What We Treat

We have a long history of successfully treating eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and a wide range of co-occurring conditions


Brighten Bay has a proven track record of helping women 18+ overcome their eating disorders and find a fulfilling life of recovery. We offer inpatient, residential, and partial-hospitalization levels of care for women are struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and related issues.

Through our bio-psycho-social-spiritual eating disorder treatment approach and clinical excellence, patients find the strength to confront their problems, gaining the tools and skills necessary to overcome their disorder. Long before they return home, we work them to create an aftercare plan that includes a support team to help them successfully continue their recovery. Based on feedback from patients, families, and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance, and purpose.

Types of Eating Disorders We Treat


The most life-threatening of all psychiatric disorders, anorexia nervosa is a complex problem. While the effects may be most noticeable physically, the disorder is about far more than food and requires a multi-faceted approach from those with experience in treating eating disorders.


Characterized by overeating followed by self-induced vomiting or the use of laxatives and diuretics, bulimia nervosa usually requires professional care to break the addictive binge-purge cycle and address not just the behavior but the underlying causes.

Binge Eating Disorder

Marked by repeatedly consuming large amounts of food as a result of compulsion, not hunger, binge eating disorder may also involve eating faster than usual or eating until uncomfortably full. Its prevalence makes it the most common eating disorder today.

Other Eating Disorders

In addition to the most commonly known conditions, pica, rumination disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) each come with their own symptoms, signs, and characteristics.

The Importance of Addressing Co-occurring Conditions

Eating disorders often occur in tandem with other mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse. An eating disorder may be brought on or exacerbated by trauma, or it may cause depression. Substances like drugs or alcohol may play a role in an eating disorder, or they may be used to numb pain or sadness caused by the disorder.

Whether co-occurring disorders precede or are precipitated by eating disorders, it’s just as necessary to address these issues as to address the eating disorder itself in order to achieve lasting recovery. Co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis treatment addresses any combination of more than one mental health disorder and/or addiction. If you only treat the eating disorder and leave co-occurring mental health problems to continue unchecked, long-term recovery is put at risk. That’s why It’s important that targeted eating disorder treatment also uncovers and treats any other disorders that are happening alongside the eating disorder.

We Are Here to Help

We know that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. It’s happening every day at Brighten Bay. Based on feedback from patients, families, and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance, and purpose.

For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak with one of our experienced intake coordinators.