Disordered eating assessment and treatment
UHS takes a multidisciplinary team approach to treating eating disorders. Assessments and brief counseling are offered by mental health providers at UHS. Many students who have concerns related to eating and body image could benefit from an Eating Disorder Assessment. This is a two session process to explore all aspects of a student’s behavior, thoughts, and emotions related to past and current eating behaviors and body image to clarify diagnosis and recommend treatment options that are specific to the student’s concern. Care for eating disorders often involves a treatment team consisting of counseling, psychiatry, medical, and nutrition providers. The integrated eating disorder team at UHS collaborates on a regular basis to ensure coordination of care.
If brief therapy is indicated, students may receive up to 10 individual counseling sessions per calendar year at Mental Health Services. For any student in need of more frequent specialized, or longer term counseling may best be served by community-based therapy providers to complement services available through UHS. Care Managers are available to support students in accessing care in the Madison community by identifying resources, insurance coverage, and referral options available to meet students’ needs. There are no session limits for medical, nutrition, psychiatry, group counseling, or care management services.
If you are concerned about your eating behaviors, or those of someone you care about, please visit UHS for support. This can be achieved by contacting the Mental Health Services reception desk (333 East Campus Mall, 7th floor) any time between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday by calling 608-265-5600 (option 2).
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