How Counseling Helps Teens With Eating Disorders
Counseling for eating disorders goes hand in hand with recovery from an eating disorder. Counseling for your teen is a key component in their recovery process. Teens who engage in a combination of eating disorder counseling and a treatment program have a higher likelihood to achieve and maintain complete recovery.
What Does Eating Disorder Recovery Involve?
Recovering from an eating disorder doesn’t happen overnight or with just a therapist. It will take the involvement of many professionals to address the psychological component of eating disorders. When you and their medical doctor are ready to start counseling, the eating disorder specialist will interview you and your child. Then they will work to determine the best plan of treatment to implement based on your teen’s specific needs.
Benefits of Eating Disorder Counseling
Most commonly, an eating disorder is associated with a psychological component. If this component is left untreated, one is more likely to relapse. Counseling targets that psychological component equipping your teen with tools that will allow them a successful outcome in not only overcoming their eating disorder but maintaining their success as well.
Key to successful treatment is being able to address psychological factors that contribute to the eating disorder. This also decreases the likelihood of relapse at the end of treatment. Walking away with improved self-image and self-esteem are perhaps two of the biggest benefits of teen counseling for eating disorders.
We Can Help Your Teen
You have many choices when it comes to counseling in the Jacksonville, Boaz and Huntsville areas. Garrett Counseling has offices in all locations with counselors experienced in eating disorders and we have availability now. Don’t delay in getting your teen the counseling they need. Kickstart them on their journey to recovery and success. Fill out our confidential contact form, or call our office today at (256) 239-5662.