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Eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.

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The Center • A Place of HOPE

Changing Lives for Good

For over 30 years, The Center • A Place of HOPE has been helping people with eating disorders change their lives for good. Our eating disorder treatment programs are unique and life changing.

We look at the “whole you,” not just the parts you want us to see. We dig deeper and get to know you personally, walking alongside you with customized whole-person care and treatment plans aimed at healing you emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Let us help you overcome your disordered eating and regain your peace, balance and happiness.

Video Testimonials From Recent Clients

“I definitely believe The Center is worth every bit of resources it took for me to get here. I believe wholeheartedly in what The Center does…In my life when I walked through the doors, I was wondering if there was hope…if there was actually help available for someone like me. And as I’m leaving the Center, I can tell you this much – I feel like a different person!”

“I used to self harm a lot. It was a huge addiction. I wanted to stop…but I didn’t want it to stop. Coming here, I was kind of expecting it to be this magic program. They’re not magic; no one is. But they do a really good thing here. They teach you skills. You have to want it, but it is worth it. I feel so much better now. I feel encouraged. I feel so motivated now.”

“I can say honestly I did not know what to expect coming here. Now, four weeks later, I can say it was so much better than I even knew what to hope for. The quality of the instruction – the information – was always engaging and interesting. The housing and the environment by the seashore was healing – just the holistic approach – everything worked together for my healing and health. To feel honored as a person. I can’t say enough about the value and benefit to my life.”

Most Recent Posts From Our Blog

The Link Between Hypoglycemia and Depression

Hypoglycemia is more commonly known as low blood sugar or the “sugar blues.” The body’s main source of fuel is glucose, which is a form of sugar. Glucose is produced by the body through the consumption of carbohydrates, sugars, and starches. Glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream during digestion. Glucose that is not needed is stored in the liver as glycogen. When the amount of sugar in the blood is insufficient to fuel the body’s activities, hypoglycemia occurs.

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Make Vibrant Health Your Goal

In the past, you have spent a good deal of time focusing on how your body looks from the outside. Now it’s time to look at your body from the inside. What is happening to you on the inside affects how you look on the outside.

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Are You Living in the Yellow Zone of Depression?

Everyone feels lousy sometimes.  Everyone experiences days when they just don’t want to get out of bed, when they’d rather just roll over, pull the covers up over their head, and call in sick to their life. Depression is more than an occasional...

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Signs That You Are Stressed

The symptoms of stress can show up in unexpected ways.  Consider the following questions and whether you’re experiencing any of the following signs of a stress-filled life: What is your current resting heart rate? Stress leaves you energized and may cause you to have...

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Eating Disorder Recovery: Mapping Your Progress

Healing from an eating disorder is a journey.  The path isn’t always easy and level, but neither is life.  You must want to get well, to move forward and reestablish a healthy, balanced relationship with food.  Once you have understood that something is...

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Excessive Behavior and Our Need for Control

As human beings, we want to be in control of our own lives. This is a universal characteristic, whether people profess faith or not. Control is interpreted as freedom, while loss of control is interpreted as freedom, while loss of control is interpreted as slavery....

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Parental Involvement Important in the Prevention and Awareness of Eating Disorders

Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Founder and Director of Eating Disorder Hope and Debra Cooper, Expert Writer on eating disorders. Eating disorders are now epidemic in the United States. Approximately 11 million women and girls struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Although the average age of onset is 14, girls are being diagnosed as young as eight. Continue Reading ›

Consumer's Guide To Eating Disorders

With so many options across the country and around the world, how do you choose the right one? That, is the million dollar question.

Read our Consumer’s Guide to Eating Disorders and learn what you need to know about treatment. Download Our PDF ›

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Intensive treatment for all eating disorders.

The Center • A Place of HOPE is located in the town of Edmonds, Washington, set in the beautiful waterfront community on the Puget Sound. Edmonds is a vibrant, yet quiet town with a village-like setting. Its quaint center is mere steps from The Center • A Place of HOPE and home to local art galleries, specialty shops, museums, and other amenities. Learn More about The Center • A Place of HOPE’s eating disorder treatment programs ›


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People in the news with various eating disorders

A Body Revolution

Lady Gaga Launches Campaign to Help People With Eating Disorders

Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same. Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.

Lady Gaga is opening up about her struggles with an eating disorder, deciding instead to flaunt her so-called curvy flaws and launching a campaign for others to do the same.

Firing back at tabloid attacks on her 25-pound weight gain, the singer posted photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her website Tuesday.

Gaga says she’s battled with anorexia and bulimia since she was 15.

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Imogen Bailey

Australian actress, model and singer Imogen Bailey revealed her battle with anorexia during her early modeling days during an interview with Now magazine. Imogen turned to starving herself in order to look her best for revealing fashion shoots. She lost so much weight...

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Isabelle Caro

French actress and model Isabelle Caro succumbed to anorexia in December 2010 at the age of 28 after a 15-year battle with the eating disorder. To help raise awareness about the dangerous effects of eating disorders, Isabelle appeared in a provocative Italian...

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Gretchen Rossi

Gretchen Rossi, one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County, admitted to struggling with bulimia in a 2009 interview with In Touch magazine. To lose weight in high school and college, Gretchen threw up after meals. After being caught by her friends and...

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Geri Halliwell

Many Spice Girls fans may have not known it at the time, but Ginger Spice was dealing with bulimia. “It’s not really about food or the body shape. It’s just a way of dealing or coping with life…I really feel that what’s helped me is...

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Gelsey Kirkland

In 1986, Kirkland, with Greg Lawrence, published Dancing on My Grave, a tell-all autobiography detailing her struggles with eating disorders and drug addiction. One of the truths of art and life is that what we see with our eyes is not the whole story. I believe this...

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Franz Kafka

Poet Franz Kafka, who wrote the short story “The Hunger Artist”, suffered from anorexia. The evidence for the hypothesis that the poet Franz Kafka had suffered from an atypical anorexia nervosa is presented. Kafka was slim and underweight throughout his...

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Don’t Be Fooled

Please do not be fooled by all the hype to be thin like many of the celebrities. Their anorexic/bulimic behavior has forced many of them to be hospitalized. Eating Disorders are not glamorous, but very dangerous.

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