Eating Disorders Program

An eating disorder is a complex mental health illness that requires an interdisciplinary team approach to support clients and their families on the road to recovery. The Lakeridge Health Eating Disorders program is a hospital based outpatient program located in the community. We specialize in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for youth and adults. Our interdisciplinary treatment team consists of Social Workers, Psychologists, Dietitians, a Psychometrist, a Recreation Therapist and a Nurse Practitioner, who work collaboratively in providing evidence based care. We offer individual, family and group therapy, caregiver support and nutritional counselling, based on best practice approaches for the treatment of eating disorders.

All referrals receive a telephone screening followed by a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment to better understand clients' current difficulties and treatment needs. Based on the assessment, treatment recommendations are discussed with our clients and families, and an individualized treatment plan is developed. Treatment is focused on establishing and maintaining good physical and mental health.

Possible services include:

  • Physical health monitoring;
  • Nutrition education;
  • Individual therapy;
  • Group psycho-education and psychotherapy;
  • Family and Caregivers  support;
  • Recreation therapy.

Referrals

Referrals must be made by a physician or primary healthcare provider who is willing to provide medical follow-up and management.

Referral form

Contact

905-576-8711 ext. 4622

Directions

850 King St. West
Oshawa, ON L1J 2L5

The Eating Disorders Program is located on the northwest corner of Thornton Road and King Street in the Johnny's Restaurant plaza.

More Information

Websites:

  • Kelty Mental Health -

http://www.keltyeatingdisorders.ca

  • NEDIC -

http://www.nedic.ca

  • Eat Right Ontario -

http://www.eatrightontario.ca

  • Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating disorders -

http://www.ocoped.ca/

Videos:

  • Understanding eating Disorders in Adolescence

http://www.canped.ca/

  • Ted Talk -

https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_aamodt_why_dieting_doesn_t_usually_work?language=en

  • Dove Self Esteem Fund -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iYhCn0jf46U

Books:

  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle - by Michelle May MD, 2009
  • Food to Eat: Guided, hopeful & trusted recipes for eating disorder recovery - by Lori Lieberman & Cate Sangster, 2012
  • Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family - by Ellyn Satter, 2008
  • The Body Image Workbook - by Thomas Cash, 2008
    • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder - by Locke & Le Grange, 2005
    • Skills-Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder - by Treasure, Smith, and Crane,  2007
    • A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders. Spotting the Stealth Bomber and Other Symbolic Approaches - by Boachie & Jasper, 2011