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Treatment for Binge Eating and Emotional Eating in Philadelphia: Do you, or someone you know, suffer from binge eating or emotional eating? If so, then this section is right for you. We have a collection of self help tips on this topic. Feel free to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists trained in eating disorder counseling, or simply read the tips in the privacy of your own home. The choice is yours. Our goal is to help in any way possible.

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


Slowing Down Eating Binges

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

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, LSWTherapist

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…


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…


Binge Eating and Mindfulness - Sensory Eating Exercise

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

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…


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…


Mirror checking and the Traps for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Therapy in Philadelphia: Mirror checking and the traps for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Mirror checking is a common ritual performed by people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Close to ninety percent…


Sleep and Binge Eating

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia: Sleep and Binge Eating: 

In the U.S., the prevalence of obesity across the board—men, women, all age groups, income levels and ethnicities—is quickly increasing. Sixty-five…


How common is binge eating disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How common is binge eating disorder?      Binge eating disorder is estimated to affect between 1% and 4% of the population.  The disorder affects both adolescents and adults. Between…


Tips for recovering from binge eating disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

 Tips for recovering from binge eating disorder?

* Make sure that you are seeing a primary care doctor that you are comfortable with and who is educated about binge eating disorder. …


If I go to get treatment for binge eating, will I lose weight

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If I go to get treatment for binge eating, will I lose weight? Individuals who are obese and binge eat do not necessarily lose weight by recovering from the binge eating…


Is everyone with binge eating disorder overweight

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Is everyone with binge eating disorder overweight? Many people with binge eating disorder are considered medically obese.  However, obesity is not a requirement for diagnosis.  Typically these individuals are overweight. 

For…


Is weight fluctuation common for those with binge eating disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Is weight fluctuation common for those with binge eating disorder?Weight issues is common for people who struggle with binge eating. Weight can wildly fluctuate.  Frequent changes in weight can be…


What is binge eating disorder

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder appears to be the most common eating disorder.  Although it was first discovered in the late 1950’s it was not added to the…


binge eating disorder criteria

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is binge eating disorder criteria for a DSM diagnosis?

* Symtoms much occur for a minimum of six months.* The individual does not engage in compensatory behavior such as purging…


binge eating episode associated with

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is a binge eating episode associated with?

3 or more of the following:

* Food seeking as a reward* Sneaking or hiding food.* Food seeking in response to uncomfortable feelings such…

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