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    Initial Diagnostic Evaluation and Consultation

    Utilizing evidence-based therapy is important to our team, as these treatments show the most convincing data and evidence that they help individuals improve and overcome their mental health struggles. We recognize that eating disorders are not typically as “black-and-white” as the categories we use to describe them, and many of the patients we see often fall just outside of those categories.

    Due to the unique nature of problematic eating and the individual who struggles with food, body image and weight concerns, our first session consists of an in-depth, 90-120 minute assessment of current and historical eating and activity-related behaviors, co-occurring mental health concerns and history, medical history and family history.

    We will then collaborate on an individualized treatment plan which may consist of collaboration with a dietician, psychiatrist and/or physician. In addition, appropriateness of outpatient treatment will be assessed, and depending on the severity of you or your child’s symptoms, a higher level of care may be recommended.

    In addition to those with eating disorders, we also treat individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety disorders, and pre- and post-bariatric surgery support.

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    Individual Therapy

    Eating Disorders

    Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E)

    Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders helps you by identifying the connections between your thoughts, emotions and behaviors that relate to your eating disorder. You can expect a collaborative approach in CBT, with your therapist providing information and techniques for you to practice in-between sessions. CBT is the first line treatment for eating disorders in adults, and is often used in the treatment of adolescents with binge eating and purging behaviors.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy is used with patients when standard treatments have failed, or when there are several co-occurring problems in which increased structure of therapy and support is needed. You can expect a structured, collaborative style of therapy, as well as practicing mindfulness and learning specific skills and coping techniques for emotional regulation, interpersonal issues, distress tolerance.

    Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)

    Specialist Supportive Clinical Management is a treatment that has shown efficacy for severe and enduring eating disorders. SSCM combines features of clinical management and supportive psychotherapy. SSCM is collaborative and the goals of therapy are led by the client and met with support by the therapist.


    Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

    Cognitive Processing Therapy is one of the strongest recommended PTSD therapies by the American Psychological Association and the National Center for PTSD. CPT is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is generally delivered over 12 sessions, with a range of 8-18 sessions. CPT can be delivered in 3 different ways: Individual CPT, Individual CPT + Account (CPT+A), and Group CPT. All three approaches have been shown to be equally effective. In Individual CPT, patients will identify thoughts and beliefs that have been developed as a result of the traumatic event, and have kept them stuck in guilt and shame. In CPT+A, in addition to the cognitive work, a detailed, written account of the traumatic event is processed.
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    Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)

    Prolonged Exposure Therapy is one of the strongest recommended PTSD therapies by the American Psychological Association and the National Center for PTSD. PE is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that teaches individuals to gradually approach trauma-related memories, feelings and situations. Generally, PE treatment lasts 12 sessions, but can range from 8-15 sessions. Patients will confront memories and situations that they have avoided as a result of their traumatic event.
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    Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing (EMDR)

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing Therapy is recommended by the National Center for PTSD and is conditionally recommended by the American Psychological Association. EMDR is an individual therapy delivered 1-2 times a week for a total of 6-12 sessions. EMDR is focuses directly on the memory, and is intended to change the way the memory is stored in the brain.
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    Chronic Health

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps you by identifying the connections between your thoughts, emotions and behaviors that relate to your health condition. You can expect a collaborative approach in CBT, with your therapist providing information and techniques for you to practice in-between sessions. CBT is the first line psychological treatment for anxiety and depression related to chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis and POTS.

    Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps you by identifying the connections between your thoughts, emotions and behaviors that relate to your mood, anxiety and sleep. You can expect a collaborative approach in CBT, with your therapist providing information and techniques for you to practice in-between sessions. CBT is an evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety disorders. Below is a list of specific CBT protocols that are used for certain disorders.

    • Panic Disorder – Interoceptive Exposure Therapy (IE)
    • Insomnia – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Exposure and Response Prevention
    • Phobias- Exposure Therapy

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a form of individual therapy that integrates behavioral and cognitive techniques and uses acceptance and mindfulness as strategies to help reduce symptoms. The focus of ACT is not to change your thoughts, but rather to be more present with what life brings and use our values as a basis of how to respond and live life. ACT is an evidence-based therapy for many mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety disorders.

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    Family Based Treatment (FBT)

    Family Based Treatment, also referred to as the “Maudsley Approach”, is the first-line treatment for children, adolescents, and some younger adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, OSFED, and ARFID. FBT empowers parents with strategies and guidance to restore their child’s health. In the FBT model, parents are viewed as the best resource for their child’s recovery, and it firmly asserts that families do not cause eating disorders.

