Some people don’t like certain foods. Some people are allergic to things. Some people just prefer one texture of food to another, but that’s just a preference–they can eat anything. But that’s not you.
What we call ARFID, or Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, is not at all the same as simply being a picky eater. Some people with ARFID have trouble eating because of physical characteristics such as texture, smell, and appearance. Some people going through ARFID have trouble eating based on past negative experiences like choking or vomiting.
You might not even think of yourself as having an eating disorder because people suffering with ARFID aren’t avoiding food so they can look a certain way, or so they can keep their weight at a certain level.
individuals in the United States alone will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
individuals with an eating disorder is male.
of individuals with eating disorders need a higher level of care in order to recover from their eating disorder.
Our personalized approach to ARFID ensures you receive first-rate treatment at the level of care that’s right for you. We understand that recovery is a journey and that each individual has unique needs. We try to make sure our patients have access to evidence-based therapies, clinical excellence and compassionate care. Our team works together to create an individualized treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you on the road to recovery.
We’ll build your care plan around best practices and proven therapies delivered with expertise, understanding, and compassion. We offer inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and virtual programs for children, adolescents and adults.