Expressive Arts Therapy

The Expressive Arts Therapies


Expressive Arts therapies are powerful and effective modalities in the treatment of eating disorders and mental health symptoms. Unexpressed emotions and thoughts out of awareness, interfere with true recovery. Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, music, and psychodramatic role-play make emotions, bodily-felt sensations, and cognition more accessible. Once emotions and thoughts are accessible, one can better utilize the problem-solving methods in CBT and DBT.

At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, we incorporate expressive arts therapies like art and dance therapy as part of our comprehensive approach to treating eating disorders and mental health conditions. Our Licensed therapists use these modalities to help clients access their emotions and thoughts, which can be challenging for those struggling with eating disorders. By integrating expressive arts therapies into our treatment plans, we aim to help our clients build greater self-awareness and emotional regulation skills that support their long-term recovery.

Art Therapy


Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the creative process of utilizing the process of art to improve mental health and wellbeing. At our practice, we believe that art therapy can be a powerful tool in the treatment of eating disorders. Art therapy can help individuals express and process their emotions, reduce anxiety, and improve self-esteem. Our art therapists work with clients to develop individualized treatment plans that incorporate various art mediums, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage.

Dance/Movement Therapy


Dance therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses movement and dance to promote emotional, physical, and social integration. Movement Therapy helps clients to develop body awareness, improve self-expression, and explore their emotions through movement. Dance/Movement therapy can be particularly helpful for individuals with eating disorders, as it can help to improve body image and self-esteem.

Expressive Arts Therapies with children & adolescents


We understand that eating disorders, anxiety, depression or traumatic experiences can be especially difficult for children and adolescents to navigate. That’s why our practice is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for young people to explore their emotions and experiences. Our therapists are highly trained to work with children and adolescents and use age-appropriate approaches to treatment.

Eating Disorders


Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that can have serious physical and emotional consequences. At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, we take a comprehensive approach to the treatment of eating disorders, incorporating evidence-based treatments, such as Family Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as expressive arts therapies like art and dance therapy. Our treatment plans are tailored to each individual’s unique needs and often included in their individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.

We believe that healing is possible, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve lasting recovery. If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder or other mental health issue, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

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Body Dysmorphia

What is Body Dysmorphia?


Body dysmorphia is a recognized mental health concern listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It falls under the category of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, indicating its recognition by medical and mental health professionals. The American Psychiatric Association defines body dysmorphic disorder by the following characteristics:

  • Being preoccupied with one or more perceived flaws in a person’s physical appearance, which is not visible to others
  • At one point, or many points, during their struggle with this disorder, the individual has performed repetitive behaviors or mental acts related to their perceived concern. This can include mirror checking, skin picking, excessive grooming, and comparing their appearance against others.
  • The person’s preoccupation with their perceived flaws causes them distress or impairs their ability to function in social, work, or other important areas of their life.
  • The individual does not meet the criteria for another eating disorder

In addition to the diagnostic criteria, personalization options can be added to the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder. One option is the specifier of preoccupation with body build and muscles, where individuals may feel they lack sufficient muscles in various body areas. Another specifier relates to the level of insight, ranging from recognizing that their beliefs are not true to complete disbelief in any evidence contradicting their beliefs. (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

Who Can Struggle With Body Dysmorphia?


According to the American Psychiatric Association, 2.4% of U.S. adults and about 1.7%-1.8% of adults in similar-sized countries experience body dysmorphia. This mental health issue is more prevalent among dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and orthodontic patients. Muscle dysmorphia, more common in males, often comes with distorted perceptions of skin or hair. Typically, body dysmorphia symptoms begin between ages 12 to 13, with 2/3 of sufferers experiencing symptoms before 18. Risk factors for body dysmorphia include childhood abuse, neglect, and having family members with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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How Does Body Dysmorphia Differ From Eating Disorders?


Body dysmorphia, while similar to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, differs in key ways. Research indicates those with eating disorders often focus on weight and body shape, whereas body dysmorphia can involve varied body and appearance concerns (Rosen, J. & Ramirez, E., 1998). A distinguishing feature of body dysmorphia is repetitive behavior linked to perceived flaws, not seen in eating disorders. However, both groups exhibit severe body image issues compared to individuals without such mental health concerns.

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How We Treat


If you or a loved one are dealing with body dysmorphia, consider seeking treatment in your area. Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, an outpatient therapy team in New Jersey, Florida, and Maryland, offers services for a range of mental health issues, including body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, self-harm, and inhibited grief, across all age groups.

Our Treatment Methods


effective recovery is one step away

The Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery Program offers expert assessment and evidenced-based treatment for the full range of eating disorders and body image problems. We are experienced and certified to treat pediatric, adolescent, and adult eating disorders with boys and girls, and with men and women. We are trained to recognize the biological and brain-based underpinnings of eating disorders and utilize the Evidenced-Based treatments – Family-Based Therapy (FBT) or Maudsley Approach, CBT-E, and DBT for Eating Disorders. Parents are always included as an essential and an integral part of a child or teen’s recovery from an eating disorder.

FAMILY BASED TREATMENT (FBT)

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) stands as the gold standard for addressing eating disorders in children and adolescents, particularly for early-onset cases of anorexia, bulimia, and ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). FBT is now recognized as the first line of treatment.

