safety comes from challenges
We believe that the experience of successfully and directly encountering avoided or feared situations is essential to developing a sense of safety and personal agency. We provide our patients with staff and program support in using Exposure and Response Prevention approaches. We offer an array of interventions designed to aid in this process, including:
- Normalizing eating behaviors and attitudes
towards food and one’s body
- Challenging and replacing maladaptive
thoughts and behaviors
- Graduated exposure to feared and avoided foods and situations, and teaching of alternate, healthy responses
- Re-integrating the disconnected systems regulating
emotions and thoughts, and the
sensory pathways of the body.
- Daily mindfulness and relaxation practice
- Grounding your experience of the world in an
improved understanding of your own emotions
Each patient receives thorough assessments and personalized treatment plans developed by a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of which the most important member is the patient. We welcome patients with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, bipolar or other mental health issues.
focus on wholeness and integration
We are committed to thinking beyond the symptoms to see our patients as human beings capable of engaging in courageous, difficult work in the service of healing and meaningful recovery. We provide daily opportunities to allow for the intentional, mindful experiencing of the full range of thoughts and emotions that are an integral part of everyday life.
relationships are important
A common thread through all of our interventions is transforming the nature of your relationships, not just with other people, but also to food, to your body, and to yourself. We believe eating disorder are maintained in isolation and it is through connection that healing and sustainable recovery are supported.