"Family" Meal Sessions

 

For many families, meals are fun experiences that bring parents and children together.  Over the years, Marisa has repeatedly heard the same concern and complaint from patients and their families – recovery sounds good in theory but can be confusing, infuriating, difficult or uncomfortable during meals. 

 

Utilizing a tool she used regularly at the inpatient eating disorder treatment center she worked at in Washington, D.C., Marisa observes family meals and works with families to problem-solve and provide education and feedback as to ways to make this frequently stressful time a positive part of recovery.