This approach places parents at the forefront of their child’s re-nourishment and weight restoration process, guided by a certified FBT practitioner and in collaboration with an outpatient pediatrician or adolescent medicine specialist. The child or adolescent, alongside their parents, undergo a thorough screening to ensure their suitability for this protocol, which is conducted in the least restrictive environment – the comfort of your home!

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)

At Resilience Therapy, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders. Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop resilience and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).

We understand that each individual’s experience is unique, and that’s why our approach to CBT-E is tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients across all age groups. Our therapy sessions are time-limited, structured, and goal-oriented, typically involving individual sessions with a therapist.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-ED)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders is an eating disorder treatment we use for adults who struggle with co-occuring mental health issues and an eating disorder.

DBT-ED is the treatment of choice for individuals that struggle with co-occurring mental health issues in addition to the eating disorder; such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation or PTSD. This comprehensive treatment method addresses the complexity of these mental health issues, in concert, prioritizing the most dangerous symptoms first. DBT Skills Training is excellent method for follow-up Aftercare and Relapse Prevention after a residential or intensive Eating Disorder treatment program.

Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive Arts therapies are powerful and effective modalities in the treatment of eating disorders. Unexpressed emotions and thoughts out of awareness, interfere with true recovery. Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, music, and psychodramatic role-play make emotions, bodily-felt sensations, and cognition more accessible. Once emotions and thoughts are accessible, one can better utilize the problem solving methods in CBT and DBT.

How We Treat


Explore the benefits of an evidence-based approach to therapy

Family Based Treatment (FBT)


FBT, or the Maudsley approach, is a Gold Standard treatment. FBT is a culturally-sensitive method that keeps a child in their family environment.

Learn More

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)


We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders

Learn More

Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop emotional resilience, improve their self-esteem, and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders.

Learn More

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


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How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

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ADOLESCENT • COLLEGE • ADULTS • PARENTS

Spring/Summer Programs 2024

DBT Skills Groups


DBT Skills Groups: Adolescents

Spring/Summer 2024

DBT Skills Groups: Adolescent; Multi-Family
Thursdays: 6:00 PM
Virtual

Is your teen struggling with emotion regulation , anxiety, trauma, or social isolation? Consider our outpatient comprehensive DBT program for Adolescents. Parents learning the formal DBT Skill set, alongside their children, in the Multi-family Format, is considered Gold Standard treatment. Parents first-hand knowledge of the DBT coping skills is the best way to be able to help their adolescent – in-the-moment.

Comprehensive Adolescent DBT – The evidenced-based mental health program that will improve your teens mental health and bring you closer together!

DBT Skills for High School Students and Parents is our College Prep Mental Health program

DBT Coping Skills – Don’t leave home without them!

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DBT Skills Groups: Young Adults & University Students

Spring/Summer 2024

Resilience DBT Skills Groups: Young Adults
Mondays 7:15 PM
Mondays – Noon
Thursdays – Noon
VIRTUAL

Resilience DBT Skills groups are for young adults in serious pursuit of Mental Health Resiliency.

Young adults and university students struggling with mood or anxiety disorders can find support, compassion, and connection with like-minded peers, while learning the formal DBT coping skill set. DBT Modules rotate throughout the year in weekly groups:

  • Core Mindfulness
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Middle Path

Resilience offers evening and daytime sections to support young adult and college students with their personal/academic schedules.

DBT – The most comprehensive curriculum of coping skills we have today for Personal and Academic Success!

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DBT Skills Groups: Adult Women

Spring/Summer 2024

DBT Skills Groups: Adults
Mondays 6 PM
Wednesdays Noon

Please join this outpatient DBT Skills group for adult women seeking recovery from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, and trauma. Learn and integrate the formal DBT coping skills and self-care skills with like-minded women.
Core Mindfulness
Emotion Regulation
Distress Tolerance
Interpersonal Skills

Let go of your Inner Critic and Replace with Loving Kindness
Find Support, Compassion, and Connection with others

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DBT Skills Groups: Parents

For Parents of High School and University-Age Students

Tuesdays: 6:00PM

Managing the mental health needs of your older teen or young adult, is not easy and there is no “manual”. Centering yourself with your own DBT skills and supporting your child’s DBT skill learning can be valuable to you at this time.

DBT Skills for Parents – Manage your own stress and increase your parental effectiveness

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Eating Disorder Groups


Eating Disorder Groups: Adolescents

Spring/Summer 2024

DBT-ED Skills Group: Adolescent; Multi-Family
Thursdays: 6 PM
VIRTUAL

The Best of FBT, CBT-E, and DBT

Is your teen struggling with food and body image? Our comprehensive adolescent and parent program is designed to support your teen during their Eating Recovery. In a supportive and pro-recovery environment, teens will learn the formal DBT Skill set to improve their coping skills during their of eating disorder recovery. CBT-E is an integral part of the group to address the target symptoms of eating disorder recovery. Find your strength and resilience to fight eating disorder thinking and behaviors. Support of the group is intended to counteract cultural messages that promote unrealistic and harmful beauty standards for body size and shape. The goal of the DBT-ED Skills Group is to have a normalized relationship with food and develop Body Positivity.

Join an Eating Disorder Recovery Group today

Eating Disorder Groups: Young Adults & University Students

Spring/Summer 2024

DBT-ED Skills Groups: Young Adults, University Students, Athletes and Dancers
Mondays 7:15 PM
Tuesdays, noon
Thursdays, noon

In this Pro-Recovery Skills Group, participants will learn the complete DBT skill set integrated with CBT-E to learn skills and tools for managing emotions that make one vulnerable to eating disorder thinking and behaviors. Develop a positive body image and normalized relationship with food. Reclaim your personal power and focus on changing the World, not your body! Your energy is needed!

