47 minutes | May 14th 2019

Patrick Devenny’s Recovery Story | Episode 52

Patrick Devenny, a former football player for CU Boulder and the Seattle Seahawks, talks about his journey to recovery from his perspective as an elite male athlete. We talked about:

- How playing at elite levels of football contributed to his eating disorder

-Unique pressures cis-men experience about weight, food, and their bodies

-How Patrick realized he had an eating disorder and how he hit rock bottom

-Losing his identity as an athlete and how the eating disorder worsened

-How Patrick made it through the hard parts of recovery in outpatient therapy

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This podcast is hosted and produced by Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S.  Dr. Anderson is a licensed psychologist, author, and podcast host.  She holds the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).  She is the Founder and Director of Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center, an outpatient treatment center in Denver, Colorado that specializes in eating disorders. 

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Patrick Devenny is a former football player who attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and spent time with the Seattle Seahawks. Patrick struggled his entire life with disordered eating and restrictive eating. His eating disorder became apparent once his football career was over and again in 2015. Patrick is passionate about raising awareness and helping other males with eating disorders. @patrickdevenny on Instagram

This podcast is sponsored by EDCare.  EDCare has provided PHP, IOP & Outpatient treatment for all genders, 18 and over, since 2001.  CAMSA ( which stands for Connection, Acceptance, Mindfulness, Sense of Self & Action), is EDCare’s mindfulness-based treatment approach and is incorporated into each individualized treatment plan.  Facilities are located in Denver, Colorado Springs and Kansas City and all treatment is supported by Masters’ Level Clinicians or higher.  EDCare offers 4 specialty tracks (BED, ELITE Athlete, Substance Use, & Trauma), and the Connections House, an affordable supportive housing component, adds an extra layer of supervised support. www.eatingdisorder.care or (866) 771-0861