How to Choose and Eating Disorder Interventionist
Is someone you care about struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or another eating disorder? It’s hard to know what to do or how to help someone with this sensitive issue. You may be afraid of offending them. You may feel helpless and not know what to do. Perhaps you’ve already tried talking to this person and they denied they have a problem but you are still very concerned. Eating disorder interventionists can help.
If you do not know how to contact an interventionist, call an eating disorder treatment center for help or referral. These facilities usually work with reputable interventionists and they can help get you started. Many treatment centers offer assistance with intervention. Call the intake number on the center’s website and ask about their services. If they do not offer intervention services, the will be able to refer you to an eating disorder interventionist in your area.
You can also search for interventionists online. Be sure to choose someone that specializes in eating disorders. Many interventionists work with people who struggle with substance abuse. But the methods of intervention for eating disorders differ greatly from those for eating disorders.
Whether you choose to speak to your friend or loved one on your own, whether you get help from a treatment center or you find an independent interventionist, do not delay in reaching out. Eating disorders can be severe and sometime deadly. The earlier your loved one gets help, the better there chances of recovery.