Bulimia Eating Disorder
I am located in Theodore, Alabama and serve the Mobile, AL and the Daphne, AL area. My office is 2 miles from I-10 West exit 17-A. If you think that you are struggling with this disorder then contact me at (251) 366-1710. You may also contact your medical doctor or a psychiatrist. I utilize Cogntive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals identify the triggers for a binge and develop healthier behaviors to reduce the occurence of unhealthy compensatory behaviors that are used to lose weight. Many patients find journaling to help them understand how their binge/purge cycle is used to cope with strong emotions. I have them track their emotions before, during and after meals, including a binge. I used Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help individuals experience their emotions and gain insight from these experiences. I also provide experiential approaches in individual, family and group counseling.
The latest research suggests that there is a high comorbidity rate with Eating Disorders and Trauma. I am certified in EMDR to address trauma. Please read more about this style of therapy under the EMDR tab on this website. I also provide Cogntive Processing Therapy (CPT) Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) to address Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD symptoms.
Bulimia treatments can help with eating disorders in Alabama, including Theodore and Mobile, AL. This eating disorder typcially begins during adolescence. Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder where an individual will overeat or binge, and then follow this behavior with purging through vomiting, or another compensatory behavior that releases the excess amount of energy consumed. For example, they may use laxatives or over-exercise as a method to drastically reduce the amount of energy they consumed. When individuals are binge eating they will report feeling out of control and report continuing to engage in this food consumption even when they feel full. Individuals who suffer from this disorder experience a great deal of shame and often are secretive about their eating behaviors. Individuals with Bulimia usually allow their body shape and size to determine their self worth. While many individuals may appear to be a healthy weight, their purging behaviors cause physical damage that in some cases result in death. For example, some individuals have passed away from an esophageal tear. Many individuals avoid seeking Bulimia treatment because they feel shame about their purging behaviors. Amy Daniels in Theodore and Mobile, AL encourages you to seek bulimia treatment if you are suffering from this disorder.