Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Treatment Groups, Workshops, Retreats
Professionally Led Therapy and Support Groups (these have a fee)
Workshops, Retreats, and Treatment Support Groups FOR CLIENTS seeking paid, professional help with eating disorders in a short, intensive group format (see below listed by state)
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States with professionally led support groups (these have a fee): Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
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Arizona (scan down)
Scottsdale, AZ - A weekly women's eating disorder therapy group on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. led by Deidre Bliss, LPC. Call 480-862-0180, visit the website: www.counselingscottsdaleaz.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
California (scan down):
Agoura Hills, CA: Hunger Balance - Curb Cravings. Heal Your Heart. A Psychotherapy Group for Overeaters & Yo-Yo Dieters. Come and experience a new approach to health that goes beyond dieting because food plans don't fix eating problems. Learn three important skills that will curb your cravings, heal your heart, balance your hunger and help you find your right weight. Contact Alison at email@example.com or 818-836-4600.
Agoura Hills, CA: Recovered Life - This is a psychotherapy support group for people who struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Contact Alison Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-836-4600.
Aliso Viejo, CA: New therapy groups now forming in South Orange County. Emphasis on understanding the connection between the symptoms of eating disorders and what underlies them. Participants will learn how they are trying to help themselves, why creative, successful, and educated people often have eating disorders, how to eliminate the shame that is connected with eating disorders, and what specifically they can do to intervene in the thought and behavior patterns that fuel them. Groups will be meeting once/week for 6 weeks and are 1-1/2 hours long. Call 949-362-9390 or email email@example.com to reserve your space.
Atascadero, CA/San Luis Obispo County: On-going therapy group available for those suffering as a result of restrictive eating, binge-eating, and/or purging. The group meets once a week in a confidential and caring setting where both tears and laughter are a part of the healing process. A Holistic, Humanistic & Cognitive Behavioral approach is combined to assist clients in learning not to fear their needs or wants and how to separate the true self from the eating disorder. "An eating disorder cannot live without us, but only without an eating disorder can we truly live!" Finding ways to separate from the eating disorder takes a great deal of care, understanding and strength. Cyndy works with her clients to move the energy, drive and creativity used to foster the eating disorder into their personal recovery path to reclaim hope, life and love. Most insurances accepted. Sliding scale available in some instances. If interested call Cyndy Smith, MS, MFT at 805-462-1503.
Beverly Hills, CA Support Group: Feeding The Soul - A process group for
individuals struggling with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Negative
Body Image. This group is open to 6 individuals
at a time (male and female). Topics include: Mindful Eating, How to manage
disordered behaviors, Body acceptance, etc. The group meets weekly in Beverly
Hills, and is led by Erin Naimi, RD. For more information please contact Erin at
Calabasas, CA: "Women & Food" Eating Disorders Support Group." For women ages 18 and older who are looking for a supportive environment in which to discuss struggles with disordered eating patterns and/or body image disturbance. This group currently meets Wednesday evenings, 7:30 pm (low fee available). The group therapist has over 17 years experience with eating disorders. For more information call Dr. Sari Shepphird at 310- 826-4300 or visit www.DrShepp.com.
Camarillo, CA: Healthy Self Image Group for Adolescents. Adolescent group therapy will address the issues of body image, self-esteem, and relationships. When: Wednesdays 5:00- 6:30pm. Cost: $50 per session. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. A prior consultation is required. Call Susan at 805-987-3162 ext. 5 for more information.
Camarillo, CA: Eating Disorders Recovery Skills Group. In a safe, supportive environment you will learn... Gentle awareness of eating disorder triggers and development of skills/resources to experience: Freedom from emotional or stress eating/dieting; Freedom from purging, compulsive exercise, or self-starvation. Practical tools for overcoming a focus on food and weight; Skills for improving body image and self-acceptance; Communication and relationship skills; Personal empowerment in dealing with pressures of appearance-focused culture; When: Tuesdays, 5:00- 6:30pm ongoing. Cost: $65.00 per session (most insurance accepted). Call or email email@example.com Susan Richter to reserve your space. A prior consultation is required. Call Susan at 805-987-3162 ext. 5 for more information.
Camarillo, CA: Body & Soul Process Group. A men's and women's group therapy experience for those interested in improving their relationships with themselves and others. This group is designed to provide a safe and supportive place to explore: Practicing specific skills for relaxation and body awareness, Identifying stress triggers and stopping progression of stress related pain, Managing stress related eating behaviors, Dealing with relationships directly and with greater confidence, Developing conflict resolution skills toward more satisfying interactions, When: Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30pm. Cost: $65.00 per session (insurance may apply). Co-Facilitators: Susan Baker, MA, MFT and Susan Richter, MA, MFT. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Richter to reserve your space. A prior consultation is required. Call Susan at 805-987-3162 ext. 5 for more information.
