders Treatment Map
Finding the right treatment center can be difficult. Here, I’ve compiled a map of well-known, respected treatment centers specializing in all kinds of eating disorders. Please note that new locations and facilities are opening all the time, so this list may not be the most updated; however, I hope that it can be a good starting resources for those who are seeking help. Click on each map pin for more information about levels of care or specialties.
Eating Disorder Anthology
Feel the Feels, Eat the Meals
a compilation of eating disorder stories to make you laugh,
cry, and believe in the possibility of recovery
Feel the Feels, Eat the Meals (named after a popular mantra in eating disorder treatment centers) is an upcoming eating disorder anthology that features recovery-focused stories submitted by individuals who are fully recovered, working on their recovery, or supporting someone who is or was in recovery.
All proceeds from sales of the book will be donated equally to the National Eating Disorders Alliance (NEDA), the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC), the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and Project HEAL. These organizations were selected due to their varied focuses on advocacy, including public awareness, treatment funding, clinical research, policymaking, and more.
Stories should be written in the first person and should be about yourself or someone close to you that you supported through an eating disorder. If you are helping someone type up or submit their story, please identify the original author.Stories should be no longer than 2500 words.If trauma or difficult topics are detailed in the story, keep details to a minimum and include a warning before your story.Please do not submit: works of fiction, creative writing, dissertations, theses, academic papers, unedited journal entries, song lyrics, artwork, works that have been previously published
Please refrain from:
Describing behaviors in detail. It is okay to say, “I felt the urge to purge after my Thanksgiving meal.” It is not okay to describe the color of your puke or how you did it.Including any numbers, especially related to weight or calories. You may include your diagnosis if you wish, but do not include details on BMI.Describing in detail “how bad it got.” Comparison is such a struggle in eating disorders, and the goal of the anthology is not to make readers feel bad that they are “not sick enough” or “too sick” or “don’t fit the criteria for an ED.”Finally, keep in mind that this anthology aims to be recovery focused! :)
Submit Your Story