Long Island Counseling Services Offers Personalized Treatment and Support for Men and Women Struggling with Binge Eating
It is not uncommon for both children and adults to develop an unhealthy relationship with food. Often it starts when we’re young, but it may occur at any time, and can lead to eating habits that hurt not only our physical health but our mental health as well.
That is one of the challenges faced by those struggling with binge eating disorder, a type of eating disorder that involves excessive food intake beyond what is needed to satiate hunger. If you feel you’ve been struggling with binge eating, please call Long Island Counseling Services today or fill out our online form to be put in touch with one of our therapists.
What is Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge eating disorder is a type of eating disorder. Individuals that struggle with binge eating disorder tend to eat very large quantities of food in ways that feel out of control – well beyond a typical amount of food, often while ignoring the feeling of being full or while not feeling hungry at all. Eating feels like a compulsion – an action they have to do.
Causes of binge eating disorder are often complex and multifaceted. Genetics may play a role. There are environmental factors, such as body shaming, that can lead people to binge eat. Dieting can lead to tremendous hunger. There may also be emotional reasons that people binge eat, such as eating as a response to stress or trauma. Part of treatment for binge eating involves identifying these possible causes.
If binge eating is followed by purging, it is a different eating disorder known as “bulimia.”
How is Binge Eating Disorder Treated?
Binge eating disorder can have short and long term consequences for both the physical and mental health of the patient, which is why it is so important to seek out an eating disorder therapist to help provide a treatment that will help you take control of these impulses and habits.
Therapy for binge eating disorder requires a multifaceted approach that looks at you as a whole, not as either a diagnosis and not as thought here is any one particular cause. Treatment may include elements of:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Anxiety and Depression Counseling, and More
Because the causes of binge eating are complex, the solutions often involve elements of different approaches depending on your personality, your life background, your habits, and much more. We aim to find the best solutions with you, determining what will be the best solutions for your needs.
Why Choose Long Island Counseling Services?
Long Island Counseling Services has two offices, one in East Meadow and one in Melville. Our therapists take the time to truly understand you and what you need, recognizing that you are your own unique person that needs to be treated in a way that fits you.
We care about making sure that you’re given the best chance to thrive. We know how much binge eating can affect both your health and your quality of life, and we want to make sure that you feel supported every single day you come for your treatment.
Start Today – Get Help for Binge Eating with Long Island Counseling Services
Long Island Counseling Services is here to provide you with the help and guidance that you deserve. Let’s help you improve your relationship with food, identify and address any body issues you may be facing, and make sure that you’re feeling supported in your recovery and your life. Call us today to get started.