Support Groups

If you are in search of a local group to support you in your ED recovery, please consider some of the following opportunities: 

EDA = Eating Disorder Anonymous 
ANAD = National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Mondays:

 6:00-7:00pm, Family Support Group at Ridgeview Institute:  This is a group for family members to receive support and is clinician-led by Lauren Greenway, LPC. It is not eating-disorder-specific, but it is a wide-ranging meeting that touches on topics such as boundaries, support and familial self-care. Located at 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Georgia 30080.  Contact Tammy Galderise (770-434-4568 x 4515 / tgalderise (at) ridgeviewinstitute.com) or Amber Aspezzano (770-434-4568 x 4120 / aspezzano (at) ridgeviewinstitute.com).

6:00-7:00pm, ANAD for Adults in Midtown:  Located at Midtown Psychotherapy, 1708 Peachtree St. NW  Suite 530, Atlanta, Ga. 30309. Facilitator: Allison Kuder. Please contact Allison Kuder at (404) 606-1211 to RSVP before your first group and for additional information / details. 

6:00-7:00pm Dinner and Disciples Group:  Meets the first Monday of every month. This is a bring-your-own dinner group where we will discuss Biblical perspectives, particularly those that apply to eating.  Located at Positive Nutrition, 3855 Shallowford Road Marietta, GA 30062 in Suite 420. Please contact Julie Brake at 404-326-5118 or Julie (at) PositiveNutrition.net for additional information/details.

7:00-8:00pm Intuitive Eating Support Group:  Meets the third Monday of every month. This group is designed for discussion and support of Intuitive Eating.  Located at Positive Nutrition, 3855 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA 30062 in Suite 420. Please contact Julie Brake at 404-326-5118 or Julie (at) PositiveNutrition.net for additional information/details.
  
7:00pm-9:00pm, ANAD Support Group in Alpharetta, GA:  Located at 12700 Century Dr, Suite E, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Contact Amanda Coleman at (404) 474-4434 for more information.

7:00-8:00pm, ANAD for Teens (Ages 13 - 19) in Midtown:  Located at Midtown Psychotherapy, 1708 Peachtree St. NW  Suite 530, Atlanta, Ga. 30309. Facilitator: Griffin Wynkoop. Please contact Griffin Wynkoop at (864)- 420-7482 to RSVP before your first group and for additional information / details.

7:00-8:00pm, ANAD for Friends of Family in Midtown: This is a support group for loved ones of those suffering from an eating disorder. Located at Midtown Psychotherapy, 1708 Peachtree St. NW  Suite 530, Atlanta, Ga. 30309. Facilitator: Arielle Crain. Please contact Arielle Crain at (704)-877-0577 to RSVP before your first group and for additional information / details. 

7:00pm EST, EDA Phone Meeting: Get support from people across the country over the phone. Join by calling 1-712-432-0385, bridge 797101# 

7:30 - 8:30 PM EDA Support Group:  Located at Asbury Memorial Methodist Church, 1008 Henry St, corner with Waters Ave, Savannah, GA. Please contact edasavannah (at) yahoo.com for more information.
 

Tuesdays:

10:00am EST, EDA Phone Meeting:  Get support from people across the country over the phone. Join by calling 1-712-432-0385, bridge 797101# 

6:00-7:30pm, ANAD Support Group:  Located in Macon/Warners Robin, for ages 19 and older. Please contact Tamy J. Blanding at (478) 334-7197 or email anadmiddlega (at) aol.com for meeting locations and additional information / details.

Wednesdays:

3:00-4:00pm, EDA Support Group at Kennesaw State University:  Occurs only during class semesters and open to all. Located in Willingham Hall, 420 Bartow Ave., Kennesaw, GA 30144, Room 128A. Contact The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery for more information phone (470) 578-2538 or email recovery (at) kennesaw.edu.

6:00-7:00pm ANAD in Sandy Springs:  Located at Atlanta Center for Wellness 6100 Lake Forrest Dr., Suite 450, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
Contact Joey Pulley joannempulley (at) gmail.com (404) 242-5612.

8:00pm (EDT), Online EDA Support Group Visit www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/online.html during the scheduled meeting time.  

 

Thursdays:

11:15am-12:45pm, Atlanta Women's Support Group:  An ongoing support group for adult women gives an opportunity to experience support, bonding with other women and safe, compassionate exploration of problems and issues. Please note that this group is open for all women's issues, not just eating disorders. The group is held twice per month and you can join at any time. Location: East Cobb Library, Community Room, 4880 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068. Contact Deborah Midkiff, LAPC for more information at 678-616-1519 and specific dates.

5:00-6:00pm, ANAD Support Group at 360 Therapy in Gainesville:  Located at 2565 Thompson Bridge Rd.Suite 207, Gainesville, GA, 30501. Please call or email prior to attending. Contact Linh Lam at linhlamlpc (at) gmail.com or  (678) 582-8501 for more information.

