The Eating Disorders tract is a program that focuses on uncovering and understanding the unique meaning and function of the symptoms for each individual, while developing skills for symptom containment and relapse prevention.
A thorough assessment includes a trauma history as well as a nutritional and eating disorders evaluation. Treatment recommendations are based on emotional and physical impairment. Conditions warranting inpatient hospitalization may include: excessive weight loss in a short period of time, uncontrolled binge eating and/or purging, clinical depression, self-harming behavior, or unsuccessful outpatient treatment.
Individualized treatment is designed based on the client's unique history, struggles and needs. The individual is guided and supported in developing a relationship with food, body, self and others that is based on empowerment, self-responsibility and personal safety. Our program addresses underlying conflicts and emotions that maintain the eating disorder while supporting the client in developing the ability to make and sustain healthy life choices and commitments.
Specific therapeutic modalities may include the following:
- Intensive individual psychotherapy
- Eating disorders group therapy
- Body Image group
- Expressive and movement therapies
- In Vivo Gentle Eating Groups
- Trauma therapy
- Nutritional therapy, menu planning and education
- Daily relapse prevention groups
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Psychodrama, Art Therapy and Music Therapy
- Meditation and Guided Imagery
- Family and marital therapy