San Jose Eating Disorder

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Once stable, individuals can benefit from an eating disorder treatment program dealing with deeper issues such as childhood trauma or other unresolved issues that have contributed to the development of the Eating Disorder.

At Harmony Place Monterey, we help clients gain control of behaviors such as restriction, binging, purging, and obsessional thinking about food, weight, and appearance. Our experienced team of eating disorder therapists works both individually and in group therapy, to help our clients unmask key issues underlying eating disorder symptoms and coach our clients to practice new life skills while in treatment. Clients learn what might be holding them back, what they are afraid of, and slowly confront those fears through exposure and self-evaluation. We teach clients how to practice and master new patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving on a daily basis. Clients obtain life skills and practice “real life” situations to gain a sense of competency and self-efficacy that provides the foundation to recovery. Clients work closely with the eating disorder treatment team, Primary Therapist, Dietician and Psychiatrist for 5 individual sessions per week.

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San Jose Eating Disorders and How They Operate as Addictions

Though eating disorders fall into a distinctive diagnostic category, they have elements in common with other addictive disorders. Specifically, the behaviors of bingeing, purging, and restricting typically escalate over time (tolerance), such that, more is necessary to achieve the temporary “relief” originally attained by less. Likewise, secrecy, minimalization, and denial routinely accompany the disorder, as eating disorders behavior escalates. The purging that occurs with bulimia ay take multiple forms that include extensive, even dangerous levels of laxative and diuretic use, exercise that grows increasingly compulsive, and vomiting that can become habitual, anytime food is consumed.

To break patterns that have become severe and chronic requires higher levels of care, including a period of inpatient or residential care. For some clients, day treatment (PHP) or intensive outpatient (IOP) may provide the containment necessary. Where there is the possibility of a strong support system that the client will allow to provide needed help, outpatient treatment alone may be sufficient.

Clients are unsupervised at night and on weekends, getting them ready for the “real world” while having a great deal of peer support to deal with triggers for relapse.

Eating Disorder Treatments for co-occurring disorders available for depression, anxiety, obsessive- compulsion, bipolar, post-traumatic stress, ADHD. Combination of Therapies including: Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Refuge Recovery, 12 Step, Attachment Based Therapy,  Affects Accelerated therapy.

At Harmony Place San Jose, we focus on helping clients gain control of behaviors such as restriction, bingeing, purging, and obsessional thinking about food, weight, and appearance.

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The transition from residential care to an outpatient program is often difficult and individuals are frequently prone to relapse. Our treatment team anticipates probable lapses as we work to help clients both recognize and achieve a level of support conducive to continuing to recover at a lower level of care. For those who are being seen on an outpatient basis and need more support around eating behaviors, we are able to provide a structured, day treatment program that helps them achieve their goals. Our experienced team of eating disorder therapists works both individually and in group therapy, to help our clients unmask key issues underlying eating disorder symptoms and coach our clients to practice new life skills while in treatment. Clients learn about what might be holding them back, what they are afraid of, and slowly confront fears through exposure and self-evaluation. We teach clients how to practice and master new patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving on a daily basis. Clients obtain tools and practice “real life” situations in order to gain a sense of competency and self-efficacy that provides the foundation to recovery from an eating disorder.
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