MEDA understands that eating disorders affect everyone, not just the individual who is struggling. It is important that all family members, partners, and friends receive support so they can remain hopeful and supportive for their loved one.

Coaching Sessions

One-on-one, individualized sessions designed for family members, partners, and friends of an individual with an eating disorder. Clinicians provide targeted education about eating disorders based on the client’s needs, options for care, referrals for treatment, guidance based on the specific case, and how best to utilize available services. Coaching sessions have a $100 fee and can be scheduled at your convenience.

SupportED Group

Offered for parents, family members, partners and friends of an individual with an eating disorder. There are groups in Newton (at MEDA) and Gardner, MA.

Newton: MEDA, 288 Walnut St. Suite 130.

This drop-in group is for all loved ones of someone with an eating disorder. Themes addressed include self-blame, forgiveness, empowerment, and self-care.

The group meets on Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm. Groups are $20 per person or $30 per couple. This group is led by a mental health professional who is an eating disorder specialist.

Gardner: Please email Paula for more information

To schedule a coaching session or inquire about the SupportED Group, please complete this form. For questions or immediate assistance, call (617) 558-1881 ext. 15 or email Michelle Pierce, Director of Clinical Programming. Online payment for a coaching session can be found here.

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