Meal Support is offered as an additional service for those who experience disordered feeding patterns in the context of an eating disorder. Meal Support involves the co-experience of eating together so that reactions can be addressed and processed in real time. Together we work to understand the emotional experience and challenges connected with nourishment including food anxiety ("safe" foods, "good" vs. "bad" foods), hunger and satiety cues, rate of consumption, eating in public, ordering off a menu, and restricting, binging and purging behaviors. Meal Support services can be a wonderful addition to any level of outpatient care.
WE COME TO YOU
Meal Support can occur at your home, dorm room, or office, as well as at any area restaurant -- or even a picnic in the park! Our goal is recovery in your environment on your terms.
WE WORK WITH YOUR TEAM
We are happy to coordinate with an established treatment team, or you may work with one of our nutritionists to ensure your meal support sessions provide the most benefit.
HOW WE HELP
Utilize the Aligned Eating approach to help you re-connect with food, regardless of which phase of recovery you're in
Exposure response prevention therapy for risky/challenge foods
Decrease anxiety around food
Increase comfort around social-food events (holiday meals, parties, office events)
Challenge food rules & rituals
Address destructive thought patterns & behaviors in real time
Active support to encourage connection with hunger, fullness, and satiety
Friendly, warm, and caring staff
Meal Support Therapy occurs in 45-90 minute individual and group sessions.