Eating Disorders

It can be challenging to develop and maintain healthy relationships with our bodies, including our body image and self-care habits. Problems related to eating and body concerns can sometimes lead to unhealthy, and even dangerous, behaviors and uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.

Research tells us that the development of an eating disorder involves complex, multifaceted factors and can be equally complex to address. Recovering from an eating disorder requires treating the behaviors, emotions and the underlying core issues about how we think about ourselves, relate to others and live our lives.

Through therapy, nutrition therapy  (See Meet our Team, Savannah Wierenga, MS, RDN, LDN), supportive meals, skill-building, and other tailored services, Connections Health can support your recovery from eating disorders including:
● Anorexia
● Bulimia
● Binge eating disorder (BED)
● Body dysmorphia
● Body image disturbance
● Compulsive overeating
● Orthorexia (obsession with eating foods perceived as proper or healthy)
● Exercise overuse
● Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
● Emotional eating
● Appetite awareness
● Weight management

Recovery Support

We support recovery from substance and behavioral problems and addictions. We believe that it is possible to recover health and wellness, to be more in charge of our lives and behaviors, and to discover and reach our potential.

We can help you learn new strategies, engage motivation, develop skills for self-soothing, coping and self-care, and enhance your capacity for giving and getting support from others.

Areas of focus include:
● Alcohol & drugs
● Tobacco
● Cell phone, social media, internet
● Video games
● Exercise
● Sex & love
● Pornography
● Shopping
● Food and eating
● Gambling