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Eating Disorder Groups: Adults

Spring/Summer 2024

DBT-ED Skills Groups: Adults
Mondays 6 PM
Tuesdays – Noon
VIRTUAL

EATING DISORDER GROUPS: ADULTS

For Eating Disorder Recovery & Relapse Prevention
Our outpatient Eating Disorder Recovery group for adult men and women offers support for your daily challenges with food and pre-occupation around food and exercise. This group follows the formal DBT Skills modules for improved coping skills and integrates CBT-E for transdiagnostic approach to resolving Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. Our Multi-cultural orientation will help you understand the impact of cultural bias on appearances , gender identity, and body image.

Improve your Body Image, and your Relationship with Food, and Your Self-Esteem

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Eating Disorder Groups: Parents & Caregivers

Spring/Summer 2024

Family Based Treatment Orientation
Wednesdays 5 PM
Thursdays 10 AM
VIRTUAL

For Parents with Children, Adolescents, and College Students, in Eating Disorder Recovery

This supportive weekly group is for parents who have children, adolescents, or young adults in Family Based Treatment. The group program is designed to help parents feel more empowered and get ideas and feedback from other parents on how to help your child, teen, or young adult, resolve eating disorder problems or behaviors. Learn how to protect the mental health of yourselves and your other children, while supporting your struggling child.

Take charge of the mealtimes in your household and support your child’s healing – today!

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How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


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RED-S Syndrome

What is RED-S Syndrome?


RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) syndrome is a condition that occurs when an athlete’s energy intake is insufficient to meet their energy expenditure, leading to a negative energy balance. This energy deficiency can have a range of negative effects on an athlete’s health and performance. RED-S can affect both male and female athletes, and its consequences may be both short-term and long-term.

Addressing RED-S involves ensuring that athletes consume adequate energy and nutrients to meet their training demands, promoting a balanced diet, and adjusting training loads to avoid overtraining. In some cases, medical intervention and support from a sports nutritionist or dietitian may be required to help athletes recover and prevent further health and performance issues.

What Causes RED-S Syndrome?


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RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) syndrome is primarily caused by an energy deficiency, which occurs when an athlete’s energy intake is insufficient to meet their energy expenditure. This negative energy balance leads to various health and performance-related consequences. Several factors can contribute to the development of RED-S:

  1. Inadequate energy intake: Athletes may not consume enough calories to support their training demands, either due to lack of knowledge about proper nutrition, restricted eating, or disordered eating patterns.
  2. High training volume and intensity: Intense training schedules and high-energy demands can increase the risk of developing RED-S if energy intake is not adjusted accordingly.
  3. Rapid weight loss or pressure to achieve a specific weight: Athletes in weight-sensitive sports may attempt to lose weight rapidly or maintain a low body weight, increasing the risk of energy deficiency.
  4. Disordered eating or eating disorders: Athletes with disordered eating patterns or diagnosed eating disorders are at a higher risk of developing RED-S due to inadequate energy intake.
  5. Lack of awareness or education about sports nutrition: Athletes may not be aware of their individual energy and nutritional needs, leading to insufficient energy intake.
  6. Overtraining: Athletes who do not allow for adequate recovery and consistently push their bodies beyond their limits may be at an increased risk of RED-S.

A combination of these factors can contribute to the development of RED-S in different individuals. Addressing the underlying causes, promoting proper nutrition, and adjusting training loads are crucial for managing and preventing RED-S.

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How We Treat


Recovering from RED-S does not have to be an isolated process. In fact, it is best done with a team-based approach. Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery are a team of Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapists in New Jersey, Florida, Maryland. Our therapists are ready and equipped with clinical services to provide a curriculum of coping skills. Join a Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery Skills Group Program via telehealth for residences located in New Jersey, Florida, and Maryland.

 

Health Risks Associated With

RED-S Syndrome


At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, we provide REDS-S syndrome treatment for young adults, and adults.

The risks associated with orthorexia nervosa include:

  • Malnutrition: Restricting food intake and avoiding certain food groups can lead to inadequate nutrient intake, causing deficiencies and related health issues.
  • Impaired immune system: Malnutrition can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections and illnesses.
  • Mental health issues: Orthorexia can contribute to anxiety, depression, guilt, and obsessive thoughts about food and health.
  • Social isolation: Strict food rules and avoidance of social situations involving food can lead to isolation and a decreased quality of life.
  • Increased risk of other eating disorders: Orthorexia can progress to or co-occur with other eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
  • Disordered eating patterns: Orthorexia can disrupt normal hunger and satiety cues, leading to unhealthy eating habits.
  • Physical complications: Malnutrition and lack of essential nutrients can result in various health issues, such as fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and poor bone health.

Addressing orthorexia and promoting a more balanced approach to eating and nutrition is essential to mitigate these risks and improve overall well-being.

