Free Support Groups
Our support groups are at the heart of the EDF program, providing safe places for those with eating disorders and their families to grow and to learn from one another. These groups not only have helped many who are touched by eating disorders, but also have served as a springboard from which lasting, supportive friendships have grown.
All of our groups are peer led, meaning that the discussions are guided by the group members. There is a facilitator present, usually a licensed counselor, and sometimes a master’s level practicum student. They are there to keep the conversation safe and not triggering. Our groups vary in size because they are drop-in, but are usually around 5-10 people depending on the group. You will not be forced to participate during the groups, but we hope you will feel EDF is a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings.
Are you coming to EDF for the first time? We would love to give you a tour. A Place of Our Own is very cozy, and we want it to feel like your home away from home.
On Solid Ground Recovery Group
2nd & 4th Monday of Each Month, 6:00 – 7:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals who are in stable recovery, but desire a forum to discuss how the very temperament and intricate personality traits that aligned with their eating disorders sometimes continue to create new challenges in life. This group requires that participants be in solid recovery and behavior free for a minimum of 2 years.
Men’s Support Group
3rd Monday of Each Month, 6:30-8pm
This support group is ideal for men at least 18 years old who are struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body image concerns.
Individuals 18+ Struggling with an Eating Disorder
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals at least 18 years old who are struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body image concerns.
Support Group for Family & Friends
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm
This support group is ideal for family members and friends of individuals struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder. Join this group of parents, partners, siblings, and friends, and talk with someone who knows what you’re going through.
Grief and Loss Support Group
1st Wednesday of the Month from 6:00-7:30pm
Have you lost a loved one to an eating disorder? As we know, eating disorders can have devastating outcomes. This support group creates a safe and loving space for you to be held, supported and tended to as you move through your loss.
Art Journaling Group
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Receive your own blank sketch book and “Create Your Story” through art journaling. It is your art journal and your time to express yourself through art in any way you choose. Hang out, listen to music, and make art in a relaxed, fun environment with your fellow EDF members.
Individuals Struggling with Binge Eating Disorder
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals at least 18 years old who are struggling or in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder.
Individuals 30+ Struggling with an Eating Disorder
Saturdays, 11:00 – 12:30pm
This support group is ideal for individuals 30 years and older that are struggling or in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body image concerns.
Melissa Preston, MA, NCC, RD
Kate Daigle, MA, NCC, LPC
Kaci Guilford, MA, LPC
Laura Lavoie, MS, LPC
Suzie K. Jordan, MA-AT, NCC, AT, AAI
Beth Letourneau, MA, RYT
Kendra Maruyama BA, CEPC
Kendra Maruyama BA, CEPC is an Eating Disorder Recovery Mentor and Certified Eating Psychology Coach. Her passion for helping others achieve healthy eating disorder recovery is rooted in her own personal recovery. Kendra helps her clients reshape their experience with body image and recreate healthy belief systems around food and nourishment.
Dorie McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS
Ellie Herman, MA, LPC, NCC
Amanda E. Bourgeois, MA, NCC, LPC
Tonya McFarland, PsyD, LP, CEDS
Angela Andersen, MA, LPC