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Santa Rosa CA  95401

Tel:  (707) 544-4441
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Eating Disorder

Philosophy & Approach

At Ananda, we recognize that disordered eating helps manage overwhelming and uncomfortable feelings. In uncovering the deeper issues underpinning food, weight, and body struggles, individuals can learn to respect and care for their physical, emotional, and spiritual self.

The Eating Disorder Treatment Program offers a powerful, integrative approach based in expressive arts, motivational enhancement therapy, and mind-body practices, as well as traditional cognitive therapy. This program is creative, compassionate, and highly personalized.

Outpatient services include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • On-going groups for teens and adults
  • Body image groups
  • Emotional eating groups
  • Psycho-educational meetings for family
  • Nutritional guidance
  • On-going assessment
  • Personalized treatment planning
  • Calendar of Groups and Workshops

Psychological issues addressed are:

  • compulsive eating or restrictive eating
  • anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • obsessiveness around food and weight
  • body-image distortion
  • anxiety and depression
  • perfectionism
  • feeling out of control
  • isolation and shame
  • low self-esteem
  • lack of assertiveness

Our goal is to care for the whole person in deepening self-worth, self-attunement, and personal responsibility.

For more information on how this program can help you or someone you love,
please call  Irene Ives, PhD -  544-4441 ext. 304.



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