Deciding to enter binge eating disorder treatment can be intimidating for some people. But making that decision to reach out to a binge eating treatment center for help is a great first step to starting the journey to being recovered. Topics discussed during the initial phone call can include your concerns regarding treatment, what you expect to achieve by participating in treatment programs and making an appointment to undergo a full assessment.

What to Expect During the Intake and Evaluation Process

During your first appointment, a psychiatrist will talk to you about your symptoms, how long you have had a binge eating disorder and inquire about how BED has impacted your life. This comprehensive interview process is essential for developing a highly individualized treatment plan that addresses a patient’s unique physical and emotional needs. Our patients are encouraged to actively participate in their recovery and share their thoughts and experiences regarding their binge eating disorder treatment plan. Once the intake and evaluation process is completed, you will be formally registered to begin your residential or outpatient program for binge eating disorder.

What Kind of Therapy Is Implemented for Binge Eating Disorder?

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for a wide variety of “talk” therapies involving counselors guiding their patients through the psychologically gentle process of growth and recovery. One of the most effective types of psychotherapy used by counselors in our binge eating disorder treatment centers is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). A focused, time-limited approach integrated into nearly all eating disorder treatment programs, CBT helps patients understand how negative thought patterns directly influence and impact the behavior of binging.

By employing CBT techniques, counselors help patients identify and modify thought patterns responsible for false beliefs triggering binge eating disorder (BED) episodes and interfering with binge eating disorder recovery. Learning how to deliberately revise irrational thought patterns (cognitive) helps people enact positive changes through intervening behaviorally instead of acting on negative thoughts (behavioral). CBT also teaches patients how to avoid certain situations that trigger the overwhelming urge to binge on food. Coping with stress productively and managing strong emotions are also explored during cognitive behavioral therapy.

Other kinds of psychotherapies that may be used to treat BED include dialectical behavioral therapy, evidence-based treatment and interpersonal psychotherapy.

Learn More About Our Comprehensive Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Program

We have a deep understanding of eating disorder, including binge eating disorder, treatment and provide long-term, empathetic, client-oriented care for our patients. The qualified eating disorder therapists and staff at Oliver-Pyatt Centers support patients on their path to recovery, providing state-of-the-art psychiatric and medical management and evidence-based binge eating disorder therapy helping patients to cope with their eating disordered thoughts and behaviors. If you or someone you know is suffering from binge eating disorder, please call our center today to learn about our treatment program.