Find an Eating Disorder Therapist

Dr Sarah Ravin: How to Find an Eating Disorder Therapist


 

In this episode I talk to Florida-based eating disorder specialist Dr Sarah Ravin about the importance of finding a therapist who uses evidence-based treatments for treating eating disorders.

About Dr. Ravin

Dr Ravin specializes in treating children, teenagers, and young adults for eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and other non-specified eating disorders. Dr Ravin also treats these populations for other psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression. She offers individual therapy as well as Family-Based Therapy (FBT) which is also known as The Maudsley Method.

Dr Ravin believes that parents are a sufferers greatest chance in recovery and works with parents to help their child reach a full recovery. She believes that a solid support system is crucial to the recovery process from an eating disorder.

In this podcast on how to find an eating disorder therapist, we discuss:

  • What is evidence- based treatment?
  • Why is evidence-based treatment is important for eating disorder therapy?
  • Why some therapists do not use evidence-based treatment.
  • Why non-evidence based treatment approaches can be harmful.
  • Questions to ask a treatment provider before you commit.
  • The importance of treating the most dangerous aspects of an eating disorder aggressively.
  • The problems associated with non-evidence based methods in both the long and short term. 

You can find out more about Dr. Sarah Ravin via her webiste: http://www.drsarahravin.com

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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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