Types of Eating Disorder Specialists
Professionals who specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders include the following:
- Eating Disorder Therapists or Counselors: These professionals provide therapy sessions of various types, such as individual, groups, family, workshops, couples. Each has a different style and theory base, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or many others. The most important part is that you like the person and believe he/she can help you.
- Registered Dietitians: These professionals specialize in nutrition and will help you create and maintain a healthy, balanced meal plan that supports recovery.
- Eating Disorder Psychiatrists: These professionals prescribe medications and manage drug therapy.
- Physicians who specialize in treating Eating Disorders: These professionals supervise and oversee any medical complications that may have resulted from the Eating Disorder, such as heart conditions, electrolyte imbalances, etc.