Eating Disorder Treatment Centers and Therapists

Finding the right therapist is crucial in recovery since you cannot recover on your own or just by having friends and family help you, especially if they have no training in Eating Disorders therapy. A therapist should be professional but casual enough that you or someone you know that has an eating disorder can feel comfortable in their prescence. It usually helps if the therapist has had a past experience with an eating disorder, so they understand more and don't merely regurgitate whatever they have been fed about EDs from textbooks.

Therapists can also be expensive but there are many that work on a sliding scale basis. That means they charge based on your income and also take into consideration whether or not you have insurance that will cover eating disorders therapy. Another lower-cost method of obtaining help is by going to group therapy.

Note: At this point in time, I am only listing Eating Disorder Organizations. I cannot list individual states and providence treatment centers, as there are so many.

  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
    6728 Old McLean Village Drive
    McLean, VA 22101
    (703) 556-9222

  • ANAB Quebec
    114 Donegani Boulevard
    Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 2V4
    (514) 630-0907

  • Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED)

  • Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa Foundation of Victoria
    1513 High Street
    Glen Iris Vic 3146 AUSTRALIA
    (03) 9885 0318

  • Asociacion civil de Lucha contra Desordenes Alimentarios (en español)
    +54 627 22580/24290/24291 Int 211
    Sector Desórdenes Alimentarios
    5600 - San Rafael (Mendoza)
    República Argentina

  • The Body Image Coalition of Peel, Ontario, Canada
    Mary Turfryer, Peel Health
    180B Sandalwood Parkway E., Suite 200
    Brampton, Ontario, CANADA L6Z 4N1
    (905) 791-7800 ext.7694

  • British Columbia Eating Disorders Association
    841 Fairfield Road
    Victoria BC Canada
    (250) 383-2755

  • Bulimia Anorexia Self Help Inc.
    6125 Clayton Avenue
    Suite 215
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    (314) 567-4080 OR (314)567-4040

  • The Center, Inc.
    (888) 771-5166
    The Center Inc.
    PO Box 700
    547 Dayton
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    The process of treatment planning includes identifying your main concerns and issues to be worked on, treatment goals and estimated length of time it will take to move through these issues toward resolution. Your counselor will be sensitive in working at your pace while still challenging you to new ways of thinking, feeling and living.

  • Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia
    (212) 595-3449
    1 West 91st Street
    New York, , NY 10024

  • Christy Henrich Foundation
    P.O. Box 414287
    Kansas City, MO 64141-4287
    (816) 395-2611
    The Christy Henrich Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the battle against eating disorders. It was founded in memory of Christy Henrich, an elite gymnast who lost her battle with anorexia on July 26, 1994.

  • Eating Disorders Association (UK)
    First Floor, Wensum House
    103 Prince of Wales Road
    Norfolk, UK
    01603 621 414
    Offers understanding and support to sufferers and their families involved with the problems of Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa.

  • Eating Disorders Association Resource Center
    The Eating Disorders Association is based in Queensland, Australia. It is an organization of people concerned about the growing prevalence and seriousness of eating disorders in our society.

  • Eating Disorders Association Northern Ireland
    Bryson House,
    38 Ormeau Road,
    Belfast 7
    Tel 080 232 234914

  • Eating Disorders Association of WA (Western Australia)
    Unit 13A, Wellington Fair, 4 Lord Street, Perth
    TELEPHONE: 9221 0488
    FAX: 9221 0499

  • Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action
    (202) 543-3842
    Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action
    609 10th St NE, Suite #1
    Washington, D.C. 20002
    The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action is a cooperative of professional and advocacy-based organizations committed to federal advocacy on behalf of people with eating disorders, their families, and professionals working with these populations...

