Welcome to Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center is a leading provider of healthcare services for eating disorders patients in the Oklahoma City metro area and surrounding areas.
The mission of Living Hope is to provide excellent, comprehensive outpatient care for patients with eating disorders. At Living Hope, patients will have access to a physician, registered dietitian, and licensed professional counselors, who will help them on their road to recovery. It is the conviction of Living Hope that through proper combination of medical and therapeutic treatment, patients can achieve lasting physical, mental, and emotional healing.
We specialize in treatment of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Pica, Rumination Disorder, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder (UFED), Compulsive Overeating, and Obesity.
Our treatment team consists of Meghan Scears, MD; Brittany Hunter, RD/LD; Kristin, Kren, RD/LD, Jenny Gaspard, ATR, LPC, Deandria Rideau, Ph. D., LPC, Alison Squire, LPC.
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The Holidays can be a trying time for those struggling with eating disorders. Thanksgiving can be particularly challenging because it is the one holiday that is centered around food and “feasting”. Along with the holidays comes a certain amount of pressure and maintaining recovery can seem nearly impossible when facing the difficulty of gathering around the table with friends and family and consuming a meal in that particular type of social setting. However, with proper planning, it is possible to sustain recovery during this Thanksgiving season! Here are some tips that my patients and I have found to be helpful in overcoming the struggles associated with Thanksgiving: Plan your Thanksgiving Day with a Dietitian. We are here to help you find ways to stay on track with your eating/meal plan. Don’t skip meals or snacks. Many people will skip breakfast or lunch in order to “make room” for the holiday meal. This can cause significant anxiety whenever mealtime comes. Patients will often feel overly hungry by this point, or they may have lost their hunger cues altogether. Both of which make going into the meal a particularly anxiety provoking experience. Worry about the size of your heart, and not the […]
It is fall once again, that beautiful time of year where leaves begin to change color, football begins again, and school is back in session. It is always a fun and exciting time of year to progress to the next year of school, from Kindergarten to College. For those struggling with an eating disorder, this can be a tough transition. Here are 5 things that can help make this school year a recovery-filled school year for those with eating disorders. Make a Plan: It is very important to plan ahead for meals and snacks while at school. If you are still in junior high or high school, you may need to talk with the school counselor about having permission to bring snacks into the classroom. Pack snacks to carry in your bag that are easy and quick. Either plan to eat lunch provided at school, or pack your lunch. Make sure you get in all of your exchanges. You cannot skip meals and snacks at school and have it be a successful school year, so this needs to be a priority! Ask for Accountability: It is very easy to get caught up and busy in the school day and to […]
Fourth of July is a fun holiday. The celebration of our country’s birth is full of fireworks, family time, friends, swimming and food. Any party or event to celebrate is sure to be food-filled with American favorites such as hotdogs and hamburgers! For most Americans, this holiday weekend will be joyfully anticipated, and there will be excitement about some extra time off of work. For those struggling with an eating disorder, holidays such as the Fourth of July can be terrifying experiences where they must face their fear once again: food. If you are struggling with an eating disorder this holiday weekend, here are 5 things to remember: Baby steps: It is important to remember that recovery does not happen all at one time, but instead occurs over time with consistent choices. This holiday weekend is no different. Take things one meal and snack at a time. Fluids: It is sure to be hot this holiday weekend. If you plan to be outside, you need to make sure you are hydrating appropriately. Typically, people need 64 ounces of non-caffeinated beverages daily, but in the summer heat, your needs may exceed this. A good rule of thumb is to drink 16 […]
Living Hope EDTC is looking for RNs and techs. PM us or email us at email@example.com for details!
We would love to have you on Team Living Hope EDTC 2017 for the NEDA/OEDA eating disorders awareness walk on April 29! If you join our team, you get a free Living Hope t shirt and can email us the size you would like ordered! We hope to see you very soon at the walk! NEDA Walks
OKLAHOMA – An eating disorder is something that’s usually kept behind closed doors. Teens don’t want their parents to know, and young adults often feel ashamed. But a new trend is opening the eyes of doctors and revealing the world of eating disorders many didn’t even know existed. The trend is called Thinspo, short for thinspiration. The idea behind it is that through social media, women and men are able to inspire each other to get dangerously thin through the use of images and quotes. Doctors say this kind of behavior is anything but inspirational. They say it puts you one step away from death. “This takes up every second of your day. Every breath you take. It’s always there. At the end of the day you don’t even want to look at yourself in the mirror,” said 23 year old Kaelin Fink. Kaelin was steps away from death. Moments away from giving it all up for beauty and control. “You’d rather be dead than live with this eating disorder, this obsession to be thin. This obsession with looking the way other people think you should look,” she said. These days what people think is beauty is shifting, from the […]
It is eating disorders awareness week! For more information, check out this article written by our own Dr. Scears! http://www.edmondsun.com/features/x986697650/Living-Hope-EDTC-promotes-eating-disorder-awareness-in-OKC
Unexplained hoarseness and/or esophageal reflux can be a sign of eating disorders, especially in young, otherwise healthy patients. http://www.eatingdisordersreview.com/nl/nl_edr_24_1_10.html
It is no longer temporary! Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center has received our 2 year certification in the State of Oklahoma as a Eating Disorder Treatment Program!