Glendora, CA: Eating Disorders and Body Image Group. Topics include: Isolation vs. Reaching Out, Thoughts vs. Feelings, Stuffing vs. Acknowledging Feelings, Criticism vs. Praise, Aggressive Communication vs. Assertive Communication, Black and White vs. Rainbow Thinking, Emotional vs. Physical Hunger. Limited to 10 women, 8 weeks not ongoing so call soon to learn more and reserve your spot! Facilitator: Ilissa Banhazl, MFT. Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm (ongoing). Fee: $45/session (PPO Insurance reimbursement). www.eatingdisordersgroup.com and www.ilissabanhazlmft.com Call 626-335-0903.
Healdsburg, CA: Full Living Support Group - an ongoing support group for those struggling with emotional eating- based in expressive arts, DBT, and spiritual psychology. I also offer groups and occasional workshops at different times throughout the year (call for more information). I offer an ongoing support group called Sugar Freedom, for those wanting and needing to limit their sugar intake. This group will address the complexity of sugar cravings and sensitivities and how to live joyfully without sugar. Contact info Irene Ives, Ph.D. call 707-484-4082, email Dr.IreneIves@prodigy.net, address 141 North Street, Healdsburg, CA.
La Verne, CA: Eating Disorder Support Group. This is an ongoing group for highly motivated adults who want success in their recovery. The group is a combination of goals setting, here and now processing and self exploration. The group meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The cost is $100 a month and there is a screening interview required. Those interested should call the facilitator Bette Ozburn LMFT at 909-392-3731.
La Verne, CA Support Groups: For those in recovery from an ED. Monday mornings from 9 am to 10:30 am $35 per group fee. Call Bette Ozburn, LMFT at 909-392-3731.
Lake Forest, CA: Family Resource/Support Group. This support group is appropriate for anyone whose loved one is or may be suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive overeating, or binge eating disorder. Participants learn about eating disorders, what they can and cannot do to help, and how to best manage the effects the disorder has on relationships. Licensed therapists specializing in eating disorders provide psychoeducation and tips to help families gain coping skills to better facilitate the recovery process. Groups will take place at Rebecca's House weekly on Thursday nights, from 6:00 - 7:15 pm. We look forward to helping your loved one recover. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 800-711-2062.
Los Angeles, CA: Compulsive Overeater's Support Group for Women. Tuesday night from 7:30-9:00pm, 12 step flavor, but NOT required. Participants can, but need not be in individual therapy elsewhere. For more information call Jack Nelson Soll, LMFT at 310-471-2210, email JNSoll@aol.com.
Los Angeles, CA: Healthy Mind-Healthy Body: A support group for women struggling with food and body image issues. A support group for women struggling to create a healthy relationship with food. This therapist-led group provides a safe, supportive place where you can figure out why food became so much more important in your life than just sustenance. You’ll share your struggle with other women locked in the same battle, learn the tools to change, and together, internalize a new, healthier relationship with food. Call for more information or to schedule a free initial consultation. Sue Brekka, M.A., MFT, 11040 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90025, 310-446-7064, LMFT #45546, www.suebrekkamft.net
Oakland, CA: Compulsive Over Eating Support Group- Monday Evening. This group integrates a psychodynamic orientation with a non-diet approach to help clients explore the underlying emotional, familial and cultural issues that lie at the heart of compulsive overeating and body hatred. Clients learn to recognize their body's cues of hunger and satisfaction and develop a positive body image. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dana Schwartz, MFT at 510-663-8783.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA/South Bay - Eating Disorder Support Group for Women over 30. Tuesday evenings. Facilitator: Gwen Grabb, MFT. Location: 334 Tejon Place, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90277. Call 310 373-9090 or visit the website: www.gwenschubertgrabb.com for more information. The group does not meet during the summer.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA/South Bay - Eating Disorder Recovery Group for women under 30. Starting Thursday evenings. Facilitator: Gwen Grabb, MFT. Location: 334 Tejon Place, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90277. Call 310-373-9090 or visit the website: www.gwenschubertgrabb.com for more information. The group does not meet during the summer.
Redwood City, CA - Eating and Weight Management Program for Emotional eaters. A 12 week psycho-educational and support group for women who are chronically struggling with their relationship with food and weight. Tuesday Evenings 6:30 - 8:00. Groups starting every three months. Cost: $540 for 12 week program (if paid in advance) or $50 per group meeting. For additional information about the group program, go to www.eatingandemotion.com or contact Dr. Kay Bolter at 650-780-0619.
