eating disorder therapy

Eating Disorders in Hermosa Beach

Finding the right therapist remains an important step to aid your recovery process and overcome your eating disorders. Having the proper support from professional therapists, family, and loved ones will enable you to recover within the shortest possible time.

Dr. Lucy Papillon, PhD, is a certified eating disorder therapist serving clients throughout Hermosa Beach, CA, and surrounding areas. As an experienced therapist, she can treat several kinds of eating disorders, which include:

  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa

When to Seek Assistance

If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, it is important that you visit a reputable practice immediately to receive proper treatment.

  • Severe underweight
  • Mental distress
  • Consumes toxic substances

Stages of Treatment

Dr. Lucy Papillon has several years of experience in providing therapy and treatment solutions for patients experiencing eating disorders. Here are the various stages of treatment.

  • Pre-Contemplative Stage: At this stage, an individual may not realize that he or she has an eating disorder. However, family and loved ones may notice some changes.
  • Contemplation Stage: The person will start to acknowledge that he or she has an eating disorder issue and seek assistance. This stage is when therapists can provide support for the individual.
  • Preparation Stage: An individual seeks change in his or her behavior but doesn’t know the steps. Therapy will focus on self-care, coping skills, and manage the critical thoughts that lead to the issue.
  • Action Stage: This is a crucial stage whereby an individual implements the strategies learned from the therapist.
  • Maintenance: This is when an individual practices new coping and behavioral skills and get to a level where they no longer engage in these behaviors.
  • Termination Stage: The individual stops the formal treatment and ensures that he or she maintains their thought patterns and new behaviors.

Book an Appointment today!

Early treatment of your eating disorder will enable you to recover and have a fantastic lifestyle. Contact or practice today in Hermosa Beach, CA. Dr. Lucy Papillon will be available to speak with you and discuss your treatment options.