The Behavioral Weight Loss program is a cognitive-behavioral based approach to long term weight control. This program is appropriate for clients that have a history of dieting, over-eating and/or binge eating and have tried other approaches to weight loss but have not been able to sustain the weight loss over time.
The focus of the treatment is to challenge the underlying rules and assumptions that perpetuate the dieting (calorie restriction and overeating) cycle that leads to cumulative weight gain over time. Clients work to shift their focus from a "lose weight so I can be happy" mentality to a "starting living life and lose weight" mentality in order to improve their quality of life and broaden their focus.
Clients are taught to identify the thoughts, emotions, behaviors and tendencies that lead to overeating and replace them with more neutral or positive habits. The treatment uses a harm reduction and compassionate approach to life change. Clients have the option of completing the program in a group or individual approach.
Therapists offer a 30-minute consultation at no charge for clients that are interested in this program.
Peak performance results from a healthy mind and body. Peak 3 services are dedicated to the unique aspects of an athlete including metal preparation, recovery from injury, and disordered eating/eating disorders.
Athletes can often face increased pressures aside from everyday stressors. Peak 3 encourages athletes to perform at the top of their physical and mental abilities through a healthy and sustainable manner. Peak 3 Wellness includes professional, collegiate, and high school levels of athletic competition.
Group therapy can provide an effective approach to the treatment and recovery of eating disorders. PIW regularly offers groups in the following areas:
Behavioral Weight Loss
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been proven effective for the treatment of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. CBT is a short-term, present focused therapy that targets the disordered and distorted thoughts and behaviors of clients. The therapist is focused on solving the most pressing current problems of the client.
The CBT therapist works in a collaborative way with their clients to help them set treatment goals and agendas for each session. The therapy works to challenge dysfunctional thoughts that lead to unwanted habits and/or behaviors and seeks to improve the overall quality of life for the individual.
A typical course of therapy is 16-20 sessions over a six to nine-month period of time.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy focused on emotion awareness, acceptance, and regulation to help individuals find balance and improve their quality of life. Many individuals are biologically predisposed from birth to experience more intense and longer lasting emotions. Others have endured significant emotional invalidation from trauma, or even from well-intended loved ones who unknowingly shame one's emotional experiences. Both can result in a vicious cycle of emotion dysregulation, alternating between avoiding emotions and being overwhelmed by them.
In the absence of alternatives, individuals are often left to cope with this intensity through self-destructive behaviors, such as self-injury, binge eating, purging, substance use, or other impulsive behaviors.
DBT provides both specific, change-oriented strategies and acceptance-based approaches to help individuals stop engaging in these behaviors, allowing the freedom to build a worthwhile life.
Family Based Treatment (FBT) is an evidence-based therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from eating disorders. FBT is the treatment of choice for adolescents with anorexia nervosa and can offer families an effective, outpatient alternative to higher levels of care.
FBT provides a specific, structured approach focused on eating disorder recovery much different than standard family therapy. In FBT, parents are at the forefront of establishing safety and stability through weight restoration and/or eliminating eating disordered behaviors to return their child to health.
The FBT therapist acts as an educator, coach, and support for parents, helping parents take effective, loving action to save their child.
Once established, the FBT therapist, parents, and child work together to gradually return age-appropriate independence back to the child so they can relearn to take care of their own health and well-being.
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