BE Psychology Center Dubai

BE Psychology Center in Dubai

Eating Disorder Therapist in Dubai

Eating Disorder Therapist In Dubai

Eating Disorder & Body Image Treatment

Eating Disorder is a Psychological Disorder characterized by a dysfunctional relationship with food and emotional dysregulation. An Eating Disorders therapist focuses on restoring a healthy relationship with food providing clients with an outlet for their emotions and coping mechanisms for those emotions.

Eating Disorder Counseling at BE Psychology Center

Counseling for eating disorders can be complex and multilayered. An Eating Disorders Psychologist or a Food psychologist works closely with the client on possible issues related to food, body image, childhood trauma and unresolved emotions. Treatment for Eating Disorders is usually carried by a multidisciplinary team led by a Psychologist specializing in working with eating disorders.

eating disorder and body image treatment

What Is The Average Time To Overcome An Eating Disorder?

It is rather hard to put a timestamp on the recovery from an eating disorder or any other mental illness. According to research, an eating disorder emerges due to genetic and neuropsychological elements, societal elements, and personal elements. The eating disorder usually hijacks the brain and takes over the person’s processing of events around them. The longer it takes to receive help and address the issues pertaining to eating, the harder and longer the recovery period will be.

Can You Be Hospitalized For Not Eating?

Yes, it is common practice in the US and other countries to hospitalize individuals with eating disorders who are refusing to eat. The psychology community however has opposing views pertaining to the necessity and morality of this practice. One argues that it is crucial to keep the patient alive especially when they are not eating, on the other hand, it is viewed as inhumane and strips the individual’s sense of control and autonomy.

How Our Eating Disorder Therapists Can Help You

Contact us to get eating disorder therapy if you are struggling with the following issues:

  1. Anorexia Nervosa
  2. Binge Eating Disorder
  3. Bulimia Nervosa
  4. Night Eating Syndrome
  5. Orthorexia (Obsession with eating healthy)

Our Eating Disorder Treatment in Dubai entails working with the following:

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating, followed by a purge (vomiting, using laxatives, restricting food intake for days, and over-exercising). Bulimia Counseling includes identifying triggers for the binges and establish other coping mechanisms. Bulimia therapists also work with clients on examining the emotions that led to the development of the Eating Disorder.

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a restricted intake of food that leads to a weight drop to unhealthy levels. An eating disorder specialist works with the client on identifying reasons for the development of the disorder.

Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by episodes of excessive eating followed by feelings of shame and guilt. Our binge eating specialists work with clients on identifying the underlying reasons for the development of the disorder and exploring alternatives to these behaviors.

What are The Risks & Side Effects Associated With The Eating Disorder Therapy?

Eating disorder therapy is essential for individuals struggling with conditions like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder. While therapy is generally safe and effective, there can be potential risks or side effects to consider. These risks can vary depending on the type of therapy used and the individual’s specific circumstances. Here are some considerations:

  • Emotional Discomfort: Discussing and addressing the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related to eating disorders can be emotionally challenging. Individuals may experience distress, anxiety, guilt, or shame during therapy sessions.
  • Resistance to Treatment: Some individuals may be resistant to therapy, especially if they are not yet ready to acknowledge or change their eating disorder behaviors. This resistance can make treatment more challenging.
  • Physical Health Concerns: Individuals with eating disorders often have medical complications related to their condition, such as nutritional deficiencies, electrolyte imbalances, or damage to vital organs. Treatment may initially worsen some of these physical issues before they improve.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: For individuals with bulimia nervosa or binge-eating disorder who have relied on binging and purging behaviors, stopping these behaviors can lead to withdrawal-like symptoms, including anxiety and urges to engage in the behavior again.
  • Relapse: Eating disorders can be chronic and complex conditions, and relapse is a possibility even after successful treatment. Maintaining recovery can be challenging and requires ongoing support.
  • Co-occurring Disorders: Many individuals with eating disorders have co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or substance use disorders. Treating these co-occurring disorders can be complex and may require additional therapeutic interventions.
  • Body Image Concerns: Addressing body image concerns and distortions is an essential part of eating disorder therapy. However, this process can be emotionally distressing as individuals work to change their perception of their bodies.
  • Family Dynamics: In cases of adolescents with eating disorders, family therapy may be recommended. This can bring to light family dynamics and conflicts that may contribute to the eating disorder, which can be emotionally challenging.
  • Overemphasis on Weight: Focusing on weight restoration or normalization can be triggering for some individuals. Therapists should take a holistic approach that considers overall health and well-being.

It’s crucial to remember that eating disorder therapy is provided by trained professionals who are experienced in managing these risks and side effects. Treatment plans are individualized to meet the unique needs and circumstances of each person. The benefits of therapy for eating disorders often include improved physical health, emotional well-being, and a path to recovery. Individuals receiving treatment should maintain open communication with their healthcare providers and therapists to address any concerns or side effects promptly.

Meet Our Eating Disorder Therapists

At BE Psychology Center, our eating disorders counselors received intense trainings at leading eating disorders clinics that focused on working the different presentations of disorders such as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and other food abuse. Our Eating Disorders professionals have been practicing in Dubai for many years and we consider our clinic to be one of the leading clinics working with eating disorders.



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