We treat eating disorders with compassion and competence
It’s estimated that millions of women struggle with an eating disorder at any given time. There are different types of eating disorders with distinct similarities and differences. And each woman is affected uniquely by her disorder. For these reasons, an individualized treatment plan is needed to help each and every patient achieve recovery and embrace the life God intended.
Focused, individualized treatment designed to get results
At KellerLife, we provide expert care based on a Restorative Model, which is designed to restore each woman's physical, mental, spiritual and relational health. Delivered by highly trained eating disorder specialists within a multidisciplinary team, our care is focused on the treatment of:
- Anorexia – Anorexia nervosa is characterized by severely restricting calories and can include avoiding certain types of foods, body-image distortion, and is driven by an intense fear of gaining weight. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Learn more about anorexia, its symptoms and effects, and how KellerLife’s team of experts can help you fully recovery.
- Bulimia – Bulimia nervosa is characterized by binge eating followed by purging behaviors. Signs that you or someone close to you is living with bulimia include vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics, uncontrolled eating unrelated to hunger, eating far beyond feeling full, over-exercising to compensate for binge eating, periods of starvation or severe food restriction, and more. Learn more about bulimia and how we can help you recover fully, so you can live a healthy, happy life.
- Binge eating disorder – Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, and as with all eating disorders, can be a way for women to manage anxiety and distress by using food to numb themselves to their emotions. These individuals often eat past the point of fullness, consume food rapidly, eat in secret or hide evidence of their consumption. They may have long histories of cyclical dieting followed by weight re-gain. The KellerLife team treats BED in part by addressing the internal experiences and feelings that the disordered eating behaviors strive to (but cannot) alleviate. Discover what BED is and how we can help you live free of it.
- Co-occurring disorders – Most eating disorders are accompanied by an underlying mood or anxiety disorder that must be addressed and resolved along with the disordered eating behaviors. Not treating these intertwined disorders, histories or symptoms — anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, obsessive compulsive disorder and others — is related to higher rates of relapse. Our credentialed eating disorder and behavioral health professionals treat these underlying conditions and help patients to understand and deal with the feelings and behaviors behind their eating disorders. Learn more about the effects of co-occurring disorders and how we can help resolve them.
Eating Disorder Facts You Should Know
- You cannot tell if someone has an eating disorder simply by their appearance.
- An eating disorder is a health crisis, and it disrupts healthy functioning - both for the individual and the family system.
- An eating disorder is not a choice. Rather, it’s a serious illness influenced by biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors.
- People of all ages, races, ethnicities, body types & weights and socioeconomic statuses, can be affected by eating disorders.
- Eating disorders can increase the risk of medical complications and other mental health dangers, including the risk of suicide.