Many people struggle with their relationship to food and to their bodies. They can carry intense feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety related to eating and their body’s appearance. Sometimes an over-focus on food and body image can be a way to manage uncomfortable emotions and to relieve stress. As a result, many people struggle with feelings of perfectionism and obsession around food, and they can swing between hyper-control and feeling completely out of control of their food intake. For some, these difficulties can develop into full-blown eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and others.
Union Square Practice helps individuals struggling with eating disorders, maintaining recovery from an eating disorder, getting support for healthy food intake, understanding the relationship between nutritional and psychological health, improving body image and self-esteem, and developing a mindful approach to eating and body image. The goals of the program are to develop positive self-esteem around body image, to develop a healthy stance toward food and eating, to be empowered by one’s food choices, to address negative core beliefs, and to navigate life stressors adaptively and effectively.
Our exceptional clinicians are highly skilled at the evaluation and management of difficulties with food intake and body image. Our clinicians have extensive training in a wide range of eating disorder treatment settings, from intensive outpatient to residential to inpatient settings. We specialize in the treatment of the spectrum of difficulties with food intake and body image, from support for a healthy and mindful approach to eating through acute management of eating disorders. We offer a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach, including the patient, their supports, and primary care and other medical providers.
We offer comprehensive evaluations from qualified psychiatrists and psychologists, medication consultations and management, short and long-term therapy, and individual or family-based treatments.
We additionally have specialists in child/adolescent, young adult, perinatal, and adult populations.