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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Personal Stories – Laura

For many people suffering from binge eating disorder (BED), it can feel isolating, like there is no one to talk to and that no one that truly understands what you are going through. It can also feel like there is no way out and like you will never get to a happy and peaceful place. We’re here to tell you that it is possible to break through and make a positive change. Below is a story of one of our patients and her journey.

Note: names and images are for illustrative purposes.

Laura began binge eating in her late teens as a way to cope with her sibling’s ongoing angry outbursts. She reported that her dad inadvertently taught her to binge. The two of them went through a drive-through for a meal together after a stressful event and then went home to eat dinner with the rest of the family. Three decades later, she had lost and regained 100 lbs. several times. She was binging twice a day and felt out of control with food.

Laura joined the DBT for Binge Eating Disorder program at Choices Psychotherapy and after one month of participating in group and individual therapy her weight stopped going up and after 7 months Laura no longer binged at all. Laura has expressed that she never thought she would find “peace and contentment” and feel competent in so many areas of her life. Her relationships with her spouse and kids have improved as she has learned to identify feelings, express her opinions and ask for what she needs. Now, when Laura’s sibling create extended family drama, Laura reports that she can observe from a distance rather than getting caught up in it. Laura is thrilled!

Learn more about our Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder Program here.

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Choice is the foundation for a change. Choice speaks to the reality that there is not one right answer for all.  At Choices Psychotherapy, we are committed to empowering clients and their families to identify options while assisting in creating a personal roadmap toward health and recovery.