College Process Group

Eating Disorder College Process Group for college students in California [Image description: photo image of Kristine Flanigan and full details about the group: "Currently Enrolling! Secure your spot for EDTLA's virtual eating disorder recovery process group for college students in California. 6-7 pm every Tuesday, $60 per session. We accept Anthem, Aetna, Carelon, and Anthem Medi-Cal. Led by Kristine Flanigan, Psy.D., Supervised by Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D. PSY15045 Register now Email hello@EDTLA.com for inquiries"]

We are excited to offer an eating disorder college process group. We know how hard it is to be a college student with an eating disorder. Beginning January 2024 over Zoom. You’re away at school and want to begin your adult life. But you are dealing with an eating disorder and it takes up brain …

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Eating Disorder Organizations Supporting Diverse Bodies

Eating Disorder Organizations in the US Supporting Diverse Bodies [Image description: purple scrabble tiles spelling "Eating Disorder Organizations"]

As an important value in our practice is supporting diverse people with eating disorders, including those in larger bodies.  There are many US-based eating disorder organizations and nonprofits that share our mission and do good work.  Learn more about them below. National Alliance for Eating Disorders The National Alliance for Eating Disorders, previously known as …

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Helping Others in Your Life Understand Your ARFID

Helping Others in Your Life Understand Your ARFID [Image description: 4 friends of diverse sizes and skin colors sitting at a picnic table] Represents supportive friends of a potential client seeking help for ARFID in Los Angeles, CA

If you (or your child) have Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), you may have struggled with how to help others in your life understand this little-known disorder and how profoundly it affects you. ARFID can make eating uncomfortable in social situations if you or a child have ARFID. You may experience people trying to …

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Are You Medically Stable for Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapy?

Medical Clearance for Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapy in Los Angeles, CA [image description: the arm of a patient having her blood pressure taken by a health professional representing a potential person in California receiving treatment for an eating disorder]

Learn about medical stability and why we are concerned about it. When you contact us to schedule an appointment for yourself or your loved one, our program manager will gather some information that helps determine whether you (or they) need an immediate medical screening and whether the therapy we provide is likely to be effective. …

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Early Morning Therapy in California

Early morning eating disorder therapy in California [Image description: a woman sits in bed drinking her coffee] illustrating a potential client drinking coffee during her early morning therapy session in California]

Rise and Shine! Start your day in California with an early morning virtual psychotherapy session at 6 am, 7 am, or 8 am If you are struggling with an eating disorder, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, OSFED, ARFID, or atypical anorexia, we know scheduling can be tough. We are aware that it is difficult …

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Meal Support in Eating Disorder Recovery

Meal Support for Eating Disorder Recovery [Image description: the back of a female eating in front of a computer screen] Represents a possible person seeking online meal support for eating disorder recovery in Los Angeles, California

Eating disorders are complex and challenging conditions that usually require a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Regardless of the therapeutic approach and level of care, meal support can be an essential component of eating disorder recovery. Meal support can be beneficial for people of all ages with any eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, atypical anorexia, bulimia …

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Regular Eating—a Cornerstone of Eating Disorder Recovery

Regular Eating in Eating Disorder Recovery in Los Angeles [photo description: a black couple smiling as they wash and cut vegetables] Represents a possible person in recovery from an eating disorder engaging in regular eating in Los Angeles, CA.

If you have been struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating, step one of recovery requires the establishment of daily regular eating. This is important for people with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and ARFID in all body sizes. Regular eating is one of the earliest goals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Eating …

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Your Body’s Setpoint Weight

Accepting your body's setpoint [Image description: red hammer on a bathroom scale] represents the rejection of diet culture by a person in eating disorder recovery in Los Angeles, California

What is Setpoint? Setpoint refers to the weight at which your body functions optimally. Think of it like the weight at which your body wants to be—and if your body falls below this weight, your body gets messages to return you to a higher weight. This weight range is primarily genetically determined and will be …

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Parent Webinar–Is Your High School Student with an Eating Disorder Ready for College?

College Readiness Webinar 2024 [Image description: photo of Dr. Muhlheim and details about college readiness webinar on Feb 10, 2024]

Are you a parent of a High School Junior or Senior with an eating disorder? Learn how to ensure your student is ready for the transition to college. Attend our Parent College Readiness Webinar. Soon college acceptances will be arriving and deposits will be due shortly. College can be very challenging for young adults with …

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Can CBT for Eating Disorders Be HAES®-aligned?

CBT plus HAES for Eating Disorders [Image description: large bodied gender neutral person seated and facing a therapist whose back is to the camera] represents a potential client with an eating disorder receiving CBT plus HAES in Los Angeles, California

“CBT Plus HAES”–Never the Twain Shall Meet–Or Shall They? Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is the most effective approach for treating adults with eating disorders, including bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. The most recent and commonly taught and implemented version is an “enhanced” protocol, CBT-E (Fairburn, Christopher G., 2008). Unfortunately, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for eating disorders …

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