Our Approach To Accessible Eating Disorder Therapy In Texas
Eating disorders can affect anyone. They don’t discriminate based on region or identity, yet accessible eating disorder therapy is not readily available everywhere. Finding a therapist who specializes in eating disorders can be difficult, even when you live in a big city like Austin.
It proves even more difficult in small towns and rural areas where treatment isn’t as accessible, is limited, or is non-existent. There might also be a lack of awareness around the impact of eating disorders or stigma surrounding mental health issues within smaller communities leading to even more barriers to seeking appropriate treatment. At Autonomy Therapy, we are dedicated to providing eating disorder therapy to clients across the state of Texas which is made possible through online counseling.
Though online counseling has its pros and cons, most importantly, it allows you the opportunity to find a therapist who you really connect with and who is trained to work with eating disorders. General training in the mental health professions often lacks education around eating disorder treatment. Misinformation and a lack of training around eating disorders can be detrimental to the success of therapy and can cause more harm than good. Treatment success relies heavily on the relationship between you and your therapist, so it is important to match with someone who you trust and who understands the complexity of eating disorder treatment.
Virtual therapy has been shown to have similar outcomes to traditional in-person therapy. Common treatment modalities for eating disorders such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and group therapy can be provided successfully virtually. Our skilled therapists are dedicated to providing the same quality of services regardless of whether they are delivered in-person or online.