The Eating Disorders Treatment Center is committed to a eclectic approach which concurrently addresses physical and mental health problems. Staff members consistently guide and support patients in developing a healthy relationship with food, body, self and others, based on empowerment, self-responsibility and personal safety. The psychological treatment goal is to enable patients to work through the conflicts and issues underlying their eating disorders so that the actual causes of their symptoms can be identified, addressed and relieved. The medical treatment goal is to restore normal weight and/or eradicate unhealthy eating behaviors.
The multi-disciplinary treatment team is comprised of nationally known experts who have many years of experience working with eating disordered patients. Physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists, and expressive arts therapists join their collective expertise in addressing the unique and complicated needs of this clinical population. An eclectic approach, including (but not limited to) CBT, DBT, and insight oriented psychotherapy, is used to treat the psychological underpinnings and the aberrant behaviors simultaneously.
The appropriate level of care for each patient is based on the severity of physical and
emotional impairment. Conditions warranting inpatient hospitalization may include
excessive or rapid weight loss, metabolic disturbances, clinical depression, risk of suicide, relentless binge eating and purging, or failure of outpatient treatment.
If you have specific questions regarding The New Orleans Institute or The Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks or would like to begin the admission process, please contact: Kimberly.Kinsey@uhsinc.com