Find Your Treatment

Our Treatment Methods


effective recovery is one step away

The Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery Program offers expert assessment and evidenced-based treatment for the full range of eating disorders and body image problems. We are experienced and certified to treat pediatric, adolescent, and adult eating disorders with boys and girls, and with men and women. We are trained to recognize the biological and brain-based underpinnings of eating disorders and utilize the Evidenced-Based treatments – Family-Based Therapy (FBT) or Maudsley Approach, CBT-E, and DBT for Eating Disorders. Parents are always included as an essential and an integral part of a child or teen’s recovery from an eating disorder.

FAMILY BASED TREATMENT (FBT)

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) stands as the gold standard for addressing eating disorders in children and adolescents, particularly for early-onset cases of anorexia, bulimia, and ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). FBT is now recognized as the first line of treatment.

This approach places parents at the forefront of their child’s re-nourishment and weight restoration process, guided by a certified FBT practitioner and in collaboration with an outpatient pediatrician or adolescent medicine specialist. The child or adolescent, alongside their parents, undergo a thorough screening to ensure their suitability for this protocol, which is conducted in the least restrictive environment – the comfort of your home!

Resilience-Mindful

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)

At Resilience Therapy, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders. Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop resilience and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).

We understand that each individual’s experience is unique, and that’s why our approach to CBT-E is tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients across all age groups. Our therapy sessions are time-limited, structured, and goal-oriented, typically involving individual sessions with a therapist.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-ED)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders is an eating disorder treatment we use for adults who struggle with co-occuring mental health issues and an eating disorder.

DBT-ED is the treatment of choice for individuals that struggle with co-occurring mental health issues in addition to the eating disorder; such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation or PTSD. This comprehensive treatment method addresses the complexity of these mental health issues, in concert, prioritizing the most dangerous symptoms first. DBT Skills Training is excellent method for follow-up Aftercare and Relapse Prevention after a residential or intensive Eating Disorder treatment program.

Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive Arts therapies are powerful and effective modalities in the treatment of eating disorders. Unexpressed emotions and thoughts out of awareness, interfere with true recovery. Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, music, and psychodramatic role-play make emotions, bodily-felt sensations, and cognition more accessible. Once emotions and thoughts are accessible, one can better utilize the problem solving methods in CBT and DBT.

How We Treat


Explore the benefits of an evidence-based approach to therapy

Family Based Treatment (FBT)


FBT, or the Maudsley approach, is a Gold Standard treatment. FBT is a culturally-sensitive method that keeps a child in their family environment.

Learn More

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)


We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders

Learn More

Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop emotional resilience, improve their self-esteem, and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders.

Learn More

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


Find Recovery & Healing Today

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Orthorexia Nervosa

What is Orthorexia Nervosa?


Orthorexia nervosa is a term used to describe an unhealthy obsession with consuming only “pure” or “healthy” foods. While not officially recognized as an eating disorder in diagnostic manuals, orthorexia can have similar consequences and share traits with recognized eating disorders. People with orthorexia may become overly preoccupied with the quality and purity of their food, rigidly following strict dietary rules, and avoiding foods they perceive as “unhealthy” or “impure.”

This fixation on “clean eating” can lead to social isolation, malnutrition, and a decreased quality of life. Orthorexia may also result in anxiety and feelings of guilt or shame when deviating from self-imposed dietary rules. Treatment for orthorexia typically involves addressing the underlying psychological factors, promoting a more balanced and flexible approach to eating, and providing guidance on proper nutrition.

What Causes Orthorexia Nervosa?


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The exact causes of orthorexia nervosa are not well understood, but several factors may contribute to its development:

  • Societal and cultural influences: Emphasis on “clean eating” and wellness culture can promote idealized health and purity through food.
  • Personality traits: Perfectionistic tendencies, obsessive-compulsive traits, or a high need for control may increase susceptibility.
  • Psychological factors: Anxiety, low self-esteem, or a history of disordered eating can predispose individuals to orthorexia.
  • Environmental factors: Exposure to specific dietary beliefs, trends, or communities promoting rigid food rules or extreme dietary restrictions.
  • Genetic predisposition: A family history of eating disorders may increase the likelihood of developing orthorexia.

These factors do not guarantee the development of orthorexia but can increase an individual’s vulnerability, and a combination of factors may contribute to the condition in different individuals.

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How We Treat


Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery are a team of Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapists in New Jersey, Florida, Maryland. Since Orthorexia Nervosa is not yet an official diagnosis and therefore lacks specific criterion, people frequently are misdiagnosed with other eating disorders and don’t receive the proper treatment. Resilience Therapy Collaborative has constructed services that bring lasting benefits by working with emotional regulation, distress, tolerance, core mindfulness, and interpersonal skills. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is primarily utilized to address symptoms that are endured with Orthorexia Nervosa.

Health Risks Associated With

Orthorexia Nervosa


At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, we provide Orthorexia Nervosa treatment for young adults, and adults.

The risks associated with orthorexia nervosa include:

  • Malnutrition: Restricting food intake and avoiding certain food groups can lead to inadequate nutrient intake, causing deficiencies and related health issues.
  • Impaired immune system: Malnutrition can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections and illnesses.
  • Mental health issues: Orthorexia can contribute to anxiety, depression, guilt, and obsessive thoughts about food and health.
  • Social isolation: Strict food rules and avoidance of social situations involving food can lead to isolation and a decreased quality of life.
  • Increased risk of other eating disorders: Orthorexia can progress to or co-occur with other eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
  • Disordered eating patterns: Orthorexia can disrupt normal hunger and satiety cues, leading to unhealthy eating habits.
  • Physical complications: Malnutrition and lack of essential nutrients can result in various health issues, such as fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and poor bone health.

