Referrals and resources for free and low-cost eating disorders recovery and support services in and around New York City.
Eat-40 is a screening measure to help determine if you have an eating disorder that needs medical attention. All answers are confidential. This DOES NOT replace a diagnosis or professional opinion but can be used as a first step to seeking help.
What is an eating disorder?
“Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological and possibly life-threatening eating disorder defined by an extremely low body weight . . . extreme and needless weight loss, illogical fear of weight gain, and distorted perception of self-image and body.”
“Bulimia Nervosa is a psychological and severe life-threatening eating disorder described by the ingestion of an abnormally large amount of food in short time period, followed by an attempt to avoid gaining weight by purging [or compensating for] what was consumed.”
“Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is commonly known by compulsive overeating or consuming abnormal amounts of food while feeling unable to stop and at loss of control.”
National Eating Disorders Association – Helpline: 800.931.2237
The NEDA Helpline is available Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 9AM to 5PM ET. Contact the Helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the information and support you are looking for. Reach out today! Find nearby treatment with the National Eating Disorder Association’s Advanced Search Engine.
The Renfrew Center 1.800.736.3739, 38 E 32nd Street
The Renfrew Center specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and related mental health issues for women. Offers inpatient, outpatient, and day treatments. Takes Aetna, Anthem- Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and United Behavioral Health.
NY-NJ Eating Disorder Therapy 212.750.8130, 16 E 41st Street
NY-NJ Eating Disorder Therapy provides individual and group or family counseling for a variety of mental health issues including eating disorders, depression, and addiction. Takes insurance and offers a sliding scale form of payment.
BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center 212.645.6903, 112 W 27th Street
BALANCE offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders including psychotherapy, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, yoga, art and music therapy, and family support. Offers a sliding scale form of payment.
First Things First For Eating Disorders 213 West 35th. St., Room 806, 8th. Fl
First Things First is a free monthly interactive motivational workshop for those trying to overcome eating disorders. Each workshop is held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30pm.
Columbus Park 646.414.1446, 210 Central Park South
Columbus Park is staffed by eating disorder experts who work with clients of all ages to overcome their disorder and common co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression. Their services include individual, group, and family therapy, nutritional support, and an intensive outpatient program for ages 13 to 17. They accept Aetna and CHP insurance.
Metro Behavioral Health Associates (914) 723-6242 ext. 505, 19 West 34th Street, Suite 1207
MBHA provides Individual and Family Therapy, Weekly Treatment Groups, Nutritional Counseling, Creative Arts Therapies, yoga and meditation, specific psychotherapy for Trauma, Psychiatric Medication Evaluations, Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Treatment, Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation, and Individually Designed Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Brooklyn Counseling Services Group (718) 232 8600
Bay Ridge – 9201 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn Heights – 26 Court Street
Dyker Heights – 7701 13th Avenue
Cypress Hills – 179 Jamaica Avenue
BCS Group provides a variety of counseling services such as individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy, and adolescent psychotherapy. They also offer online e-counseling for convenience. They are open Monday through Thursday 9am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm. You can call, email email@example.com, or click here to schedule an appointment.
Brooklyn Counseling Services Group (718) 232 8600, 2205 Hylan Blvd.
BCS Group provides a variety of counseling services such as individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy, and adolescent psychotherapy. They also offer online e-counseling for convenience. They are open Monday through Thursday 9am to 9pm, Friday 10am to 4pm, and Saturday 9am to 4pm. You can call, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to schedule an appointment.
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