Beginning later this year Griffin Counseling Services, L.L.C. will begin offering mental health and wellness services. We hope to increase our ability to serve adults, teens and families, as well as to begin offering more group treatment. We will continue to update this site and are hoping to have anew site up and running (as well as being more committed to updating this one) in the coming months.
A recent journal article performed a meta-analysis of recent Binge Eating Disorder research and found that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) given via a professional and certain medications have been shown to be effective treatment in the battle with Binge Eating Disorder. A meta-analysis is taking the results of many studies and finding common themes that support, in this case, Binge Eating Disorder treatments.
I am a huge proponent of CBT, as I have seen its effectiveness in my own practice. The Binge Eating Disorder program at Walden Behavioral Care has been a leader in bringing these therapies to those suffering from Binge Eating Disorder in the form of an Intensive Outpatient Program specifically designed around CBT strategies and principles. As a clinician at Walden I have seen people improve using CBT with a clinician and continue to use CBT as a primary modality in my own private practice.
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I was sad to learn last Thursday night that legendary musician Prince had died. I spent the next few days pondering life and death and how someone who I never knew had such an impact on my life. I was lucky enough to have seen him in concert in 2004 (I think that was the year) and he was spectacular.
Mindfulness teaches us that death is a part of life. We feel sad, we mourn in our own way and we continue to remain present with whatever arises in our lives. I stayed in the present moment by honoring the memory of Prince in small ways that felt right to me, playing guitar, wearing purple, posting a Facebook status and playing his songs. These small acts helped ease the pain of loss and helped me to remain in the present and not be overwhelmed by emotion and sadness. In truth, I was still overwhelmed at times, and this is the nature of our human and mortal self and is also healing.
Thanks Prince, for everything.
As an added bonus for Eating Disorder Awareness Week I am putting up the top five recovery songs as recommended by past patients. Enjoy and prosper!
Just a reminder that it is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This week is highlighted by continued efforts to break down stigma about eating disorders and offer resources to those who suffer with eating disorders and those who want to help people with eating disorders.
One of the most important things individuals can do to make this happen is to talk about it. Bring up conversations about body image in the media with others. Make a point of not commenting on somebody's appearance when you first meet up with them. This applies whether someone looks "fab" or "tough". Take genuine interest in what is going on with people rather than discussing body type or dieting which pervade our culture. And if you know someone struggling with and eating disorder or suspect that they may have one let them know you are concerned and want help them in any way possible. Together we can help wipe out stigma and get people the help they need.
For more information about eating disorders or EDAW check out www.nationaleatingdisorders.org the NEDA website,