San Jose/Campbell, CA: Therapy groups for women struggling with disordered eating patterns, body image disturbance, emotional eating, and related problems. Individual therapy, in conjunction with the group, is also available. A Health At Every Size perspective is used to help clients learn about attuned eating, mindfulness, healthy expression of feelings, and developing a sense of self, separate from body size. For more information call Dr. Ellyn Herb at 408-296-9600 or visit www.therapy4women.com.
San Jose, CA: Eating disorder groups for adults and teens: DBT skills training groups, process therapy groups and body image groups provided on an ongoing basis. Please contact my office or go to my website for more information on current offerings. Terryann Sanders, LMFT 408 410-9370, www.terryannsanders.com.
West Los Angeles: A process group for women, 21+, with all types of EDs. A safe place to talk about the issues behind calories, thinness and body image obsessions, and not feel alone. We address the complexities of family, relationships and self esteem. Contact Dr. Janet K. Smith, 310-473-6169 for further information or visit www.weighty-issues.com.
Colorado (scan down):
Denver, CO: Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDC-Denver) has the following Outpatient Support Group Schedule. 1) Art Therapy Group – Monday 5:30-7:00pm - This weekly group utilizes art and creativity by incorporating various types of art media to facilitate a connection with others and self. The group will emphasize mindfulness, self-discovery and the actions needed to maintain a recovery focus. Cost is $20 per group. 2) ACT for Healthy Body Image - Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30pm - This group will cover the core principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to improve private body talk and decrease body image struggles. The purpose of this group is to teach clients mindfulness skills and to develop a more meaningful life outside of the eating disorder. Cost is $20 per group. 3) Process-Oriented Groups: The following groups are designed for individuals in recovery, who have completed an intense eating disorders program or who are in sustained recovery with on-going outpatient treatment. Cost is $20 per group. Outpatient BED (Binge Eating Disorder) Process Group- Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:45pm. Aftercare Outpatient Process Group- Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm 4) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training – Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm - Dialectic and experiential education in four different skill areas: core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Cost is $20 per group. 5) ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) - Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm - A free support group open to the community for individuals suffering and recovering from eating disorders. This group is intended to be used in conjunction with therapy. No preregistration required. Please see our website for information regarding additional resources. All groups require pre-screening. Call 303-771-0861 to register for any of the groups. All groups are located at: The Eating Disorder Center of Denver, 950 S Cherry St. Ste 1010, Denver, CO 80246, www.edcdenver.com.
Florida (scan down)
Weston, FL: ED Recovery Support Group: TEENS is a safe, positive, open group for teens (ages 13-17) currently in therapy and needing additional support in their recovery. The pro-recovery group will aid in those with anorexic, bulimic, and or binge eating disorders/behaviors and will help with body image concerns. Starting January 31, 2012 Group will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 until 8:30 p.m. $50 per group. For more information contact Nicolle Arbelaez Lopez, Psy.D. at 954-804-5144 or visit www.soflapsychology.com.
Massachusetts (scan down):
Newton, MA: The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) Support Groups. For more information on the teen eating disorder group, adult anorexia/bulimia group, adult binge eating/bulimia group and CARE support group contact MEDA at 617-558-1881 or visit www.medainc.org.
Michigan (scan down):
Ann Arbor, MI: Eating Issues and Body
Image Therapy Groups for various ages (high school, college age, and women
over 30). These 12 weeks groups are offered
at least once a year. Dr. Szuch also runs Parent Support Groups to help
support families and loved ones through their own journey of recovery. Call
or email for more specific group information
or email: email@example.com.
Missouri (scan down):
St. Louis, Missouri: Eating Disorders Open Support Group, at McCallum Place. Time/Day: Every Tuesday evening from 7:00-8:00pm. This group is open to anyone in the community struggling with disordered eating or those unable to attend a higher level of care and is led by a group therapist. There is a $10 charge for each group. For more information, go to www.mccallumplace.com or call 800-828-8158, ext. 26. Location: McCallum Place, 231 W. Lockwood Ave., Ste. 201, St. Louis, MO, 63119.
Nebraska (scan down):
Omaha, NE: Omni Behavioral Health Eating Disorder Clinic offers a support group for individuals suffering from eating disorders in Omaha, NE. Individuals interested should call 402-333-0898 for a brief phone screening and to register for the group. Cost: $20 fee per session. Scholarships may be available.
