Eating Disorders


Eating Disorders services offered in Morristown, NJ

In the United States, around 20 million women and 10 million men experience eating disorders. Brett Sheldon, LCSW, and other mental health experts provide personalized care for several of the most common eating disorders at Embracing Uncertainty Therapy and Wellness in Morristown, New Jersey, including telemedicine services for your convenience. Learn more about treatment options for eating disorders by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online today. 

Eating Disorders Q&A

What are eating disorders?

Eating disorders are serious conditions that affect your thoughts and behaviors around food and exercise. They tend to involve your body image too. 

The changes in your eating habits can easily affect your physical health and weight. Because of their potential to cause medical problems, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any category of mental health disorder. 

Fortunately, you can receive the personalized care you need for your eating disorder at Embracing Uncertainty Therapy and Wellness. Your provider evaluates your condition before recommending a treatment to improve your self-esteem and your relationship with food. 

What are the most common eating disorders?

Embracing Uncertainty Therapy and Wellness provides treatment for several of the most prevalent eating disorders, including:

Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is characterized by eating far less than your body needs because of a fear of gaining weight or a distorted body image. Many people with anorexia have a low body weight despite perceiving themselves to be overweight. However, it’s also possible to have anorexia with a high body weight. 

Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes episodes of binge eating coupled with behaviors of trying to lose weight or balance out what you’ve eaten, like vomiting, excessive exercise, fasting, or use of laxatives.

Binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder is characterized by repeatedly consuming large amounts of food. This behavior feels like it’s outside of your control, and it’s difficult to stop yourself from binging without professional help. 

How can I manage an eating disorder?

Embracing Uncertainty Therapy and Wellness welcomes you for personalized eating disorder care. They use telehealth services for your convenience, which means office visits aren’t always necessary, and you can get the care you need from anywhere. 

Your eating disorder treatment might involve:

Individual therapy

One-on-one cognitive-behavioral therapy can help you analyze and change your thought patterns and behaviors around eating. 

Family therapy

Family therapy may be the best option for adolescents with eating disorders. Your family members offer support at home while collaborating with your provider in therapy at Embracing Uncertainty Therapy and Wellness. 

Functional medicine

Functional medicine involves behavioral changes, healthy distractions, and nutritional guidance to help you manage an eating disorder.

If you experience symptoms of an eating disorder, like binge eating or significant weight changes, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Embracing Uncertainty Therapy and Wellness for personalized care today.