Eating Disorder Recovery Group

At the core of our humanity is an inevitable search for connection. Connection with others going through similar struggles may help comfort those in realizing they are not alone, and other individuals “get you.”

The eating disorder recovery group is a safe place to find a place of belonging and community among those with similar struggles. Eating disorders thrive on isolation and shame. Many people who attend group therapy find that it’s extremely therapeutic to develop common bonds in the group process. 
 
No matter where one is in their eating disorder recovery journey, one is able to find a safe emotional space, where the whole of who we are can be expressed, witnessed, and validated.  Group therapy can help an individual voice their truth, help one learn more about themselves, overcome social fears, practice honest communication, and set healthy boundaries in relationships. Personal growth is rewarding, and group therapy can help one achieve that. 

Eating Disorder Family Coaching

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This group is for the family or friends of a loved one struggling with an eating disorder. The eating disorder recovery process is challenging for loved ones. Not only is eating disorder education important, but finding a group of individuals who are going through similar experiences is very therapeutic for the support family. This group will help family members develop their own unique toolkit, in order to practice self care,  while setting healthy boundaries with the loved one.  
 
Perhaps the most difficult aspect for family and friends is that one can do nothing to control or stop the eating disorder behavior.
Loved ones may not be able to control or fix the situation, but one can learn to take care of themselves. Learning to care for one self is the most loving thing one can do for the individual suffering from an eating disorder. 
 
Please note that individual  family coaching is available upon request.
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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders can affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities. (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Avoidant Restrictive Food Disorder (ARFD)
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Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. A mood disorder is different. It affects a person's everyday emotional state. At this point, it may be time to seek help.
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ADHD

ADHD

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. Many people are not diagnosed until they are adults, after struggling with symptoms for years without realizing it.
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Anxiety

Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is normal, but anxiety disorders are different. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of worry and involve excessive and persistent fear or anxiety.
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Substance Use

Substance Use

I have experience and a passion for helping individuals who may struggle with substance use, and/or process addictions. I will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that works best for you.
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Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Group therapy helps you realize you're not alone, facilitates giving and receiving support, and helps you find your “voice.”
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FAQ's

FAQs About Group Therapy

The principles of group therapy are based on the idea that people can heal by coming together and sharing their experiences. It is a safe and supportive space where people can share their thoughts and feelings without judgment. My sessions for group counseling  are based on these principles, and I believe they are essential for anyone who wants to heal from an eating disorder.

Group therapy is most effective when people are actively engaged in the process and working towards recovery. It can be a helpful supplement to individual therapy or the primary form of treatment. My eating disorder recovery groups are often used in conjunction with other forms of treatment to provide the most comprehensive care possible. The groups are a safe and supportive space for people to share their experiences and learn from others in the group.

The major benefit of group therapy is that it provides a safe and supportive space for people to share their experiences and feelings. This can be incredibly helpful for anyone struggling with an eating disorder, since it can be difficult to talk about these things with friends or family. Additionally, group counseling can provide a sense of connection and community, which is essential for recovery and healing. If you are interested in joining one of my groups, please contact me at info@kirstenbook.com to learn more.

The ideal group size for group therapy varies depending on the practitioner and the group’s needs. However, most psychiatric practitioners agree that groups should not be too large or too small. A group that is too large may make it difficult for people to share, while a group that is too small may not provide the sense of community that is so important for recovery.