The Refuge provides a supportive environment for healing that combines compassionate care with the latest in research-backed treatment modalities for binge-eating disorder. We invite you to learn more about binge-eating disorder treatment programming at our center.
Learn more about treatment for binge-eating disorder at The Refuge, A Healing Place
Binge-eating disorder is a complex disease. Individuals who struggle with this disorder engage in the unhealthy behavior of consuming large amounts of food in a single sitting. These binges, followed by feelings of shame about this behavior, can lead to significant physical and emotional harm.
Individuals who struggle with binge-eating disorder typically feel unable to control their food intake, and this loss of control can spill over into other aspects of life. Without professional help, binge-eating disorder will get progressively worse over time, meaning that the health problems associated with this disease will become more severe. If you suffer from binge-eating disorder, your relationship with food and nutrition will become distorted, and you may be unable to regulate your eating habits.
Fortunately, with help from The Refuge, you can regain control of your symptoms and your life. Our programming addresses the underlying, often traumatic, concerns that may lead someone to struggle with binge-eating disorder. With a multifaceted approach, we can help you or a loved one heal in mind, body, and spirit. At our treatment center, you can resume your pursuit of a healthier and happier future.
Why consider receiving treatment for binge-eating disorder at The Refuge
When an individual struggles with binge-eating disorder, they risk significant damage to their health and well-being. Of course, chronic binge-eating can lead to a host of medical problems and physical health impairments. But the impact doesn’t stop there. Binge-eating disorder can cause you to feel ashamed and isolated, and you may soon find yourself struggling with other mental health concerns, like depression or addiction. You may no longer be able to perform to standard at work or at school, and you may find yourself disinterested in participating in activities that you used to enjoy.
If you don’t get professional help for binge-eating disorder, these detriments will continue to take a toll on your life. But with quality support from a treatment center like The Refuge, you can learn the skills you need to gain control of your symptoms, heal from past traumas, and create healthier relationships with your body and with food.
Our treatment center’s philosophy and benefits
At The Refuge, we use an effective three-pronged approach to treatment for binge-eating disorder. This whole-person approach reflects our belief that our clients are more than just the sum of their symptoms, and that each person is worthy of living a healthy, recovered life.
Our compassionate staff creates unique treatment plans that include the latest in science-backed clinical treatment modalities and affirming, experiential supports. We are proud to offer a completely individualized treatment experience to each person who chooses to heal at The Refuge.
Types of binge-eating disorder treatment offered at The Refuge, A Healing Place
The Refuge features a wide range of treatment options for clients who are struggling with binge-eating disorder. When you’re admitted to our residential treatment center, you will undergo a number of assessments in order to make certain our treatment team understands how best to treat you and how to optimally address your struggles with binge-eating disorder. Our medical examination will determine if you are struggling with physical health complications, while our psychiatric evaluation will assist our clinicians in diagnosing any co-occurring disorders that may be present.
Your treatment team will take the results of these assessments and work with you and your loved ones to create a plan of care that will guide you as you begin healing from binge-eating disorder at our treatment center.
Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay at our binge-eating disorder treatment center if it can help ease or alleviate certain symptoms. The type of medication you are prescribed, and the amount of time you continue to receive it, will be based solely on what’s best for you. Your medication usage will be closely monitored by your binge-eating disorder treatment team, and will be modified as needed to ensure you’re receiving the maximum benefit.
Individual therapy is provided at our binge-eating disorder treatment center to address personal issues related to your struggles with this disorder. It also serves to identify links between binge-eating disorder and any co-occurring disorders that you may be suffering from. Our therapists use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which addresses errors or distortions in thinking. CBT can help you replace maladaptive thoughts with healthier ways of evaluating and responding to your environment. Our other clinical specialties include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), accelerated resolution therapy (ART), eating disorder intuitive therapy (EDIT), somatic experiencing, and trauma-informed yoga.
Group therapy is a common type of therapy for individuals who are healing from binge-eating disorder at our treatment center. Among its many benefits, group therapy can help you form productive relationships with others who are receiving care for binge-eating disorder, learn to work together to solve problems, and develop healthy ways of processing difficult emotions. While you are in treatment for binge-eating disorder at The Refuge, you’ll take part in several types of group therapy. For example, process groups discuss issues related to a common theme or co-occurring problems, such as trauma, substance abuse, or suicidal ideation. Our skills-based groups focus on topics like developing new coping strategies, re-entering social situations, avoiding risks for triggering binge-eating disorder relapse, and identifying strategies for dealing with co-occurring conditions.
Family therapy is an important aspect of healing from binge-eating disorder at our treatment center. We understand that your struggles with binge-eating disorder may have impacted your family and friends. We also appreciate the important role that your loved ones can play in the healing process. During family sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss how binge-eating disorder has affected you, your treatment, and the progress you’ve made. Your loved ones will have the chance to discuss ways in which binge-eating disorder has affected their lives as well. They’ll also learn how best to support you during and after your binge-eating disorder treatment.
Nutritional support is provided by registered dietitians who have extensive training in the treatment of binge-eating disorder, and all programming is reviewed by the attending physician. You’ll attend weekly meetings with our dietitians to assess your nutritional improvement. Our intensive culinary program is designed to reshape your relationship with food, which will evolve and improve throughout your course of treatment.
Our binge-eating disorder treatment center also offers a variety of experiential methods designed to complement traditional therapies. These therapeutic methods may include the following:
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Adventure therapy
- Art therapy
- Somatic experiencing
- Body work
- Equine therapy
- Breath work
- A.A. and N.A.
Continuing care and levels of treatment for binge-eating disorder at The Refuge, A Healing Place
The discharge planning process begins very early in your time at our residential treatment center. We place great importance on documenting your successes during your time in our care, and preparing you to build upon that progress after you have completed treatment for binge-eating disorder.
When your stay with us nears its conclusion, you’ll receive a detailed plan to guide the post-treatment phases of your recovery from binge-eating disorder. Depending upon your needs, your discharge plan may include a referral to a step-down program or traditional outpatient therapy, connections with community-based services, and information about all other relevant sources of support. In addition, we offer one year of aftercare support via biweekly calls, assistance in finding therapists and support groups, and connections to The Refuge’s robust alumni network.
From the day you arrive on our campus until long after you have returned home, our goal is to ensure that you have access to the help you need to overcome your symptoms and truly recover from binge-eating disorder.