Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Enhanced
Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a very personalized form of transdiagnostic psychotherapy. Since the symptoms of eating disorders tend to overlap, this method can be used to treat virtually any eating disorder. CBT-E aims to identify the processes maintaining an individuals eating disorder (ie: body image issues, the need to be “in control”, perfectionism, etc.). Every individual will have their own unique set of processes fueling their eating disorder. By identifying these processes, patients learn to recognize disordered thinking and can work to normalize their eating behaviors. CBT-E treatment generally has four stages spanning over a set length of time.