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How a Treatment Center Is Different Than a Life Coach

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, nearly 24 million Americans currently suffer from an eating disorder. This number encompasses a variety of people of all backgrounds.

Treatment looks different for everyone, with some people turning to treatment centers while others still prefer the help of a life coach. Whatever your specific situation may be, if you are in need of help crafting a solid plan for your overall health, look no further.

We're here to explore the differences between a treatment center and a life coach and what each can offer to those on their journey toward full health.

Treatment Center Basics

From inpatient care to outpatient centers, a variety of treatment centers exist to treat a number of disorders. Because of this wide variety, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for those who need some help and guidance.

Treatment centers can include many programs for patients, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, alternative medicine treatments, group therapy, and inpatient care. Overall, treatment centers are more all-encompassing and can be quite intensive as they focus on healing past habits in order to build a healthy future.

The one commonality these all include? Whatever the treatment modality used, they all exist to help get patients back on track and toward recovery.

Life Coach Basics

An alternative method for those seeking help can be in the form of a life coach. Life coaches provide positive guidance and support for both short term and long term tools on the road to recovery. They lay out healing avenues dependent on the personal goal in question.

A life coach works specifically on a one-on-one basis to craft a clear path for achieving specific goals. They help individuals achieve sustained growth in the following areas:

  • Finances

  • Personal relationships

  • Mental health

  • Physical health

  • Employment

A life coach will help you narrow down your objectives for healing, craft a plan to deal with triggering situations, and help you effectively implement such tools.

What Is an ED Therapist?

When seeking out help, these different avenues of treatment might seem confusing or overwhelming to comb through. For example, for those looking specifically for eating disorder help, an ED treatment center might be the right fit for someone. Alternatively, a certified nutritionist might be better for others. It simply comes down to the individual.

An eating disorder therapist provides specialized treatment for specific disorders such as bulimia, binge-eating, or anorexia. These licensed professionals hold a different function than a coach. They help patients through recovery in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Help With Health

If you need help with an eating disorder, don't be afraid to reach out. Conquering life's challenges alone is a difficult road to journey down. If you're struggling, RecoverED Now is here to help.

You don't have to go through it alone. My life coaching offers a gentle approach toward recovery. Book a free 15-minute discovery call with me today to see how we can help you reach those short-term or long-term recovery goals.

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