Eating Disorders Are Not Just About Food.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate amongst all mental health issues, and are not just about food and exercise as the symptoms may suggest. Eating disorders are the products of combining food with mood. It’s a negative coping mechanism used to numb pain and escape from problems and inner conflicts. Typically those suffering from an eating disorder are tricked into believing that their lives will be improved by their bad behavior, only to experience “highs” for brief periods of time and then eventually breakdowns in areas of health, career, relationships, spirituality, finances, etc…These breakdowns create vicious cycles and downward spirals, fueling the individual to continue to act out.


Body image issues, traumas, relationship conflicts, poor coping skills, self-sabotage, negative changes to physical and brain health, chemical and nutritional imbalances, and a decompensation of quality of life are all associated symptoms.


Therefore, the treatment of an eating disorder, and especially while living in your reality-based setting, is a complex and delicate process. To ensure patients heal comfortably and effectively, Dr. Palmer and her team at The Renew Center of Florida has a strength-based approach carefully combining a blend of advanced Eastern and Western therapeutic methods to address all aspects of your recovery.



The WISE Eating Disorder Program


The WISE (Women's Institute for Sensitive Eating) Eating Disorder Program began in 2006 when Dr. Palmer founded and directed the program at a local hospital. The WISE program, which was an intensive outpatient group therapy program achieved much success as many complex patients who suffered long-term from complicated mental health issues such as DID, Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, Borderline Personality were frequently transferred into the program and experienced much improvements. 

However, Dr. Palmer saw a need to develop "reality-based" outpatient programs to help patients achieve the same successful results all while they live in a "reality-based" setting, whether it be their home or while as a visiting patient in a non-restrictive environment. Dr. Palmer's WISE program became part of The Renew Center menu of programs, and was altered to exclude group therapy, and put the focus on exclusive and customized interventions for each patient focusing on resolving issues at the root. A task that can not be achieved in a group therapy setting. That being said, the WISE Program incorporates therapies, homework assignments, lectures and discussions, which may be experienced in a group therapy program,  but where the patient is sole participant so that the discussions can be individually tailored for rapid results. 

WISE Program at Renew Center utilizes a wide variety of therapeutic and nutritional orientations to restore and heal your mind and body from bulimia, binge eating, anorexia, compulsive overexercise, and eating disorder non-specified.


The goal of The WISE Eating Disorder Program is to help you regain and maintain balance and life structure in a way that feels most natural for you. Dr. Palmer’s program helps you overcome obstacles, remove toxic behavior, eliminate fears and self-defeating attitudes, improve self-awareness, overcome body image issues, develop your inner strengths, let go of self-sabotage, enhance positive core belief systems, improve self-esteem, develop internal and external boundaries, reduce impact of traumas controlling negative emotions and impacting your eating, improve relationships, develop skillful living tools, eliminate the need to be controlled by food and dieting, and create contentment and fulfillment from within.

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What we provide:

What you receive:

  • Individualized Hypnosis Interventions

  • Subconscious Reprogramming for Negative Beliefs

  • Cognitive and Brief Therapy Interventions

  • Nutritional and Health Rehabilitation

  • Brain Wellness and Nutrition

  • Systemic Family Therapy and Relationship Restructuring

  • Solution-oriented Performance Training

  • Advanced Diagnostic Tests for Brain and Body Health

  • Life and Success Coaching

  • Concierge and VIP Counseling

"Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate amongst all of mental health issues. They are more than just about food and weight. You must resolve the root causes, or any fix is just temporary."

  • Improve Body Image and Self Worth

  • Stop Toxic Emotional Reactions

  • Eliminate Negative Obsessive & Compulsive Behavior

  • Restore Food and Exercise Balance

  • Stabilize Mood - End Depression and Anxiety

  • Increase Coping, Skillful Thinking and Living

  • Stop Self-Sabotage and Stuck Cycles

  • Improve Insight, Judgement, and Self-Awareness

  • Improve Overall Health & Wellness

  • Increase Motivation and Life Skills

  • Remove Negative Belief Systems 

  • Enhance Positive Belief Systems

  • Improve Sleep and Eliminate Insomnia

  • Reduce & Eliminate Addictive Tendencies 

  • Stop Anger from Affecting You

  • Overcome Fears and Confusions

  • Stop Panic Attacks, Body Memories, Flashback Memories

  • Improve Relationships

  • Gain Self-Esteem and Strength

  • Develop Goals and a Bright Future

  • Enhance Trust and Communication

  • Experience Success in Therapy and Life

  • Stop Sadness and Grief from Affecting You

  • Life a Normal, Content, and Happy Life

  • Re-Author Your Life 

  • Become All You Are Meant to Be

Our treatment services include:

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Total Body Scans (EIS)

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Hormonal and Allergy Testing

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Eating Disorder

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Neurotransmitter Test

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Nutritional Guidance 

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Trauma/PTSD & Rapid Hypnosis

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SPECT Brain Scan

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Supplements and Recommendations

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Addictions Treatment

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IV Vitamin Treatments

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Intensive Psychotherapy

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Troubled Relationships

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*Programs at Renew are not covered by insurance plans