Eating Disorder Counseling & Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ

Empower You Experts provides professional eating disorder counseling & therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. Eating problems can involve both overeating and undereating.  It is possible that eating issues could develop into larger issues called eating disorders, such as binge eating, obesity, bulimia, and anorexia nervosa.  At Empower You Experts, we provide eating disorder counseling in Scottsdale, AZ and in the greater Phoenix area.  We are an all-inclusive practice and work with everyone from all ages, genders, and ethnicities.

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Eating Disorder Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ

Many people who seek eating disorder therapy might not fully understand the range of underlying psychological conditions that can cause unhealthy eating habits to develop. Nor do they seek the proper mental & behavior health services that they might need.  Many eating disorders start as obsessions with food, body weight, or body shape.  In the most severe of cases, the following disorders can cause serious health consequences and may even result in death if left without seeking eating disorder counseling.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States.  Binge eating disorder involves repeated patterns of eating large amounts of food, more than most individuals would eat.  A person frequently eats very fast and until her or him becomes uncomfortable.  An individual with a binge eating disorder often feels a loss of control during the binge and feels guilt and shame afterwards. Empower You Experts provides binge eating disorder counseling and are happy to help you.

Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder involving a cycle of binge eating (eating large amounts of food more than most individuals within a two-hour period) combined with bouts of vomiting, laxative use, fasting, and/or other methods of purging.  The person with bulimia often feels a loss of control and feels guilt and shame throughout the cycle of bulimia. The person with bulimia frequently displays a distorted view of his or her body image or weight.  At Empower You Experts, we provide professional eating disorder therapy to help those suffering from Bulimia.

Obesity

Obesity is a medical diagnosis where the individual’s body weight consists of a BMI (body mass index) of 30 and above.  Behavioral and genetic factors contribute to the development of obesity.  Therefore, therapy, along with nutritional changes and exercise, are crucial components to treatment.  With Empower You Experts, we provide eating disorder counseling for those suffering from obesity.  Make an appointment today.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that involves a below normal weight through starvation and/or excessive exercise.  Individuals with anorexia nervosa obsess about their weight and what they eat, and experience a distorted body image, with an unreasonable fear of being overweight.  Anorexia Nervosa often begins in adolescence, yet an increased number of children and adults are also being diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.  Empower You Experts has worked with those suffering from Anorexia. We encourage you to make an appointment today and get eating disorder therapy.

Anorexia Athletica (Hyper-gymnasia)

Anorexia Athletica, also known as Hyper-gymnasia, is considered a subset of other eating disorders and is also referred to as “obligatory exercise.”  Anorexia athletica often begins from being preoccupied with one’s health and wanting to lose weight or get fit to be healthier, or from wanting to improve as an athlete.  The onset of anorexia athletica/hyper-gymnasia, is not always about poor body image or self-esteem difficulties.  Some individuals starve and exercise compulsively while others use it as a method of eliminating calories after bingeing instead of purging, while others do both.  With hyper-gymnasia, the need to exercise takes over to the point where working out feels like an obligation/chore and is no longer an enjoyable activity, even if a person genuinely started out enjoying exercise.  Along with the severe lack of nutrition developed from the associated anorexia or bulimia that often coexists with hyper-gymnasia, the excessive exercise itself can cause a variety of serious health problems such as bone and muscle injuries, cardiovascular issues, and arthritis.

No matter what condition you are suffering from, we encourage those suffering from any of these disorders to seek eating disorder counseling & therapy in Scottsdale, AZ today.

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