Support Groups

The Support Group is one of our best tools in Recovery. By definition, “Support” is an essential component and the Support Group offers several ways of healing. 

In this day and age of social distancing, many of us are not getting the support we need. Now more than ever, we need to be there for one another even if we are not physically together. The stressors of the current times pose unique challenges to individuals recovering from eating disorders. There are many wonderful virtual groups that can help you get the support you need from others who are also walking the path of recovery.

Groups offer hope, impart information, and can be an invaluable source of feedback. Joining a group is a choice to be open to building relationships in the world- to practice expressing ourselves to others and to learn their experience of us in a safe setting.                          

Although groups are not a substitute for individual psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and medical treatment- they are an affordable addition that can save time and money. Groups are also used as a first step and as the final stage in the full recovery process.

Most groups are ongoing and at any given time, there are new ones being formed. If a group looks interesting, but is still “In Development”, please contact the leader, sign up, and be patient as they gather members for a start date.

 

UPCOMING GROUPS

August 5, 2020- Recovered Living Support Space For Family and Friends of People in Recovery 

Wednesday 6 pm 

https://www.recoveredliving.com/family-friends/

August 6, 2020-  Alsana Assured Support Group and Q&A

Thursday 12 pm 

This group is for anyone who has been considering eating disorder treatment options, but has questions or concerns about safety, travel, or schedule flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing them from taking the first steps.

https://www.alsana.com/calendar/alsana-assured-support-group/?utm_campaign=Alsana%20Assured&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92405176&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--9-OM3cgcIfRXaBX4nJWP8nPZ3oHxslcvXK0prNrWV2m--gMt1UEc3sxsGIN-2Pl0iopPix-qBiEnXRqy3_tACzMKepA&utm_content=92405176&utm_source=hs_email

Monday

Eating Disorder Virtual On-Line Support Group 

Open to the community for individuals needing eating disorder support

5pm-6pm

To join the meeting please visit: https://centerfordiscovery.zoom.us/j/847562752

meeting ID: 847 562 752

Questions: Discoveryconnect@CenterForDiscovery.com

Tuesday

Recovery Sisters - Workshop for Women Recovering from Eating Disorders

7:00pm-8:30pm $50/session

2660 Townsgate Blvd, Westlake Village - Led by Sarah Nicholson, LMFT 

Contact Sarah for intake - 805-551-9165  or StopWeighingStartLiving@gmail.com

 

Keystone Treatment Center

Mental Health and Coping

Tuesday’s at 8p PST

Email info@keystonetc.com for group links

 

Wednesday

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Online Support Group

7pm-8pm PST

To join the group visit: https://centerfordiscovery.zoom.us/j/9764479755

Meeting ID: 976 447 9755

or email Aaron.Flores@CenterForDiscovery.com for instructions

 

ANAD Support Group / Studio City / Valley Village Support Group
 
Exclusively for friends and loved ones
 
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1 pm – 2 pm PST
 
Studio City, CA / 818-388-2355
 
Contact Alli@TherapyHelps.Us before attending your first meeting

 

The Renfrew Center - online group 

Wednesday, 7-8pm - Virtual Therapy Group

Participants must be located in California.

For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment,

please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).

 

Keystone Treatment

ED and Disordered Eating (HAES and intuitive eating)

Wednesday’s at 8p PST

Email info@keystonetc.com for group link

 

Center for Discovery- Loved One's Online Support Group  

Online group for parents, siblings, partners, anyone in client’s support network Wednesday, 5-6 pm PST Schedule: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

Register https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

Thursday

Center for Discovery

Support in Recovery Eating Disorder Group

Thursdays, 1-2 pm Register here: https://centerfordiscovery.com/groups/

Other Groups

Recovered Living

Support Space for family and friends of people with eating disorders Online group First week of each month- dates vary Check schedule and reserve spot on

https://www.recoveredliving.com/family-friends/?fbclid=IwAR1tMVsrwcvWXgyFroV8C2NeJxf45Nb-b6C8H qy_q5P-YshRP--IO5mKu6k

Overeaters Anonymous
Find a meeting in the San Fernando Valley
oasfvalley.org
Overeaters Anonymous Program of Recovery
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. If you want to stop your compulsive overeating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.

Here’s a schedule of meetings throughout the San Fernando Valley 

Find a meeting in other valleys, and the city of L.A.:

https://www.oalaig.org/our-intergroup/meeting-list/

or

Smart Recovery
An Alternative to 12-step Programs
Find a meeting in SF Valley or L.A.:
https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/

For Patients

Disordered Eating can be tricky to recognize and frustrating to deal with. VFED is here for the Valleys to enlighten, to inspire, and to connect you with the services you need. Find help.

For Providers

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