Therapy and nutrition sessions really go hand-in-hand when it comes to eating disorder recovery. Together we will work to combat societal norms, get to the messy middle of things, and heal our relationship with food and body through (usually weekly) individual sessions.
Stressed around meal times? Our team provides meal support - in our office kitchen, out in the real world, or virtually - that allows us the unique opportunity to cook together, try challenge foods, or simply sit together at the table. Available as an a la carte service.
As human beings, we thrive with community and having other Individuals with similar lived experiences in our corner. At Restored Purpose Counseling, we offer group support to aid on the road to recovery and getting over the bumps along the way.
Join Susan Portz, RD - a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor - and learn how you can stop dieting for good. Explore why you are thinking about food all of the time and how you can stop obsessing over food and start living your life with the freedom to enjoy all foods with confidence.
You’ve tried lots of different diets and nothing seems to stick
You find yourself thinking about food all of the time
You want to learn how to build a healthy relationship with food and your body
You want to learn simple ways to be healthy without feeling restricted or guilty
Join Dr. Marisa Byles - Clinical Director of Restored Purpose Counseling - for a 7-week series that provides a space for you to connect with others who have a common understanding, share your own experiences and learn from others, and gain support in navigating the unique challenges of recovering from an eating disorder. Whether you are just starting your recovery journey, nearing the end, or somewhere in between, we invite you to join our supportive community. Ages 18+.
What eating disorders do you treat?
We are a very versed group of eating disorders specialists that work closely with all eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, AFRID, orthorexia, and disordered eating. Our team of therapists and dietitians are all equipped to work with you if you are struggling with an eating disorder.
Why is having a therapist and a dietitian important?
Eating disorders impact not only your mind/thoughts but also can be medically and nutritionally impacting. The importance of having a treatment team, helps to ensure your body is getting the proper nourishment and is medically stable which will be discussed with your dietitian and then your therapist will work with you on your emotions and thoughts around your eating disorder and other co-occurring concerns. Your team will communicate with each other to ensure you are getting the best quality of care possible.
Do you take my insurance?
The insurance we accept at this time is United Healthcare which includes UMR, AvMed, Oscar, and Optum as long as the mental health services are billed through United Healthcare. Effective December 1, 2022, we will be able to accept FL Blue. At this time only therapy services are covered by insurance and nutrition sessions are only available for self pay options.
Do you offer in person sessions in my area?
We have in person options available in the Jacksonville area, Winter Park and Lakeland area. We are able to serve all of FL via virtual sessions if you are outside these areas, as well as GA, NJ and MA.
Can group therapy be helpful if I am already attending individual therapy?
Yes, some of the benefits of group therapy are: building a support network, sharing experiences with people who understand what you're going through, multiple perspectives, and a safe space to receive feedback.
I've never been to therapy. What is it like?
You will be paired with a therapist that best matches your needs. The first few sessions can be establishing a therapeutic relationship, identifying and setting goals. Typically weekly therapy sessions are recommended to build a good foundation with your therapist.