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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

You have worth. You deserve love and support.
And you are stronger than your struggles, and can recover!

Bulimia is a serious eating disorder, sometimes easily disguised. You may be affected by it in various ways, but it is defined by consistent periods of binge eating. This involves eating large amounts of food in a short amount of time.

Bulimia can be divided into purging and non-purging types. This depends on how you follow a period of binge eating. Self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics, and misuse of weight-loss supplements are all common methods of purging. Excessive exercise and fasting are common methods of non-purging.

Bulimia

What are the warning signs of bulimia nervosa?

What are the warning signs of bulimia nervosa?

If these behaviors and symptoms feel familiar to you, you should reach out to your doctor right away.

You may feel terrified to do so. The root of these behaviors could be emotions and fears that you have held onto for a long time. But you deserve to get the help you need in order to live a happy, healthy life.

You don’t need to go through this alone.

Medical attention is the first step to recovery.

Treatment will generally consist of meeting with your primary care doctor, a dietitian, and a therapist on a regular basis.

The goal of bulimia treatment is to break your pattern of binging and purging.

You ultimately want to reclaim a healthy relationship to food and your body.

Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult:

At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have
a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session:

Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship.
You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout
this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions:

Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored
to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your maternal mental health journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.

Completion of Goals

As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you
are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to session less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.

Our team of compassionate professionals will help you tap into the strengths you already possess and guide you to stop looking for the “if” and start taking advantage of the NOW.

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