5:00-6:00pm, ANAD Support Group at Thrive Counseling:  The group is open to ages 13 and older with an eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder. All sizes and shapes welcome. Family, parents and friends are also welcome. Thrive Counseling Center, 6095 Pine Mountain Road, Suite 105, Kennesaw, GA, 30152. Contact amanda (at) thrivecounselingcenter.com or olivia (at) thrivecounselingcenter.com. Call (678) 217-7529 for more information.

5:00-6:00pm, EDA Support Group in Lawrenceville:  Located at Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church, 395 West Crogan Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046 Room 306. Contact Brittany Hopkins at Brittany.Hopkins (at) marrinc.org for more information.

7:00-8:00pm, ANAD Support Group in Decatur:  Located at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, 1814 Clairmont Rd., GA, 30033. Meeting is in room 201.  Please call or email prior to attending. Contact Gayle Benator at (404) 636-1457 ext. 422 or gbenator (at) cccgeorgia.org for more information. 

8:00 pm EST, EDA Phone Meeting: Get support from people across the country over the phone.  Join by calling 1-712-432-0385, Bridge 797101# 
 

Fridays:

12:30pm Family and Friends of Those with Eating Disorders (FED) in Sandy Springs: Located at 333 Sandy Springs Circle, Atlanta, GA 30328. Support group designed to provide education, resources, and emotional to support to those in relationships with people diagnosed with or exhibiting sings of an eating disorder. For more information contact Ephrat Lipton 404-202-0932 or Dr. Anne Moore 404-277-7992. 

2:00pm (EDT), Online EDA Support Group:  Visit www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/online.html during the scheduled meeting time.  

Saturdays:

9:00 am EST, EDA Phone Meeting:  Get support from people across the country over the phone. Join by calling 1-712-432-0385, bridge 797101# 

10:00-11:00am, ANAD Support Group in Dunwoody:  Located in St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Senior High Group Room 207, 1978 Mt. Vernon Rd, Atlanta, Ga. 30338. Please contact Page Love at 770-393-1424 or pagelove (at) nutrifitga.com for more information.

10:00-11:00am, EDA Support Group at Ridgeview Institute:  Located in Pro- North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Contact Tammy Galderise (770-434-4568 x 4515 / tgalderise (at) ridgeviewinstitute.com) or Amber Aspezzano (770-434-4568 x 4120 / aspezzano (at) ridgeviewinstitute.com) for more information.

 

Sundays:

1:00pm EST, EDA Phone Meeting: Get support from people across the country over the phone.  Join by calling 1-712-432-0385, bridge 797101# 

3:00-4:00pm, ANAD in Sandy Springs:  Located at Psychotherapy Services of Atlanta, 333 Sandy Springs Circle, Suite 103 Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Please contact Kristen Wedge at (832) 515-9004 or kmwedge.LAPC (at) gmail.com to RSVP before your first group and for additional information / details.

5:00-6:00pm, EDA Support Group in Acworth:  The Phoenix House 3, 4191 Southside Dr. Acworth, GA 30101. Contact Kris Shock 678-480-4275 or Kerri McCue 770-827-9120 for more information. 

8:00pm (EDT), Online EDA Support Group Visit www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/online.html during the scheduled meeting time.  

 

VARIOUS DAYS:

8:30-9:30am, Breakfast Club:  Supportive meal group at a different restaurant each month. You must call Page Love at 770.395.7331 to RSVP and confirm date/location (rotates between Thursday and Saturday 1x/month).

12:00pm-1:00pm ANAD Support Group in Atlanta:  The second and fourth Tuesday of each month. This group is currently not meeting, if interested please contact Megan (470) 755-1314 or megan (at) meganbroadhead.com.  

Binge Eating Support Group:
  Date TBA. Contact Linda Wieskoff and Iréné Celcer (celcer (at) comcast.net) for more information.

OUTPATIENT THERAPY GROUPS:

These groups may have additional requirements or cost associated. Please contact the treatment provider before attending.  

Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders

Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders groups are held weekly at 4536 Barclay Drive, Atlanta, GA 30338. Please call (770) 458-8711 for more information.

Emotions Management Group:  Mondays at 6:45pm
Mindful Eating Meal Process Group:  Tuesdays at 5:45pm
Connections Group:  Tuesdays at 6:45pm
Intuitive Eating Group:  Thursdays at 6:45pm
Visit www.eatingdisorders.cc for more information.

The Renfrew Center of Atlanta 

The Renfrew Center of Atlanta Eating Disorder Group is for all age groups of patients who have eating disorders. Led by an experienced therapist, the group works to enlist the active engagement of participants with one another to better understand the psycho-biological underpinnings of disordered eating, develop coping strategies, and begin to master ED behaviors. This group w led by Laura Minch, PsyD at The Renfrew Center of Atlanta. For more information please contact 1-800-RENFREW.

Date:  Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time:  5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Location:  The Renfrew Center of Atlanta


 

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