FREE Virtual Adult ARFID Group
This group meets weekly Thursdays at 5 pm via Zoom. It is open to adults in the state of California with a diagnosis of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Many adults with ARFID have shared that they feel like general eating disorder support groups don’t acknowledge the nuances of living with ARFID. This group provides a safe place for people with ARFID to connect and share experiences and resources. This group has been ongoing since March 2021 and is led by Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., CEDS-S, PSY15045. More information is available here.
Virtual Teen Girl Group
Our online teen girl group is starting in September 14, 2021. It will meet on Tuesdays, from 5:3o to 6:30 over Zoom. This group is a closed 6-week group for teen girls between the ages of 13 and 18 in California who are in eating disorder recovery. This group will explore how media messaging, diet culture, and weight stigma impact body image and will integrate education and information from a HAES®- informed approach. Participants will be able to share and connect through discussion, advocacy, and art while developing strategies to promote empowerment and body acceptance. The cost will be $240. The group is run by Lauren Barker, AMFT # 114319, supervised by Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., CEDS-S, PSY15045
Family/Caregiver Support Group
The family/caregiver support group uses principles from the Maudsley family-based treatment (FBT) that empowers parents to take charge of refeeding their eating disordered adolescent or young adult. The parent family group focuses on psychoeducation regarding eating disorders; it coaches parents in refeeding strategies; teaches relaxation exercises for themselves and their adolescents; teaches problem-solving techniques; and provides emotional and strategic support for families as they learn how to effectively manage this very difficult process. Details TBD.