Eating Disorders Treatment Team

Eating Disorder Treatment Team

Eating disorders are treatable and most individuals do recover. However, recovery can be a process which takes months or years. A large factor in recovery is your motivation to make positive changes in your life.

UNL’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) seeks to foster the emotional and physical well-being of students. In keeping with this ideal, CAPS staff realizes the need for prevention, support and education around the topics of weight, body image, disordered eating, food preoccupation, exercise obsession, and eating disorders.

Because eating disorders involve physical, dietary, psychological, and exercise issues, UNL has a multidisciplinary team to help individuals struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. This team consists of psychologists, counselors, a registered dietitian, psychiatric providers, medical providers, and an exercise specialist. All members of the eating disorders treatment team have specialized experience and training in eating disorders.

Your first contact may be with any member of the team and in seeking assistance, a student may utilize the services of one or all members of the team. Team members will make the appropriate referrals to other professionals on the team as needed.

Services offered by the team include:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Nutrition Counseling

  • Medical Evaluation and Treatment

  • Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Program

  • Consultation with a Psychiatric Provider

  • Support and Therapy Groups