Recognizing and Treating Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating for the General Practitioner

Regardless of the form of therapy a practitioner may utilize or population worked with, it is likely that most mental health professionals will come into contact with individuals who struggle with an eating disorder or disordered eating. In this training, participants will learn the difference between disordered eating and a diagnosable eating disorder, when to refer out to a specialty provider as well as what to say and what not to say when working with an individual suffering from an eating disorder. Participants will also learn key characteristics of the most common eating disorder diagnoses as well as discussing key treatment objectives for each. A short overview of different treatment approaches for eating disorders will also be provided. A time for Q&A will be facilitated for the last portion of the training.



  • Be able to identify the most common eating disorders based on symptoms
  • Know the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder
  • Be able to create goals and objectives for treatment of an individual with an eating disorder
  • Identify when it is appropriate to continue seeing a client suffering from an eating disorder and when to refer out
  • Have the knowledge of helpful vs unhelpful things to say to someone struggling with food or their body
  • Have knowledge of different popular approaches used in treating eating disorders



Participants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 1.5 continuing education (CE) hours certified by Ohio MHAS. CE certificates will be managed by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA).



Danielle Castro

Danielle Castro, MSW, LISW-S

Dani holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toledo as well as an LISW-S license (Licensed Independent Social Worker with supervisory designation). She is passionate about treating eating disorders and body image/self-esteem concerns after healing from her own eating disorder. She is trained in FBT (Family Based Treatment) as well as CBT-e (Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) both to treat eating disorders. She has worked in the field of eating disorders since 2017 and also treats conditions that frequently co-occur with disordered eating such as anxiety, depression, OCD, perfectionism, self-esteem issues and body image concerns. She is also trained in IBCT (Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy) and offers couples counseling. Dani utilizes a strengths-based, solution-focused approach to therapy and utilizes a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based on the needs of each individual.​ Dani believes that the relationship between therapist and client is an important part of the healing process. She operates from a faith-based approach if this is of interest to each individual. She is currently open for appointments Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with morning, afternoon, and evening availability. She currently is accepting only self-pay clients and is able to provide a super bill to submit to insurance companies for reimbursement. She can see clients aged 16 and above. ​Outside of being a therapist, Dani enjoys spending time with her husband, baby and dog as well as running, teaching yoga, being outdoors, reading and exploring new coffee shops and restaurants.


The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: May 17, 2024 9:00 am
Ends: May 17, 2024 10:30 am
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