Founded in 2006, BeginWithin is a behavioral health organization that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders in Red Bank, New Jersey. The boutique facility was created by Donna Gallagher, MS, RD, CEPC and Marnie Fegan, PsyD, who both bring decades of experience to their individualized outpatient care for men and women. The flexible and personalized treatment offerings include individual psychotherapy, individual nutrition therapy, advanced body image and meal training, and various specialized support groups.
Treatment and Staff
Upon intake, each client goes through an initial assessment process to help the staff develop their individualized treatment plan. While the specifics may vary, programs typically include individual therapy up to twice a week, psychiatric consultations one to three times a week and regular group therapy. Individual and multi-family groups are also included as are weekly nutritional consultations. Programs also include grocery store sessions, meal therapy and indirect calorimetry, which is resting metabolic rate testing.
Therapy takes a trauma-informed approach rooted in evidence-based practices such as CBT and DBT. Specialized groups are offered for teens and adult women. The teen group covers a range of topics including coping skills, body image and cultural components of eating disorders. The adult group focuses on binge eating, overeating, night eating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive body bashing. It emphasizes making connections between underlying emotional issues and food.
Led by Gallagher and Fegan, the staff at BeginWithin consists of an MD, several LMFTs, RDs, RNs, psychologists and several additional Master’s and PhD-level counselors.
In addition to specialized outpatient care and groups, the organization provides a bimonthly family support group for family, friends and loved ones. The focus of these sessions is addressing feelings of helplessness, learning to appropriately respond in times of stress or struggle and to differentiate between the loved one and the disorder.
There is also a twice-monthly alumni support group available for those who have completed primary care.
BeginWithin Eating Disorder Center provides comprehensive and individualized treatment for men and women struggling with eating disorders. Treatment consists of evidence-based and trauma-informed therapies designed to suit each client’s needs. Though the cost may vary depending on insurance, BeginWithin is a great options for eating disorder care in New Jersey.
272 Broad St
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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