Eating Disorders are complex mental illnesses that impact physiological health and emotional wellbeing. At Exhale Therapy, Alyssa Durbin uses her experience treating eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings to address Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Purging Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder.
In treatment, evidence-based treatment approaches such as Enhanced- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy are used to address body image disturbances and disordered eating habits (i,e., restriction, chewing and spitting, purging and binge eating). Treatment will be personalized to the needs of the client considering their previous treatment experiences and the severity of their symptoms. Common interventions used in sessions will include exposures (e.g., clothing, food, mirror), meal planning, behaviour chains and food records.
Alyssa Durbin follows a health at every size model and collaborates with local dietitians and eating disorder prevention campaigns. She also attends international conferences and training opportunities to keep up with the most effective interventions to treat these complex disorders.
If you are in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and struggling with an eating disorder, please call to schedule an appointment or book a free 15-minute consult with Alyssa to learn more!