New Jersey (scan down):
Highland Park, New Jersey: Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating Groups. Thursday Evenings 5:45 to 7pm in New York City (in Midtown Manhattan centrally located to the Port Authority, Grand Central, Penn Station and all subway lines). This group is for people struggling with compulsive eating, food addiction, Bulimia and body image concerns. This group helps break down isolation, create better connections outside of the therapy room and empower participants to achieve a full recovery. New Group beginning in New Jersey on Mondays. The group leader is an extremely experienced eating disorder therapist who has lead support and psychotherapy groups for over 20 years and lectures frequently to eating disorder therapists and the public on eating disorder recovery. Individual therapy is also available in New York City and New Jersey for people in need of psychotherapy and support with a therapist with an unusually high rate of recovery. For more information, contact Joanne Gerr MSW CSW at 732-247-5112 or 212-750-8130.
Florham Park, NJ: DBT Skills Group. The goal of this group is to help the members develop skills for effectively living their lives without compulsively eating, binging, purging, not eating at all or compulsively exercising. Often we just don't have the skills needed to do so. This program was designed to help each member achieve an enhanced quality of life. Through the following modules: (1) Core Mindfulness –To increase self awareness and learn to focus effectively on one thing at a time. (2) Distress Tolerance Skills- Consist of techniques and crisis survival strategies. These skills help individuals to behave in a less impulsive and self-destructive manner. (3) Emotional Regulation- Presents a model for discussing and understanding emotions, as well as methods to decrease negative emotions and to increase positive emotions. (4) Interpersonal Effectiveness–To improve relationship satisfaction and communication skills. For more information contact Susan Simon-Fleischer, LCSW, phone: 973-535-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florham Park, NJ: Examining Your Relationship with Food. Learn to eat mindfully. Stop problematic eating patterns. Decrease cravings, urges, and preoccupation with food. Determine if you are using food to self-soothe and to regulate mood. Examine your past, present, and future relationship with food. Through awareness and new insight, develop new ways to deal with intense feelings and life's stressors. Develop new skills and action plans for following through with your goals. For more information contact Susan Simon-Fleischer, LCSW 973-535-3626 or email@example.com.
Montclair, NJ - Young Adult Eating Disorder Recovery Group. This weekly psychotherapy group is for young adult women struggling with anorexia and bulimia, ages 17- 28, approximately. The group will concentrate on your continuing recovery issues as it relates to addressing eating disordered thinking and behaviors and returning to full living in relation to socializing, relationships, school, and work. The focus is on the “dinosaur” of recovery – body image. Other themes that will be addressed are independence, separating from one’s family, adjusting to college, living on one’s own, being responsible for one’s own health and recovery. For maximum therapeutic benefit, participants should be in concurrent individual therapy. To schedule your initial consultation and to obtain more information call 973-783-2292, visit www.WomensTherapy.net or email BReese@WomensTherapy.net.
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Manhattan: New York City and New Jersey: Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating Groups. Thursday Evenings 5:45 to 7pm in New York City (in Midtown Manhattan centrally located to the Port Authority, Grand Central, Penn Station and all subway lines). This group is for people struggling with compulsive eating, food addiction, Bulimia and body image concerns. This group helps break down isolation, create better connections outside of the therapy room and empower participants to achieve a full recovery. New Group beginning in New Jersey on Mondays. The group leader is an extremely experienced eating disorder therapist who has lead support and psychotherapy groups for over 20 years and lectures frequently to eating disorder therapists and the public on eating disorder recovery. Individual therapy is also available in New York City and New Jersey for people in need of psychotherapy and support with a therapist with an unusually high rate of recovery. She is also available for lectures on prevention and treatment issues. For more information, contact Joanne Gerr MSW, CSW at 212-750-8130 or 732-247-5112.
Mt. Kisco Support Groups (Registration for all support groups must be at least 48 hours in advance):
Mt. Kisco, NY
- Meal Support Group.
Group meets one evening per week for individuals with Anorexia and Bulimia. Led by Cedar Nutritionist. Dinner is provided and participants learn mindful eating and process anxiety around eating. Issues such as hunger
and satiety, distorted body image, triggers for eating disorder behaviors and nutritional education addressed. When: Tuesday evenings, $75 per group. Where: Mt. Kisco Office. Contact: Kristin Lore, LCSW, 914-244-1904,
Mt. Kisco, NY - Monthly Support Groups for Family Members of Eating Disorder Sufferers. You should attend if you wish to: Get support and explore the opportunity to learn more about eating disorders. Learn about symptom management and how to interact with your family member. Learn the do’s, don’ts, how to avoid contributing to symptoms and how to cope with “stepping on egg shells.” Share your experiences and concerns in a safe, confidential and supportive atmosphere. Call 914-472-4019.
