Eating Disorder Treatment




Phone: 212-675-2664

Dr. Andrew Eig

Dr. Andrew Eig

Eating Disorder Treatment through Psychotherapy

Eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binging are growing more prevalent in our culture each year for both men and women. Societal pressure to be thin and achieve an almost impossible body type has contributed to the prevalence of these disorders in our society. Eating disorders (as well as addictions) involve the difficulty of regulating one’s emotions. The preoccupation with food, eating, or body image is used to manage emotions that are difficult to handle. Instead of relying on relationships to feel a sense of connectedness and self-worth, a maladaptive cycle of eating becomes the last resort.

People with eating disorders are usually high achieving, intelligent, and hard working who come from high pressure families where there was much demand to be or appear in a certain way. It has been hard for people with eating disorders to find their authentic selves. They have been having to serve the needs of others for almost their whole lives and do not have a solid sense of who they are or what their purpose is in life. The eating disorder can be a way for people to sure up sense of themselves. In a demanding family, it might have been the only way to cope with intolerable feelings. On the other hand, these ways of eating and coping with emotions can be dangerous and at times even life threatening.

Once the symptoms of the eating disorder lessen, the underlying difficulties are often discovered. Usually, these troubles are not huge dramatic secrets. They are personal struggles that have been vaguely known about one’s whole life but were too afraid to face.

The road to health is often bumpy with setbacks and symptoms that often reappear as progress in therapy is made and underlying anxieties become revealed.
Therefore, healing is a course of imperfect progress, and therapy helps you accept this. Unfortunately, this type of healing happens neither over night nor with the perfect progress that many people with anorexia or bulimia expect of themselves.

A trusting relationship with a therapist in a safe environment can help to bring these difficulties into the light so that they can be addressed and healed.

Contact me today to arrange an initial consultation.

Andrew Eig, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
109 East 19th Street
New York City, New York 10003

Phone: 212-675-2664

Email: andy@andreweig.com

Website: consultation request form


Dr. Andrew Eig

Andrew Eig, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Phone: 212-675-2664

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Office location:
109 East 19th Street
New York, N.Y. 10003
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