Educate Yourself About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are very serious mental health conditions with physical ramifications. There are a lot of false narratives spread throughout society.

Eating disorders affect about 30 million Americans at some point in their lives.

Many factors can lead to an eating disorder such as environmental influences, genetic influences, and trauma influences. Dr. Deitz has worked with the National Eating Disorders Association for the past decade and has learned a lot. The biggest thing to take into consideration is that someone suffering from an eating disorder feels safe – physically and emotionally.
Questions to ask a person suffering from an eating disorder are what led up to this behavior? What ties all of this together? Why does this person feel vulnerable?
Once we understand the function, we can start to implement behavior change through dialectical behavior therapy to help make long-lasting changes.

About Dr. Michael Deitz: 

Michael Deitz is a Resident in Counseling at Healthy Minds Therapy, PLLC. Additionally he is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Virginia Commonwealth University, set to graduate in Fall 2020. He graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.

His passions are in adulthood development, interpersonal psychotherapy, and providing emotionally corrective experiences for clients. As a former NCAA Division I student-athlete and coach, he also enjoys focusing research on mental health and athletics. Learn more HERE

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