Eating Disorders

eating disordersTurning Point Psychotherapy offers specialized counseling and outpatient care for eating disorders in Santa Cruz and Aptos. For further information related to expert care and advice on eating disorder signs, symptoms, treatment and recovery for the following eating disorders check out these links: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating.

No matter how severe the progression of your disorder is, whether you are receiving inpatient, partial hospitalization or outpatient care, you must change the way you think, if you want to overcome your disorder.

Most Eating Disorder treatment programs rely primarily on Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy to help you change the way you think. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a highly effective evidence-based form of treatment. But, too often, CBT alone is not enough.

Turning Point Psychotherapy augments CBT with additional power therapies to improve your chances of full recovery. You can go further to transform the root causes of your eating disorder. You do not need to limit your treatment.

When you use methods and tools that help you understand your own unconscious thought processes that are helping to keep your eating disorders in place, those mechanisms then become conscious giving you the chance to work through them.

You CAN learn how to dismantle those unconscious mechanisms so that full recovery is in sight.

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BMI and Eating Disorders

BMI Formula and Charts

Many people in the ED  community take issue with BMI. They, like myself believe that there is no cookie cutter way to define what a “normal” or healthy body size is.  Still, if you are very underweight, or very overweight, you are at risk for medical complications.

We do not live in a clear cut or perfect world.  There is no perfect body. Still,  we must establish therapeutic goals and targets.  That is the reason for the standard BMI role in deciding the best way forward.

Find Your BMI


Measurement s


Pounds and inches

Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703

Calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703.

Example: Weight = 150 lbs, Height = 5’5″ (65″)
Calculation: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96

Interpretation of BMI for adults

For adults 20 years old and older, BMI is the same for all ages and for both men and women.



Weight Status

Below 18.5

At Serious Medical Risk

18.5 – 24.9


25.0 – 29.9

At Risk

30.0 and Above

At Serious Medical Risk

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, please don’t wait another minute. I’d like to help. Call/test or email me for a free 15 minute consult at no cost. Lets get started today!

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