Susan Sarandon states, “I think sometimes what happens is that all this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it’s an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that’s going to be the solution to all the pressure.”
Fortunately, the professionals at The Center • A Place of HOPE, understand the thought processes, strong desires for perceived control, and self-destructive behaviors that eating disorder patient’s exhibit. For over 24 years, The Center • A Place of HOPE has successfully treated thousands of clients for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and other compulsive eating disorders with a whole person approach to treatment.
Whole-person care is an effective therapy that appropriately addresses all aspects of a patient’s mind, body, and soul. Our Eating Disorder Counselors emphasize the discovery and treatment of the various emotional, intellectual, relational, physical, nutritional, and spiritual dimensions of a client. Effectively dealing with eating disorders requires a thorough treatment of the biological, psychological, and sociological components of an individual. Psychologists refer to these as the transpiring biopsychosocial interactions. A Place of Hope’s Eating Disorder Treatment starts clients down the road to recovery by quickly identifying the symptoms of the illness and treating the root causes of them.
Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder marked by the pursuit of extreme thinness and an excessive loss of weight. These patients think in distorted ways and may display other psychological problems including depression, high anxiety, and low self-esteem. People suffering with this illness tend to be perfectionist, which is a characteristic that typically precedes its initial onset. Bulimia nervosa is marked by frequent eating binges, followed by forced vomiting or other extreme compensatory behaviors. These patients tend to be ruled by strong emotions and a whole-hearted desire to please others. Many people with anorexia nervosa end up developing bulimia, and vice versa.
Eating disorders are serious illnesses afflicting many people in our society both young and old. Individuals with the disease suffer with irrational thoughts and related feelings, while exemplifying dangerously impulsive behavior with potentially fatal consequences. Professional help is an essential step to begin the healing process. A Place of Hope services the Seattle, Washington area and Nationwide. The Center’s whole-person care comes complete with a licensed team of Mental Health, Medical and Chemical Dependency counselors. A Place of Hope helps patients to effectively deal with eating disorders with whole-person care, complete confidentiality, real solutions and recovery results, while validating Sarandon’s quote.