Eating Disorder Services

The clinicians at Premier Psychology are experts in the field of eating disorder treatment.

Dr. Marissa Petralia has been working with individuals and families dealing with eating disorders for over 18 years. She has experience treating eating disorders in a variety of settings including: college counseling centers, inpatient/residential programs, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient facilities.

Julie Carley, LMHC, LDN has over 20 years of experience treating eating disorders as a Clinical Dietitian. In the past 5 years she has combined her knowledge of nutrition and psychotherapy to offer individual psychotherapy and nutrition services to patients in private practice and in assisted living facilities.

Individual & Family Psychotherapy

At Premier Psychology, comprehensive services including psychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, and family counseling are offered for the treatment of:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Body image issues
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Diabulimia
  • Disordered eating behaviors

Group Therapy

Adult process groups for eating disorders and body image are offered at various times of the year. Eating disorder groups for teens are conducted during the school year. Group therapy can be an important aspect of the healing process and a beneficial addition to individual therapy. If you are interested in learning more about the groups currently offered contact Dr. Petralia at 239-234-6333.

Coordination of Care

Research suggests that prognosis for outpatient eating disorder recovery is best when patients are a part of an outpatient treatment team.

In order to best serve persons with eating disorders and their families, Dr. Petralia & Julie work collaboratively with primary care physicians, psychiatrists and other healthcare providers specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.