Mt. Kisco, NY - 12 Week Group for Bulimia Recovery. Group provides a safe, structured environment for attaining skills for recovery. Behavioral strategies for symptom reduction. Groups are designed to identify triggers and learning coping strategies and alternatives. Ages: 18 and older. Cost: $75 per session. Must commit to all 12 sessions. Initial meeting with group facilitator to assess compatibility with group and assessing appropriate level of care. Call 914-472-4019.
New York, NY - Ongoing Embodiment Group for Women. For women college age and older who feel preoccupied with and/or disconnected from their bodies. The group uses interpersonal dynamics to explore relational patterns that may aid or impede self-awareness and self-care. This group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:10-7:25 and the cost is $55. Contact: Catherine Baker-Pitts, Ph.D., Phone: 917-670-8661.
New York, NY - Ongoing psychotherapy group for women struggling with eating and body image problems. Monday evenings from 7:00-8:15pm. Call Joanne Messina, LCSW for further information. Phone: 212-501-6033.
New York, NY - The Women's Therapy Centre Institute offers Four and Six Week Groups on Eating and Body Image Problems. These therapist led groups will look at the psychological issues behind the meaning of fat and thin, obsessive thinking, how to feed oneself when hungry and stop when full. Six week groups are for the public; four week groups are for practitioners to work on their own eating/body image problems. Contact the Women's Therapy Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-721-7005 for more information.
New York, NY: Weight Matters: BITE ® (The Body Image Transformation Experience). Register at http://www.franweiss.com or call 212-362-6019. *Limited space: Maximum of 9 candidates will be accepted for group. Insurance reimbursement can be applied for. For Those Who: Overeat Despite Intellectual, Emotional, and Nutritional Knowledge; Feel In and Out of Control; Are in Battle with Themselves; Are Afraid to Hope That the Urge to Eat Can Ever Be Resolved and Have Body Image Issues. The Group Will: Partner with you to be a "change agent" in your interaction with food; Move you from your stuck position; Teach you skills learned from advances in neuro-science to achieve self regulation and Make use of experiential methods geared to shake up negative body image towards a more balanced, positive perception of self. Email email@example.com
New York, NY: Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorders Centers. ADULT EATING DISORDERS GROUP (females ages 20-40+). This group provides meaningful support and alternate coping skills for those with all forms of disordered eating across the spectrum on Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. in the NYC office located at 19 West 34th Street, PH, New York, New York 10001. http://mbhany.com/treatment-groups/ 914-723-MBHA (6242) ext. 505 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scarsdale, NY: Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorders Centers. ADULT EATING DISORDERS GROUP (females ages 20-40+). This group provides meaningful support and alternate coping skills for those with all forms of disordered eating across the spectrum on Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Scarsdale office located at 14 Harwood Court, Suite 512, Scarsdale, New York 10583 (across the street from the Metro North train station). http://mbhany.com/treatment-groups/ 914-723-MBHA (6242) ext. 505 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Scarsdale and NYC, NY: Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorders Centers. ADOLESCENT EATING DISORDERS GROUPS (females ages 13 - 18). This group is the same as above but tailored for the age group. Some sessions includes parents, as well. WHEN: Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale office and Saturdays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the NYC office. Scarsdale Office: 14 Harwood Court, Suite 512 Scarsdale, New York 10583, New York City Office: 19 West 34th Street, PH, New York, New York 10001 http://mbhany.com/treatment-groups/ 914-723-MBHA ext. 505 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scarsdale, NY: Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorders Centers. BINGE EATING /COMPULSIVE OVEREATING GROUPS (young adult/adult females ages 25 - 60) This group provides support and concrete strategies and skills to overcome this form of disordered eating. WHEN: Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Scarsdale Office. 14 Harwood Court, Suite 512 Scarsdale, New York 10583 http://mbhany.com/treatment-groups/ 914-723-MBHA ext. 505 or send us an email email@example.com
Scarsdale, NY: Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorders Centers. MEN’S GROUP (young adult/adult). This group provides confidential support and concrete strategies and skills to overcome all forms of disordered eating. WHEN: TBD. http://mbhany.com/treatment-groups/ 914-723-MBHA ext. 505 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scarsdale, NY: Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorders Centers. BOYS’ GROUP (ages 13 - 18) This group provides meaningful support and alternate coping skills for those with all forms of disordered eating across the spectrum. WHEN: TBD http://mbhany.com/treatment-groups/ 914-723-MBHA ext. 505 or send us an email email@example.com
Scarsdale Support Groups (Registration for all support groups must be at least 48 hours in advance):
Scarsdale, NY: Compulsive Overeaters Emotional Eating Group. Who: For women ages 30 - 65. What: This group is for those who have tried everything! It includes open discussion as well as CBT techniques, peer support and alternative coping skills building. When: Thursday evenings. Where: Scarsdale Office. Fee: The fee is $75 per weekly session with an initial minimum commitment of 10 sessions. An initial full bio-psychosocial assessment/screening is necessary to enter the group at a one-time fee of $200. We do not participate in managed care plans but would be happy to provide a monthly receipt for to submit for out-of-network benefits if applicable. Contact: Dr. Elissa Zelman (914) 472-4019.
