At BALANCE eating disorder treatment center, we are aware that eating disorders do not discriminate.

Men are certainly no exception.

Understanding the common and dangerous misconception that eating disorders only affect women and adolescents, our team is dedicated to helping break the stigma and barriers male often face in getting help while struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, disordered eating and body image concerns.

We are proud to be one of the only treatment centers that provide a range of treatment options for men in the New York City area including:

Did you know?

  • As many men as women want to change their weight (Andersen, 2000).

  • Men engage in eating-disordered behaviors (including binge eating, purging, laxative abuse, and fasting for weight loss) nearly as often as women (Mond, 2013).

  • Media objectification and sexualization of males is just as rampant as for females (Cohn, 2013).

  • Among the eating disorder diagnoses, binge eating disorder (BED) has the highest ratio of males to females.  Males make up about 40% of individuals with BED.

what is an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group. National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. 

Learn More About The Signs and Symptoms of:



If you believe you are struggling with an eating disorder, know you are not alone. Although there is not one specific test or quiz that can provide a yes or no answer, it is important to reflect upon your attitudes and beliefs surrounding weight, body image and food.

Please see our assessment here that may help identify that there are behaviors and attitudes worth seeking help for.


Treatment Options

we strongly believe everyone deserves recovery. That is why At BALANCE, males are able to participate in all available levels of care.

Learn more about our range of programs and services below. If you would like to connect with our Admissions team please fill out the form on this page or click here to contact us today.



This group is for men struggling with emotional & binge eating behaviors and body image concerns. It provides a space to examine ones relationships with body, food, and self.

individual nutrition

Whether you are challenged with an eating disorder or looking for nutrition counseling, we can help you.

Monthly free recovery group

A free Saturday support group that provides an opportunity to those contemplating some form of treatment.

day treatment

The Eating Disorder Day Program is a full-time program for adults 18 years and older struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, disordered eating or body image concerns.

intensive outpatient treatment

The BALANCE Intensive Outpatient Program offers a highly customized, structured evening eating disorder program.

saturday program

Our Saturday programs offer unique weekend support allowing the continuation of school and work while in recovery.