Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that is specifically designed for treating eating disorders is based on cognitive theory in which the client and therapist collaborate in the process of recovery. Using a variety of creative strategies, the therapist guides the client to become more aware of distorted thinking and behaviors and identify thought patterns and core beliefs that interfere with normal functioning. Working together, they develop new and more constructive ways of thinking and behaving to bring about positive emotional change.
Resistance to change is a common obstacle for many people, particularly, when they are directed to focus on behavioral change of eating disorder symptoms. One of the key aspects of our approach is to assist in cultivating and sustaining motivation for change. CBT at Toledo Center integrates interpersonal and expressive forms of therapy to achieve more lasting results. It is applied in individual, group and family formats individualized for each client.