  • Eating Disorders Council of Long Island
    82-14 262nd Street
    Floral Park, NY 11004
    (718) 962-2778

  • Family Resources for Education on Eating Disorders (FREED)
    9611 Page Avenue (Web)
    Bethesda, MD 20814-1737
    (301) 493-4568
    A parent-founded, non-profit, organization committed to educating our community about the serious nature and growing prevalence of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder; providing information about how to recognize and treat eating disorders; and providing resources for support for persons suffering from an eating disorder and for their families and friends.

  • Harvard Eating Disorders Center ((HEDC)
    356 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02118

  • Healing Connections, Inc.
    1461A First Ave., Suite 303
    New York, NY 10021
    (212) 585-3450

  • Healthy Within
    4510 Executive Dr. Suite 102
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Healthy Within is a unique day treatment and outpatient program for eating disorders. Our program provides treatment for adolescent males, adolescent females, adult males and adult females suffering from eating disorders. Our multi-disciplinary team assures that treatment is comprehensive and thorough. Individualized treatment plans, combined with small group therapy, provide a supportive environment where people can practice new behaviors and learn new ways to relate to themselves and others.
    (212) 585-3450

  • HUGS International Inc.
    Linda Omichinski, RD

  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
    123 NW 13th St. #206
    Boca Raton, FL 33432-1618
    (800) 800-8126
    fax (407) 338-9913

  • The Marino Therapy Centre
    42 Malahide Road
    Clontarf Dublin 3
    Phone: +353 1 8333126

  • Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association
    1162 Beacon Street
    Brookline, Massachusetts 02146
    (617) 738-6312

  • Massachusetts Eating Disorders Association, Inc. ((MEDA)
    92 Pearl Street
    Newton, MA 02158
    (617) 558-1881

  • Mercy Center For Eating Disorders
    Baltimore, Maryland
    (410) 332-9800

  • Monte Nido Treatment Center
    A residential treatment facility for women for anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive exercise. Our residential program is designed to meet the individual needs of clients and their families in a way that gives them a higher level of responsibility and "teaches" them how to recovery. To come to Monte Nido you don't have to to be ready to give up your eating disorder. We are here to show you how and help you decide.

  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa And Associated Disorders (ANAD)
    P.O. Box 7
    Highland Park, IL 60035

  • National Institute of Mental Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7C-02
    Rockville, MD 20857
    (800) 421-4211

  • National Eating Disorder Information Center
    200 Elizabeth Street
    College Wing, First Floor Room 211
    Canada, M5G 2C4
    (416) 340-4156

  • The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)
    CW 1-211, 200 Elizabeth Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    (212) 585-3450

  • National Eating Disorders Association
    603 Stewart Street suite 803
    Seattle, WA 98101-1264

  • National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP)

  • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Inc. (NAAFA)
    P.O. Box 188620
    Sacramento, CA 95818
    (800) 442-1214

  • Promoting Legislation & Education About Self-Esteem, Inc. (PLEASE)
    91 S Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06107
    (860) 521-2515

  • Quanah Mercredi Society for Eating Disorders
    Ponoka, Alberta
    (403) 783-8737

  • Rader Programs
    "Most treatment programs utilize a reward and punishment system. We do not utilize such systems because they are ineffective. Individuals with eating disorders have spent enough time punishing themselves already. Rader Programs' approach is centered on the individual. All aspects of the individual's life are explored and addressed in a supportive environment. We do not concentrate solely on the symptoms of the eating disorder or focus on dieting. Instead individual, family, and group counseling, as well as nutritional guidance, exercise training, and educational sessions are all combined to create the path toward recovery."
    Call Rader or visit their web page from the link above for more information on treatment! :)

  • Support And Assistance For Binge-Related Eating And Associated Disorders (SABRE)
    726 Eglin Pkwy NE, #A6
    Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. 32547
    (888) 705-6683 #3016

  • This is a good place to go to find eating disorders treatment centers darn near every where.

  • WINS
    We Insist on Natural Shapes
    PO Box 19938
    Sacramento, CA 95819

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Staff, H. (2008, December 13). Eating Disorder Treatment Centers and Therapists, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 15 from

Last Updated: January 14, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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