Friends and family can be valuable in the healing process.

Their love and support can help guide you through your eating disorder treatment & recovery

At the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, we recognize that families do not cause eating disorders, however, eating disorders do impact the entire family.

Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating often exist in isolation and loneliness. At EDCD, we want to make sure you’re equipped with the right tools to live a happy and healthy life at home.

It is important to create an environment of support, connection, therapy and openness while you’re receiving eating disorder treatment at EDCD and when you are ready to leave.

We see the value of friends and family in the healing process; they’re an important part of the therapy puzzle.

Family and friends can make sure you have a framework of love and support to rely on. They can help you work through problems when therapists aren't around: they’re the ones who see you when your guard is down and can lift you up when times are hard. Friends and family are integral in the life-long recovery process.

Allowing yourself to be loved and supported will help you heal. Trusting those who are closest to you can help build a strong support system that will aid in your recovery.

We have different therapy options, with room for the whole family.

We want to be sure the process of recovery is an inclusive one. It’s essential that we educate and inform everyone in your life; we’ll prepare them to act as your sounding board and support team.

Eating Disorder Center of Denver provides several opportunities to educate and involve friends and family in your therapy process. Such opportunities include:

  • Group Therapy: Family & friends are invited to attend certain therapy sessions to address feelings associated with eating disorders
  • Family Therapy: Provided on an outpatient basis as needed; It’s important to recognize the concerns of your core network

At EDCD, there are therapists and specialists available to help family members cope with the struggles of helping their loved ones, like you, recover from an eating disorder.

Would you like to learn more? Are you concerned about a loved one? This resource should help you and your family members identify whether or not you should be concerned about an important person in your life. Please refer to the article below, and never hesitate to call us with questions: 866.771.0861

Would you like to learn more? Click to download the printable PDF "I Think My Loved One Has An Eating Disorder."

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