To fill these potential gaps in FBT we have developed a group to supplement FBT and help put a strong anti-diet finish on the treatment. This group is for teens of all genders in California, ages 13 to 18, who are in Phase 2 of FBT and are weight recovered and abstinent from eating disorder behaviors. Teens who are not in treatment with us, but who show similar signs of recovery will be assessed for readiness for our group.
The group is 6 weeks and is held on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:15. The group aims to help teens in recovery develop connections and build a strong anti-diet HAES (R) stance. The group explores how media messaging, diet culture, and weight stigma impact body image through a Health at Every Size (R) -informed approach. Teens will be able to share and connect through discussion, art, and advocacy, all while developing strategies to promote empowerment and body acceptance.
Feedback from participants has been positive. Teens have shared that it has been helpful to connect with other teens who have shared the same struggles and support each other in standing up to diet culture. They have also found the educational component helpful and take away strategies to continue to support their recovery.
The group is led by Lauren Barker, LMFT who has a lot of experience with this population. Space is limited. This group is offered several times a year. Next projected start date is September 13th.
Pricing: $270 for 6 weeks. Or in-network for teens with Anthem, Aetna, Anthem medi-Cal, and Beacon Partners health insurance
To register or for more information, email Hello@EDTLA.com and put “teen girl group” in the subject line.