If you feel like you failed eating disorder treatment, but know that what actually failed you was a treatment program designed fundamentally for a young, well off, white, able bodied, thin woman, I see you.
I see you if you were told by providers they wouldn’t let you get fat.
I see you if you were diagnosed with atypical anorexia or assumed to have binge eating disorder.
I see you if you couldn’t afford proper treatment.
I see you if you were misgendered during treatment or told you couldn’t possibly have an issue due to your gender.
I see you if treatment staff didn’t understand your cultural food preferences or give you a meal plan that fit your budget.
I see you if treatment programs felt you were too medically and/or psychologically complex to deal with.
You definitely did not fail. Eating disorder treatment has to do better.
Find out how to choose the best eating disorder dietitian. Good eating disorder treatment does exist and you absolutely can get help even if treatment hasn’t worked for you in the past. If you’re in the Long Island area, Christina is an experienced eating disorder registered dietitian nutritionist in the Centerport and Babylon, New York area or virtually. Send Christina an email to learn more about 1:1 nutrition therapy sessions!