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    Counseling for Eating Disorders

    Do you ever restrict your eating to lose weight or prevent weight gain? Do you feel like you think about food and body weight a great deal of time? Do you have periods of time where you eat a lot more than is normal in one sitting? Do you ever purge to prevent weight gain? Have you ever abused laxatives or other medications to prevent weight gain? Do you feel guilty, disgusted or depressed after eating? If any of these describe you, you might be struggling with disordered eating and you are not alone. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) At least 30 million Americans are struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating and we can help!

    Common Symptoms of Eating Disorders

    Some symptoms of Eating Disorders include the following:

    Restricting food intake to lose weight or prevent weight gain

    Vomiting after eating to lose weight or prevent weight gain

    Obsessive thinking about food or body weight

    Feelings of guilt, disgust or depression related to eating

    Eating large amounts of food in one setting

    Hiding or dishonesty about eating

    Abuse of laxatives or other medications to lose weight or prevent weight gain

    Therapy Can Help with Eating Disorders

    If you are struggling with symptoms of an eating disorder, therapy can help! Our experienced and caring therapists have training and experience in helping people cope with underlying depression, anxiety or trauma and have a healthier relationship with food. In therapy, clients can expect a therapist who is kind and supportive and knows how to help people who are struggling with disordered eating. Our clients have told us that with therapy, they feel safe, supported, hopeful and better prepared to deal with life stressors. 

    Move Forward Counseling’s Approach to the Treatment of Disordered Eating

    We provide treatment for eating disorders through both online and in-person therapy. We understand that everyone is unique and that while you are not alone, everyone’s experience is a little different. Our therapists are trained to help you to address underlying mental health symptoms, help you develop healthier coping skills and improve your relationship with food. Interventions used by our therapists are based on research and shown to be effective with people who are struggling with disordered eating. 

    Begin Therapy for an Eating Disorder in Hershey, PA or Online Anywhere in Pennsylvania

    You don’t have to live with feelings of anxiety, depression or hopelessness related to disordered eating. Therapy can help you to feel happier, healthier, and better able to cope with life stress. Move Forward Counseling has caring and experienced therapists who specialize in eating disorder treatment. To start therapy today, follow these simple steps:

    1.     Contact Move Forward Counseling

    2.     Let staff know you are looking for help with an eating disorder

    3.     Meet with one of our therapists with an expertise in eating disorder treatment

    4.     Start living a healthier and happier life. 

    Other Services at Move Forward Counseling

    Therapy for eating disorders is not the only service available at Move Forward Counseling. We offer treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, post-partum anxiety and depression, relationship problems, work stress, and more to people of all ages and genders.