Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Treatment Groups, Workshops, Retreats
Professionally Led Therapy and Support Groups
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: 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.
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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. The fee is $25.00 per group session. Under the auspices of the North County Women's Resource Center. 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
Beverly Hills, CA: Eating Disorder Treatment and Support Group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm in Beverly Hills facilitated by Linda Blakeley, Ph.D. psychologist. There is a 12 session commitment. For more information go to www.drlindablakeley.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 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.
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 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.
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 do offer Nourishing the Self at different times. This is a structured, 12 week group based mainly in DBT and ACT- focusing on emotional regulation, developing self-compassion, and implementing positive coping skills. This group is structured but with lots of creativity! A new group is forming called Freedom from Sugar Addiction - for those who wish to eat less or no sugar due to physical and emotional sensitivities to sugar. 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 443 Hudson 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 to 8:00 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
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.
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:DOING LIFE: EATING DISORDER GROUP FOR WOMEN: Focus on reducing obsessive thoughts about food and weight, increasing positive body and self-image, reducing negative thought process, reducing anxiety and developing a healthy lifestyle. Contact Terryann Sanders at 408-410-9370, firstname.lastname@example.org for dates, times and fees.
San Jose, CA: NEGATIVE THINKING AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO EATING DISORDER BEHAVIORS. Designed for individuals with eating disorder behaviors. Focus on the relationship between the negative thought process and eating disorder behaviors, perfectionism, black and white thinking and other negative thinking patterns. Contact Terryann Sanders at 408-410-9370, email@example.com for dates, times and fees.
Sierra Madre, CA Support Groups: For those in recovery from an ED. Wednesday evenings in Sierra Madre California. Meets from seven to eight thirty pm. $35 per group fee. Call Bette Ozburn, LMFT at 909-392-3731.
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.
Woodland Hills, CA: "Recovered Life" Skills Group: Over the course of 8 weeks, learn 7 skills that empower you to break through poor body image and free yourself from eating disorder thoughts/behaviors. This group is appropriate for anyone who struggles with an eating disorder or body image distress. For more information contact Alison Cook-Ross at 818-836-4600.
Woodland Hills, CA: "The Enlightened Eater" Skills Group: Over the course of 8 weeks, learn 7 skills that balance your hunger and begin to put eating and weight issues behind you. This group is appropriate for anyone who feels their hunger is out of control. For more information contact Alison Cook-Ross at 818-836-4600.
Colorado (scan down):
Englewood, CO: Eating Disorder Support Calls (available nationally) 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Visit our online eating disorder support community to register: www.FindingHopeEDSupport.com. This community was built to support both individuals with eating disorders and their families.
Denver, CO: Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDC-Denver) has the following groups. 1) Art Therapy Support Group. This ongoing, weekly group utilizes art and creativity by incorporating various types of art media to facilitate a connection with others and self. The group emphasizes mindfulness, self-discovery and the actions needed to maintain a recovery focus. 2) Aftercare Outpatient Process Group. An open group consisting of individuals in recovery, who have completed an intense eating disorders program at EDC-D or other treatment program. 3) DBT Skills Training: Didactic and experiential education in four different skill areas: core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. 4) Body Image 101: 12 Week ongoing group designed to facilitate the connection between a woman and her body. A variety of cognitive, behavioral and experiential techniques are used to foster acceptance of the body in all its uniqueness. To participate in an Outpatient Support Group, call 866-771-0861 for information on support group times and fees. All support group meetings are held at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, 950 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1010, Denver, CO 80246.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birmingham, MI: Bite Back: A Recovery Group for Binge Eating. This group is an effective, individualized, evidence-based program that will help you establish and maintain lasting recovery from binge eating. The group will help you: understand triggers to binge eating, Increase your awareness regarding the role food plays in your life, develop new coping strategies as alternatives to binge eating, improve your relationship with your body, embrace a "no" diet lifestyle, become aware of new ways of relating with others, and find peace in moderation without feeling deprived Recovery from binge eating can lead to improved mood, self-esteem, and a satisfying quality of life. Call Kristine Vazzano, PhD, LP at 248-686-0346 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.
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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.
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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 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.
