Our team of certified and trained eating disorder experts provides comprehensive outpatient and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment for the following conditions:
Binge Eating Disorder
Compulsive Overeating or Emotional Eating
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Chronic Yo-Yo Dieting and Disordered Eating
Body Matters: A Tailored Recovery Approach to Eating and Feeding Disorders, Food Addiction, and Problematic Body Image
As a certified eating disorder specialist and a licensed marital and family therapist, Mary Dobson views eating issues from both an intra-psychic and inter-personal framework.
LIFT employs a multifaceted, results-driven and personalized approach to address the myriad of psychological, neurobiological and medical implications of eating disorders. Our treatment process leverages the strength and power of families (natural environmental supports) as well as skilled auxiliary providers (our partnered panel of medical doctors and nutritionists) in a client’s recovery efforts.
Our weight science informed approach utilizes family-based therapy, exposure response prevention (ERP) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help clients develop the tools of emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and inter-personal efficacy.
Whether you are facing a clinical eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, or struggling with repeated dysfunctional patterns relating to food, exercise and body image, LIFT clinicians work to co-create a personalized action plan with you to set you towards revolutionizing current behavior and unleashing a healthier, happier you.
Food and the Family
Your relationship with food and body does not merely impact you: it affects family dynamics, romantic relationships, career aspirations and parenting outcomes. Your food choices and amounts send a message about your self estimation to bosses, friends and loved ones. LIFT is the only center on the east coast to effectively implement Family-Based Treatment in an individual’s recovery efforts.
Body Dysmorphia: Who Suffers?
More than ever, societal demands place pressure on both sexes to maintain an unachievable physical ideal. Throughout the media, we see proof that Americans are obsessed with extreme food and exercise behavior.Our culture is obsessed with food: simultaneously glorifying and demonizing it.Learn to break free of the yo-yo of extreme eating and exercise behaviors, while finding balance and enjoyment in food, and love for your body.
We collaborate with the premier eating disorder experts in Fairfield County: registered dietitians, medical doctors and other specialists. We conduct comprehensive assessments of clients to determine a course of action that meets their specific needs and engage professional resources to support clients in their recovery process.
Your life can be richer and more joyful. Your relationship with food and your body matters. You matter. We are waiting to take your call for a phone consultation.