Finding the right therapist for you may just be the most important part of the therapeutic process.
There have been many studies aimed at validating what makes psychotherapy work. And psychotherapy does indeed work, in fact, it is "...as effective as or more effective than psychotropic medications for various mental disorders...and results in lower relapse rates than medications (Hollon, Stewart, & Strunk, 2006; Imel, Malterer, McKay, & Wampold, 2008).
Maybe you are a therapy veteran, or perhaps you have never seen a therapist before. Like any treatment it is important to understand how this all works, what the role of the therapist is, and what your role as the client is. It is our job as eating disorder specialists to guide you in this process, ensure that all your questions are answered, and that feedback about what is working and equally important, what is not working is regularly shared. Remember, it is our job to help you meet the goals that you have identified. It is essential therefore that you feel confident and comfortable with your therapist.
To get a better feel for our therapists who are available for individual, couples, or family sessions please click here.
The ability to create healthy connections with others is ESSENTIAL to the recovery process.
Group therapy can be the perfect forum for making progress in the recovery journey. For some, group work is essential to learning how to rebuild healthy connections with peers and to get feedback about how you show up in interpersonal relationships. Or, maybe you are looking for more support in the recovery process. Maybe you are a bit stuck in your individual therapy work and need help moving forward? Perhaps you are seeking community in a culture that is increasingly isolated. Group therapy provides a safe place to have deeper connections than just the 'surface level' relationships that happen in our busy lives.
At MPEDC all of our therapy groups are facilitated by experienced clinical staff, and capped at a group size of six (6). The majority of our groups are co-facilitated, meaning there are two group leaders in each group. Additionally, our therapy groups are designed to create safe, structured, supportive environments that encourage group members to practice self-disclosure and vulnerability.
Click here for a listing of our current group offerings.