Which one is the right fit for you?
Whether you are struggling with an Eating Disorder or disordered eating, it’s easy to wonder what the next step is…is it therapy or is it coaching? This article explains the differences between therapy and coaching for these issues to help determine which one is the best fit for you.
Disordered eating falls on a spectrum. All of us struggle to eat in a way that is nourishing to our bodies and minds from time-to-time. Research suggests that up to 50% of the population demonstrate problematic or disordered relationships with food, body, and exercise. Rates of clinical Eating Disorders are much lower, however, estimated to account for 1% to 3% of the general population. Disordered eating happens when our eating habits interfere with our health, our goals, or our ability to form relationships and feel good in our own skin. Eating Disorders have distinct features that occur on a consistent basis in an extreme manner (you can check out NEDA.com for more information). When a person struggles with disordered eating, coaching can help the person to rewire their brains, focus on goals, and create better eating habits. When a person struggles with an Eating Disorder, therapy can help the client work on the root causes, address the relational dynamics, and process what is needed for them to gain new skills and develop an identity outside of the disorder.