Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive Programming with Real Life Recovery Challenges

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Located in the San Gabriel Valley in Greater Los Angeles, adjacent to our inpatient hospitalization program, the Reasons outpatient eating disorder programs at BHC Alhambra Hospital are focused on integrating what has been learned in treatment into everyday life, and providing additional support for those who are continuing to struggle but do not require 24 hour care. Patients are still provided the support and structure needed to help contain their disordered eating behaviors, but have more opportunities to practice their newly gained skills and face the real challenges that arise in daily living.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Partial Hospitalization Program is an intensive, structured 8-hour, 6-day a week treatment program that patients attend from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. It is designed to ensure continued success in recovery from the eating disorder with a focus on the individual’s emotional and nutritional goals while attending therapeutic and educational groups that address the particular challenges of implementing changes into one’s daily life. This program can be a transition from inpatient to outpatient treatment, or patients can enter directly into this program from the outpatient setting while still living at home or in local sober-living housing or a hotel near the hospital.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program is a structured, intensive 4-hour 6-day a week program that can act as a transition from the partial hospitalization program, or for those patients who need more than outpatient therapy. Patients can attend school or work while attending this program and will receive both meal support and therapeutic and educational groups. We offer two options for this level of care: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm or 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm depending on the individual’s schedule and treatment needs.

Independent Living

Reasons Independent Living

Reasons Independent Living  is our beautifully furnished private home which provides adult female clients a safe and comfortable environment to live in while attending our outpatient treatment programs. Residents of Reasons Independent Living will have access to homey living accommodations, meals and snacks in the program, and transportation to and from treatment. Clients will also be able to explore and enjoy the surrounding areas such as The Huntington Library, Westfield Santa Anita Shopping Center, and historic Old Town Pasadena. Learn more here.

Los Angeles Treatment

Our programming includes therapeutic groups and sessions and staff-supported meals and snacks along with a strong emphasis on recovery focused and life enhancing activities. Our staff understand the unique needs of patients in the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient level of care and offer a balance of support and challenges to support recovery skills.


All of our programs are developed and overseen by a team of caring specialists in eating disorder treatment. Each program is led by dedicated and compassionate people who are committed to helping each patient on their own personal recovery journey.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Program Manager

Golshid Fadakar, LMFT, LPCC

Director of Operations

Claire St John, RD, CEDRD

Director of Clinical and Nutrition Services

Lisa Arroyas, RD, CEDRD-S

We believe in your capacity for recovery. Entering treatment at any level of care can be daunting. It is a step of courage. Partial Hospitalization can be a program you admit directly into or a place to continue the recovery journey after inpatient or residential treatment.

This program will provide you with a combination of support and structure along with real life recovery challenges. You will both be part of a group and also have a personalized treatment plan that take your individual needs into account.

Patients in this program live at home and commute to the program daily. We also offer an independent living home for adult women who are highly motivated for recovery.

Your Treatment Plan

  • Individual Therapy, two times per week for PHP and one time a week for IOP
  • Family Individual and Multi-Family Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Consultation, one to three times per week
  • Weekly nutritional consultation with a Registered Dietitian
  • Group Therapy
    • Group Process
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Psychoeducation and Nutrition
    • Relapse Prevention, Response Prevention

  • Somatic and Creative Arts Therapies
    • Yoga
    • Dance Movement
    • Somatic Awareness
    • Voice and Acting
    • Creative Writing
    • Art Therapy
  • Discharge & Aftercare Planning

A sample day at Reasons




Group Process and Deep Breathing Practice




Music, Art, or Yoga Therapy


Exposure Snack


Relapse Prevention Skills


Beyond Body Image




Wrap Up Goals Group

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