We understand that recovery looks different for everyone and there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to eating disorders. By teaming up with The Balanced Practice, you can be confident that we will provide an personalized approach that is inclusive, non-judgmental and supportive so you can feel seen and empowered through your care.
Your family physician
Your Support System (parents/caregivers/partners)
Your team will include:
Group-based therapy is supportive for clients recovering from eating disorders. It provides a safe space to connect with others and learn recovery skills. Our group sessions, led by qualified psychotherapists, use an integrative therapeutic approach which includes:
-Cognitive behavioural therapy
-Dialectical behavioural therapy
-Compassion Focused Therapy
-Nutrition Education and Exposure
We hear you. Meal time can be a very challenging part of recovery. Which is why we will provide you support during these hard times. Every week, a registered dietitian will be leading a group meal support call to help you get through challenging meals.
Eating disorders impact not only the person but the family and loved ones. We help parents, caregivers and support persons through the recovery process to empower them to support their loved ones. These sessions will be a mix of education/workshop and Q&A .
The evidence is clear that an interdisciplinary approach is required to support someone through full recovery. The Balanced Practice offers an interdisciplinary approach all in one place. Coordination of care is done with ease so your care is never compromised.
When you are choosing recovery, you are choosing YOU. You are choosing to live, happily and freely. We are so excited and honoured to be part of that journey with you.
We know that it may seem extremely daunting and scary to begin recovery. Your eating disorder is possibly yelling at you to close this page right now. It is possibly telling you that you won't be able to do this work. We are here with you.
Recovery is possible and together we will beat your eating disorder.
We believe in a comprehensive approach that includes your doctor, a therapist and a registered dietitian to truly give you all the tools and support you need to fully recover (& avoid future relapse).
You can expect to:
have a support team who truly understands and cares for you.
work with our team for a few months. This is not a quick fix, we are here to support you to fully.
be empowered in your own care. We will listen to you and individualize everything for you.
Please note that this program is currently private-pay.
Unfortunately, this is not covered by OHIP at this time. We do encourage anyone who is interested in having their treatment included in their provincial health insurance program to contact your Ministry of Health and/or your Member of Provincial Parliament
We have the knowledge and experience to fully support folx in their eating disorder recovery.
Our evidence based program combines the expertise of an interdisciplinary team to provide the highest quality of support.
Our approach is weight inclusive, sexuality & gender affirming, trauma-informed and anti diet culture.
The program is a minimum of 4 months, however the treatment plan will be personalized for you. We see that most clients need some level of treatment for an average of 6-9 months. Our goal is to support you through full recovery and prevent any future relapse. Recovery takes time, but it is worth it!
Within this program, you will have one individual session/week (with RD or RP), 1 group session/week and 1 meal support session/week. As recovery progresses, appointment frequency may vary.
Note: Everyone’s journey to recovery is different. Your treatment team will find a model that best suits your needs and supports you through recovery.
Weight loss is never prescribed in eating disorder recovery. Therefore, all of our services are weight neutral which means that we do not use weight as a measure of success. Although weight restoration is sometimes the goal, we focus on a person's state over their weight.
As a registered dietitians and psychotherapists all information, personal and medical, shared with us will be kept confidential unless you consent to sharing information with 3rd party health professionals (such as your doctor).
We do not require a diagnosis to receive help. Unfortunately in our current health care system, there are many barriers to getting a diagnosis and whether are not you have been diagnosed, your experience is valid and we are here to support. You do not need to wait to get help.
Within the program, we support teens (13 years +). When working with teens, we use a family based approach to get parents or caregivers involved. If your child is younger ( 5-12 years old) the program may not be appropriate for them. Instead, we would offer one on one counselling with parents. Click here for services
We do not directly take insurance. However, many insurance companies cover dietetic services as well as psychotherapy. Please speak to your insurance company to find out more about this.