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Here are some links to professional and national
eating disorder organizations along with some personal story sites.***
(National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders)
Founded in 1976, ANAD is the oldest national non-profit organization
helping eating disorder victims and their families. In addition to
its free hotline counseling, ANAD operates an international network
of support groups for sufferers and families, and offers referrals
to health care professionals, who treat eating disorders, across the
U.S. and in fifteen other countries. ANAD also publishes a
national quarterly newsletter, and will mail information packets
customized to individual needs upon request.
Patterson.com - Anna is a phenomenal lady who recovered from
anorexia after 14 years of struggling with the illness. She
has written two books about her experiences. Graphic in
nature, they do not promote anorexia as you can truly feel her pain.
You are left with an amazing sense of hope and belief that
taking steps one at a time while believing in the self is the only
way to find health and happiness.
(American Psychological Association)
Source for finding therapists, groups and general info
on mental health.
Comprehensive information and resources such as nutrition, paths to
recovery, treatment center referrals etc. Great site!
The national, nonprofit membership organization of fathers and
daughters. DADs provides tools to strengthen father-daughter
relationships and to transform the pervasive cultural messages that
value daughters more for how they look than for who they are. This
site has got it goin on! I love this site and this organization.
It's a really important one. We need more sites out there for
prevention. Check this out!
Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
Based on the 12 Step plans, this organization is dedicated to
actively supporting recovery. They stay away from the weight
issue as primary focus and work on solving every individuals
problem. They seem very sincere and offer outreach sources
nationwide for help in the form of support meetings. Please be
aware that EDA is very spiritually based by nature (as are all the
12 Step programs). They also focus on behaviors rather than
connection with thoughts and feelings - that may work for you.
And may not. If you're looking for a first-step offline support
group they are worth investigating.
This is an important group folks. They are going after the big fish
and really trying to spread the word on a federal level. The coalition is supported by people
who really care - mother's who have lost children to eating
disorders as well as many concerned members of the medical community
who see the desperate need for increasing funding. They have a
prestigious board of directors who are dedicated to furthering
advancement and research for recovery of eating disorders.
Jeanine Cogan, PhD, a former lobbyist for Mental Health and the
Coalition's Executive Director, has Washington's ear. Jeanine
brings heart to DC, something she believes, as do we, is crucial in
this uphill battle of building awareness by changing policy. Jeanine and her team are really making a
their coalition today!
Disorders in a Disordered Culture
Stories and historical information on eating disorders - very
Disorder Referral and Information Center
A crucial site for getting the help you need - providing
information and treatment resources for all forms of eating
disorders. They will refer you to specialists in your area - eating
disorder practitioners, treatment facilities, and support groups.
Referrals are offered at no charge as a community
ED Referrals is one of the few organizations like Payson Road that
is absolutely dedicated wholeheartedly to spreading awareness of
eating disorders and to helping people recover. I've been a fan of
theirs for a long time. They were very helpful to me initially when
I was building Payson Road. They put out a comprehensive monthly
newsletter that gives info on meetings and events across the
Christine Hartline, from ED Referrals has been a wonderful supporter
of Payson Road. Take a minute to read her informative and
caring message Learning
to Love our Bodies and Ourselves. We also have a
link on this page to ED Referrals treatment
referral network page. Please take advantage of this great
and free resource.
- Eating Disorder Recovery and Information Links
This site was created by Joanna Poppink, a licensed psychotherapist
in Los Angeles. She's very sincere and dedicated to helping
the cause. Her recovery philosophy includes the importance of
inspiration through creative arts, educational programs,
opportunities for political involvement and social action, etc. The
EDRIL website is a great resources for such inspirations. It
also has great info on the process of psychotherapy and eating
disorder treatment philosophies. Great work! I highly recommend
checking out this site.
