Having a child who has developed an eating disorder such as anorexia is terrifying for families. Time is of the essence when seeking treatment, as we know that the sooner a person receives proper intervention for the eating disorder, the better the outcome. Get eating disorder help now.
Are you looking for an alternative to a residential treatment center for eating disorder treatment? Are you interested in being treated at home or individually, rather than in a group setting? Have you recently discharged from a residential program and you would like to have a smoother “glide path” as you return to life?
One-on-one therapy is the most common request in my practice. The word “individual” is key in understanding the way I approach therapy. The relationship between my clients and me is of utmost importance. I take the time necessary to understand my clients’ histories, their personal life circumstances.
Group psychotherapy provides a unique environment for therapeutic growth for individuals who are seeking a new experience. According to Irving Yalom, in his classic book The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, it instills hope and creates a sense of universality of experience that is not always possible in individual therapy.
Often times families reports that having their own private space to work through their own feelings and experiences is helpful in reducing their stress and increasing their efficacy while their loved one is working to recover. These services can be helpful for working families or those who are travelling to visit their loved one who is in treatment away from home.
Dr. Boyers also offers Family Based Treatment (FBT) for adolescents struggling with anorexia nervosa. This form of treatment, which involves treating the child at home with his/her family, is found to be extremely effective in a number of recent clinical trials (references available upon request). The best way to describe this treatment is that the parents essentially create a treatment center in their home. Get eating disorder help today.
No matter what the situation, having clear treatment goals, access to appropriate therapeutic resources, and close monitoring of the treatment plan is always a part of the services that I provide to all of my clients. I take a very active role in coordinating my clients’ care and speak frequently to the other providers involved in your care so that you can make the most of your treatment.
There are times when individuals are so overwhelmed by their symptoms that they are unable to make adequate progress in outpatient therapy. Making the decision to go to a higher level of care is a very difficult one and requires serious reflection on the part of the client and their support network. Choosing the right place of treatment can be essential in getting the proper eating disorder help you need.
For those struggling with disordered eating of any kind, it can be quite difficult to change the behaviors related to food and weight, even after receiving high quality psychotherapy or nutrition therapy. One of the main reasons for this is because these behaviors happen in secret and often soothe painful emotions that can be quite overwhelming. Get eating disorder help today.
For a variety of reasons, there are clients who struggle with the daily tasks associated with independent living. This often presents as avoidance of what often looks like “simple tasks” and leaves family members frustrated and flustered. These kinds of struggles are not uncommon and many clients seek to hide these challenges from their families and their treatment providers because they are embarassed or ashamed.
Even experienced clinicians sometimes find themselves stuck or unsure about how to proceed in a case or in their practices. Having another professional think about your cases and join you in exploring your own experiences while treating others can be enormously beneficial to your own professional growth, to your clients, and in maintaining a high level of ethical boundaries
Creating a treatment program, whether it is small, local intensive outpatient program or a larger residential program that has national reach, that has a clear and distinct clinical philosophy is crucial for success in this growing and competitive market. It can be challenging to provide comprehensive treatment that is creative, personalized, and cutting edge while also making it accessible and affordable to your clients.
Dr. Boyers is a highly sought after speaker for her expertise. Learn more about Amy’s past speaking engagements and how you can hire her.
Dr. Boyers is currently available for second opinions and consultations only. She is not available to take on therapy cases at this time but is willing to provide a consultation and help you find an appropriate team or resources in the community.