Eating Disorder Treatment

Milwaukee Eating Disorder Therapy

How can I benefit from eating disorder therapy?

Most importantly recovery from an eating is possible. Healing your relationship with food and improving the relationship you have with your body is attainable with direction and guidance from an emotion expert (me) and a nutrition expert (dietitian). I can help connect you to some amazing certified eating disorder dietitians, which is hard to find.

What can you expect in your recovery?

Throughout recovery you can learn to let go of food rules that are unhelpful and keep you stuck in the eating disorder mindset. You can learn what you hunger for in life such as connection, purpose, fulfillment, etc. and find ways of nurturing these aspects instead of using food to fill an otherwise empty void or punishing yourself due to shame, guilt, and other hard to feel emotions. 

Challenging your eating disorder can feel really hard or nearly impossible. You might be thinking “I don’t even know where to start?” You don’t have to go through this alone. I am here to guide and support you. I am here to help you learn how to let go of negatives thoughts and beliefs about food and yourself. With my help, you can learn how to feel your emotions and manage them in productive and positive ways. 

Techniques used: CBT and DBT skills, most specifically mindfulness and emotional regulation components. Nutrition therapy is also vital.

Shoreside Therapies provides eating disorders treatment for adults and teenagers.

We Provide Recovery Treatment for:

Anorexia Nervosa

Characterized by:

  • An abnormally low body weight
  • An intense fear of gaining weight
  • Distorted perception of weight

Symptoms may include:

  • Whole body: dehydration, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, low blood pressure, low body temperature, osteoporosis, water-electrolyte imbalance, or feeling cold
  • Behavioral: binge eating, hyperactivity, impulsivity, compulsive behavior, or social isolation
  • Weight: weight loss or underweight
  • Mood: anxiety, irritability, depression, or guilt
  • Gastrointestinal: constipation nausea or vomiting
  • Menstrual: irregular menstruation or absence of menstruation
  • Developmental: delayed puberty or slowed growth
  • Also common: brittle nails, bruising, dieting, dry hair, dry skin, headache, sensitivity to cold, or slow heart rate
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Food Intake Disorder (AFID)

What is Food Intake disorder? AFID was once known as a selective eating disorder. The acronym stands for avoidant or restrictive food intake disorder. A person that has AFID is only comfortable eating a small, select group of foods. They are worried that they might die, get sick or suffer some other serious issue if they eat anything other than the group of foods that they have designated as safe in their minds.

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating. This occurs frequently not a one time occurrence at a holiday or party. You feel a compulsion that you can't resist the urges and continue binge eating.

Symptoms may include:

  • Eating unusually large amounts of food in a specific amount of time, such as over a one hour period.
  • Feeling that your eating behavior is out of control.
  • Eating even when not hungry or full.
  • Eating rapidly during binge episodes.
  • Feeling guilt, disgusted, ashamed, depressed or upset about your eating
  • Frequently dieting
  • Eating until you're uncomfortably full.
  • Frequently eating alone or in secret.

Bulimia

Bulimia an eating disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by guilt, panic and self-induced purging:

Purging may include any of the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Taking laxatives
  • Fasting
  • Exercising

Other Eating Disorders

No matter which disorder you suffer from you’ll have an experience eating disorder specialist to help you in your recovery. After you call us, email us or schedule on-line you’ll most likely get in within the week. You don’t have to wait for treatment and support. We will start by speaking with you over the phone, getting to know you and learning about the struggles you’re going through. You can also skip that and just come on in or set up a virtual session. We will also refer you to a specialized eating disorder nutritionist.

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Deva Murphy MSW, LCSW

Deva Murphy, MSW, LCSW

(414) 510-4827

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