Living with an eating disorder — like living with many illnesses — can elicit feelings of isolation, alienation, and loneliness. The thoughts and behaviors associated with these disorders are often hidden from family members, friends, and colleagues and may cause sufferers to experience feelings of shame or guilt. These conditions may also bring on or make worse other mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Group therapy for eating disorders offer people with eating disorders an opportunity to realize that these conditions are quite common and that other people are dealing with similar experiences. Sharing the experiences of living with eating disorders with others of similar experience can dispel feelings of isolation and help people perceive these disorders for what they are — relatively common mental and physical health conditions for which there are effective treatments.
Turnbridge clinicians are experienced at creating a safe and open group therapy environment in which clients feel comfortable discussing experiences, learning about their conditions, and developing effective skills. Turnbridge group therapy sessions are designed to be productive and positive. Turnbridge therapists use multiple modes of therapy including dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques during group therapy sessions.