Addressing orthorexia and promoting a more balanced approach to eating and nutrition is essential to mitigate these risks and improve overall well-being.

Find Your Treatment

Our Treatment Methods


effective recovery is one step away

The Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery Program offers expert assessment and evidenced-based treatment for the full range of eating disorders and body image problems. We are experienced and certified to treat pediatric, adolescent, and adult eating disorders with boys and girls, and with men and women. We are trained to recognize the biological and brain-based underpinnings of eating disorders and utilize the Evidenced-Based treatments – Family-Based Therapy (FBT) or Maudsley Approach, CBT-E, and DBT for Eating Disorders. Parents are always included as an essential and an integral part of a child or teen’s recovery from an eating disorder.

FAMILY BASED TREATMENT (FBT)

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) stands as the gold standard for addressing eating disorders in children and adolescents, particularly for early-onset cases of anorexia, bulimia, and ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). FBT is now recognized as the first line of treatment.

This approach places parents at the forefront of their child’s re-nourishment and weight restoration process, guided by a certified FBT practitioner and in collaboration with an outpatient pediatrician or adolescent medicine specialist. The child or adolescent, alongside their parents, undergo a thorough screening to ensure their suitability for this protocol, which is conducted in the least restrictive environment – the comfort of your home!

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)

At Resilience Therapy, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders. Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop resilience and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).

We understand that each individual’s experience is unique, and that’s why our approach to CBT-E is tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients across all age groups. Our therapy sessions are time-limited, structured, and goal-oriented, typically involving individual sessions with a therapist.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-ED)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders is an eating disorder treatment we use for adults who struggle with co-occuring mental health issues and an eating disorder.

DBT-ED is the treatment of choice for individuals that struggle with co-occurring mental health issues in addition to the eating disorder; such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation or PTSD. This comprehensive treatment method addresses the complexity of these mental health issues, in concert, prioritizing the most dangerous symptoms first. DBT Skills Training is excellent method for follow-up Aftercare and Relapse Prevention after a residential or intensive Eating Disorder treatment program.

Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive Arts therapies are powerful and effective modalities in the treatment of eating disorders. Unexpressed emotions and thoughts out of awareness, interfere with true recovery. Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, music, and psychodramatic role-play make emotions, bodily-felt sensations, and cognition more accessible. Once emotions and thoughts are accessible, one can better utilize the problem solving methods in CBT and DBT.

How We Treat


Explore the benefits of an evidence-based approach to therapy

Family Based Treatment (FBT)


FBT, or the Maudsley approach, is a Gold Standard treatment. FBT is a culturally-sensitive method that keeps a child in their family environment.

Learn More

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)


We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders

Learn More

Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop emotional resilience, improve their self-esteem, and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders.

Learn More

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


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Emotional Eating

What is Emotional Eating?


Emotional eating can occur when someone is experiencing a challenging emotion such as anxiety and stress. Eating can often be used as an attempt to feel as though you have control over the emotions you are experiencing. Emotional eating can also serve as a coping skill attempting to help you with the negative emotions that someone may be experiencing, or any conflicting emotions someone may be struggling with (Konttinen, 2020).

Emotional eating can lead to overeating behaviors or restricting food intake. Both of these behaviors are concerning. When someone is emotionally eating, they typically involve foods that lack nutritional value.

What Causes Emotional Eating?


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Emotional eating is triggered by various factors:

  • Stress: Increases cortisol levels, leading to cravings for comforting high-fat or sugary foods.
  • Unresolved emotions: Negative emotions like sadness, anger, or loneliness can drive people to seek solace in food.
  • Habitual response: Emotional eating may become an ingrained habit for coping with certain emotions.
  • Lack of effective coping strategies: Individuals may turn to food for self-soothing or distraction.
  • Low self-esteem: Food can be used to temporarily escape self-critical thoughts.
  • Social influences: Cultural or familial patterns, such as using food to celebrate or show love.
  • Emotional associations with food: Positive childhood memories or associations can evoke comfort and emotional security.

Addressing these underlying causes helps develop healthier coping strategies and fosters emotional resilience.

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How We Treat


f you or someone you love is struggling with emotional eating, you may find yourself overwhelmed at what treatment can look like. There are a variety of options including inpatient and outpatient treatment options. Determining which level of care you need can be difficult, which is why it is advised that you consult with a mental health professional.

Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery are a team of Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapists in New Jersey, Florida, Maryland. Our therapists are ready and equipped with clinical services to provide healing.

Emotional eating counseling is the typical recommendation for individuals for those who find themselves struggling to control their engagement in emotional eating. This can include specialized treatment groups, individual sessions, educational sessions, and group sessions.

At Resilience DBT & Eating, you will meet with one of our staff members who will take the time needed to understand your concerns and challenges.  From here, we will work with you to develop the appropriate treatment plan.

Our treatment center provides Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for children, pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns. This includes depression, eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, self-harm, and inhibited grief. To learn more about how our emotional eating counseling can help you, we invite you to contact us.

