Support Program for Parents

Become equipped and empowered to support your child through eating disorder recovery

So…your child is diagnosed with an eating disorder…now what?

When your child is diagnosed with an eating disorder it can feel like your world has fallen apart. Guilt, fear, worry and confusion can overwhelm you. Finding treatment, handling meal-time outbursts and wrapping your head around a whole new way of thinking about food and body is challenging to say the least. Your life becomes filled with countless therapy and doctor visits and the constant fear about your child’s health is oppressive.

Does that sound familiar?

Imagine you don’t feel isolated anymore. Imagine having the support of other families in the exact same situation. Imagine not having to wait for your child’s 1:1 appointments to ask a question of a dietitian or therapist. Imagine having a place to address your frustrations and fears.

That’s exactly what you get in the Parents’ of Eating Disorders Support Program.

Whether your child was just diagnosed or has been in treatment for years, connecting with other parents in the same situation and having a reliable place to ask questions can make all the difference.

Hi, I’m Julia.

I’m a Registered Dietitian and owner of Werth Your While Nutrition, a group practice serving children, teens and adults with disordered eating.

As a teenager I battled bulimia for six years and my parents longed to know how to help me. I tried all forms of treatment and eventually recovered, but my parents never found other families to connect with and never felt confident in how best to support my recovery.

When I started work as a dietitian I learned that their story was not unique. Nearly all my client’s parents felt alone and unsure of how to help their child.

This program was born out of a desire to provide support to the entire family wherever they are in their eating disorder journey. It’s the program I wish my parents had all those years ago.

What the program includes…

Support Group and Live Q&A Sessions

Join other program members for a session each week with dietitians, therapists and treatment center professionals. Work through your frustrations and fears as well as strategize ways to best support your child.

Step-by-Step Resources to help you help your child

Month 1:

  • Discussing behavioral concerns without outbursts
  • Separating the Eating Disorder from your child
  • Choosing the right level of care for your child
  • Transitioning between levels of care

Month 2:

  • Working with insurance companies to pay for treatment
  • Preparing for doctor’s visits
  • Implementing family-based treatment
  • Understanding common triggers in our language

Month 3:

  • Working with a meal plan
  • Handling meal-time outbursts
  • Learning to leave behind weight-based goals
  • Breaking up with providers (when necessary)

Month 4:

  • Supporting a minor versus an adult child
  • Leaving diets behind, for you and your child!
  • Working through relapses
  • Maintaining motivation for you and your child

Part of the reason I like this group is because I’ve realized I am far from alone.

Current support group participant (we keep names confidential)

Upcoming Group

The second cohort of the parent support program is launching August 1! Join the waitlist for early access to sign ups, special offers and a discount on the program when enrollment opens.

Ready to get the support you need?

If you still have questions or would like to discuss the program further book an introductory call here.