Eating Disorders Program
Eating, mood, and anxiety disorders can be treated effectively. We offer expert, specialized help in your process of recovery.
The Eating Disorders Program (EDP) at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders has been in existence since 2002 and is directed by Dr. Heather Thompson-Brenner and Dr. Elizabeth Pratt.
The founding mission of the EDP is threefold: to provide affordable, empirically supported treatments for patients; to offer training in these treatments to psychotherapists; and to conduct research to identify the most successful practices for the treatment of eating disorders.
Is this program right for me?
A combination of factors can make women and men vulnerable to eating and weight-related disorders. The symptoms of eating disorders can be chronic, distressing, and sometimes life threatening. Accepting help can be difficult, but treatment is available.
Taking that initial step and turning over a new leaf, starts by building awareness of the characteristics of these disorders and how they may apply to you, a friend or family member.
Anyone suffering with a combination of eating and body image symptoms is encouraged to seek evaluation and treatment. Feel free to contact us by calling our main desk at (617) 353-9610, or by emailing Bonnie Brown, our nurse administrator.
Motivational Eating Disorders Intervention
Do you or does someone you know diet excessively, worry about shape and weight, or seem underweight?
Novel motivational intervention available for individuals with eating disorders. Treatment is provided at no cost for those interested and eligible. Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders is enrolling participants (ages 18+) in a federally funded research study at the Eating Disorders Program. The study investigates a new text-message based intervention for eating problems. We are located in Kenmore Square at 648 Beacon Street. For more information, call 617-353-9610.