Eating disorders, such as binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia nervosa are not only physically, emotionally, and financially draining but can also prove fatal. They also cause great grief to family members and friends that witness their loved ones in dire need of help but don’t know what to do or who to turn to. Fortunately, Dr. Somaia is a licensed, post-doctoral psychologist who has been trained to handle eating disorders quickly and effectively, while avoiding relapses. Below, are just some of the eating disorder services that she provides in New Haven, Guilford and Hamden:
Anorexia and Bulimia
Dr. Somaia will identity and diagnose the eating disorder that ails you or your loved one and provide the most effective treatment to eliminate anorexia or bulimia nervosa based on the unique needs and triggers that caused the development of the eating disorder in the first place. For instance, some people develop eating disorders due to stress or depression, and use binge eating or starvation as a coping mechanism. That is, the eating disorder serves as a failsafe and is used as a means to ignore the real problem at hand, such as a breakup or the death of a loved one.
Dr. Somaia will help you identify and overcome the catalyst that led to your eating disorder and then provide a tailored diet and exercise regimen-as well as motivational counseling that will help you attain a healthy weight according to your height, age, and gender, and maintain it for life.