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Eating Disorder Recovery Groups

Eating disorders can be complex and nuanced, but group therapy is a highly effective way to keep those in recovery on track.

Recovery is supported through skills-based curriculums, peer-to-peer support structures, confidential disclosure, and vulnerability with others in a safe space.

Eating Disorder Recovery Groups
can assist in the following ways:

Groups can be used independently, or a supplement to individual therapy offered with us! Our clinicians are trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Health at Every Size (HAES) approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness, just to name a few. They’re also equipped to treat co-occurring disorders in group therapy, as well as in our full Comprehensive DBT program, including individual sessions. 

The Impact of Recovery Groups
For Eating Disorders

Recovery groups play a crucial role in the treatment of eating disorders by offering vital support and community:

  • Shared Experience: They provide a safe space for individuals to share their struggles and successes with others who understand firsthand the challenges of eating disorders.
  • Empathy and Understanding: The collective environment fosters mutual understanding and empathy, which can be deeply healing.
  • Coping Strategies: Members exchange coping strategies and insights, enhancing personal growth and resilience.
  • Reduced Isolation: Participating in a group helps individuals feel less isolated, increases their motivation to recover, and promotes sustained healing.

Should You Consider a Recovery Group?

Eating disorder recovery groups are beneficial for anyone struggling with an eating disorder, regardless of the type or severity. They are especially helpful for individuals seeking peer support and a sense of community in their recovery journey.

These groups provide a safe environment where participants can share experiences and learn from others facing similar challenges. People who feel isolated in their struggles, are seeking motivation to maintain recovery efforts, or need a structured support system may find these groups particularly valuable.

Additionally, those who have completed or are undergoing individual therapy may join these groups to reinforce their coping strategies and maintain progress.

The Role of Family & Friends in Recovery

Family and friends play a crucial role in the recovery from eating disorders by providing vital support that can significantly influence the healing process. They offer emotional support, creating a safe and loving environment that fosters emotional healing and shows the individual they are valued and understood. Beyond emotional backing, they can assist with practical day-to-day tasks, helping manage therapy schedules, medication, and household duties that might be overwhelming for someone in recovery.

Loved ones are also key in monitoring the individual’s progress, encouraging healthy behaviors, and catching early signs of relapse without judgment. Additionally, they serve as advocates, ensuring their loved one has access to necessary resources and support, and by educating themselves about eating disorders, they can better understand and address the challenges their loved one faces. This educated, supportive network is invaluable in maintaining long-term health and promoting recovery.

Our Additional Counseling & Therapy Groups

Peers Groups

Peer groups are groups of people who come together to support each other and share experiences and challenges. They can be helpful in providing a sense of belonging and connection, as well as a source of advice and guidance.

The Professional Series Groups

The Professional Series is designed to help individuals make meaningful changes in their lives. The group will utilize a variety of techniques.

DBT Skills Groups

DBT Skills Groups are group therapy sessions that teach individuals skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health conditions.

Process Groups

Process groups are an effective form of therapy that can help individuals make positive changes in their lives. They provide a safe and supportive space for members to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

MIndfulness Groups

Mindfulness groups are groups that focus on teaching mindfulness techniques and practices to individuals. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way.

Emotional Fitness Group

With a combination of psychotherapy and DBT skills work, the Emotion Fitness Program (EFP) Group is considered a lower-intensity alternative to DBT without the full commitment of the DBT program.

New groups are forming, so please reach out to us if you’re
interested in joining a group with a specific focus not listed above.


We Can Help.

If you or a loved one can benefit from Eating Disorder Recovery Groups, we are here to help.