Anorexia Treatment in Jericho, NY

Experienced Anorexia Therapists on Long Island for Adults, Teenagers, and Children

Contemporary society puts immense focus on weight, musculature, dieting, and personal appearance. The pressure to keep up with these standards, as well as conditions like anxiety and depression, can push men and women to develop the eating disorder anorexia.

Right Path Counseling, based in Jericho, provides anorexia treatment on Long Island. Although this can be an extremely challenging disorder that generally requires help, our experienced therapists and proven treatments can support teens and adults in regaining control of their eating and body image, and put them on the path to recovery. We encourage you to call us to learn more about our therapy for anorexia nervosa and get started with the treatment you need.

Effects of Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia, medically called Anorexia Nervosa, is a twofold disorder that impacts both mental perceptions and physical behavior. Mentally, a person with anorexia often perceives themself as larger than they really are and develops an intense preoccupation with losing weight or maintaining a low body weight. Physically, the patient will severely restrict food intake. This could mean that they only eat very small amounts and only at limited times or only consume low calorie foods.

By not consuming calories, a person with anorexia does not get the energy and nutrients they need. But they are also unable to limit the compulsions caused by anorexia. Over time, this will begin to contribute to a range of different health problems caused by caloric starvation.

Because the mental and physical effects of anorexia can be so overpowering, help from a trained psychotherapist is often required to help a patient overcome anorexia and build the correct skills to avoid a relapse in the future. 

Anorexia can happen to people of any age, although it does tend to be more common in teenage girls and young adults. We have therapists at Right Path Counseling experienced in treating anorexia in all of the different age groups using personalized, scientifically proven based care to promote long term recovery from anorexia.

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    Our Treatment Approach for Long Island Anorexia Therapy

    Anorexia is a highly individualized disorder and the causes behind anorexia or the way that a patient experiences it will vary from person to person. We build an individualized treatment plan for each of our patients, often incorporating families into treatment to provide additional support. These treatment plans can utilize several of the different therapy modalities that our psychotherapists are familiar with including:

    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Family Based Therapy (FBT)
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Psychodynamic Theory, and More

    These different modalities enable us to take a multifaceted approach to the recovery process for anorexia. We can help you or your child reduce the most pressing symptoms and establish healthier eating habits. We also address the causes of anorexia and related mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, and provide reliable coping mechanisms to reduce the risk that an eating disorder will become a reoccurring challenge.

    Signs of Anorexia Nervosa

    If you are worried that your child may be living with anorexia, it is important to get them help. Unfortunately, one symptom of anorexia is often that those with it tend to be secretive about what they are experiencing and often put effort into seeming fine. But there are still other symptoms you might notice, including:

    • Obsession with Food or Body Image 
    • Frequent Discussion of Dieting
    • Observing Extreme Diets 
    • Mood Swings
    • Irritability or Frequent Anger 
    • Depression or Anxiety
    • Self Harm
    • Lack of Focus or Trouble Concentrating 
    • Rapid Weight Loss 
    • Fatigue and Excessive Sleeping 
    • Dry or Yellowing Skin 
    • Other Physical Health Conditions

    These signs can have many causes and may not always indicate anorexia or another eating disorder. Yet starting a conversation about seeking treatment can be beneficial if you have noticed these signs in your teenager or in yourself.

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    Benefits of Therapy for Anorexia on Long Island

    Whether you are struggling with the effects of anorexia or you are seeking help for your child, getting treatment for anorexia is a great positive step that you can take for your mental and physical health. Not only will you prevent the health challenges associated with anorexia, but you will also:

    • Build your self confidence.
    • Improve your resilience in managing stress, anxiety, and other moods.
    • Learn to love all of your strengths rather than focusing on appearances.
    • Build eating and exercise habits that will keep you healthy.
    • Increase overall life satisfaction.

    Those with anorexia often find that the disorder completely overtakes their lives. With an eating disorder, all of your thoughts can seem like they are about eating and body image, preventing you from focusing on the things that actually matter to you. 

    Our anorexia treatment in Jericho will help you regain control of your life with a Long Island psychotherapist to support you throughout the process.

    Get Support from Our Therapists at Right Path Counseling

    Therapy in Jericho at Right Path Counseling gives you a judgment free space and personalized support to provide the assistance you need for challenges with anorexia and other eating disorders or mental health conditions that you are ready to overcome. Contact our team and we will be able to match you with the right therapist for your needs.

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