Scarsdale, NY - Mixed Eating Disorders Group. Where: Scarsdale & Mt. Kisco Offices (two separate groups) When: Thursday evenings, Cost: $75 per weekly session. Format: discussion, support, some written, cognitive and art-related exercises to advance one’s understanding of triggers, family influences, alternate coping skills and more. Population: females, ages approximately 17-30, with any variety of eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia and/or Compulsive Overeating. Contact: Mt. Kisco Group: Kristin Lore, LCSW, 914-244-1904, #2. Scarsdale Group: Dr. Elissa Zelman 914-472-4019.
Scarsdale, NY - Finding Your Voice Through Art -- A six week (1x weekly) Eating Disorder Recovery Workshop. Art therapy is an innovative, safe and experiential way to explore underlying issues relating to eating disorders. Using textiles and paints participants will identify eating disorder triggers and connect to their emotions through art. Weekly workshops will focus on defining personal goals and utilizing artwork to support recovery from eating disorders such as: Increasing Self Esteem, Identifying personal strengths, Identifying difficult relationships and expressing them through art, Connecting with others and developing positive relationships while creating a work of art, which supports your recovery. Where: Scarsdale Office • $75 per group Contact: Dr. Elissa Zelman, 914-472-4019.
Scarsdale, NY - Monthly Support Groups for Eating Disorder Sufferers. You should attend if you wish to: Get support and explore the opportunity to learn more about eating disorders. Learn about new tools for symptom management. Share your experiences and concerns in a safe, confidential, and supportive atmosphere. Call: 914-472-4019.
Westbury, NY - Women's Self-Awareness, Self-Care and Self-Realization Groups. Focusing on the interrelationships and connections between issues such as: embracing your feelings; making peace with food, weight, aging and body-image; nurturing and healing relationships; acknowledging your worth; getting your hungers and needs met in life, finding your voice and being heard; satisfying your appetites; sexuality, spirituality and aliveness; body, body-self and sense of self and balance, awareness and mindfulness. Date/Time: Tuesday evening from 7:00 - 8:30pm, Initial 8 week commitment required. Carle-Place - Westbury area, EDA Counseling Center/Eating Wellness Programs, 900 Merchants Concourse, Westbury, New York 11590 Suite 403, phone: 516-794-7328. Facilitated by: Sondra Kronberg, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
North Carolina (scan down):
Candler, NC: Happiness Group. Who is the happiest person you know? If you have ever thought about increasing your own level of happiness this group is for you! This 6 week group is led by a licensed psychologist and allows for dialogue and support among group members. This group offers you proven methods to create lasting happiness; helpful strategies to fit your personality and lifestyle; and ways to increase your motivation and commitment to positive change. The group is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00PM - 7:30PM at 1528 Smokey Park Highway in Candler and the cost is $20 per session. Registration required by calling 828-761-1017 or visiting www.drjamielopez.com
Chapel Hill, NC: Group for women who engage in restricting, bingeing, purging/compensatory behaviors and/or compulsive exercise. This is a process group with an emphasis on eating and body image issues. The group meets every other Monday evening, 5:30-7. Cost per group is $50. All members must also be in individual therapy, as the group is designed to be an adjunct to individual therapy as part of a treatment/recovery program. Prospective members must meet with me for an intake prior to their first group. The intake lasts about a half-hour and costs $50. Deborah Klinger, MA, LMFT, Office: 919-990-1143, Website: www.pizzadreams.com/dk, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapel Hill, NC: Group is for women whose disordered eating involves bingeing without compensatory behaviors, compulsive overeating, dieting and/or overweight/obesity issues. This is a process group with an emphasis on eating and body image issues. This group meets every other Monday evening, 5:30-7. Cost per group is $50. All members must also be in individual therapy, as the group is designed to be an adjunct to individual therapy as part of a treatment/recovery program. Prospective members must meet with me for an intake prior to their first group. The intake lasts about a half-hour and costs $50. Deborah Klinger, MA, LMFT, Office: 919-990-1143, Website: www.pizzadreams.com/dk, Email: email@example.com.
