Types of Eating Disorders Treatment Providers

There are many types of eating disorders treatment providers this list includes some of the more common types of providers patients and families are likely to encounter while in treatment.

Counselor with at least a high school diploma who has specific training in alcohol and drug abuse. Trained to provide individual and group counseling.
iaedp certification is an additional credential earned by professionals who demonstrate a high level of expertise in treating eating disorders through education, clinical experience and a rigorous examination.

  • Specialist: CEDS (MA, MSW, PHD, PSYD)
  • Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian CEDRD (RD)
  • Certified Eating Disorders Creative Arts Therapist CEDCAT (MA, MSW, PHD, PSYD
  • Certified Eating Disorders Registered Nurse CEDRN (RN, NP)
A medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in children. Child and Adolescent psychiatrists prescribe medication and may provide talk therapy to patients although this is not common.
A Therapist with a doctoral degree in psychology and license to practice. Psychologists are trained to assess psychological, neurological and biological functioning, make diagnoses and provide individual and group therapy. In some states Psychologists may also prescribe medications to treat psychological distress.
A therapist with a masters degree in social work a license to practice who is trained to assess psychological distress, provide individual and group counseling, and provide case management and advocacy; usually found in the hospital setting.
A therapist with a masters degree in psychology, counseling or a related field a license to practice who is trained to assess psychological distress as well as provide individual and group counseling.
A Therapist with a masters degree in family psychology and a license to practice who is trained to assess psychological distress as well as provide individual, couples and family Therapy.
Counselor with at least a high school diploma who has specific training to provide individual and group counseling.
Clergy with training to provide individual and group spiritual counseling.
A counselor with lived experience with mental health or substance use conditions. Peer Specialists provide support to others in need by assisting them in recognizing and developing strengths, and setting goals.
A registered nurse with a graduate degree and specialized trained to assess psychological distress as well as provide individual and group support.
A medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses. Psychiatrists prescribe medication and may provide talk therapy to patients although this is not common.
A health care professional who has a Master Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a license to practice who is trained to Provide consultation and support for clients who need to make changes in their eating habits to promote health and stabilize weight.

Note: A Nutritionist is not a Dietitian, the title of Nutritionist is not regulated by law and there are no qualifications one must obtain to use this title.