UT University Health Services

Mindful Eating Team

The Mindful Eating Team provides assessment and referral support for students dealing with food, weight, and body image concerns. This multidisciplinary team of professionals is dedicated to your physical and emotional well-being.

There are three ways in which members of this team can be accessed:

  • scheduling an appointment with a Counseling and Mental Health Center counselor at (512) 471-3515 (preferred first step), OR
  • scheduling an appointment with a University Health Services (UHS) healthcare provider at (512) 471-4955, OR
  • scheduling an appointment with the UHS dietitian at (512) 475-8010.

Assessment & Referral

The Mindful Eating assessment ideally consists of three separate appointments: a counseling assessment, a medical evaluation, and a nutrition consultation. It is best to begin the assessment process with the Counseling and Mental Health Center. If recommended, you may also need to meet with a psychiatrist and/or an off-campus medical specialist to assess specific medical conditions.

Guidance & Support

Based on your Mindful Eating assessment, the Mindful Eating Team will discuss your situation and give you guidance on how to get the help you need. You will get personalized recommendations and support to find the most effective treatment options. Depending on your diagnosis, personal resources, motivation for treatment, and recovery needs, these options could include:

  • individual counseling
  • group counseling
  • nutrition counseling
  • psychiatric services
  • medical monitoring
  • referral to an in-patient or intensive outpatient treatment program

These are all crucial aspects of recovery from eating and body image issues but participation looks different for everyone. Recommendations may change at any time as your treatment goals are evaluated and revised over time.

Off-Campus Treatment

If, after your assessment, we recognize that intensive, long-term, or specialized treatment is the best option for you, we will refer you off-campus for this treatment. We give detailed referrals and offer support for students transitioning to off-campus services.

Nutrition Links

Additional Nutrition Topics
Registered Dietitian Consultations
Mindful Eating Program
Nutrition Peer Led Workshops
Hunger and food insecurity - UT Outpost


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