Your Relationship With Yourself

A person’s relationship with their body can be complicated. With constant pressure to look or act a certain way, it is easy to feel trapped and isolated when struggling with food and body image. We know how complex these issues are and that it is not about vanity. It is truly painful to be at odds with your own body. Sometimes people become dangerously underweight, but other times the scale doesn’t move at all (or it goes up!). If you are suffering – obsessing over food and weight, terrified of gaining weight, using food as a comfort, afraid that if you don’t exercise you will lose control, beating yourself up over your weight – we can help. Birch Tree Psychotherapy provides Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment in Chicago and the Northwest Suburban Area.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Therapy Focused on Your Goals

At Birch Tree Psychotherapy, we specialize in treating people struggling with eating disorder recovery and other nutrition and body image concerns. No matter where you are in your treatment process, we will meet for an initial consultation to help you decide your next step.

Within a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework, we work with youth and adults with:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder/Emotional Eating
  • Weight Concerns
  • Unspecified Eating Disorder
  • Disordered Eating
  • Food Anxiety
  • Body Image Issues
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • other eating problems

Therapy isn’t just for those with eating disorders. If it is causing a problem for you, you may need some support.

In our integrative approach, we collaborate with other professionals who are involved in your care. Initially, we will focus on stabilizing behaviors and restoring your physical well-being.  As you progress, we will work on addressing the underlying issues that maintain the problem.

We utilize an integrative approach in therapy for eating disorders that incorporates:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Family Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Health at Every Size (HAES)
  • Intuitive Eating

Together, we will develop an individualized plan depending on your needs and goals.

See our Resources page for self-help and book suggestions.