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Eating Disorder Treatment in Center City Philadelphia: Do you, or someone you know, suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating? Have you tried to take recommendations from others in order to make healthier choices, but have found it futile? Perhaps you've tried to help a friend and noticed that their health is not improving. This section includes a collection of strategies that one can implement to try to affect a positive change, as well as necessary information on healthy dieting and weight loss.

Below you will find all the articles written on this topic.


Slowing Down Eating Binges

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

For many people, sitting with an uncomfortable feeling such as anxiety, shame, sadness or anger can be intolerable. Behaviors like drinking, exercising, watching netflix and binge eating are all things…


End Binge Eating with the Hunger Scale

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Many people who struggle with binge eating have successfully disconnected from their bodies and their ability to sense hunger. This is because binges are triggered by uncomfortable emotions such as…


Resolving Shame

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

What exactly is shame?  Shame is the feeling that results from how we negatively judge ourselves about an action we did. Actions that create shame are ones that we want…


Food Journal

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How to Keep a Food Journal for People Struggling with Binge and Over-Eating: Anyone who has ever kept a personal journal or diary knows how therapeutic it can be to…


Benefits of Your Wise Mind

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

In the late 1980’s, Dr. Marsha Linehan created a cognitive behavioral treatment known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for chronic suicidal, self-injurious individuals who struggled with emotion regulation. A key…


Sensate Focus Touching for Body Image

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Do you struggle with your body image? Do you feel out of touch with your sexuality? These concerns are common for women throughout their lifespan. Body image is defined as…


5 Steps to Mindful Eating

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Mindful Eating

Food is not only a way to nourish your body, but has also become a way to socialize, cope, and entertain. Society has placed more attention on what…


Your First Anxiety and Depression Support Group

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What to Expect in Your First Anxiety Depression Support Group at The Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia :

    In the beginning of the Anxiety and Depression group…


Mindfulness and Hunger Awareness

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Mindfulness and Hunger Awareness: Mindful Breathing Inventory Exercise

Many people have difficult relationships with food and their own bodies. When we fall into the habit of judging our bodies, our…


Binge Eating and Mindfulness - Sensory Eating Exercise

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Binge eating puts us in an emotional, addictive and trance-like state. When we binge, we use food to soothe negative emotions. Food becomes our cure-all. Feeling sad? Eat. Feeling angry…


Health Conscious Dating

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

After countless dates you are left broke, alone, and fatter. That’s right, fatter. For the past few months you have been living a glutton’s dream life. You get home from…


What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Before you make your standard New Year’s resolution to go to the gym at least three times a week, think about what you truly…


What it means to be your authentic self

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What it means to be your authentic self 

 

Authentic self means:

Being your true authentic self means what you say in life aligns with what your actions. Your authentic self goes beyond…


Body Image Basics

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Body Image Basics

 

While some men may indeed suffer with body image issues, this tip is specifically written for women.  Imagine a continuum with extremes at either end:

Anorexia nervosa or…


Perfectionism

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Perfectionism: We all have a need to feel accepted, believe we belong and are valued for who we are.  But oftentimes this universal human need gets distorted, becoming a deep source…

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