RESOURCES

Below are some of the organizations in the Montreal area offering support, semi-regular/full treatments, and information for individuals experiencing disordered eating. If you are a McGill student and unsure about what and how much your insurance will cover, you can find details at the links below:

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www.cliniquebaca.com

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Fee Associated For 18+
  • Referral from doctor, another service provider, or self referral

SERVICE

  • Clinical supervision
  • Support Groups (Anorexia and bulimia – Binge /compulsive eating issues – Family member / friend suffering from an eating disorder – Size, weight, and shape preoccupation)
  • Nutritional Counselling
  • Psychoeducation
  • Distance Therapy

CONTACT 

  • Phone:  (514) 544-2323 | 1-833-544-2323
  • Address: 32121 Crescent street, suite 200, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2C1
  • Email: info@cliniquebaca.com
  • Operating Hours:  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

www.douglas.qc.ca/page/eating-disorders-program

ACCESSIBILITY

  • For 18+
  • Referral from doctor
  • Preliminary Evaluation by phone with Institute
  • Program supplies wait times and resources for professional service or support services to use during the wait

SERVICE

  • Day Program (8 week group-based treatment)
  • Day Hospital (intensive therapy without overnight supervision)
  • In-Patient Unit (full 24-hour hospitalization and intensive, specialized treatment)
  • Out-Patient Unit (individual, family/couple, and group therapy, pharmacological therapy, nutritional therapy)

CONTACT

  • Phone: (514) 761-6131, extension 2895
  • Address: 6603-6605 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H4H 1R3
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

semi-regular treatment

https://argyleinstitute.org/services/individuals/

ACCESSIBILITY

SERVICE

  • The Argyle Institute provides individuals with psychotherapy for those with anorexia and bulimia

CONTACT

  • Phone:  (514) 931-5629
  • Emailinfo@argyleinstitute.org
  • Address:  4150 Saint Catherine Street West, Suite 328, Westmount, Quebec, H3Z 2Y5

www.changepsy.ca

ACCESSIBILITY

  • General Therapy with some therapists knowledgeable in Eating Disorders

SERVICE

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for mental and physical conditions in adults, adolescents, and children
  • Psychology and nutritional counselling to individuals, couples, and families

CONTACT

  • Phone:  (514) 508-5779
  • Emailinfo@changepsy.ca
  • Address:
    • Sud-Ouest:  3275 Saint-Jacques, Montreal, Quebec, H4C 1G8
    • Outremont:  1217 Bernard #210-218-219, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 1V7
    • South Shore:  112 Saint-Sylvestre #103, Longueuil, Quebec, J4H 2W3
  • For nutrition services (in collaboration with Solutions Isabelle Huot Nutrition), call (877) 761-5456 or contact them through the following link.

www.connectepsychology.com

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Book a session through website or contact information
  • Providing sliding-scale rates for those with financial need

SERVICE

  • Workshops
  • Support groups
  • Psychotherapy sessions
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
    • Mindfulness-Based Therapies

CONTACT

www.custom-nutrition.com

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Free 15 min. first-time consultation
  • Fee associated with sessions:
    • Telephone/video-chat sessions:
      • First time: $160 for 90 min.
      • Follow-up: $100 for 60 min.
    • In-person sessions:
      • First time: $150 for 75 min.
      • Follow-up: $110 for 60 min.
    • Home visit:
      • First time: $180 for 90 min.
      • Follow-up: $120 for 60 min.

SERVICE

  • Nutrition Counselling (virtual and in-person)
  • Support for non-diet, weight-neutral professionals and students
  • Workshops on a non-diet approach

CONTACT

www.cbtclinic.ca/services

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Fee, ranging from $135-$155, associated; however, the fee for service is based on family income
  • Additional fee of $25 for evening appointments (after 5 p.m.)
  • Referral not required

SERVICE

  • The CBT Clinic provides treatment for those with anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, PTSD, and eating disorders EXCEPT for anorexia

CONTACT

  • Phone:  (514) 485-7772 (Ruby Clark)
  • Email:  info@cbtclinic.ca
  • Address:  Queen Elizabeth Health Complex, Suite 261, 2100 Marlowe Avenue, H4A 3L5
  • Operating Hours:  9 a.m.—4 p.m.

