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The Assessment Process

At ACEDS, we understand that seeking help for an eating disorder can feel overwhelming. That's why we've designed our assessment process to be as welcoming and reassuring as possible, ensuring that you feel supported and understood from the moment you reach out to us.

Phase 1

Getting to Know You

Initial Contact

When you contact us, we'll briefly discuss your needs and concerns. This conversation helps us determine the best starting point for your assessment, whether it's with a dietitian or a psychological therapist.

We will then start with scheduling Your Assessment, by finding a time that works for you to come in for your assessment. This can be in person or online, depending on your preference and location.

Phase 2

Meeting Your Practitioner

Depending on your initial discussion, your first meeting will be with either a dietitian or a psychological therapist. During this meeting you will discuss your eating habits, behaviours, and any psychological factors contributing to your situation. This is a judgment-free zone where your comfort and safety are our top priorities. We will cover: 

  • Your History and Goals: We'll talk about your history, and most importantly, what you hope to achieve.

  • Assessment Tools: We may use questionnaires or other tools to help us get a clearer picture of your needs.

  • Finally, we'll outline and discuss your treatment plan.

Phase 3

Treatment Plan

Based on the assessment, we'll propose a treatment plan tailored just for you. This plan will consider your personal goals, preferences, and any specific concerns you might have. Your comfort and trust in your treatment plan are paramount. We're here to adjust and adapt as needed.

Phase 4

Ongoing Support

Regular Check-ins and ongoing Therapeutic Support.  


Whether you start with dietary changes, therapy sessions, or both, we'll schedule regular sessions to monitor your progress and adjust your plan as needed.


Our team approach ensures that you have access to the support you need, when you need it, including resources, group sessions, and one-on-one care.

You are not alone

Remember, this journey is about you, but you're not on it alone. Our team is here to guide, support, and walk with you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns about the assessment process or anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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