Eating Disorder Team
The Eating Disorder Team includes health, counseling, and nutrition professionals. A team treatment approach has been proven to be the most successful treatment for eating disorder patients. Pepperdine University remains on the cutting edge of outpatient treatment programs. The Student Health Center works with counseling and nutrition services to develop a treatment plan tailored to the individual patient's needs.
Students interested in learning more about this program may contact the Student Health Center at 310.506.4316, option 3, or the Counseling Center at 310.506.4210.
Eating disorders are characterized as abnormal eating behaviors and are usually diagnosed in adolescence or early adulthood. Eating disorders are usually intended to be self-protective but they end up being self-destructive. The treatment for eating disorders includes individual and/or group psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, and medical treatment. If you believe you have an eating disorder it is important to realize that you are not alone. It is estimated that 10% of the population has some form of an eating disorder and even more suffer from disordered eating. Most people with eating disorders have tried unsuccessfully to control it on their own. If you are battling with an "old" eating disorder or new problems with your eating, counselors and dietitians are available. A qualified staff member is available to help you with your problems. All information is confidential.