Eating Disorders (ED) are some of the most dangerous mental illnesses, as well as being some of the most difficult to treat. Unlike other mental health conditions, individuals with eating disorders often do not see the severity of their problem, or that there is even a problem at all, and are often unwilling to get professional help. Untreated eating disorders also come with a host of physical health problems due to binging, purging, or restricting food intake. It is important when dealing with an eating disorder that a clinical intervention be made as soon as possible before it is too late.
Raul J. Rodriguez, MD has the distinction as being one of the very few board-certified psychiatrists in the Boca Raton area willing and able to treat individuals with primary eating disorders. Behind Dr. Rodriguez is his team of nurses, nutritionists, medical staff, and licensed, masters-level psychotherapists who provide high-level eating disorder treatment at our center in Delray Beach, Florida and our offices in East Boca Raton. Dr. Rodriguez employs a multifaceted treatment approach that addresses all aspects, such as physical health, behavioral therapy, medication, nutrition, and emotional well being, in order to treat such a difficult population.
In Dr. Rodriguez’s eating disorder treatment track, every client begins by receiving a full psychiatric and medical assessment, complete with an individualized treatment plan for their specific condition. Clients are assigned a dedicated therapist who they work with individually to address underlying issues fueling their disordered eating patterns, and to promote healthy body image. Clients also receive daily meal support and weekly nutritional therapy with a licensed dietician, encouraging mindful eating in a safe and nurturing environment. Individuals being treated for an eating disorder may also participate in supportive community outings, to grocery stores, restaurants, and clothing stores in order to practice newly learned coping skills. Our program includes a variety of therapies, such as CBT and DBT, as well as holistic enrichment groups like meditation, yoga, and sensible fitness.
Dr. Rodriguez’s boutique treatment program, with offices in both Boca Raton and Delray Beach, is ideal for patients struggling with eating disorders. As one of the most difficult mental health disorders to treat, our eating disorder patients receive a great deal of one-on-one attention, attention they may not receive in most inpatient programs. Dr. Rodriguez’s eating disorder treatment program is also an excellent option for those completing a residential program for eating disorders, and who are looking for continuing care or aftercare that specifically meets their sensitive needs.
“I feel better overall. I have learned valuable tools to help manage my issues”