    There are three phases of FBT:

    Phase 1: Weight restoration
    Parents are empowered to take charge of meals as they help their child to reestablish regular eating patterns and to disrupt problematic eating disorder behaviors. The therapist provides instruction in how to manage the child at mealtimes.

    Phase 2: A gradual return of control to the adolescent
    Once weight is mostly restored, when eating disorder behaviors are under control and meals are less disruptive, control is gradually transferred back to the adolescent in an age-appropriate manner. This often includes the adolescent having snacks away from their parents.

    Phase 3: Establishing healthy independence
    The focus of treatment shifts to developing a healthy identity when the adolescent is not exhibiting eating disorder behaviors and when they are able to eat with age-appropriate independence.

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    Group Therapy

    DBT for Eating Disorders Skills Group

    Wednesday's from 5:30-7:00pm.

    • DBT Skills Training consists of 24 weekly group sessions focused on four modules- Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Commitment to the entire 24-sessions is required, as the skills build on each other. In this group, you will learn how to apply these DBT skills responding to and coping with eating disorder symptoms and behaviors. We also discuss their application to general emotion dysregulation.
    • This group is targeted to help individuals 18 yrs+ struggling with restriction, binge eating, emotional eating, purging, overexercising, and other impulsive or problematic eating behaviors learn skills to help reduce these behaviors. We also discuss application of the skills to mood, anxiety and other general problematic behaviors and concerns.

    • There are 4 areas of skills training that will be covered:
      • Mindfulness: These skills focus on increasing awareness of the present moment. You will learn how to focus your attention, decrease judgments, and participate in life fully.
      • Distress Tolerance: These skills are effective when patients are in crisis or have strong, intense emotions or urges that they need to tolerate.
      • Emotion Regulation: These skills help patients learn how to identify emotions, how to regulate emotions, reduce vulnerabilities of emotion dysregulation, and learn the function of emotions.
      • Interpersonal Effectiveness: These skills help patients learn how to ask for what they need or want, or how to say no to requests.

    Please contact the office at 614-431-1418 or send an email to for more information and to schedule.

    **COMING FALL 2020**

    Check back to this page for updates on when scheduling for Fall 2020 groups will be open. You may also contact us here to communicate your interest.

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    Couples Therapy

    The Gottman Method is a form of couples therapy and education based on the research of John Gottman and the clinical work of John Gottman and Julie Gottman. You can expect a structured therapy focusing on the development of understanding and instruction of relationship building and problem solving skills to increase positivity and admiration, have needs met, and manage conflict. This type of couples therapy is for all stages of relationships, from education during the early stages of a committed relationship, to those stuck in chronic conflict, coping with infidelity or engaging in other destructive patterns.


    It can be challenging to find therapists who offer evidence-based treatments for eating disorders. Some individuals may find that teletherapy is an option for them. Teletherapy consists of sessions being conducted through a secure and confidential teleconference platform. Teletherapy can be used in a variety of situations including:

    • Living in a rural area where it is difficult to find a therapist
    • Students who are away at college or on break
    • Individuals who need extra support for in vivo challenge

    Some but not all insurances cover teletherapy sessions or may have limitations.

    Currently due to licensing laws, the individual receiving teletherapy from our practice must be physically located within the boundaries of Ohio. If you live within Ohio and would like to learn more or would like to see if this may be an option for you, contact us. If you live out of state, licensing jurisdictions may prevent our ability to help you.

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    Nutrition Services

    Provided by Sonja Stotz RD, LD
    Nutrition with Sonja, LLC

    Phone: 614.568.3173

    • All Sessions Provided By Telehealth
    • Adolescents - Adults

    Sonja specializes in:

    • Overall general health, including nutritional needs as they change throughout the life cycle
    • Special dietary considerations such as vegetarian, vegan, plant-based
    • Eating disorders
    • Women's health
    • GI concerns (irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea, gas/bloating)
    • Allergies/sensitivities
    • Achieving and maintaining goal weight
    • Modified nutrient diets recommended for medical/physical and/or emotional diagnoses
      • Heart Health
      • Diabetes
      • Medication Restrictions
      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Thyroid Imbalances

    Scheduling for nutrition services is not handled through Eating and Behavioral Health.

    If you have questions about nutrition services or want to schedule an appointment, please use the form below or call 614.568.3173

    Please note: information sent via contact form is not secure, therefore exercise caution with any sensitive information. Do not use form for emergencies or highly confidential information.

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    Professional Consultation and Training

    Dr. Altman is available for professional consultation, lectures and trainings on eating disorder diagnosis, assessment and treatment, as well as consultation for family members on how to best support your loved one. Please contact us here to inquire about availability and rates.