“I was in a full blown binge mode when I showed up at Farrington Specialty Counseling. Prior to coming I had been involved in a big weight loss program. It was at IOP (the Intensive Outpatient program at FSC) that I first heard about the binge/purge cycle. Understanding this has been revolutionary to me.
Brooke, through her wisdom and many therapeutic tools, has been able to break through the barrier walls and help me to understand my eating disorder. After 58 years of bad habits and and faulty thinking, the journey to mindful eating hasn’t been an easy one, but I now have hope!” ~ 58 year old female
"Farrington Specialty Counseling has been so important to my life because it has been a foundation of my recovery. When I entered recovery, I wasn’t sure that I would ever be fully recovered. I had heard that it was a possibility, but I didn’t think it would be a possibility for me. The behaviors and patterns that I had relied on for so many years seemed too tightly connected to me as a person. FSC helped me to separate the eating disorder from who I was, and also to discover who I was, something that had been lacking in previous recovery work.
I believe that the uniqueness of FSC is their ability to understand the complexities of eating disorders. FSC’s compassion and dedication to their client’s welfare and recovery can’t be overstated. Their unique knowledge and array of resources provide individualized attention to each client.
I’m so thankful to Brooke, Ann, and the rest of FSC and am very joyful to say that I am recovered!" ~30 year old female
"We have 3 daughters and 1 son. As we were raising them, we worked very hard to teach them to avoid dangers like busy streets, strangers, hot stoves, and so on. Never did we anticipate the deadly, complicated threat our youngest daughter’s eating disorder would present. She is smart, kind, intelligent, and driven. In middle school, though, she began to withdraw and her eating patterns changed. We became terrified as we watched her begin to starve herself. As we began looking for help, we ended up admitting her to the hospital twice as her physical health began to decline. I found a local psychiatrist, and hoped that he might provide a path to getting the help our daughter desperately needed. Unfortunately, his therapy was ineffective, and we realized quickly our only hope was to find someone experienced in treatment this misunderstood illness called anorexia.
Brooke and her team were like angels coming to our rescue. Her treatment was specific to those suffering from eating disorders. She explained the illness and treatment plan required to get our daughter safe again. She was with us every step of inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and ongoing therapy. We found hope in her knowledge and story. I am convinced that Brooke and her team saved our daughter’s life. Today our daughter is healthy and happy in her recovery.
Eating Disorders are dangerous and misunderstood illnesses. It is critical that sufferers find the help they need. I trusted Brooke and her team with my daughter’s life. I can with complete confidence recommend her to anyone seeking help for an eating disorder." ~ Parents of a teenager
“I have no doubt that the major factor in my recovery from my eating disorder was Brooke. I was deep into an eating disorder that nearly devastated me and my family. Brooke understands this disease on every level. She worked with me and my family using a variety of techniques to help me break free and journey towards recovery. Thank you, Brooke, for your wisdom, tenacity, and loving kindness.” ~54 year old female
“I had been to multiple therapists before coming to Brooke, so I was skeptical at first. During my first appointment with her, I felt at ease and knew she understood me. She is excellent at helping people, through anything. She has helped me manage my ED, and has been exceedingly patient with me when I have been non-compliant. I know no matter what, I can talk to Brooke and know that I am understood. She is not only an excellent therapist but also a wonderful person. I am so glad I started with Brooke.” ~32 year old female