Ohio (scan down):
Sylvania, OH: River Centre Clinic, located at 5465 Main Street, Sylvania, OH - Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group Weekly meetings each Monday, from 6:45pm - 8:15pm. Next 8-week session begins on September 12, 2011. To register, please contact Jan Lockert, RN @ 419-206-1306. $40 for 8-week session, must be paid on September 12, 2011. All members must be seeing an outpatient therapist.
West Chester OH: Group psychotherapy has been found to deepen and intensify psychotherapy as well as decrease the isolation that people with eating disorders experience. This structured group will reinforce skills learned in group sessions. This group is designed to help adults explore with others how to increase coping skills, improve interpersonal interaction, gain understanding of what causes and perpetuates eating disordered behaviors and identify cognitions, beliefs and behaviors that facilitate recovery. Recovery support/therapy groups in Cincinnati area. Eating disorder groups forming: 16 session group for adults with anorexia nervosa/bulimia nervosa. Another, separate group is for adults with compulsive overeating/binge eating disorders. Both groups are led by clinical psychologist, with 2 guest lectures by nutritionist. Group members will learn and practice recovery tools, healthy coping, relationship and self-care skills, all while reducing social isolation in the group. Members must be in psychotherapy at least twice a month and have a primary care physician of record. To refer a client or learn more about the groups, call Dr. Teri Role-Warren at 513-779-9298 ext. 1 or go online to www.DRTERI.COM.
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Portland, OR: "Food Freedom!" Online
Program. This online/conference call group will help you take 9 steps to
find freedom from food and body image obsession. End emotional eating, binge
eating and body shame with a step-by-step approach. The group is led by Anne
Cuthbert, Licensed Professional Counselor. For more information visit
or call 503-766-3399.
Portland, OR: "Food Is Not The Enemy: Healing the Obsession." This is a process group that meets weekly. The group is led by Anne Cuthbert, Licensed Professional Counselor. Cost: $150 per month. For more information visit http://foodisnottheenemy.com/groups-and-events/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-766-3399.
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Ambler, PA - Therapy Group For Lap Band and Bariatric Surgery patients. This group is for patients who are experiencing difficulty with maintenance and regain. Limited to 8 people, the group focuses seriously on member goals for change and meets every other Saturday morning from 10:00-11:15am in Ambler, PA. Cost: $27.00 per session. For more information contact Carol Signore, MS, LMFT, FAED, at 215-540-9675 or Carol@myselfdesign.com.
Elkins Park, PA -- Psychoeducational groups for Families, Adolescent Group and Adult Group are offered on an ongoing basis. For more information contact Rhoda Fuchs-Morton at 267-303-4189.
Lansdowne, PA - Ongoing Creative Expression Support Group for Girls and Women with eating concerns, including: restricting, bingeing, purging/compensatory behaviors and/or other compulsive behaviors. This is a process group with an emphasis on strength and self compassion. Explore thoughts and feelings in a supportive and safe environment. The use of art, creative writing, and dialog within a confidential group context uniquely honors each participant. Facilitated by Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP, HLM (DVATA). Board Certified Art Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Group Psychotherapist; Co-Founder of The Center for Psyche & the Arts, LLC. Individual and family counseling, supervision, and professional training available. For more information: 610-259-2550 ext. 2, email: email@example.com or visit: http://psychearts.org
Philadelphia, PA: Psychotherapy Group for Women Struggling with Anorexia or Bulimia. Hosted by Deborah Reeves, MGPGP, LPC, CGP. Every Thursday evening from 6.30pm-8.00pm. Cost $55.00 per session. The aim of the group is to assist individuals in working on similar themes and group discussions concerning the function of eating problems, taking the fear out of food, working on accepting feelings and needs, and body image issues. All members are interviewed prior to the group. It is recommended that all individuals for this group have experience in individual treatment. This is a completely private and confidential group. Contact Deborah Reeves, MGPGP, LPC, CGP at 215 732 1612 or email at Dr@healing-minds.com All questions and Inquiries welcome.
Wyncote, PA: New group starting! From Symptoms To Serenity: Therapy group for people in recovery from an eating disorder wanting to join others in the same process. Break free of unhealthy behaviors and replace them with healthy coping skills. Learn to manage painful emotions and improve relationship and communication skills. Get support in a safe environment and learn you are not alone! Group is an opportunity to reduce shame associated with an eating disorder. Call 215-886-5611 to set up a free screening for the group. Insurance coverage available. Group Fees are $45 if no insurance is available.
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Houston, TX Support Group: Eating Disorder support groups, for more information contact Karen Siegel, MPH, RD, LD at 713-721-7755.
