Because of its powerful pull, an eating disorder can be difficult to overcome on your own. And as time goes on, an eating disorder eventually dominates your life. You may think about food all the time, spending hours agonizing over what you can eat (or avoid eating altogether), and exercising beyond exhaustion. You may feel guilty, exhausted, anxious, irritable, lonely, and ashamed. You may also have some physical problems, such as irregular heartbeats, dizziness, and menstrual irregularities. You may start each day promising to yourself that “this will be the day” you start recovery to only end the day feeling out of control and frustrated because you couldn’t keep that promise. If you are experiencing any of these problems, it is time for you to get help. (*And if you are in that gray area of “disordered eating” and only some of these problems pertain to you, it is STILL a good time for you to get help before things start to spiral out of control.)
Dr. Bjorkman in Scottsdale, AZ understands that seeking treatment for your eating disorder can be scary, but she wants you to know that you are not alone. In a gentle, non-threatening, therapeutic environment, she can help you work through your eating disorder and further your understanding the purpose it serves in your life. You can develop new problem-solving skills, explore healthy ways to cope with stressful situations, and how to monitor your eating and your moods. You can also learn emotional regulation skills, as well as improve your interpersonal relationships skills. Dr. Bjorkman also works with a treatment team consisting of dieticians, psychiatrists, and primary care physicians who specialize in eating disorders. This provides clients with a more comprehensive treatment plan that encompasses all of their emotional, mental and physical health needs.
Although incredibly challenging, your recovery from an eating disorder is possible and perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Don't suffer with an eating disorder when Dr. Amy Bjorkman may be able to help. Contact today to set up an appointment and learn more about her eating disorder treatment program in Scottsdale, AZ.