Montclair, NJ - Ongoing Group for Adult Women with Eating and Body Image Struggles. Meeting Time/Day: Two Sunday mornings per month, 9:30 – 11:00am. This existing group is for adult women who have already worked with the non-diet approach and feel the need for ongoing peer support. Utilizes workbooks and experiential therapies – journal writing, guided imagery, and art therapy. Cost: $75.00 per group. 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. Kisko Support Groups (Registration for all support groups must be at least 48 hours in advance):
Mt. Kisko, 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. Kisko, 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. Kisko, 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: B.I.T.E. B.I.T.E.® Mentoring Group (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
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.
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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.
Oregon (scan down):
Portland, OR: "Food Is Not
The Enemy: The Essentials." This is a
psychoeducational teleclass that address the steps to take to end emotional
eating. The group is led by Anne Cuthbert, Licensed Professional Counselor.
For more information visit
firstname.lastname@example.org 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/events.html, email email@example.com 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.
Berwyn, PA - Ongoing Creative Expression Support Groups: 1. Women’s Group on Fridays from 6:30 – 8:00pm. 2. Girl's Group on Sunday from 5:30 - 7:00pm Explore thoughts and feelings in a supportive and safe environment. The use of art, creative writing & dialog uniquely honors each woman's struggles and triumphs. Facilitated by Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP. 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. Dates and times subject to change. For more information: 610-259-2550 ext. 2, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://psychearts.org
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.
Glenside, PA - Survivors Becoming Thrivers. Ongoing interpersonal process group where an environment of safety allows members to explore their journey with peers and an experienced group leader. All members check in and then a few members take more time to work in more depth on whatever current or old issues they want to address (e.g. relationships, PTSD symptoms, anger, shame, friendships, family issues, their abuse experiences if and when they are ready). Each potential group member comes for a free individual screening session to ensure that the group is the appropriate setting for each individually and together as a group. Rachel Breskman, M.Ed., C.A.C., 215-886-5611.
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.
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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.
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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 1:00-2:00p.m. Cost $200 per month. 703-953.3310 or email email@example.com or visit www.michellemarket.com.
Herndon, VA: Ongoing Group Therapy for Teens. Monday nights from 7-8pm for 12-16 year old girls who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder. Cost of group is 50 dollars a session or 180 a month. Insurance is not accepted but invoices will be given out. Please call 703-589-6826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Herndon, VA: DBT/CBT Group (Adolescents). The group is energetic, educational, and targets all 4 modules in DBT followed by a yoga session that is offered in-house. Issues: Eating Disorders. Gender: All. Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (12 to 19). Where: The Center for Hope of NOVA, 1043 Sterling Road, Suite 203, Herndon, Virginia 20170. When: Every Monday at 6pm - 7pm. Cost: $30 - $60. For more information call 703-466-5000 x8, email AliciaA@centerforhopeofnova.com or visit www.AliciaAyvasLCSW.com.
Herndon, VA: Anxiety Group (Adolescents). This group meets every Thursday night to understand anxiety, build skills, and gain insights to foster healing followed by prevention for the future. The group is currently open and all are welcome! Issues: Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Eating Disorders. Gender: All. Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19). Where: The Center for Hope of NOVA, 1043 Sterling Road, Suite 203, Herndon, Virginia 20170. When: Every Thursday at 6pm - 7pm. Cost: $30 - $60. For more information call 703-466-5000 x8, email AliciaA@centerforhopeofnova.com or visit www.AliciaAyvasLCSW.com.
Herndon, VA: B.E.D Support Group (Adult). The Binge Eating Disorder Group meets every Thursday night after a B.E.D meal support. This group is a safe place to process thoughts and feelings around food and body, and to gain education, skills, and preventative tools to apply in real life situations. Each week will focus on a different topic in a safe and confidential environment. The group is currently open and all are welcome! Issues: Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Weight Loss. Gender: All. Age: Adults. Where: The Center for Hope of NOVA, 1043 Sterling Road, Suite 203, Herndon, Virginia 20170. When: Every Thursday at 7pm - 8pm. Cost: $30 - $60. For more information call 703-466-5000 x8, email AliciaA@centerforhopeofnova.com or visit www.AliciaAyvasLCSW.com.
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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.
Milwaukee, WI - Eating Disorder Group facilitated by Rachel Quast, M.A. Group time: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's in the evening. Cost: $30/group. For more information contact 414-303-1134 or www.9shed.com.
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