Eating disorder support on campus

Dr. William Pinney, coordinator of training and staff psychologist specializing in eating disorders at the GW Counseling Center, said the Center offers a three-pronged support system for those suffering from eating disorders:

– ongoing, short-term private counseling sessions (10-session limit)

– group counseling sessions

– personal development program in which patients can access the counseling center’s extensive self-help resources

Pinney encourages anyone who thinks they may have a problem to come in for a free initial meeting with a therapist. Additional sessions cost $35 each, but the price is adjusted based on financial need. Insurance often covers the cost. If an insurance policy requires a specific provider, or if more than short-term therapy is needed, the counseling center has an extensive referral service, Pinney said.

For more information about the Counseling Center, call 994-5300.

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