7 steps to find a great therapist for your child who has a mental health condition

If your child is facing a mental health condition like an eating disorder, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, anxiety or depression, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. And while your child’s pediatrician may help you get an initial diagnosis and point you in the direction of therapists and/or treatment programs, it’s still up to you, the parent, to make the right choice …

Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment

We held a Q&A webinar with eating disorder therapist John Levitt, Ph.D. on May 5, 2019. Here are some important questions he answered for us. 1. Do you have any advice about FBT for eating disorders? Answer recap: FBT (family therapy) is one of the evidence-based therapies available for eating disorders. It’s effective for a certain group of patients. Its …

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Best care package ideas for a person who has an eating disorder

Do you know someone who is being treated for an eating disorder? Do you want to show them that you care? A care package is a great way to connect with someone who has an eating disorder. It’s a wonderful reminder that people who love them are rooting for their recovery. Why send a care package to someone who has …

How to pay for your child’s eating disorder treatment

Eating disorders are chronically underfunded, both from a research and a treatment standpoint. Many healthcare providers are ill-equipped to diagnose and treat eating disorders, and many insurance companies will severely limit treatment or deny treatment altogether. This is seriously depressing, especially since we know that eating disorders that are caught and treated early are less likely to turn into more …

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When your teenager refuses to get treatment for an eating disorder

If your teenager has an eating disorder but refuses treatment, you’re in a tough spot. No matter how much you want your teen to recover, they need treatment to do so. Lots of parents waste a lot of energy and money trying to force their kids into recovery. It’s exhausting and often ineffective. So what can parents to when a …