Conditions We Treat

Eating disorders consist of a disordered relationship with food that can involve both under eating and overeating. Individuals with eating disorders find that at least one aspect of their life is significantly affected in a negative way by their disorder. More often, eating disorders negatively impact many aspects of someone’s life. Eating disorders can occur at any age. If you think you may have an eating disorder or someone you know is concerned you may have an eating disorder we suggest you speak with a physician who can further discuss your symptoms and determine if a referral to our service may be appropriate. 

Currently, we treat individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder and other specified feeding and eating disorders.

Eligibility and exclusion criteria:

  • Eligibility criteria:
    • Individuals 18-years-old or over who live in Ontario, and:
    • have a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card
    • are being followed by a physician 
    • have a diagnosed eating disorder (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or eating disorder not otherwise specified)
    • are prepared to work in a group therapy format
    • are motivated to engage in treatment, as this is a voluntary service 
    • if appropriate, are willing to work towards a healthy stabilization weight
    • if appropriate, are prepared to address addictions or substance use and abstain if choosing to participate in the day treatment service 
  • Exclusion criteria:
    • if your goal is weight loss, rather than weight gain or maintenance
    • Acute suicidality 
    • Active psychosis 
    • Active substance dependency 
    • any groups that involve supported meals cannot support veganism