Eating Disorders Program

Eating Disorders 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 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 therapy – Orientation group, Adult binge eating disorder group, etc.
  • Family and Caregivers support


Referrals must be made by a primary healthcare provider (MD/NP) who is willing to provide medical follow-up and management. Clients can self-refer only for the adult binge eating disorder group as long they are followed by their primary healthcare provider for medical monitoring.

Health-care providers and patients can:

  • Call: 905-440-7534 (or toll-free at 1-833-392-7363).

For more information on our Eating Disorders Program, call us at 905-721-4747 ext. 9 or long distance at

Please click here to access PDF referral forms. Please note that PDF referral forms are in the process of being phased out and you are strongly encouraged to use the links in the list above.


Whitby Mall 

1615 Dundas St. E., Lang Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite W214 Whitby, ON L1N 2L1


Community Resources

Kinark Eating Disorder Program: Child and Youth Mental Health - Kinark

Ontario Shores Eating Disorder Program: Accessing Care for Eating Disorders | Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

More Information




  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle by Michelle May MD, 2009
  • Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon
  • 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