At the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Sacramento Valley in Roseville, we provide compassionate, personalized and scientifically-based therapy for eating disorders. We specialize in cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders including Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, Night Eating, Food Addiction and related problems such as Low Self Esteem, Negative Body Image and Perfectionism. We provide counseling support for patients considering or who have had Bariatric Surgery.
Eating Disorders and Anxiety
Research on anxiety and eating disorders indicates that an anxiety disorder often precedes the development of an eating disorder. At the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center, our focus is on helping you let go of the obsessive focus on your weight and body image and end your struggle with compulsive behaviors from binge eating, bulimia and anorexia. You’ll learn to manage anxiety, practice mindful eating and increase healthy thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Types of Eating Disorders
An eating disorder is a compulsion to eat, or avoid eating, which negatively affects both your physical and emotional health. Eating disorders can affect every part of your life, including work, school, relationships, day-to-day activities and your emotional well being. Eating disorders come in many different forms and your treatment will be tailored to your unique needs. Some common types of eating disorders include:
Bulimia – Bulimia involves binge eating and purging through vomiting, over-exercising or laxatives. Common side effects of bulimia are gastrointestinal problems and dental decay. People with bulimia are often at a normal body weight or a little bit overweight. You may have a mistaken belief that purging is helping you from getting fat. However, in reality, you are taking in more calories that you are purging. Bulimia is often accompanied by anxiety and depression, as are most of the eating disorders.
Anorexia – If you are anorexic, you may believe you are overweight even though your body weight is below normal. You may experience body image distortions and believe parts of your body, like your stomach or your thighs are too fat even though they are not. As anorexia advances, you may stop having your menstrual periods. In severe cases of anorexia, your weight may be so low that you experience severe health problems and need to be hospitalized.
Binge Eating – Binge eating disorder is characterized by a loss of control over eating. You may eat an excessive amount of food in a short time or graze all day long and be unable to stop thinking about food until you eat the food you are craving.
Night Eating – Some people don’t eat enough calories during the day and then overeat mainly in the evenings. At its worst, some people wake up in the middle of the night to eat.
Food Addiction – Food addictions vary but many people become addicted to sugary foods such as candy, ice cream, cake, cookies, frozen yogurt and other high calorie, sugary foods. Sometimes, in search of a sugar fix, people overeat low fat foods, mistakenly believing this isn’t as bad for them. People also develop addictions to carbohydrates such as bread, pretzels and chips. While these carbs may not taste sweet, they digest into glucose so it is equivalent to eating sugar.
Body Image Issues – An eating disorder often arises from a body image distortion such as in anorexia or it can cause body image issues with yo-yo dieting and the cycle of losing and regaining weight. Sometimes people are at a normal weight or even underweight and they still see themselves as fat. Other people complain about “feeling fat” or having a “fat day” when in reality they are comparing how they feel inside to how they think they look outside or to how others look outside.
How to Get Help for an Eating Disorder in the Roseville/Sacramento Valley region
The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Sacramento Valley in Roseville specializes in anxiety and OCD therapy and counseling with adults, children and teenagers. With our convenient location in Roseville just minutes from I-80, we serve the Sacramento Valley and Sierra communities of Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Loomis, Penryn, Grass Valley, Colfax, Auburn and surrounding areas. Contact us at (916) 778-0771 or email us for more information on how we can help you or your family members overcome your anxiety-related issues.
The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Sacramento Valley is a division of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center, Adult & Child Counseling, Inc. We have a successful CBT Center in the Silicon Valley/San Jose area: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley. The CBT Center of Sacramento in Roseville is our second major office.
Sacramento Valley and Sierra Communities We Serve
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