Virginia (scan down)
Haymarket, VA: 12 week DBT Skills Group. I am a certified and trained DBT therapist who also specializes is eating disorders. The group targets all 4 modules in DBT: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation. At the end of the group, members will leave with a portfolio of skills, knowledge, and practice with many skills. The group opens for new members to start at the beginning of each module and starts September 2014, however an assessment prior to groups is needed to attend. Issues: Eating Disorders, BPD, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety. Gender: All. Age: Adults (15+). Where: 6611 Jefferson St., Suite 303, Haymarket, VA. When: Every Wednesday at 7pm - 8pm. Cost: $50 - $70. For more information call 571-318-9141 or visit www.AliciaAyvasLCSW.com.
Haymarket, VA: Recovery Group (Process Group). This group meets
every Wednesday night to process, understand , build skills, and gain insights
to foster healing followed by prevention within recovery. The group is currently
open and all are welcome, however requires an assessment prior to attending.
Issues: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Anxiety or Fears, Depression. Gender: All.
Age: Adolescents & Adults. Where: 6611 Jefferson St., Suite 303, Haymarket, VA.
When: Every Monday at 5pm - 6pm. Cost: $50 - $70. For more information call
571-318-9141 or visit
Herndon, VA: The Path to Recovery Eating Disorder Support Group. Explore the role and causes of your eating disorder, identify healthy coping skills, challenge negative thinking, create a positive body image, and make peace with your eating disorder. Appropriate for those struggling with anorexia or bulimia or eating disorder nos. Group held on Tuesday afternoons from 12:15-1:15p.m. Cost $200 per month. 703-953-3310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.michellemarket.com.
Herndon, VA: Coping with an Eating disorder Mid-life geared for those ages 35+ Explore the role and causes of your eating disorder, identify healthy coping skills, challenge negative thinking, create a positive body image, and make peace with your eating disorder. Appropriate for those struggling with anorexia or bulimia or eating disorder nos. Group held on Wednesday afternoons from 12:15-1:15p.m. Cost $200 per month. 703-953-3310 or email email@example.com or visit www.michellemarket.com.
Herndon, VA: Binge Eating (BED) and Emotional Eating In Person Support Group: Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 pm. in Herndon, V.A. cost $200 per month. Learn to combat overeating as well as learning skills of mindfulness. Each participant will be given space to share their obstacles and challenges with their relationship with food as well as their successes. On-going Enrollment.
Herndon, VA: Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Center Support Groups. All 30 minute groups are $15.00, and 1 hour groups are $40.00. The exception is the catered meal on Thursdays at 6 pm, which is $55.00 for one hour. We are non-participating in most insurances, but do provide patients with out-of-network claim-ready receipts. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 703-466-5150, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday: Meditation for Eating Disorders 4:30pm; Free Family Support Group 5:00pm; Teen CBT/DBT 5:00pm; Teen Meal Support Group 6pm; Teen Expressive Group 7pm. Mondays beginning in August 2014: Adult Goal Setting Group 5pm; Adult/BED Meal Group 6pm; Adult- BED Group 7pm; Adult Empowered Relationships 7pm.
Tuesday: Yoga for Eating Disorders 4:30pm; Teen Process Group 5:00pm; Teen Meal Support Group 6:00pm; Teen Art Group 7pm.
Wednesday: Yoga for Eating Disorders 4:30pm; Adult Body Image Group 5:00pm; Adult Meal Support Group 6:00pm; Adult Process Group 7pm.
Thursday: Qigong for Eating Disorders 4:30pm; Teen Empowerment Group 5pm; Adult CBT/DBT Group 5pm; Catered Meal Support Group 6pm; Teen Anxiety Group 7pm; Adult Anxiety Group 7pm.
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Bellevue, WA: Emotion Skills Class, a combination of DBT and ACT concepts and skills. All prospective participants hear about the distinction between my class and a full year long DBT treatment as part of the intake process. Also, my class is well suited to people experiencing EDs but is not exclusively for people with EDs. Call 425-688-7877 ext. 3 for more information or to learn the specifics about the class visit www.lisageraud.com.
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Madison, WI - Women's Eating Disorder Therapy Group: Mondays 5:30- 7:00pm. Therapy group for women who struggle with their relationship with food. Learn how to treat your body right. Learn how to defeat your self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. Learn positive personal body image. Learn healthier ways to cope. This is not a time-limited group or closed group due to the difficult and ever-changing demands of recovery. However, this group is limited to 8 members. A pre-screening/initial evaluation is required prior to beginning this group. Most health insurance will cover some cost or self-pay is accepted in the amount of $35 per group session. For more information, call Jennifer M. Warner MSE, LPC, 608-251-6590 or email email@example.com.
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