A holistic treatment approach for eating disorders is beneficial because eating disorders are multifaceted illnesses affecting the brain and body. Group therapy is an approach that can be extremely helpful to individuals struggling with eating disorders, alongside other treatment services such as medical management, nutrition counseling, individual therapy, and therapeutic meals. Through the process of sharing eating disorder experiences with a group that can relate, group therapy can foster community building, self-understanding, and healing.
What Exactly is Group Therapy?
Group therapy sessions are run by a licensed professional in a group setting. Groups typically range from 5-10 individuals and take place on a regular basis. During group therapy, a licensed therapist will guide the group through a topic and allow space for the group to share stories and process emotions together.