Take the First Step Towards a Positive Change
At CCEBT, we believe in providing treatments that research shows us will be most beneficial to our patients. Family Based Treatment (FBT) is recommended as the first line treatment approach for all children and adolescents with eating disorders. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective in addressing many disorders. All of our clinicians are highly trained in delivering these treatment modalities, and we are committed to ongoing education and training. We collaborate regularly with our patient’s outside providers and educational support staff. We believe family and friends can play an integral role in treatment.
Due to COVID-19 CCEBT is conducting all therapy sessions via a secure telemedicine portal. We are able to assess new clients utilizing this system. Please contact us at 312-600-3936 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an intake appointment.
Eating Disorders Treatment
Eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder are life threatening illnesses that require comprehensive medical and psychological care. Learn more about specific treatments we offer here.
Anxiety and Related Disorders Treatment
Anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and phobias require specialized psychological care. Learn more about treatments we offer here.
Skills to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder
This group will involve classroom-style instruction for parents and their teenager to learn skills to support their teenager’s recovery from an eating disorder.
This group will meet from 7:00-8:30pm on Wednesdays for 8 weeks.
Weeks 1-3: Parents Only
Weeks 4-8: Parents and Teenagers
The goal of the SSLOED group is twofold:
- To empower caregivers to take an active role in their loved one’s recovery from an eating disorder (ED).
- To provide skills training to caregivers and teenagers to reduce reliance on unhelpful behaviors and increase the use of more effective behaviors to reduce suffering.
During the first 3 group meetings caregivers will learn new skills to use when supporting their loved one to interrupt ED behaviors such as restriction, binging, and purging. Caregivers will learn and practice skills such as emotion processing and behavior coaching to be more effective when challenged by a loved one’s eating disorder. Caregivers will also learn strategies to work with their partner to present a united front to the eating disorder.
Teenagers will join their parents for group meetings starting the 4th week. Teenagers and their caregivers will receive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills during weeks 4-8. Caregivers will learn these DBT skills along with their teenager in order to structure the environment to motivate, reinforce, and individualize appropriate use of the skills. The following skills will be learned and developed by both parents and teenagers:
- Mindfulness skills increase self-awareness and attentional control while reducing suffering and increasing pleasure.
- Distress tolerance skills reduce impulsivity and accept reality as it is.
- Emotion regulation skills increase positive emotions and reduce negative emotions.
- Interpersonal effectiveness is used to improve and maintain family and peer relationships and build self-respect.
- Walking the Middle Path includes methods for reducing family conflict by teaching validation, behavior change principles and dialectical thinking and acting.
Please contact Emily Grenesko-Stevens, LMFT at email@example.com or 312-600-3936 for more information about this group.