Specializing in Emotional, Nutritional & Body Wellness
Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative (EDTC) offers comprehensive outpatient psychotherapy and nutrition counseling services to women and men, adults, adolescents and children through a network of affiliated independent licensed professionals. We have offices in Jericho, Hauppauge (Suffolk County) and New York City, NY. Working together we specialize in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, disordered eating, exercise obsession and body image dissatisfaction. We develop compassionate and eclectic individualized programs that simultaneously address emotional, behavioral and physiological needs. Since many eating disorder sufferers also struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive symptoms and post-traumatic stress, our programs are multifaceted and focus on these issues as well. EDTC provides evaluations and consultations to sufferers and families to help determine the necessary level of care and appropriate treatment protocols. Individual and group therapy as well as several family based therapy programs* are utilized in accordance with the needs of the individual. In an atmosphere of acceptance we promote growth and change.
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD, is the Founder/Executive Director of the Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative/F.E.E.D. IOP (Family and Friends Eating Events and Direction) Programs.
The Director of Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative, Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD oversees all individualized treatment of the nutritionists and therapists. The Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative/FEED philosophy emphasizes the uniqueness of each individual’s recovery. We coordinate services among our affiliated network of licensed psychotherapists and nutritionists who are experts in treating eating disorders and experienced in other mental health issues. *Every aspect of treatment is a collaborative effort between team members whose primary goal is to meet the needs of the patient while promoting wellness and fostering recovery.
*Services provided through a network of independent licensed professionals.
Do You Have an Eating Disorder?
Early Warning Signs
If your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or actions with regard to your food, weight, exercise or body image interfere with the quality of life, emotional well being, and/or physical wellness, you may have an eating disorder. Essentially, when your relationship with your weight and body interfere with you being able to be yourself, when your thoughts become obsessive and debilitating, it may be time to seek professional help.
A self-starvation and excessive weight loss due to an intense fear of fatness and an unrelenting pursuit of thinness.
A secretive cycle of binge eating followed by some form of self-inducing purging, including overexercising.
Binge Eating Disorder
A destructive cycle of impulsive gorging, grazing, bingeing and/or continuous eating, not in response to physical hunger. It is accompanied by a sense of lack of control and often guilt with shame. Eating is driven by emotions rather than hunger and is used as a way of coping and soothing ones self.
Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
Can include a combination of the signs and symptoms of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder that ultimately takes up a disproportionate space in your head while stealing time and aliveness from your life.
ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)
Dis-interest or distain in eating food in general, or specific groups of food. (ex: only consuming white food).Usually related to the sensory characteristics of food or concern about consequences of eating. Usually an extension of anxiety disorders, the autism spectrum, OCD and ADHD.
An unhealthy fixation on eating healthy or “pure” food. The is disorder is typically characterized by an extreme obsession with avoiding foods perceived to be harmful or wholesome.