Therapeutic Approaches in Treatment for Eating Disorders

The journey to recovery is not a “one-size-fits-all” situation. To provide you with the personalized care you need, we offer a variety of different therapies and approaches to set you on the right track for a lasting recovery.

Reasons Eating Disorder Center Therapeutic Approaches

Our eating disorder treatment center uses an integrated, comprehensive approach that combines evidence-based, effective treatment modalities with our deep understanding of the complex psychology and underlying neurobiology of eating disorders.

Healing begins with assessing where you are today. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, and registered dietitians will assess your unique circumstances and collaborate with you to develop a comprehensive plan. We work side by side with you throughout your recovery journey in our program.

Across our outpatient and inpatient treatment settings, we believe in thoughtful psychiatric care and medication management, compassionate around-the-clock nursing in our inpatient and residential programs, frequent individual therapy, supportive family therapy, intensive group psychotherapy and therapeutic nutritional restoration. Our ability to handle acute medical issues and provide specialized nursing care differentiates our services from other eating disorder residential treatment facilities in the region.

All of our programs are highly structured and supportive, with intentionally designed exposures and real-life challenges to assist in maintaining long-term recovery. Whatever you come seeking help for, you can expect some combination of the following therapeutic approaches to support your healing process.

Primary Therapies

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP):

Our program acknowledges the link between anxiety, fear and eating disorders. ERP is one of the most effective treatment approaches for anxiety-based disorders.

Depth-Oriented Therapy:

A depth-oriented approach is a way of seeing and understanding. This approach centers on a fundamental assumption that healing is a return to an original, intrinsic state of wholeness.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

DBT is a cognitive-behavioral treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective in helping individuals develop skills to manage severe emotional dysregulation and distress tolerance, learn to be in interpersonal relationships effectively, and develop mindfulness skills.

Compassion-Focused Therapy:

The practice of self-compassion is an essential part of the eating disorder treatment journey and impacts much of the work of eating disorder recovery. It is a door to learning how to treat ourselves differently. This practice centers on an understanding that loving-kindness and self-compassion is an antidote to shame, self-criticism, and suffering.

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Experiential & Somatic Therapies

Experiential and Somatic Therapies support the process of healing not only from an eating disorder, but also from co-occurring issues such as trauma symptoms experienced in the body, emotion dysregulation, anxiety, and depression.

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Nutrition Therapy & Dietary Philosphy

We teach that all foods can fit, and work from a non-diet approach that recognizes balance, moderation, and the importance of variety in choices.

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Nursing & Acute Care

Eating disorders have a myriad of medical complications that require monitoring. Eating disorders can also occur alongside other mental health issues like depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and suicidal thoughts and self-injury. From a medical perspective, these issues must be addressed simultaneously to recover from the eating disorder and discover a healthy path forward.

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Family Approach

Family and friends can be a valuable source of support and strength on the journey to recovery. Our clinical team places a strong emphasis on involving family and loved ones in the treatment process.

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We Hold Hope for Your Recovery

Eating disorder recovery is not always easy, but it is possible. Let us support you in discovering not only the reasons for your eating disorder but the reasons for your recovery. To schedule a no-cost clinical consultation or for more information, please call 844-573-2766 or use our online contact form. In case of a medical emergency or crisis, please call 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.

Eating Disorder Recovery is Possible

We understand that there are reasons for your eating disorder. We’re here to stand with you during this difficult time. Let’s work together to discover the reasons for your recovery.