Based out of Tarzana, California, Change My Eating is a modest behavioral health facility that provides individualized programs helping men and women formally address their eating disorders in a structured setting. The organization was founded by Jenny Arussi, an RDN with years of experience treating disordered eating and working with the Cedars-Sinai Center for Weight Loss.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning a program, all clients go through an initial intake and assessment program to help staff members determine their needs. From there, each participant gets an individualized care plan which can include individual and group therapy with evidence-based treatment practices that vary by practitioner. Clients also go through nutritional counseling and mindfulness-based eating groups, which help change the emotional reactions attached to eating certain foods.
Other topics covered include stress management, emotional processing and healthy body image. Though 12-step participation is not required, those interested can get referrals to groups as necessary. As the organization is focused primarily on eating disorders, dual diagnosis support is not available.
The staff at Change My Eating consists of MDs, psychologists, RDNs and RDs.
Program packages are available in different varieties with some focusing exclusively on group therapy and others including all methods. Other services include body composition analyses wherein the staff members use state-of-the-art technology to help clients determine their exact body composition for use in dietary and exercise planning. Those who finish a primary care regimen can also work with clinicians to develop stepped down aftercare plans.
In all, Change My Eating is a well-rounded program for clients dealing with any and all food-related issues. Treatment includes evidence-based modalities as well as discussion groups centered on the emotional aspects of eating. All participants get help to design more healthy lifestyles to reinforce their recovery. For those in the area seeking an affordable and flexible approach to eating disorder recovery, Change My Eating may be worth considering.
Change My Eating
18425 Burbank Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
Change My Eating Cost: $235 – $425 per month (individual two month programs, four to eight sessions per month); $700 (group program, 10 two-hour sessions); varies by individual program. Reach Change My Eating by phone at (310) 384-5542 or by email at [email protected]. Find Change My Eating on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and Instagram
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