Treatment Team Model
Eating disorders and body concerns are complicated issues that emerge from and affect a person's mental, emotional, and physical state. As such, these issues are best treated by professionals in each of those areas.
That's why Counseling Anchorage uses the Treatment Team Model. Our therapists and dietitians participate in weekly treatment team meetings to discuss each client's successes and struggles. We modify our treatment plans regularly to best meet the needs of our clients and provide cohesive clinical updates to outside providers like pediatricians and other physicians.
The Treatment Team Model is the gold standard in eating disorder care, and by utilizing it, we provide the best possible outcomes for all individuals seeking a better, more connected relationship with their bodies. Click here to learn more
How do I Know if I Have an Eating Disorder or Body Image Concerns?
It's not always easy to know if you have an eating disorder, because the symptoms vary widely. Eating disorders can involve many things:
Eating too little
Being overly concerned with clean eating
Thinking about food more than anything else.
Body image concerns are similarly varied—they can include the following:
Unrealistic body expectations
Having a skewed perspective of yourself
Being overly concerned with a particular part of your body
Believing your muscles are always too small or undefined
If you think you might have eating or body concerns, please reach out to us.
What We Believe
Everyone is capable of change, and everybody should feel good in their skin. We actively resist diet culture and don't believe every healthy body looks the same. We believe freedom from comparison and embracing your body can provide a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
Who We Serve
We serve everybody, no matter their body. We work with anyone who wants to feel better in their skin, struggles with their relationship with food, or wants freedom from old habits. There is a common misperception that only young, white, affluent women struggle with eating disorders. At Counseling Anchorage, we know that eating disorders and body image struggles can affect people of all genders, sexual orientations, skin colors, and socioeconomics. We encourage all people to honestly consider their relationship with their bodies and seek help if that relationship isn't what they want it to be.