Success Stories From People Like You
When you have an eating disorder, you’re not alone. Learn how others like you have learned to manage or overcome binge eating, bulimia, compulsive eating, or anorexia with help from the caring, experienced staff at The Body Image Therapy Center in Central Maryland and Washington D.C. We know how to get you started on the road to recovery, so you can begin to accept your body and restore a healthy relationship with food.
We hope you’ll take inspiration from others like you, who have faced their fears, their addictions and/or their disordered perception of food to get better – with help and support from our compassionate staff. A few of their stories follow.
Andrew and his team at TBITC helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I was suffering with my eating disorder, bulimia nervosa and I felt like I was near the end. It was through intensive therapy that I received in our sessions that I began to learn how to love and care for myself and understand and process the events in my life that led me to that moment. I continue to use these lessons they’ve taught me everyday in my recovery and I will be forever grateful.
As a long-term patient of The Body Image Therapy Center, I can definitively say that without the support of their staff, I would not be here today. Throughout my junior and senior years of high school I battled both bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa, receiving levels of support ranging from intensive outpatient therapy, nutrition counseling, group therapy and individual therapy. Over the two-year period, my therapist and I developed a relationship in which I felt comfortable and safe. She enabled me to find the strength and courage I needed to open a new chapter of my life–one in which ED is no longer welcome. Now an independent college student and college athlete, I am equipped with many tools to handle the challenges of the real world. The Body Image Therapy Center encouraged me to fight and taught me that with every victory over ED, I am getting stronger!
“When our 13 year son was hospitalized due to complications from severe dehydration and weight loss from over exercising and dieting, we didn’t know where to turn. The local in-patient program was completely unsuitable for young teens. Thankfully, a nutritionist at the hospital knew of the Body Image Therapy Center where we found a group that was knowledgeable about the pressures boys face with exercise, sports and body image. Andrew took a lot of time with our son and with us as a family and really helped us through the crisis. It was a perfect alternative for our family, we’re so grateful they were there.”
“We were very pleased with our experience at the Body Image Therapy Center. 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. Thank you again!”
“TBITC really helped me get my life back. I was in a really dark place and they helped me find my way out of it. They helped me realize the causes and roots of my behaviors, as well as how to stop those behaviors and just gain more overall confidence and contentment with myself.”
“I have used the services at The Body Image Therapy Center for the last year for my ADHD and binge eating disorder. My therapist and the counseling groups have been key to my success. Though I sometimes still struggle with binge eating and implementing mindful eating, the tactics and techniques they provided are with me always and contribute to my making the right choices.”
“The Body Therapy Image Center has been a blessing in my life beyond what I could have imagined. I had been in previous therapy as well as inpatient centers prior to reaching out to TBITC, and while they all have helped, Andrew Walen and his team had a special gift in empathizing with my needs and connecting with me in a way I could never have even thought possible. The bond I formed in the therapy helped me to grow as a person, and while they never told me what I wanted to hear, they guided and challenged me to challenge my eating disorder. I have been in recovery for the last couple of years and I owe that recovery to The Body Therapy Image Center for believing in me as well as myself for continuing with the skills that I have learned.”
The Body Image Therapy Center is here to help you and your family. Please give us a call at (240) 722-1014 today or CLICK HERE to contact our Intake Coordinator.