Compulsive Overeating is a severe eating disorder characterized by a disordered relationship with nourishment where large amounts of food are consumed in a short period with accompanying emotions of disgust, shame, and loss of control. Feelings of guilt and a need for isolation during meal times are highly prevalent in people with Compulsive Overeating symptoms. Compulsive Overeating often occurs at times of stress, anger, or depression and can be used as a way to cope with challenging emotions.
Our treatment seeks to unveil the client’s environmental, contextual, and psychological underpinnings of Compulsive Overeating. We facilitate our clients’ healing process by helping diminish the shame and guilt surrounding Compulsive Overeating. Additionally, we guide them toward destigmatizing the isolative nature of the disorder by encouraging community and relationship repair.