1. Therapy is a cooperative venture to help you understand your situation and gain skills necessary for recovery.
2. Therapy occurs in a variety of settings depending on the severity of your illness: in-patient, non-residential day treatment, intensive outpatient, and weekly outpatient
3. Many different kinds of therapists will work with you through out your recovery; A typical treatment team includes medical doctors, psychologists, social workers, dietitians (nutritionists), art and movement therapists.
4. There are many different styles of therapy, and you have the right to ask your therapist to explain their approach.
5. There are a variety of therapy formats, such as individual, family, and group.
6. Therapy offers a structured setting in which you can safely and comfortably let yourself grow and change in productive, non-eating-disordered ways.
8. Therapy isn't designed to frighten or overwhelm you, although at times it may seem so.
9. To be most effective, therapy requires a foundation of trust between you and your helpers.
10. Therapy is a process that unfolds: you won't be faced with everything at once and it won't bowl you over
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