- Are you obsessed with your body or your weight?
- Do you make yourself throw up after eating?
- Do you feel guilty about eating?
- Are you significantly underweight or overweight?
Counseling for Eating Disorders
Eating disorders, which are often painful to experience and witness, are usually not simply about the food. Rather, it’s most often about an underlying struggle for control and a sense of competence or effectiveness. Control over eating becomes a focus in one’s life because it’s seen as a success in the context of perceived failures.
The therapists at Vista Portland, OR treat disordered eating and eating disorders. Disordered eating generally presents as a preoccupation with food by avoiding it, using it as a reward, punishment, or a method of self-control. Eating disorders, which includes anorexia, is a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition.
We will help you to understand and break harmful eating patterns, better manage your feelings that contribute to the problematic behaviors, and build your self-esteem and sense of resiliency.