Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Lovingkindness: A Tool for Cultivating Connection, Compassion, and Happiness

Darby McBride, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP Individual and Group Therapist My best mornings before coming to work include some type of meditation. This is a time when I can center myself before the start of a busy day. Do I make time for it every day? No. Sometimes I don’t get up early enough to … Read More

What is Recovery?

Lindsey Herzog MSW, LCSW Assistant Clinical Director/Therapist Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Despite this, many people are anxious and resistant to getting help and/or to coming in to treatment for their eating disorder. The treatment and recovery process is long and difficult for most. During this time, many people … Read More

Fear Foods

Tara DeWitt MS, RDN, LD Dietitian If you eat fat, you will become fat. If you eat fried food, you will not only become fat, but will also develop acne. If you eat red meat or eggs, you will develop high cholesterol and die from a heart attack. Although these statements sound unreasonable to most, … Read More

Moving Toward Recovery

Caroline Leibman, MA, NCC, BC-DMT, SEP Individual Therapist; Dance & Movement, Expressive & Psychodrama Group Therapist Movement is our first language. Before we had access to language we spoke with our bodies. We used gesture, posture and sound to communicate our wants and needs. If you have been around an infant or toddler lately you … Read More

Mindfulness

Beth Shoyer, PhD Clinical Director at McCallum Place Columbia Eating disorders are a way of turning away from what is, from the stresses and distresses of life. But what we resist persists and this turning away can take us down a dark, dangerous, and lonely road. Mindfulness neither pushes away nor grabs onto, but allows … Read More

Choosing to Thrive

Stephanie Bagby-Stone MD Medical Director at McCallum Place Columbia Making the decision to go to eating disorder treatment is sometimes very difficult when you are in college. Especially when you are an excellent student with career goals and worry about what might happen if you take time away from school. That choice can be challenging, … Read More

Treating Trauma and Eating Disorders with DBT and Exposure Therapies

Kathryn J. Brewer, PhD, LCPC, CCTP, Clinical Director at McCallum Place Kansas I began my career over 15 years ago working with adult survivors of trauma. Throughout my career, I have gained interest and experience working with many co-occurring symptoms and diagnoses, including eating disorders. It is common for patients with trauma and eating disorders … Read More

Bulimia Nervosa and Differences Between Genders

Shannon Gartland, NCC, LPC Bulimia nervosa affects 1-1.5% of females and there is a 10:1 ratio of females to males suffering from the disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Some research has been done to determine how risk factors for bulimia nervosa differ between men and women. Even as early as elementary school, differences begin to … Read More