Eating Disorders

Comprehensive support

Our multidisciplinary team provides evidence-based treatments and interventions for all forms of eating disorders, including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder
  • Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder
  • Pica
  • Rumination Disorder

How our Eating Disorder department can help you

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorder are very severe psychological disorders that have cost many people their physical and mental health – as well as their lives in many cases. They are very difficult to treat as they combine psychological core factors with medical and physiological side effects, and because the behaviors involved are very resistant to treatment and intervention.

We offer outpatient services for these cases following evidence-based interventions and within the context of a multi-disciplinary specialized team. We treat ALL eating disorders, including lesser-known issues such as Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (extreme picky eating, known as ARFID for short) and Bigorexia, also known as muscle dysmorphia, where a person, particularly a male, sees their muscles as underdeveloped.

To treat the problem holistically and to ensure you are getting consistent treatment, our multidisciplinary team will work together to care for you medically and psychologically, and also offer specialist services with the common goals of resolving to the eating disorder and improving the patient’s quality of life.

Meet our team

Alina Vasilache

Alina Vasilache

Clinical Psychologist

Head of the ED Department and part of the multidisciplinary eating disorder team at Novomed Centers where she provides psychotherapy for all cases of Eating Disorders. She applies evidence-based models of intervention and she is specialized in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-ED), Family Based Therapy (FBT), and Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults (MANTRA). Alina is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and she coordinates the interventions for all eating disorder cases seen by the Novomed multi-disciplinary team. She is continuously up to date with latest treatments and orientations in this field and provides support and guidance not only to patients sufferers of an eating disorder, but also to their family members or significant others. She is leading support groups for parents of children with anorexia.

Dr Hanan

Dr Hanan Hussein

Clinical Psychiatrist

Dr Hanan is in charge of referring children, adolescents, or adults who suffer from any eating disorder to the psychotherapist. She will also treat any other underlying psychiatric disorder, such as mood or anxiety disorders if presented with eating disorders.

Dr Daniela Graf - Child Psychiatrist

Dr Daniela Graf

Child Psychiatrist

Dr Daniela is in charge of referring children and adolescents who suffer from any eating disorder to the psychotherapist. She will also treat any other underlying psychiatric disorder, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, etc. if presented with eating disorder.

Rasha

Rasha Shehadi

Case Manager and Mental Health Nurse

Rasha carries initial evaluation of new patients over the phone to determine the urgency of the case and refer accordingly to one of our experienced team members. Through out this phone call, she will guide you through the general experience of the ED treatment, and will be happy to answer all your concerns and inquiries.

Dr Mark

Dr Mark Janowski

Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr Mark can treat any physiological factors or consequences of the disorder, can prescribe medication where necessary, and refers patients to other members of the team for treatment.

Nadine Andari Halabi

Clinical Dietician

Nadine is experienced in guiding patients who suffer from any eating disorder with planning their meals, while maintaining their general psychological and physiological wellbeing during weight gain, weight loss, or improving eating habits.

Banah

Banah Okahsa

Occupational Therapist

Bana helps patients regain the balance and involvement in purposeful activities of daily life, and assists them in converting verbal insights learned in psychotherapy into new behaviors. Moreover, she assists children who struggle with picky eating by teaching them how to use their bodies, feeding, behavior modifications, and coping techniques to overcome their fears.