Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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November 8, 2012

Conquering demons

Therapist opens Eating Disorder Center on Main Street

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“The eating disorder didn’t start overnight and you can’t resolve it overnight,” said Lewis. “For me, it was a lot of therapy. Hence, that’s why I’m a therapist.

“It’s a torturous disorder. It’s a debilitating disorder. And it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Lewis. “It’s an emotional struggle and there shouldn’t be any [judgment] associated with it.”

Open House tonight, Nov. 8 Co-owners Karin Lewis and Rhys Wyman will have an open house tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to show their new treatment center to the community and potential clients. The Eating Disorder Center of Andover is at 68 Main St., Suite 5. "We're very proud of our space. We're right above CVS. We're right here in town," said Lewis. "It's a very warm, non-judgmental environment. I just want people to see it. I think they'll have a very different idea of what therapy is like." Last month, Lewis and Wyman hosted an open house for fellow health care professionals. Lewis is a therapist and Wyman is a dietitian who work with people with eating disorders.

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