"Overall, eating disorder treatment and diagnosis continues to be extremely white washed, excluding women of color from the unbiased care they desperately need.
- Eating disorder treatment centers need to purposely hire more counselors and mental health professionals of color.
- Nutritionists employed at treatment centers need to vastly expand their understanding of what can constitute a healthy diet.
- Eating disorder treatment programs need to find ways to certify that patients of color feel a level of community within the programming."
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Carrboro, NC.