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Mind Over Matter: How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Assist With Disordered Eating

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offers a powerful approach to addressing disordered eating patterns by targeting the underlying thoughts and behaviors that contribute to unhealthy relationships with food. Keep reading to find out how CBT can help you or your loved one heal and move forward after disordered eating.

Understanding Disordered Eating

Disordered eating encompasses a range of behaviors and attitudes toward food that may not fit the criteria for a specific eating disorder but can still negatively impact one's physical and emotional well-being. These behaviors can include restrictive eating, binge eating, purging, and obsessive thoughts about food and weight.

How CBT Can Help

CBT is particularly effective in treating disordered eating because it focuses on changing the thoughts and behaviors that maintain unhealthy patterns. Through CBT, individuals can learn how to identify and challenge distorted beliefs about food, body image, and weight, and replace them with more balanced and adaptive thoughts.

Closing Thoughts

If you or someone you know is struggling with disordered eating, consider reaching out to Natural Motivations, Inc, for CBT. Our skilled CBT therapists are here to provide compassionate support and guidance as you walk the path to recovery. Contact us today to find out more about our individual therapy services. We’re proud to work with adults and teens throughout Naperville, Illinois, and would love nothing more than to offer you a shoulder to lean on as you heal and grow.