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Eating Disorder Treatment Track

COVID-19 Response: Due to the current public health crisis, all WELL Clinic services are being provided remotely using either video or telephone treatment. To learn more, please email wellclinic@drexel.edu, or leave your name and phone number at (215) 553-7500, and our staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your help in maintaining the safety of our country!

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The WELL Clinic at Drexel University provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment to individuals of all ages who have eating concerns. Our team of experts is trained in providing treatment to the full range of eating disorders, including: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Night Eating Syndrome, Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder, and other eating concerns. We work with individuals of all ages and genders.

Our goal is to empower you to reach full recovery by offering only the most effective treatment options. Eating disorders are complex illnesses that serve an important function, such as managing emotional distress or creating a sense of control over your life. We believe in providing compassionate and collaborative care on your journey towards healing.

Seeking treatment can be overwhelming and frightening because it often means making behavioral changes to fight against your eating disorder. Our team is trained to identify barriers to recovery and assist you in the battle against your eating disorder. We are confident that our approach, which focuses on building skills, identifying unhealthy patterns, and treating the co-morbid anxiety and mood struggles that often accompany eating disorders, can help you to defeat your eating disorder.

Individual Therapy

The treatment planning process at The WELL Clinic starts with reviewing the most up to date scientific evidence and ends with creating an individual treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Individual therapy involves meeting with one of our therapists for a 60-minute therapy session one or more times per week. At your first appointment, your therapist will fully assess your concerns and recommend treatment options that are best suited to meet your recovery goals. Recovery from an eating disorder is possible!

Individual Treatment Options include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: Learn skills to help adjust how you think and feel about eating, weight, and body image while moving towards recovery and the personal goals that you have for yourself and your future.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders: The strong combination of acceptance and mindfulness-based strategies along with behavior change strategies to make a commitment to recovery. Goals of this treatment format include increasing psychological flexibility, decreasing eating disordered behaviors, and improving your overall quality of life.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Build skills in remaining mindful and calm in difficult situations, tolerating emotional discomfort, improving communication with those around you, building assertiveness, and understanding the emotions that may at times surprise or overwhelm you.
  • Group Therapy for Eating Disorders: Allows group members to seek support from peers who understand your unique challenges as you move towards recovery.

Group Therapy

Recovery can be both challenging and frustrating. Adding group therapy to your treatment can help you meet your recovery goals. You will attend weekly 90-minute sessions with a therapist and 6 other group members who have similar eating concerns. Group members provide support to others when sharing difficulties and problem solving.

Current Group Openings Include:

  • Outpatient Eating Disorder Support Group
    This group meets once per week for 90-minutes and allows you to talk about your recovery difficulties with peers who understand. The group format allows you to ask questions, challenge your thoughts and perceptions, and learn from the experiences of others.
  • Outpatient Group Meal Coaching
    This group meets once per week for 90-minutes and involves a group meal and a support meeting. Group members will eat a meal together and receive in the moment feedback and support from the group leader(s). Afterwards, group members talk about what they noticed during the meal and set goals. This group is a great option for individuals who are struggling to increase the variety of their food intake.

Schedule a Phone Screening

Schedule a free telephone assessment to speak with a member of our team and learn more about how our treatment options can meet your needs.

Schedule a Phone Screening Assessment

Participate in Clinical Research

We conduct state-of-the-art clinical research trials for weight and eating disorders. You may be eligible to receive free treatment.

Find Out If You Are Eligible

Payment

WELL Clinic clients can talk to their clinicians about making electronic payments for services rendered using the link below. If you have discussed this with your provider, please click the ‘Secure Payment’ link to make a secure electronic payment on your account.

Secure Payment

The WELL Clinic
Stratton Hall
3201 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.553.7500
Fax: 267.359.9011
WELLClinic@drexel.edu