Harm reduction and Narcan presentation for the Grammy’s nonprofit, Musicares on 1/17/19 from 11 AM- 1 PM. Hosted by Pacific Solstice, CCAPP, and Musicares.

Male Eating Disorder Treatment

There’s a misperception that only women struggle with eating disorders. The fact is, one in three people with an eating disorder is male. Yet men are less likely to seek treatment.

Men face unique challenges when it comes to identifying, understanding, and getting help for eating disorders. Eating disorders are more likely to be misdiagnosed or even missed altogether in men. Though boys and men face the same pressures to achieve an ideal body image, they also face the stigma that comes with having a disorder that’s typically associated with women and that requires psychological treatment.

With specialized expertise in treating male eating disorders, our licensed, qualified therapists work with male patients to redefine the role of masculinity. Our outpatient treatment center in Orange County for male eating disorders takes a gender-sensitive approach that recognizes and responds to the needs of men. Here, men feel more comfortable about seeking professional help.

Get help: (949) 200-7929
Image of a person needing help with Male Eating Disorder Treatment and getting help at Pacific Solstice Behavior Health
Image of a person needing help with Male Eating Disorder Treatment and getting help at Pacific Solstice Behavior Health

Quick Look

Our licensed, qualified mental health therapists provide male-specific treatment for a range of eating disorders including:

  • Anorexia and extreme dieting
  • Bulimia
  • Binge and compulsive overeating
  • Laxative abuse
  • Exercise bulimia
  • Muscle dysmorphia

Men respond differently than women to eating disorders as well as treatment. And because an eating disorder is an intensely personal battle, there is no one-size-fits all treatment approach.

At Pacific Solstice, we take into consideration each patient’s personal history, cultural background, and biological factors when creating a customized treatment plan. As part of our treatment approach, our therapists use a dual-diagnosis methodology to address the underlying psychological, mental, and emotional issues that contribute to the disorder.

Dual Diagnosis Approach

In many cases, men with eating disorders also struggle with depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Addressing these mental health issues is critical to recovery for the whole person. Our eating disorder patients also receive group therapy in a small, supportive cohort of other men that provides an added level of comfort and acceptance.

Male eating disorders can also lead to serious health challenges including osteoporosis, fatigue, compromised immune systems, higher risk of falls and accidents, and low sex drive. We’ll develop a comprehensive treatment plan for restoring physical as well as mental wellbeing, including nutrition guidance.

There is no shame in seeking helping. For men struggling with an eating disorder, early intervention is critical. Don’t wait to call us at (949) 200-7929.

It’s time. Get help.

Call (949) 200-7929

Don’t put your life on hold any longer. Call today to speak confidentially with a qualified Pacific Solstice counselor from our Orange County treatment center.

We’ll help you take the next step toward putting your life back together. You don’t have to give up hope. And you don’t have to take this journey alone. Recovery starts with a simple phone call.

Free Support Group

Families of loved ones struggling with addiction and mental health issues need help too. Join our supportive group of family members who come together to share experiences and find common ground. Open to all, this free support group in Orange County meets every Tuesday from 6-7pm at:

Pacific Solstice
23461 So. Pointe Dr., Suite 340
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Insurance coverage

At Pacific Solstice, we believe quality mental health services and addiction treatment should be accessible and affordable. We accept a wide range of PPO insurance providers, including the ones listed below. At this time, we do not accept Drug Medi-cal, Medicare, or Medicaid.

Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross BlueShield
Cigna
GHI
Health Net
Highmark
Humana
Medical Mutual
Optima
Optum
United Healthcare


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Pacific Solstice Events

Harm reduction and Narcan presentation for the Grammy’s nonprofit, Musicares
1/17/19 from 11 AM- 1 PM.
Hosted by Pacific Solstice, CCAPP, and Musicares.

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