For Immediate Release:
The Body Image Therapy Center Opens Second Location in Washington D.C.
Now accepting patients in Washington D.C. for Eating Disorders, and related conditions.
The Body Image Therapy Center (TBITC) announces the opening of its new location at 2639 Connecticut Avenue in Washington D.C. TBITC’s first location in Columbia, MD, has been dedicated to treating eating disorders and co-morbid conditions – such as self-harm, anxiety, and depression – since 2008. Staffed by seasoned professionals, many of whom are recovered as well, they understand the struggles of their clientele. The new location now offers this same compassionate service, with experienced staff in the Washington D.C. area.
TBITC’s interdisciplinary team includes masters-level therapists and registered dietitians who provide a comprehensive outpatient treatment program offering individual, family, and group therapy. In addition, TBITC offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) & Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) to help make behavioral, nutritional and psychological changes to reduce symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
Founder Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, and the experienced team at the Body Image Therapy Center combine their personal understanding of these disorders with professional training to deliver a uniquely compassionate and empathetic recovery model. TBITC develops a personalized approach for each client that is based on specific needs. They seek to treat each person as a whole, while including adjunct therapies such as psychodrama, exposure and response prevention, art therapy, mindfulness training, and other experiential modalities.
Considered a major innovation in experiential outpatient treatment for eating disorders, TBITC is the first in the area to utilize a fully equipped classroom kitchen in both locations for clients to explore all manner of anxieties related to meal planning, preparation, cooking and consumption. This treatment is often a highlight for clients in their recovery work.
TBITC is also the only regional program with a separate track for those struggling with Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BED affects three times as many people as anorexia and bulimia combined according to the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), but is often treated as a “lesser” disorder by the treatment community. Walen, a leader in the BED field, understands BED treatment requires a nuanced plan that is often incompatible with clients struggling with anorexia and bulimia. By giving each track their own safe space to explore issues of body image, disordered eating behavior, and root causes, the treatment environment is more nurturing and supportive for the client.
TBITC works with adolescents, teens, men, women, couples, and families to discuss the root cause of the destructive behavior and to find a solution that works and is sustainable. According to one family, TBITC is life-changing therapy; “They helped us get our teenage son through a difficult period giving our son the guidance and direction he needed and providing us with the information and tools to assist in the process. I really can’t express enough how successful the entire experience was for our family.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing an eating disorder or other form of self-harm behavior, visit TBITC at The Body Image Therapy Center or call 1-877-674-2843 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org