Approximately 4% of Americans struggle with Bulimia. Bulimia is characterized by binge episodes in which the individual consumes a large amount of food in a short period of time. You are preoccupied with thoughts of food and battle the desire to binge vs. the desire to be thin. Once an individual binges, they become overwhelmed with an obsession to compensate for the increased calories by purging, exercising excessively, restricting calories, or utilizing laxatives or diuretics. Binge episodes and compensatory behaviors are generally followed by guilt and shame which leads to further restricting before the tension to binge builds again. By addressing body dysmorphia, low self-esteem and the relationship with food, our counselors are very skilled at treating Bulimia.