Eating Disorders

Fairwinds Treatment Center offers the best eating disorder treatment in the country 

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Our approach to eating disorder treatment

While many people mistakenly believe that an eating disorder is primarily about a person’s eating habits and physical appearance, we believe that it is often an expression of underlying mental, psychological or emotional pain. That’s why we use a unique and effective approach, combining clinical treatment and therapeutic counseling. We personalize these treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs, promoting healing of the mind, body and spirit and putting them on the path to lasting and sustainable wellness.

At Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida, we provide a unique and effective treatment approach that combines psychological and emotional support with nutritional guidance. Our medical professionals know that every patient is fighting their own intensely personal battle. With that in mind, our Eating Disorder programs are tailored to the needs of each individual and their family. We operate a small, comfortable residential treatment center where you or your loved one can take the time necessary to truly heal.


Those who suffer from bulimia nervosa obsess over how much food they eat and their weight. Sufferers often feel like they’ve lost control over their dietary habits, leading them to binge eat. These binging periods are then followed by purging sessions to prevent weight gain. Many people associate bulimia with self-induced vomiting, but it may also involve the misuse of laxatives and diuretics, fasting or excessive exercise. If you or a loved one is struggling with these behaviors, click below to learn more about the Eating Disorder treatment programs at Fairwinds Treatment Center. 

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At Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida, we specialize in anorexia treatment in an environment that is close-knit and comfortable. We know that while there may be sweeping trends in this field, each instance of anorexia is unique, and should be treated as such. We are one of the most well-respected eating disorder treatment centers in Florida thanks in part to the extensive expertise of Fairwinds Treatment Center’s founder Dr. Khal El-Yousef and eating disorder specialist Dr. Pauline Powers.

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Teenage Eating Disorders

Fairwinds Specializes in Treating Adolescents with Eating Disorders
As one of the nation’s leading teenage eating disorder treatment centers, Fairwinds recognizes that our patients do not exist in a vacuum. That’s why we offer family treatment services to improve communication between adolescents and their parents and siblings, establish positive family dynamics and pave the way for long-term health.

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Male Eating Disorder Treatment

Many people mistakenly believe that males can’t develop issues like anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. While these potentially life-threatening conditions are more common among females, they can target both men and women from any race or background. In fact, the number of male eating disorder patients is currently on the rise.

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Treatment for Compulsive Eating Disorder

Compulsive eating disorder, also known as binge eating, occurs when a person has an obsessive, compulsive relationship to food. Sufferers experience repeated periods of continuous eating without regular compensatory behaviors. Binge eating is different than occasionally overeating or having a second or third serving at a social gathering. Those suffering with Compulsive Eating Disorder, devour food uncontrollably. This behavior can be dangerous, and even life threatening. If not treated, compulsive eating disorder can lead to major health and psychological issues. 

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Nutrition Services

Fairwinds Treatment Center uses a non-diet approach for bulimia or anorexia treatment. Upon admission to our facility and initial assessment, the attending physician and the registered dietitian will work together to determine a treatment plan that considers caloric intake, final goal weight, menu planning and the psycho-therapeutic steps needed for recovery.

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If you are ready to discuss treatment for yourself or a loved one, the Fairwinds admissions team is here to help.

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