Eating Disorder Network of Maryland (MD/DC/NOVA) - A nonprofit making a difference              501(c)(3)
Support Groups in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia (NOVA)
helping handsSupport groups can be another wonderful addition to your treatment team outside of therapy provided by your licensed psychotherapist.
Please note that the groups on this page are not intended to serve as substitutes for professional individual help. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please seek immediate assistance from a licensed professional who is trained to help people with eating disorders.
(* Contact group leader before attending any group to ensure that times or location have not changed)
MARYLAND
Annapolis
ANAD revised 2014--
Eating Disorder Support Group (ANAD)
Meeting day & time: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Location: 104 Ridgely Ave, Suite 202,
Annapolis, MD 21401
For more info: Contact Donna Underhill at donna.underhill@pershingturnercenters.com
 
     Eating Disorders Support Group
Meeting day & time: Thursdays, 7-8pm
Location: 1831 Forest Dr Suite H
Annapolis, MD 21401
For more info: Elizabeth Hlavek at 443-540-3143,  HlavekArtTherapy@gmail.com
**This group is for individuals struggling with an ED who want support from peers. Art therapy techniques will occasionally be used. 
$10 fee 
 
Baltimore
ANAD revised 2014--
Still searching for a new Group Leader in Baltimore! Interested? - contact EDN MD
The Eating Disorders Therapy Group
(Renfrew Baltimore)
The Renfrew Center of Baltimore is now offering an eating disorders therapy group.
The Eating Disorders Therapy Group is for adolescent girls and women of all ages who have struggled with disordered eating. Led by an experienced therapist, the group actively engages participants with each other to explore and understand the emotional and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communication, and achieve recovery-focused goals.
Date:
Meets on Wednesday Evenings
Time:
 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location:
The Renfrew Center of Baltimore
For more information about the Eating Disorders Therapy Group at The Renfrew Center of Baltimore please contact 1-800-RENFREW FREE.
Eating Disorder Support Group 
(Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt)
   FREE weekly group for individuals with eating disorders,
 family, friends & support
   Meeting day & time: every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm
   Location: Sheppard Pratt Hospital-
6501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Room 200 in Gibson Building
   For more info: call Kate Clemmer (410) 938-5252 or visit: www.eatingdisorder.org
Collaborative Care Workshops for Caregivers
(Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt) 
Meeting Day & Time: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: 6535 N. Charles St.
Physicians Pavilion North, Suite 300, Towson
Now being offered completely FREE OF CHARGE to all families. These 6-week sessions based on the work of Dr. Janet Treasure (UK), are designed to address the most universal needs of the carers: connection with other carers; support; and skills training.  Key skills taught include motivational interviewing, communication, the trans-theoretical model of change, self-care and behavior analysis. Research suggests that participation in these workshops, leads to benefits for both the carers and the patient. The workshops are OPEN to all adult support people at any stage of a loved one's illness or recovery. 
REGISTRATION  IS REQUIRED. Call (410) 427-3874 or email Jennifer Moran at jmoran@sheppardpratt.org to register for the group.
More info available here
Cockeysville
Largely Positive Support Group
   FREE biweekly group for adults of size
   Meeting day and time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 7:00-8:30pm
   Location: 10621 York Road, Cockeysville
   For more info: call Deborah Kauffmann, RD, LDN at:
   410-982-9667 or
ColumbiaANAD revised 2014--
ANAD of Columbia
"Empowered Eating"
FREE support group
Meeting day & time: Meeting Mondays at 5:00pm
Location: 9881 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 105, Columbia, MD
For more info: Call Rebecca Bitzer: (301) 474-2499 or
 rebecca@rbitzer.com
REBEL Support Group
Recovery Group for those with Binge Eating Disorder
Meeting Day & Time: Saturday at 10:00am
Location: 9881 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 105, Columbia, MD
For more info: Call Rebecca Bitzer: (301) 474-2400 or
 NORTHERN VIRGINIA
(NOVA)
Falls Church
Eating Disorders Support Group at 
Dominion Hospital
FREE weekly support group open to everyone
Meeting day & time: Every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30
Location: Dominion Hospital-
  2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd,  Falls Church, VA  
For more info, contact Julianne Brechtl, RN at 703-538-2886
Herndon
ANAD revised 2014--
ANAD
"Being Me" 
Please join us and be part of a positive, affirming 
atmosphere where hope is offered.
Meeting day & time: Every Tuesday at 6:00
Location:  Prosperity Eating Disorders & Wellness
1043 Sterling Road, 
Suites 203 
For more info, Jennifer Beasley at 703-466-5000 
Christian Therapy Group for Eating Disorders
Meeting day & time: Saturday at 9:00 am
Location: Prosperity Eating Disorders & Wellness
1043 Sterling Road, 
Suites 203 
For more info: Alicia Ayvas, LCSW at 703-466-5000 (ext 8)  
Parent Support Group
Meeting Day & time:  Every Monday from 5:00-6:00
Location: Prosperity Eating Disorders & Wellness
1043 Sterling Road, 
Suites 203 
For more info, Alicia Ayvas, LCSW at 703-466-5000 (ext 8)
NATIONAL GROUPS
OFFERED EVERYWHERE
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
   FREE weekly 12-step meetings for individuals with an eating
   disorder
   For more info, visit: www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org
Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA)
   FREE weekly 12-step meetings for individuals with disordered
    eating
   For more info, visit: www.foodaddictsanonymous.org
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)
   FREE weekly 12-step meetings for individuals with disordered
    eating
   For more info, visit: www.foodaddicts.org
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
   FREE weekly 12-step meetings for individuals with disordered
    eating
   For more info, visit: www.oa.org
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