Health Risks Associated With

Emotional Eating


At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, we provide Bulimia Nervosa treatment for children, pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Health risks associated with emotional eating include:

  • Weight gain and obesity: Excessive calorie consumption can lead to weight gain and increased obesity risk.
  • Nutrient deficiencies: Unhealthy food choices may result in inadequate intake of essential nutrients.
  • Increased risk of chronic diseases: Poor diet and weight gain can contribute to conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers.
  • Disrupted hunger and satiety signals: Emotional eating can impair recognition of genuine hunger and fullness cues.
  • Gastrointestinal issues: Overeating or consuming unhealthy foods can cause indigestion, bloating, and constipation.
  • Mental health concerns: Emotional eating can exacerbate feelings of guilt, shame, or low self-esteem and may contribute to anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.

Developing healthier coping strategies can help mitigate these risks and establish a balanced relationship with food.

Find Your Treatment

Our Treatment Methods


effective recovery is one step away

The Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery Program offers expert assessment and evidenced-based treatment for the full range of eating disorders and body image problems. We are experienced and certified to treat pediatric, adolescent, and adult eating disorders with boys and girls, and with men and women. We are trained to recognize the biological and brain-based underpinnings of eating disorders and utilize the Evidenced-Based treatments – Family-Based Therapy (FBT) or Maudsley Approach, CBT-E, and DBT for Eating Disorders. Parents are always included as an essential and an integral part of a child or teen’s recovery from an eating disorder.

FAMILY BASED TREATMENT (FBT)

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) stands as the gold standard for addressing eating disorders in children and adolescents, particularly for early-onset cases of anorexia, bulimia, and ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). FBT is now recognized as the first line of treatment.

This approach places parents at the forefront of their child’s re-nourishment and weight restoration process, guided by a certified FBT practitioner and in collaboration with an outpatient pediatrician or adolescent medicine specialist. The child or adolescent, alongside their parents, undergo a thorough screening to ensure their suitability for this protocol, which is conducted in the least restrictive environment – the comfort of your home!

Resilience-Mindful

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)

At Resilience Therapy, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders. Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop resilience and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).

We understand that each individual’s experience is unique, and that’s why our approach to CBT-E is tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients across all age groups. Our therapy sessions are time-limited, structured, and goal-oriented, typically involving individual sessions with a therapist.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-ED)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders is an eating disorder treatment we use for adults who struggle with co-occuring mental health issues and an eating disorder.

DBT-ED is the treatment of choice for individuals that struggle with co-occurring mental health issues in addition to the eating disorder; such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation or PTSD. This comprehensive treatment method addresses the complexity of these mental health issues, in concert, prioritizing the most dangerous symptoms first. DBT Skills Training is excellent method for follow-up Aftercare and Relapse Prevention after a residential or intensive Eating Disorder treatment program.

Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive Arts therapies are powerful and effective modalities in the treatment of eating disorders. Unexpressed emotions and thoughts out of awareness, interfere with true recovery. Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, music, and psychodramatic role-play make emotions, bodily-felt sensations, and cognition more accessible. Once emotions and thoughts are accessible, one can better utilize the problem solving methods in CBT and DBT.

How We Treat


Explore the benefits of an evidence-based approach to therapy

Family Based Treatment (FBT)


FBT, or the Maudsley approach, is a Gold Standard treatment. FBT is a culturally-sensitive method that keeps a child in their family environment.

Learn More

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)


We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders

Learn More

Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop emotional resilience, improve their self-esteem, and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders.

Learn More

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Enhanced(DBT-ED)

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy For Eating Disorders (DBT-ED)?


DBT-ED integrates the core principles and techniques of DBT, including emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness, with specific strategies that target the dysfunctional attitudes, behaviors, and emotional issues associated with eating disorders.

In DBT-ED, individuals learn to identify and change problematic eating behaviors, manage difficult emotions without resorting to unhealthy eating behaviors, improve interpersonal relationships, and live more mindfully. It’s a comprehensive, evidence-based approach that supports individuals in achieving a healthier relationship with food and their bodies, and in improving their overall quality of life.

Benefits of DBT-ED Therapy


Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-ED) offers several benefits for individuals struggling with eating disorders:

  1. Improved emotion regulation: DBT-ED provides individuals with tools to better manage and regulate their emotions, reducing the likelihood of turning to unhealthy eating behaviors as a coping mechanism.
  2. Reduced eating disorder behaviors: DBT-ED directly targets problematic eating behaviors, helping individuals to develop healthier eating patterns and to break the cycle of disordered eating.
  3. Enhanced interpersonal effectiveness: DBT-ED teaches individuals skills to improve their interpersonal relationships, which can often be strained by the impact of an eating disorder.
  4. Increased mindfulness: Through DBT-ED, individuals learn to practice mindfulness, which involves being fully present and engaged in the current moment. This can help to reduce preoccupation with food, weight, and body shape and to promote a healthier relationship with food and the body.
  5. Personalized treatment: DBT-ED is typically tailored to the individual’s specific needs and struggles, making it a flexible and personalized approach to treatment.
  6. Evidence-based approach: DBT-ED is grounded in research and has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of various eating disorders, improving overall mood, and enhancing quality of life.

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?


Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) is a proven and evidence-based treatment that integrates the change-oriented technique of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the acceptance strategies of eastern Zen practice. The result is a powerful and balanced treatment approach to help you identify and regulate emotions and improve your interactions with others and yourself.

Benefits of DBT Therapy


DBT therapy helps teens, young adults, and adults learn how to regulate their emotions, develop distress tolerance skills, create rewarding relationships, and accept themselves without judgment. DBT therapy focuses on ensuring client’s safety and developing effective coping skills while helping them create a life they want to live.

