Emotional Services

Attempting to change your food-related behaviors without exploring the Emotional reasons why you continue to overeat, is like trying to stop an engine from overheating, without first looking under the hood.”TheHealthyWeighOut

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Psychological Services that End Emotional & Binge Eating (and help you develop a positive relationship with your Self)!

At TheHealthyWeighOut, we know that emotional eating and binge eating behavior is oftentimes used as a primary means to cope with uncomfortable feelings, overwhelming stressors and/or difficult issues that you may feel otherwise unequipped to handle.  Food steps in as a means to manage the many difficulties of life. In other words, for emotional eaters,  food has somehow become an “emotional lifeline” and the thought of letting go of your primary way to comfort yourself, reward yourself, or simply get through the day can feel like an overwhelming, daunting task.

You Are Not Alone:  Help for Emotional Eating

Our team has worked with literally hundreds (probably thousands!) of people, just like you.  People who, for decades, have turned to food as an automatic response to difficult emotions, issues, relationships and feelings about yourself that are overwhelming and can feel as if you have no other way to effectively steer your way through.

Learning how to address and work through your normal feelings and emotions, and looking at the factors that have led you to rely solely on food as a means to emotionally cope, is such an integral part of successfully ending your excessive use of food as a primary coping mechanism.  

While this may sound super-scary, it doesn’t have to be!  Many times, people are simply not taught basic ways of responding to their feelings and emotions in a positive manner early in life and, as you get older, you are still at a loss as to how to effectively connect with, respond to, and support yourself through normal, spontaneous feelings associated with “life.”

Help is on the way!  You CAN end Compulsive Overeating

An integral part of our approach is to gently teach you how to maneuver through the feelings aspect of life, without the need to turn to food to cope.  This is a gradual process and involves progressive skill building in learning what your emotions are and how best to support yourself, your feelings, and your needs in a manner that brings true comfort, happiness, and fulfillment – without the use of food.

Depending on your personal story, this emotional work may take a few different forms. We are here to help guide you as to which manner makes most sense for you, and we offer several different ways to do your “emotional work” depending on your needs.

The important thing to know is that you are not alone.  You are not supposed to know how to do all of this right now on your own.  And, we are here to help you in a compassionate, non-judgmental, and effective way!

Two Ways that Support your Emotional Health: 

1.  Our 6-Week Emotional & Binge Eating Program!  

An integral part of our three-pronged approach, the essential Emotional component of achieving behavioral change and sustainable weight loss, is comprehensively addressed in our unique Emotional format within our 6-Week Emotional & Binge Eating Program.

Here, you’ll engage in a powerful, awareness-increasing process while our compassionate specialists help you to gently explore the many emotional reasons that drive you to overeat. Emotional skill building, education and experiential exercises, along with an uplifting supportive group process, will help you move from a place of compulsive, emotion-driven overeating, to a place of increased behavioral control and emotional peace.

For information regarding our next Emotional & Binge Eating Program upcoming session, please click here.

2. A la Carte Individual Psychological Services

If your personal story calls for Emotional work, but you are not able to participate in our 6-Week Emotional & Binge Eating Program, or if you feel you would benefit from additional individual therapeutic services as a supplement to your 6-week program (many of our participants go this route), we offer an abundance of therapeutic services that are an integral part of your journey toward a better relationship with food, your body and your self!

Delivered by our nationally renowned team of eating disorder and weight management specialists through our parent company, A New Beginning, our non-judgmental, compassionate team of clinicians are available to support your growth process in the following areas:

A.  Individual Therapy, issues may include:

  • Emotional Eating
  • Binge Eating
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family-of-Origin Issues
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Negative Body-Image
  • Shame
  • Trust Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders

For a complete list of individual therapy services provided by our team at A New Beginning, please click here

B.  Marital / Couples Therapy
For individuals whose intimate relationship is creating emotional unrest (and possibly contributing to emotional eating) marital/couples therapy is available as part of our comprehensive services.

We warmly welcome traditional and non-traditional relationships.  

C.  Family Therapy
It is oftentimes difficult to become emotionally healthy when you are part of a family system that is not. Therefore, many of our clients find it helpful to engage in family therapy to help create emotional health, both within themselves and throughout their all-important family system.

D.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
An incredible, well-researched therapeutic approach that supports the successful resolution of trauma, abuse, and negative beliefs that can sabotage your emotional eating and binge eating progress, EMDR may be a helpful supplemental therapeutic service.

E.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a structured, well-researched therapeutic approach that helps clients to control their unhealthy impulsive behaviors, to be more effective in interpersonal relationships, and/or to increase awareness of emotional triggers and their causes. DBT is a very helpful therapeutic service for those working on issues of emotional overeating and binge eating disorder.  

F.  Group Therapy
Especially for people who struggle in their interpersonal relationships and have a difficult time allowing themselves to be vulnerable and trusting others, group therapy is a powerful, effective supplement to the treatment of emotional ad binge eating disorder. At A New Beginning, we offer an abundance of helpful interpersonal and skill-based groups.

How Do I Get Started on Changing my Emotional Overeating?

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For information on all of our exciting services, or to get started in our 6-Week Emotional & Binge Eating Program, please contact our friendly (and informative!) Client Care Coordinator, Jessica Fields.

Jessica will be happy to explore the many options that are available to you and will help you to schedule your services!  Please call:  480-941-6999.

 

 

 

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