Trauma, abuse, abandonment, and neglect place an individual at risk for the development of an eating disorder, including:
Marian McGavran, LCSW, BACS,CEDS
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Our treatment team has developed an eating disorder program based on years of experience in the field of eating disorders, as well as trauma therapy and compulsive behaviors. The client’s need for safety, personal empowerment, and control are respected and acknowledged while clients learn to tolerate emotions without the use of symptoms.
If you or someone you know has three or more of the following symptoms, a professional assessment for a mental health treatment program is highly recommended:
The eating disorders track focuses on uncovering and understanding the unique meaning and function of the symptoms for each individual while developing skills for symptom containment and relapse prevention.
The program also addresses co-existing addictions and compulsive disorders when recommended by the treatment team. Our program helps clients explore and understand their eating problems and compulsive behaviors in the context of unresolved trauma while providing a safe and supportive healing environment.
The individual is guided and supported, through an individualized treatment plan, to develop a relationship with food, themselves, and others. Patients address underlying conflicts and emotions and are supported in developing the ability to make and sustain healthy life choices and commitments.
For more information about the specialized programs at River Oaks Hospital, call 800-366-1740. Staff will be happy to assist with questions and tours of the campus.
Admissions to The Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital are scheduled to ensure our patients receive the best care possible within the scope of services we provide. If you would like to begin the admission process, please see our referral information and access our referral form.