New research shows “connection errors” in anorexic brains in the area responsible for body perception. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130124091542.htm?utm_source=rss1.0&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+(ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News)
Curious about the difference between Binge Eating Disorder and general over eating? Find answers here! http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-eating/201212/the-difference-between-binge-eating-and-general-overeating?utm_source=Inside+iaedp+January+25%2C+2013&utm_campaign=iaedp+Symposium+2013&utm_medium=email
Come hear our team discuss Eating Disorders and Medical Complications on February 8th. See the flyer below for all information. Hope to see you there! -Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center Treatment Team Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center Workshop and Open House Eating Disorders and Medical Complications, Part 1 Date: February 8th, 2013 Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Open House and Luncheon to follow Location: Norman Regional Hospital Classroom 901 N. Porter Norman, OK 73071 Cost: $50 for professionals, $35 for students/interns Summary: You are invited to explore and enhance your knowledge of the often misunderstood topic of eating disorders from multiple healthcare professionals. We will explore this topic through the eyes of eating disorder specialists Meghan Scears, MD, Nancy McReynolds, Ph. D., Jenny Gaspard, ATR, LPC, and Brittany Hunter, RD/LD. 4 Hour CEU credit for LPC, LMFT. Please e-mail or mail registration for conference and open house/luncheon by February 1st, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 808 24th Ave NW Ste. 202, Norman, OK 73069. Registration must be received by February 1st, 2013 by mail or email. Fee for conference will be accepted the day of the conference. Please make checks payable to Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center. […]
“Women suffering from eating disorders are four times more likely to be vegetarian than women without eating disorders…” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/vegetarianism-eating-disorders-more-likely_n_1729326.html
“If the government were to redefine normal weight as one that doesn’t increase the risk of death, then about 130 million of the 165 million American adults currently categorized as overweight and obese would be re-categorized as normal weight instead. To put some flesh on these statistical bones, the study found a 6 percent decrease in mortality risk among people classified as overweight and a 5 percent decrease in people classified as Grade 1 obese…” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/opinion/our-imaginary-weight-problem.html?_r=0
According to standardized eating disorder treatment guidelines, a team approach works best for eating disorder patients. The treatment team should include a physician, counselor, and dietitian, with eating disorder experience if possible. Find out more here: http://www.aedweb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Medical_Care_Standards&Template=%2FCM%2FContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2413
A new study shows 16% of teens aged 14-20 seen in the ER may have an undiagnosed eating disorder. Better screening in the ER could help and make a major difference in these lives! http://umhsheadlines.org/26/first-study-of-eating-disorders-in-teen-er-patients-suggests-an-opportunity-to-spot-hidden-problems/?utm_source=HSH&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=first-study-of-eating-disorders-in-teen-er-patients-suggests-an-opportunity-to-spot-hidden-problems&utm_source=Inside+iaedp+December+6+2012&utm_campaign=iaedp+Symposium+2013&utm_medium=email
“Research shows that weight discrimination is a pronounced and severe form of bias in Western societies…Despite unequivocal evidence that this type of discrimination occurs, no country has yet taken the critical step of making weight discrimination illegal.” http://www.aedweb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Resources_for_the_Press&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3287
Excerpt from The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders by Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD and Nancy Matsumoto To find out more about this helpful book click here. So far, we have described what a full-blown eating disorder looks like. It should also be clear to you now that eating disorders are most effectively and easily treated when they are caught early. This is a bigger challenge than recognizing a child in the midst of a crisis. How do you know if your child is at risk for an eating disorder? Here we offer you a series of checklists of early warning signs. By offering this exhaustive list of early warning symptoms, our aim is to outline the range of tip-off behaviors, attitudes, and symptoms to watch for. By using your own intuition, knowing your child well, being observant, and trusting your instincts, you can transform the process of early detection from an art into more of a science. The first checklist contains symptoms found in all eating disorders. If you check more than eight items on any of these lists, you likely have a serious problem on your hands that warrants your attention and a visit to the doctor. If you check […]
Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) as an eating disorder treatment program.
We would love to have you on Team Living Hope EDTC 2017 for the NEDA/OEDA eating disorders awareness walk on April 29! If you join our team, you get a free Living Hope t shirt and can email us the size you would like ordered! We hope to see you very soon at the walk!