DBT therapy allows a personalized treatment approach while also offering guidance on the types of symptoms to target first. The trained DBT therapist helps evaluate, identify target symptoms, and set up the priority to address issues for impactful healing:

Life-threatening behaviors:

self-harm behaviors that can harm the person’s body or health are addressed first, such as suicidal ideation, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury, and all forms of suicide.

Therapy-interfering behaviors:

Behaviors that interfere with the client receiving effective treatment are addressed next, such as arriving late to sessions, canceling appointments without a reason, or not collaborating toward the treatment goals.

Quality of life behaviors:

Behaviors that interfere with a reasonable quality of life, including actions that impact relationships, finances, substance abuse, and more.

Skills acquisition:

Learning new effective behaviors and skills to help achieve their life goals and improve their social interactions and view of themself.

4 Comprehensive DBT Components


When Marcia Linehan created Dialectical Behavior Therapy, she developed a cohesive and comprehensive psychotherapy treatment for both the suffering client and the practicing DBT Therapist. The patient has effective treatment and accountability, 7 days a week, to work on treatment targets, and the DBT Therapist has built in support and expert ongoing training to do this challenging but deeply rewarding work.

DBT Individual Therapy

DBT Individual Therapy is the hallmark of Comprehensive DBT. Individual DBT is a structured form of individual psychotherapy where identifying one’s target symptoms and tracking personal progress, through the DBT Diary Card is the core initial focus. Chain Analysis is a DBT exercise to help identify and analyze which DBT coping skills could have been used during a tough moment or situation.

DBT Skills Training

DBT Coping Skills is the “classroom” of DBT Therapy. DBT is an actual curriculum of coping skills and DBT Skills Groups are a powerful mix of both group psychotherapy and classroom style learning. The 5 DBT modules are Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Skills, Distress Tolerance, and Middle Path. In outpatient therapy, these modules rotate throughout the year.

Phone Coaching

DBT Therapists offer phone coaching during work hours and even after hours to their Comprehensive DBT Clients. Phone coaching is preventative. It is brief phone outreach (5-15 minutes) to the DBT Therapists before self-harming or self-destructing in any way. The client in a super tough moment reaches out to borrow the DBT therapist’s “Wise Mind”.

DBT Consultation Team

If your DBT Therapist practices adherent DBT, they participate in a Weekly DBT Consultation Team to make sure they are properly supported to support you, and are conducting DBT according to “best practice”.

5 DBT Coping Skills


During individual or group DBT, individuals learn specific coping skill sets to help them overcome problems with dysregulation so they can heal and create the life they want. The specific coping skill sets include:

1. Core Mindfulness

Developing a practice of being fully aware and present in the moment, connected, and tolerate full emotional experiencing.

2. Emotion Regulation

How to identify and manage emotions, by reducing reactivity and building upon positive life experience and good coping skills.

3. Distress Tolerance

How to tolerate and experience emotional pain and anxiety without engaging in self-destructive behavior or avoiding feelings; learning to successfully “urge surf” and not self-harm in any way.

4. Interpersonal Effectiveness

Learn effective communication skills such as how to ask for what you want, set boundaries while maintaining self-respect, learning how to have a successful and positive relationship with others.

5. Middle Path

Learning validation, dialectics, and effective communication for less polarized interactions and more mutual understanding.

Conditions Treated By DBT


Individual and group DBT therapy can help teens through adults struggling with:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Unresolved grief
  • Self-harm
DBT Addresses 6 Types of Dysregulation

  • Emotional dysregulation - difficulties with managing emotions and anxiety, mood instability, impulsiveness, and problems with anger
  • Cognitive dysregulation - catastrophic, black-and-white, or all-or-nothing thinking
  • Self dysregulation - feelings of emptiness or disconnection and feelings of lack of self-concept and self-worth
  • Behavioral dysregulation - impulsive and self-harming behaviors and behaviors that can make one’s life worse not better
  • Interpersonal dysregulation - difficulty maintaining positive relationships and fears of rejection and abandonment
  • Self-management dysregulation - mood-dependent behavior and procrastination

DBT Skills Groups for Mental Health


Our Resilience DBT Skills Program offers the formal Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills set and incorporates Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management, and the Expressive Arts Therapies for better self-care and richer self-expression.

Our groups programs serve Adolescents/Parents, Young Adults and University Students and Adults

Join a Group

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


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Atypical Anorexia

What is Atypical Anorexia?


Atypical anorexia is a type of eating disorder that falls under the category of “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders” (OSFED) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). It is characterized by many of the same behaviors and symptoms as anorexia nervosa, such as restrictive eating, an intense fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body image. However, individuals with atypical anorexia may not be underweight or may not meet the strict diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa.

Despite not having a significantly low body weight, individuals with atypical anorexia can still experience serious physical, emotional, and psychological consequences as a result of their disordered eating behaviors. It is important to recognize and treat atypical anorexia as a serious condition, even though it may not fit the traditional diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa.

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What Causes Atypical Anorexia?


Atypical anorexia, like other eating disorders, is caused by a complex interplay of factors including genetic predisposition, biological factors, personality traits, sociocultural influences, traumatic experiences, peer and family pressure, and dieting. These factors vary among individuals, and not everyone exposed to them will develop the disorder. Treatment typically addresses underlying factors and promotes healthier eating habits and a positive body image.

