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

Men are certainly no exception.

A recent Harvard University study indicates that 25% of people with eating disorders are male.

BALANCE eating disorder treatment center located in the heart of New York City has responded to their needs with the creation of a group dedicated exclusively to the treatment of men with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder as well as disordered eating. 

This group is designed for men struggling with emotional & binge eating behaviors and body image concerns. The group provides a safe and supportive space for men to examine their relationships with body, food, self, and society. The group also focuses on self-esteem, relationship issues & sexuality, nutrition, healthy exercising, communication, and coping skills.  

OUR MEN'S GROUP PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:

  • 1 hour & 15 minute Group

  • Offers individualized care in a small, intimate group setting at our NYC center

  • Led by licensed psychotherapist, Jacob Pine, LCSW

  • Meets Wednesday's from 6:15 - 7:30 PM

Our Admissions team would be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding our Men's Group. Fill out the form on this page to contact us today.

 

 

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:

ANOREXIA, BULIMIA, BINGE EATING DISORDER, ORTHOREXIA & OSFED.


WHEN IS IT TIME TO SEEK HELP?

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.

 

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

 

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.

saturday program

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

 

intensive outpatient treatment

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