Reasons residential programs are in intimate 6-bed homes with a high staff to patient ratio, 24-hour nursing, and personalized treatment for each patient.
Our residential programs are designed to meet the needs of adult women who are seeking recovery from an eating disorder and who require a safe place to begin or continue their treatment. Patients can directly admit into this level of care or step down from an inpatient program or step up from a partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient program.
We treat patients seeking recovery from all forms of eating disorders along with co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, substance use disorders, and other psychiatric concerns.
Each patient is offered intensive group therapy and daily exposures to real-life situations within a peaceful and safe home-like setting. We have designed a supportive treatment environment that helps our patients achieve lasting recovery. This is done through a balance of structure, exploration of what maintains the eating disorder and real-life challenges and practice of recovery skills.
Our treatment philosophy emphasizes thorough assessments, exposure and response prevention, a focus on wholeness and integration, specialized care for anxiety and mood disorders, the importance of relationships, and successfully completing challenges for sustained recovery.
Services and Approaches
A Trauma-Informed Care Approach is incorporated for all residents of the program. Our staff have an awareness and sensitivity to individuals who have a trauma history. This approach includes:
- A physical environment designed with sensitivity to the sensory experience
- Therapists trained in empirically derived and empirically supported trauma specific treatment modalities
- Staff trained in Trauma-Informed Care Approach
- Programming that incorporates our current understanding of the somatosensory and neurobiological underpinnings of trauma and anxiety
As a treatment team, we take into account and respond to the whole person, treating both symptoms and behaviors as well as what lies deeper. We consider the life experiences of our patients and collaborate with each person individually in restoring and moving toward hope for the future. We explore values, identity, spirituality, and help each of our patients find meaning on their life path.
In addition, all residents will receive our core elements treatment: