As many as 30 million adults and teens in the United States struggle with an eating disorder. At The Transformation Center in the community of Cordova, Tennessee, their therapy team offers comprehensive, holistic care for different types of eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, on an outpatient basis. Learn how talk therapy and other treatments can restore a healthy relationship with food and improve your overall health. Call The Transformation Center location nearest you or request an appointment online today.

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What is an eating disorder?

An eating disorder is an illness that affects your eating behaviors. The team at The Transformation Center is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating a variety of eating disorders, including:


Anorexia describes an eating disorder that causes you to weigh 15% less than a healthy body weight for your height and age due to limiting food intake.


Bulimia involves binge-eating food — often rapidly — before purging the food by throwing up or using a laxative.

Binge-eating disorder

A binge-eating disorder describes a condition where you consume large amounts of food quickly, similar to the binge stage of bulimia. However, those with a binge-eating disorder don’t get rid of the food by purging.

What causes an eating disorder?

An eating disorder can be the result of untreated trauma from your past or traumatic events that are still impacting your life. Often, people turn to food to cope with their emotions and try to control their lives by controlling the type and amounts of food they eat.

Some people develop eating disorders because of societal pressure to look a certain way or weigh a certain amount.

You may also develop an eating disorder due to underlying psychiatric conditions, such as body dysmorphia, a condition where you perceive that your body looks different than it really does.

How is an eating disorder treated?

The Transformation Center offers a nationally accredited intensive outpatient program for adults and adolescents that addresses different types of eating disorders.

The providers offer both daytime and evening programs in a welcoming, comfortable environment. They create a customized therapy plan that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help you recognize your behaviors and make necessary changes.

In addition to individual talk therapy, the team offers group therapy sessions so you can find support among your peers.

Other treatment options for an eating disorder include:

  • Yoga
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Process groups

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that’s available to address past trauma that may be contributing to your eating disorder.

Your provider at The Transformation Center also offers nutritional guidance to help you improve your diet and help you maintain an ideal body weight. The team can work with you on a reasonable exercise plan so you can stay physically active and healthy.

To learn more about the effective eating disorder treatment options available, book an appointment online, or call The Transformation Center office nearest you today.