Mary Anne Cohen, is the
Director of the New York Center for Eating Disorders. Her book, French
Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating,
explores her philosophy of recovery, "I believe everyone's
eating problem is as unique as a fingerprint, and this book helps
each reader to find their own path to peace and healing."
The website has more information about her book, her
psychotherapy practice, tapes and a Q&A section, "Ask Mary
Find a therapist is a great resource for doing exactly that.
They have referrals for all 50 States and info about therapy, book
referrals, chats, directories of professional services.
Treatment centers and programs, online therapy and much more. It's
incredibly comprehensive. Also offers online, e-therapy.
Founded by Peggy Claude-Pierre, the author of
Secret Language of Eating Disorders a great resource book. Their
clinic takes a very cutting edge approach to recovery and rumor has
it is very successful.
Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Formerly, EDAP, a Non-Profit Organization with a lot of
information and great resources on eating disorders. Very
involved with the media and bringing more media attention to the
cause. They have all the info. on what media outlets are doing spots
on eating disorders and a national conference.
Not My Kid, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
serving the interests of youth and families who are at-risk for drug
abuse, delinquency, early school withdrawal, family dysfunction,
teen pregnancy, and other behavioral health problems. Although this
sounds like its not directly related to eating disorders. It
is. Believe me this is very important to check out especially
if you're a parent. It's a wonderful site.
Something Fishy is probably the most comprehensive and certainly
widely known site for eating disorders online. They've got
amazing resources and information.
Not Bodies - Millie Plotkin, Founder of Voices Not Bodies
created the annual Candlelight Vigil for Eating Disorders held every
year in Washington D.C. Voices Not Bodies also puts out an ED
Calendar. This is an important organization doing incredibly
good work for the cause! Get on board with Voices Not Bodies and
support the Vigil and the calendar!
***PLEASE BE ADVISED: While Payson
Road includes articles and links to sites which provide additional information
on eating disorders and related topics, Payson Road does not endorse or
recommend any site, product or service provided on these links.
Payson Road takes the business of referrals very
seriously. Therefore all of the therapist and treatment centers
listed have been chosen with care. ***PLEASE
Hills, CA - Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (EDIOP).
Carolyn Costin will be opening a new Eating Disorder
Intensive Outpatient Program (EDIOP) in Agoura Hills, CA. This
program is for females struggling with an eating disorder who
need additional support to their individual therapy, but do not
need full day treatment or inpatient care. The group will meet
three nights a week and will include a supervised meal. Groups
will be co-facilitated by therapists specialized in the
treatment of eating disorders. The program will utilize a
multi-disciplinary approach including cognitive-behavioral,
dialectal-behavioral, psycho-educational, solution-focused, art
therapy, attachment theory and process group modalities.
In addition, the group facilitators will introduce and
practice specific relaxation techniques useful in reducing
anxiety and processing emotion. The group will be open-ended in
length and remain open to new members. The program will operate
Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. If you are
interested in learning more about this Intensive Outpatient
Program, please call 310-457-9958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olivos (Central Coast) - CA: The
Central Coast Intensive Outpatient Treatment Center, headed
by Francie White MS, RD, and Terry White MFT offers 9 hour
weekly group processes include meals, nutrition rehabilitation
and eating normalization, psychodynamic evening, yoga and dance
therapy, body image intensive work, cognitive behavioral
processes, Jungian feminine soul work combined with many
relaxation techniques, art therapy, life skills and multifamily
group. Central Coast treats all forms of eating disorders; males
and females, adolescents, children, and adults. Francie and
Terry White bring a fantastic combination of intensive
psychotherapeutic techniques alongside deeply healing Jungian
soul work. Both give trainings nationally through their company
INNER ESCAPES (www.innerescapes.com)
training therapists, MDs, dietitians and other professionals
with Carolyn Costin MFT and Anita Johnston PhD. Keeping abreast
of the latest in effective modalities to heal tough eating
disorders. For more information on the Central Coast Intensive
Outpatient Treatment Center visit the website at www.centralcoastiop.com
or call 805-688-5057.
