What to expect
Eating disorders are treatable and individuals can recover. However, treatment can be a process depending on the length of struggle prior to treatment. A large factor in recovery is making positive changes in one's life. Counseling can support those positive changes.
Resources at CAPS
- CAPS offers Eating Disorder Evaluations to determine the best next steps (e.g., CAPS bi-weekly therapy; community weekly therapy, intensive outpatient therapy). Due to the clinical demand at Counseling & Psychological Services during the fall and spring semesters, students typically can expect to meet with their counselor every other week after the initial few sessions. If long-term and/or weekly therapy is determined as necessary by the clinician and/or is desired by the student, the counselor will work with the student to determine the best next step.
- Referrals for group therapy in the community.
- Referral to the University Health Center for medication management and/or a medical eating disorder evaluation with a medical provider.