Coalition for Overcoming Problem Eating/Exercise

Build a healthy relationship with food, body, and self

Do you have concerns related to eating, exercise, or body image? The Coalition for Overcoming Problem Eating/Exercise (COPE) is a multi-disciplinary, consultive team of professionals who are here to help you find the right treatment for you. COPE provides outpatient, short-term treatment. We do not provide residential treatment, partial hospitalization, an intensive outpatient program, or long-term treatment. 

We focus on assessing disordered eating and mild eating disorders. We provide interventions for eating disorders through:

Please be advised that if it is determined that a higher level of care is needed, such as a long-term counseling, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or residential treatment, you may be referred to services that require leaving school and/or the Bloomington area due to limited resources in Indiana. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please call us at 812-855-5711 and ask to speak to the COPE Coordinator.

Why come to us?

You can potentially benefit from our services in these ways:

  • Early identification and early intervention are both known to be keys to recovering from an eating disorder.
  • A positive experience with (or introduction to) therapy can encourage you to pursue further treatment.
  • We can create an introduction and plan that will help you:
    • Meet your individual nutritional needs.
    • Explore access to campus and community food resources.
    • Build a healthy relationship with food.
  • We can help you prevent behaviors from escalating or persisting.
  • You’ll increase your awareness and understanding of how problem eating began, what’s causing it to continue, and ways of coping.
  • We’ll help you manage your symptoms and get your behaviors under control.
  • We’ll help reduce lapse and relapse.

What to expect from a COPE assessment

  1. You’ll schedule a CAPS Now appointment for an initial consultation.
  2. A CAPS counselor will talk with you to get a comprehensive understanding of what’s going on.
  3. You’ll meet with a registered dietitian.
  4. We’ll give you feedback and plan your treatment.
  5. If necessary, you’ll be referred to other health care providers for further assessment.

Ready to get started?

To determine if COPE is right for you, call 812-855-5711 to schedule a CAPS Now appointment. Already a COPE client and need to complete paperwork?

Complete the Release of Information form