Eating Disorder Therapy

Heartfelt and compassionate eating disorder therapy in Fort Lauderdale.

Imagine feeling free from thinking about food and weight 24/7. What would your life be like? If you’re sick and tired of dieting and obsessing about your weight, eating disorder therapy can help. If you know that you have an unhealthy relationship with food, don’t put therapy off another second. Because you deserve peace and self-love.

Dr. Long is an eating disorder specialist and received expert training during her clinical experience in university counseling centers and at The Renfrew Center—a comprehensive residential eating disorders program located in Coconut Creek, Florida. At The Renfrew Center, she began as a post-doctoral resident then was invited to join senior staff as a supervisor and manager.

She’s developed patient programming and trained numerous clinicians and student interns. Dr. Long is dedicated to eating disorder awareness and has spoken at several training seminars and advocacy events within the community. Since 2008, Dr. Long has provided individual, couples, family and group therapies for adolescents and adults with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders within her private practice.


Individual Therapy

Are you exhausted from the secret war with your body and food? Salvage your physical health and be free of obsession with thinness and disordered eating patterns. Individual therapy is the foundation of eating disorder recovery and typically occurs weekly for 45-50 minutes. The frequency of sessions can be adjusted to meet individual needs.

Meal Time Support

Eating disorder therapy isn’t just for the confines of an office. Often, therapy will integrate real-time practice with meals in order to effectively rehearse intuitive eating and mindfulness. Live in a restaurant setting, clients are provided support while taught skills for coping. Dr. Long was a food critic in the past and uses this experience to teach clients how to increase curiosity of food.

Support System

Healing from an eating disorder often necessitates the support and encouragement from loved ones. Couples therapy and family therapy is encouraged. Other supportive individuals are welcome to engage in the treatment process as well.

Real Life Exposure

Supportive exposure to real-life stressors is a helpful adjunct to recovery. Learn how to select groceries or manage anxiety while at the shopping mall. I am dedicated to assisting patients with tolerating and adapting to the stressors that exist in a natural environment.

Intuitive Eating Philosophy

Living in a society which bombards us with mixed messages about how we should relate to food, it’s not a surprise that nutrition has become tangled with emotions. Thinness is equated to emotional well-being and success. Extreme exercise and diet regimens are glorified as a quick fix. Behaviors that may begin as an effort to achieve control, quickly may have evolved to extreme, out-of-control behaviors.

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating negatively impact our mood, self-esteem and ability to function. Disordered eating patterns not only wreak havoc on our medical health but they distance our goals, values and ability to be our authentic selves.

In my treatment approach, I utilize the principles of intuitive eating. These ideals emphasize an adaptive relationship between food, mind, and body. Much of the therapeutic work will emphasize making peace with food and normalizing eating patterns. Learn to recognize and distinguish the difference between physical and emotional feelings while simultaneously unveiling the core issues fueling disordered eating. Many women and men DO recover from eating disorders and I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
– Carl Rogers