OUR MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY

Empowering you with tools to provide hope for balanced, fulfilling freedom so you can thrive.

Empowering you with tools to provide hope for balanced, fulfilling freedom so you can thrive.

As the premiere group private practice dedicated to evidence-based eating disorder treatment for children, adolescents, and adults in Central Ohio, our highly trained experts strive to provide excellent treatment in a calm, welcoming setting that is an alternative to medical-based clinics and centers.

We believe in providing treatments backed by science, while understanding the unique needs and differences of each client. Here at Eating and Behavioral Health Associates, we believe in creating the best atmosphere for our clients and giving back to our community. Our mission is to help members of our communities reconnect with the things that are truly important and thrive, both in their own lives and in their relationships. Our vision is to eliminate mental health stigma, specifically the stigma surrounding eating disorders and weight bias, by creating awareness of and acceptance of mental health struggles and appreciation of all bodies. We highly value continued education and training in order to provide the most effective, up-to-date treatments, and we aim to train the next generation of mental health providers.

Get to know our founder

Dr. Sarah Altman founded Eating and Behavioral Health Associates in January 2018 with her passion in mind of understanding unique needs.

Read more about Dr. Altman

Get to know our founder

Dr. Sarah Altman founded Eating and Behavioral Health Associates in January 2018 with her passion in mind of understanding unique needs.

Read more about Dr. Altman
A NOTE ABOUT EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT

At EBHA, our first step is to use treatment protocols that are backed by science as the first line of treatment. If that first line does not work as well as we would expect, then we may use other approaches to continue progress in treatment, especially focusing on other evidence-based approaches. When we are collaborating with you for treatment planning, we do our best to understand the history of how the symptoms first started, as well as any other treatments you may have had along your journey.

As you search for a provider to help you with your struggles, keep in mind that a clinician who adheres to evidence-based protocols is key to obtaining the most effective treatment available. Effective clinicians are able to provide treatment that adheres to the protocol with some flexibility. Sometimes a clinician might start therapy with only parts of a treatment protocol, along with parts of other therapies. This may lead to you not getting the full “dose” of the evidence-based treatment as it was studied. You can liken it to having an infection and needing an antibiotic. If you are prescribed 10 days of an antibiotic, but your pharmacist only gives you days 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, it will likely not be as effective. We have had patients come to us telling us that they have been in treatment before, but after our assessment, we find that they did not receive the full evidence-based treatment. Only when the full treatment is provided can we determine if other approaches might be helpful.

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