Fairhaven News & Updates

Addressing the Root of Eating Disorders

In the United States, at least 30 million people of various ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder – that means roughly one of every 10 Americans will have symptoms of the disease. The prevalence is even greater in certain high-risk populations, including younger women, the LGBTQ community and members of the Armed Forces. […]

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A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef

A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef

A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef  Chef Leslie Rowland joined Fairhaven in January 2016 as our first full-time culinary trained chef. Along with being a generally wonderful person, Leslie is also an Air Force veteran, serving from 1999-2010. Leslie Rowland served in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Thank […]

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Q&A with Whitney Trotter, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director

Whitney Trotter

Q&A with Whitney Trotter Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director at Fairhaven Treatment Center for Eating Disorders We sat down with Whitney Trotter, MS, RD, LDN, RN, BSN, to learn a bit more about her thoughts and philosophy on her role at Fairhaven Treatment Center. Read on to get to know her. What is your passion? […]

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Reclaim Your Confidence

Reclaim Your Confidence

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Where does confidence come from? Are we born with it? Can we create it or is it already in us? If we have it sometimes, but not all the time, why is that so? Babies are not born with confidence, although they seem to be born with the blueprint […]

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Make a New Year Resolution: Embrace Self-Energy

Make a New Year Resolution: Embrace Self-Energy

Self-Compassion is a Necessary Component By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS With the holidays over, many are breathing a sigh of relief as they put the hustle and bustle, preparations and stress of the season behind them. However, for those with an eating disorder or those recovering from an eating disorder the journey towards recovery […]

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Identifying Orthorexia: A Sneaky Eating Disorder that Healthcare Professionals Should Know About

Identifying Orthorexia: A Sneaky Eating Disorder that Healthcare Professionals Should Know About

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS All healthcare providers should encourage their clients to eat healthy. But what happens when that ideal becomes an obsession? We know that an eating disorder is more than just a dietary issue. It is also a mental condition that must be addressed with awareness and compassion. Certain eating disorders […]

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How to Ask the Right Questions: Practical Steps for Healthcare Professionals

How to Ask the Right Questions: Practical Steps for Healthcare Professionals

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS As a healthcare professional, it can be difficult to know how to ask the right questions when you suspect that your patient may have an eating disorder. As with most health-related concerns, it is important to remember that patients are often sensitive or resistant toward any sort of illness […]

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Eating Disorders: The Dangers of Self-Treatment and the Need for Professional Help

Eating Disorders: The Dangers of Self-Treatment and the Need for Professional Help

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Taking the first step to begin recovery from an eating disorder requires immense courage. There are a number of intervention methods for eating disorders, and each requires compassion above all. Often times, those who live with an eating disorder feel like a burden to the people around them, and […]

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Compassion Supports Recovery

Compassion Supports Recovery

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS When people struggle with an eating disorder, they often experience high levels of shame and self-criticism. Actively practicing techniques of self-compassion can be beneficial in eating disorder recovery. What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is directing the loving kindness shown to others and to yourself. Dr. Kristin Neff, author of Self-compassion: […]

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What is Body Dysmorphia?

What is Body Dysmorphia?

By Dr. Teri McCann, PhD, CEDS Every day, most of us look in the mirror several times to check our appearance. Most probably struggle with some negative self-talk when looking in the mirror – thinking various thoughts that chip away at self-confidence. But those thoughts typically last for a few minutes, and then drift away […]

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