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How We Treat


Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery is a team of Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapists in New Jersey, Florida, and Maryland. Our therapists are ready and equipped with clinical services to provide healing.

When it comes to atypical anorexia treatment, Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery can provide you with the unique treatment that you need to be successful in your recovery. Our staff is trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Family Based Treatment, CBT-E, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapies, and Healthy at Every Size.

At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, we have experience working with individuals of all ages who have been struggling with an eating disorder. We recognize that you have a unique set of experiences, and will require your own specialized approach to treatment. We have worked with

Our program can provide you with eating disorder prevention and treatment for men, women, boys, and girls. We are a gender-inclusive and LGBTQ-friendly environment.

If you are concerned about yourself, or a loved one, we invite you to contact Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery to learn more about the services we offer.

Health Risks Associated With

Atypical Anorexia


At Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery, we provide Atypical Anorexia treatment for children, pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Health risks associated with Atypical Anorexia include:

Malnutrition:

Restrictive eating can lead to nutrient deficiencies and inadequate vitamin/mineral intake.

Electrolyte imbalances:

Disordered eating may cause imbalances (e.g., potassium, sodium, calcium), leading to complications like irregular heartbeat, seizures, and kidney issues.

Bone loss:

Malnutrition and low body weight can result in decreased bone density, raising fracture and osteoporosis risks.

Cardiovascular issues:

Inadequate nutrition may contribute to low blood pressure, slow heart rate, and other cardiovascular problems

Hormonal imbalances:

Disordered eating can disrupt hormones, causing irregular or absent menstrual periods in females and decreased testosterone in males.

Gastrointestinal problems:

Restrictive eating may lead to constipation, bloating, and other digestive issues.

Psychological issues:

Atypical anorexia can cause depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, guilt, and shame, impacting mental well-being and life quality.

Impaired immune function:

Malnutrition can weaken the immune system, increasing susceptibility to infections and illnesses.

Recognizing and treating atypical anorexia as a serious condition is crucial, as early intervention can help prevent or mitigate health risks and improve well-being.

Find Your Treatment

Our Treatment Modalities


effective recovery is one step away

The Resilience DBT & Eating Recovery Program offers expert assessment and evidenced-based treatment for the full range of eating disorders and body image problems. We are experienced and certified to treat pediatric, adolescent, and adult eating disorders with boys and girls, and with men and women. We are trained to recognize the biological and brain-based underpinnings of eating disorders and utilize the Evidenced-Based treatments – Family-Based Therapy (FBT) or Maudsley Approach, CBT-E, and DBT for Eating Disorders. Parents are always included as an essential and an integral part of a child or teen’s recovery from an eating disorder.

FAMILY BASED TREATMENT (FBT)

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) stands as the gold standard for addressing eating disorders in children and adolescents, particularly for early-onset cases of anorexia, bulimia, and ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). FBT is now recognized as the first line of treatment.

This approach places parents at the forefront of their child’s re-nourishment and weight restoration process, guided by a certified FBT practitioner and in collaboration with an outpatient pediatrician or adolescent medicine specialist. The child or adolescent, alongside their parents, undergo a thorough screening to ensure their suitability for this protocol, which is conducted in the least restrictive environment – the comfort of your home!

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Resilience-Mindful

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)

At Resilience Therapy, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders. Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop resilience and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).

We understand that each individual’s experience is unique, and that’s why our approach to CBT-E is tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients across all age groups. Our therapy sessions are time-limited, structured, and goal-oriented, typically involving individual sessions with a therapist.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (DBT-ED)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders is an eating disorder treatment we use for adults who struggle with co-occuring mental health issues and an eating disorder.

DBT-ED is the treatment of choice for individuals that struggle with co-occurring mental health issues in addition to the eating disorder; such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation or PTSD. This comprehensive treatment method addresses the complexity of these mental health issues, in concert, prioritizing the most dangerous symptoms first. DBT Skills Training is excellent method for follow-up Aftercare and Relapse Prevention after a residential or intensive Eating Disorder treatment program.

DBT-ED

How We Treat


Explore the benefits of an evidence-based approach to therapy

Family Based Treatment (FBT)


FBT, or the Maudsley approach, is a Gold Standard treatment. FBT is a culturally-sensitive method that keeps a child in their family environment.

Learn More

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E)


We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced (CBT-E) to support children, teens, and adolescents struggling with eating disorders

Learn More

Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Our compassionate and highly skilled therapists are dedicated to helping your loved ones develop emotional resilience, improve their self-esteem, and overcome challenges associated with various eating disorders.

Learn More

How do I begin?


Our team is dually and expertly trained in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and DBT for Mental Health. Our Evidenced-Based approaches include FBT, CBT-E, DBT-ED, and Comprehensive DBT for co-occurring mental health conditions. Our outpatient practice has helped Children, Teens and Adults achieve full Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental Health Stability for over 25 years.

1

Schedule your 15 minute free phone consultation

This phone screening is highly confidential to help determine if coming to the Resilience practice is the best course for you or your loved one.

2

Complete an Expert and Comprehensive Intake

During your intake appointment we will gather more information to identify your stressors and needs. And work with you to develop your resilience treatment plan.

3

Get connected with Your Personalized Care Team

Meet with a practitioner to get started on your journey of healing and wellness you know you deserve.

Start Your Path To Recovery


Find Recovery & Healing Today

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