Center, St. Louis, MO
Another wonderful group of compassionate and dedicated
Clarus Center is a smaller private center. They believe in treating the
whole person and specialize in using a variety of techniques including
creative expression. They are strictly outpatient and have
individual, family, and group therapy.
Disorder Center of California, Beverly Hills, CA
An intensive day treatment and outpatient program for men and women, adolescents
and adults suffering from eating disorders.
Within - Outpatient Treatment Center, San Diego, CA
Healthy Within is a unique outpatient program for eating disorders. Our
program provides treatment for adolescent males, adolescent females, adult
males and adult females suffering from eating disorders. Solid
program, more affordable.
The Monte Nido
Treatment Center, Malibu, CA
Carolyn Costin and her staff are incredible - passionate and dedicated to
helping each individual heal. Carolyn herself recovered from an eating disorder
as did many of the members of her staff. They are very compassionate and really
understand. I highly recommend this program. Check out Carolyn's
Books at the Payson Road Bookstore.
The Renfrew Center - Philadelphia,
York, NY, Coconut
Creek, Southern FL,
Northern NJ, Bryn
Mawr, PA, Southern
Connecticut, Miami, FL
in Recovery, Miami Beach, Florida
Highly recommended by Mindi Rold, a Congressional Guest Speaker on behalf of
Mental Health Parity. Mindi was a patient at Milestones which helped
her recover. Mindi's
de Vida Residential Treatment Center, San
This center was recommended to us by Christine
Hartline of ED
Referrals. Services are offered to those
ages 15 years and older with eating disorders,
including those with co-occurring substance use
and other disorders.
Programs, Oxnard, CA and Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rader Programs is an
inpatient treatment program for eating disorders. They have been in the business of eating
disorder treatment for 17 years and have a highly qualified and diverse group of
professionals working together. They utilize many different components in their
program including body work and they too believe in healing
through the arts. Check out their client
gallery. We do not have direct client referrals but have
researched the program and company and feel that it is worth checking out.
They also have extensive and comprehensive information and resources on and
about eating disorders.
Hospital, Okonomowac, WI
This is one of the only treatment facilities that specializes in eating
disorders in the midwest region. It comes highly recommended and also has
a program specifically for men. They believe in treating the whole person.
They have a variety of levels of support from outpatient, to IOP, to
partial, to residential, to IP.
For more referrals check
out the ED Referral Network
to search in your area.
Groups for Professionals
Disorder Online Action Committee (EDOAC)
The Eating Disorder Online
Action Committee (EDOAC) is made up of professionals and members of the
Eating Disorder Community working together, sharing experiences and knowledge
for the common goals; gaining deeper understanding of eating disorders,
developing prevention strategies, bringing large scale awareness to the problem.
If you are a professional working with eating disorder patients or working for
the cause of eating disorders, take this opportunity to join something truly
special. We're all in this together.
BE ADVISED Payson Road does not give
medical advice or treatment. We cannot diagnose or treat eating
disorders by e-mail, but we can provide you with information and
resources. Information provided by the Payson Road Organization is
not a substitute for medical treatment or psychological care. It
is vital that you talk with your physician and a qualified mental health
professional regarding eating disorder symptoms and treatment. It
is important to realize that the information that appears on the Payson Road
website is not meant as replacement for proper care from a doctor, therapists,
nutritionist, support group, etc. Minors should consult with a legal
guardian or other adult when considering treatment and providers. Children
under 13 years of age must have parental consent to use the resources on
services are not intended for individuals who are actively contemplating suicide
or are suffering from a severe eating disorder or mental/emotional
disorder. If this describes you, please contact your local crisis
hotline and/or seek treatment from a mental health professional.
You are responsible for interviewing
and selecting your mental health care provider. By requesting resources and
referrals you understand and agree that Payson Road and it's affiliates are not
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