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.
Resources to Help You On the Recovery Journey
Video Testimonials From Recent Clients
Most Recent Posts From Our Blog
Perfectionists walk an incredibly narrow road. There can be no deviation from the prescribed path, no sidetracks, and certainly no missteps. There can be no slowing or stopping for others, who are expected to keep up and keep straight, regardless. Perfectionists...read more
Schemas are lists of accumulated rules that organize, motivate, and validate our thoughts and actions. This can be helpful so that we don’t have to think everything through. However, not all schemas are accurate. For example, if someone moves the coffee pot and you try to go on automatic to where it used to be, you won’t find it.read more
I think people are fearful of giving up an addiction because they believe they will be in pain without it. Instead, they say without their addiction, they will be anxious or afraid.read more
Stress is not the ideal environment to make the best decisions. Stress skews your priorities and downsizes goals. Desperate, you make short-term decisions that have long-term consequences.read more
Each time you take time to chronicle a struggle, you contribute to the handbook of how to overcome and succeed the next time. In essence, you write your own self-help book.read more
Sometimes the life we live causes stress and sometimes the life we lived causes stress. Each of us is a product of our past. If that past is full of ghosts, that past will haunt the present.read more
- Anorexia – all about anorexia
- Athletes – EDs in athletes
- Binge Eating – when eating takes over
- Body Image – how you see yourself
- Bulimia – all about bulimia
- Cutting – Self Mutilation and EDs
- Diabetes – EDs and diabetes
- Health Care/Insurance – and ED’s
- Infants – eating problems with infants
- Males and EDs – males with ED’s
- Osteoporosis – ED’s and osteoporosis
- Self-Esteem – self-esteem, abuse
- Physiology – how ED’s effect the body
- Diets – eating right, dieting and more
- Treatment Centers – find help
- ED Clinics – international and USA
- Support – online support for EDs
- Insights – suggestions by others
- Special Reports – coping with an ED
- Websites – websites on EDs
- Books on EDs – order books
- Videos on EDs – order online
- Health Magazines – internet magazines
- Poetry/Stories – over 100 to choose from
- News – news and headlines on EDs
- Nutrition – nutrition and EDs
- FAQs – Commonly Asked ED Questions
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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Celebs With Eating Disorders
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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 talking about it with other...read more
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...read more
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 life and...read more
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.