HOWARD STEIGER

  • Phone:  (514) 737-1568 ext. 2895
  • Email:  howard.steiger@douglas.mcgill.ca
  • Professional Background:  The Eating Disorders Program at the Douglas Mental Health Institute

DORITA SHEMIE

  • Phone:  (514) 761-6131 ext. 3897
  • Professional Background:  Registered Social Worker

THEODORA KATERELOS

Find a registered therapist specializing in your needs at:  www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/trouver-de-aide

helplines and support groups

Addiction Campuses provides information for individuals concurrently experiencing cocaine addiction and eating disorders. Find more information at:  www.addictioncampuses.com/cocaine/eating-disorders

Helpline:  1-888-966-8973

ANEB provides the following services for those experiencing eating disorders:

Find more information at www.anebquebec.com

Helpline: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

  • Montreal: (514) 630-0907
  • Toll Free: 1 (800) 630-0907

Body Brave is a charity dedicated to providing community treatment and breaking down systemic barriers to recovery for those experiencing disordered eating and eating disorders. These services are not substitutes for intensive treatment. They provide the following avenues for support:

  • In- Person Treatment & Support:
    • Individual psychotherapy
    • Large group sessions
    • Specialized small group sessions
  • Virtual and In- Person Workshops
  • Virtual Support

A small registration fee and a short initial appointment may be necessary to access services but the services are free. Find more information at www.bodybrave.ca

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia offers free, online peer support with no diagnosis or referral necessary for access for folks with eating disorders to connect with each other in a group setting.
 
For more information, visit www.eatingdisordersns.ca
 

DrugRehab.com is a web resource providing recovery resources, information and treatment for those experiencing substance abuse as well as eating disorders or support for those who know someone experiencing these conditions.

Visit www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/eating-disorders for more information.

Helpline: (855) 520-2898

NEDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders and advocating for prevention and access to quality care for those with eating disorders. You can access their online forum here.

HELPLINE:

  • Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • (800) 931-2237

CHATLINE:

  • Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Chat link

NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders. You can find more information about their support services at www.nedic.ca

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HELPLINE:

  • Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • 1 (866) 633-4220

CHATLINE:

  • Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Chat link

The Looking Glass Foundation provides free support services for those of all ages and backgrounds experiencing eating disorders to aid in their recovery including an online peer support chat program, anonymous Hand in Hand supportand a personal recovery space accessible 24/7.

SERVICE

  • Anonymous Online Support Groups through Chat Rooms

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Free
  • Anonymous
  • Available everywhere for all ages and experiences
  • No diagnosis or referral necessary to access service
  • Overseen by a trained moderator
  • Provides support rather than therapy
  • Conversation is recovery focused and non-judgmental

www.lookingglassbc.com/online-peer-support

SERVICE

  • In person or virtual one on one support with a Looking Glass Volunteer

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Confidential, Regular
  • Available to anyone over 16 years old who wants to recover from an E.D.
  • Support, not treatment
  • Program pairs each person with a volunteer based on their background and interests, and after an initial meeting, they then meet regularly for around 60-90 minutes per week
  • Volunteers are educated and aware of eating disorders and have an outlook on what recovery is, but respectful of each individual’s journey and wishes
  • Site specifies that all participants must be medically and psychiatrically stable

www.lookingglassbc.com/hand-in-hand

https://fedupcollective.org/resources

FEDUP is a collective of trans+, intersex, and gender diverse people who believe eating disorders in marginalized communities are social justice issues. 

SERVICE

They provide support groups, trainings and have a list of inclusive providers on their website.

 

 

 

online resources

GENERAL INFORMATION AROUND EATING DISORDERS AND RECOVERY 

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND EATING DISORDERS

SLEEP-RELATED EATING DISORDERS

https://techbootcamps.utexas.edu/blog/free-mental-health-resources-for-eating-disorder-management/

The University of Texas at Austin created a wonderful list of applications, informational websites, podcasts and helplines for people suffering from eating disorders. See the full list in the link above!