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This ONLINE support group is for ADULTS (18+) who are the parents, partners, siblings, loved ones, and/or the support network of someone with an eating disorder.

For groups for people with eating disorders, please refer to our Full Programming Calendar.

Because no one should have to face supporting someone with an eating disorder alone, this ONLINE, professionally facilitated support group promotes self discovery in a safe space.

This support group is:

  • Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
  • Intended to support to those wishing to support someone through their path to recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
  • Limited to a small number of participants allow everyone to participate fully.

We welcome parents, partners, siblings, extended family, friends.. anyone over the age of 18 who is supporting someone with an eating disorder.

Support Group Details

Date of session: 

  • February 13, 20, 27
  • March 6, 13, 20

(Can’t make this session? Check our full programming calendar for other options)

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (18:00 – 20:00 MST)

Location: Online, via Join.Me*

Cost: $60 (online via Paypal)**

Facilitator: Karen Wadson, R.Psych

*Currently, EDSNA uses the video conferencing app “Join.Me” to conduct online groups. Detailed instructions to download and use the app will be in the confirmation email received upon registration. A computer/laptop/tablet and internet access are required to participate.

**EDSNA wants to make sure our support groups are accessible for everyone. As such, if you are experiencing financial difficulty, please email to discuss your circumstances – we may be able to reduce or waive your fees.

About your facilitator:

Karen is a registered psychologist in Calgary with over 10 years of counselling experience. She practices from a client centered approach, which views the client as the expert on their own life, and she draws interventions from psycho-dynamic, CBT, solution focused and narrative therapies to assist clients in making the changes they would like to have in their lives. Her particular area of specialization is in the area of disordered eating and body image. She holds advanced training in the treatment of eating disorders through the International Association of Eating Disorder Prevention (IAEDP).


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