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Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder? South Coast Community Services is here to help. We offer mental health services and counseling for children, teens, adults, and families who are in need of eating disorders treatment. Our goal is to provide the ongoing care and support you need to recover and heal. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please call us today to get the help you need. We serve patients throughout Orange County and San Bernardino County, and our offices are located directly off major bus lines.

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What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are mental health disorders that involve an abnormal relationship with food. In most cases, they can cause a person to drastically change their eating habits and can lead to serious health problems. The most common eating disorders include:

  • Anorexia nervosa
    This disorder is characterized by a fear of gaining weight, resulting in severe calorie restriction.
  • Bulimia nervosa
    This disorder is characterized by binge eating followed by purging (self-induced vomiting or the use of laxatives).
  • Binge eating disorder
    This disorder is characterized by eating large amounts of food in a short period of time, often to the point of feeling uncomfortably full.

If you have noticed a change in your eating habits or are concerned that someone you know may have one of these eating disorders, please contact us today. We can help you get the treatment and support you need to overcome this mental health disorder.

Treatment

Recovery from an eating disorder is possible with treatment. South Coast Community Services provides eating disorders services, including treatment and therapy. Treatment can typically include a combination of individual, group, and family therapy, as well as medical care, depending on your situation. Our goal is to help you develop a healthy relationship with food and your body, and to support you throughout your recovery. Eating disorders can have serious consequences if left untreated, so if you or someone you know is experiencing this, please call us today to get the eating disorders help you need.

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Common Treatment Options for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are best treated by a team of professionals that might include a therapist, nutritionist, and physician. The type of treatment will be based on the specific eating disorder with the goal being to help the person develop a healthy relationship with food. Some of the most common treatments for eating disorders include:

Cognitive behavioral therapy -  teaches patients how to identify and change harmful thoughts and behaviors.

Interpersonal therapy - helps patients develop and maintain healthier relationships.

Family therapy - can help families better understand eating disorders and how to support their loved one through treatment.

Nutrition counseling - a registered dietician will work with the patient to develop a healthy relationship with food.

Medical intervention - in some cases, eating disorders can lead to serious health problems that might require hospitalization.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, please reach out for help. The licensed therapists at South Coast Community Services are here to support you through every step of treatment. We offer a variety of mental health services and will create a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Benefits of Treatment

Over time, with treatment, you can likely expect to see improvements in your mental and physical health. With ongoing support and counseling, you can learn to cope with stress and triggers, manage symptoms, and develop healthy eating habits. Treatment can also help you develop a better relationship with food and your body, which can lead to improved self-esteem and confidence. Our goal at South Coast Community Services is to help you recover and heal from your eating disorder, so you can live a happy and healthy life.

Why Choose South Coast Community Services

At South Coast Community Services, our mental health professionals are here to support you on your journey to recovery. We understand how difficult it can be to seek help for an eating disorder, and we are here to help make the process as easy as possible for you. Our staff also provides a safe atmosphere that is free from judgment where you can feel comfortable discussing your experience with mental health professionals who understand.

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South Coast Community Services is here to provide you with the mental health services, counseling, and treatment you need to overcome your eating disorder. We understand the uncertainty of seeking help, but we are here to fully support you throughout this process. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please contact us today.