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Specialized Treatment Tracks: The Right Therapy for Each Patient


The goal of effective treatment at The Center for Eating Disorders is to provide effective, focused therapy that’s right for each individual. This means relying on strong research and evidence-based therapies that are associated with long-term positive outcomes in recovery. It also means utilizing those therapies and applying them in personalized ways depending upon each individual’s unique set of strengths and goals.

Individual Therapy Tracks

Following a thorough intake evaluation, input from the individual and family, and feedback from the treatment team, each patient in our higher levels of care are guided along one of five targeted therapy paths, or a combination, that best supports the individualized treatment goals. The identified path provides a focus for individual therapy sessions throughout hospitalization. The five tracks include:

  • Symptom Management
  • Body image and self-esteem
  • Motivation for change
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Emotion regulation

Over the course of therapy, it is the goal for every patient to cultivate an understanding of the development, maintenance and purpose of their eating disorder regardless of the identified therapeutic track.

Dual Diagnosis: Specialty Treatment Tracks

It is quite common for individuals with eating disorders to struggle simultaneously with co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety or mood and personality disorders. These co-occurring disorders, or “dual diagnoses”, often influence eating disorder thoughts and symptoms, and they are directly addressed during all levels of treatment at The Center for Eating Disorders.  Additionally, we offer two specialty treatment tracks in our inpatient and partial hospital programs to help individuals that suffer from trauma and/or substance abuse disorders in addition to their eating disorder. Click on the links below to learn more about these disorders, their intersection with eating disorders, and why these dual diagnosis treatment tracks can be so important in the healing process.

SPECIAL EVENT: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America

In her forthcoming book, The Eating Instinct, “Virginia Sole-Smith tackles one of the most complex and emotionally trying areas of life with depth, humor, and wisdom…” Attendance is FREE but space is limited. RSVP today!

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#LetsCheckIn VIDEOS

These four video vignettes provide examples of real-life interactions, negative self-talk and disordered eating behaviors that indicate it might be time to check in more closely with a friend or family member.

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Free Weekly Support Group

Join us each week from 7:00 to 8:30 PM for a recovery-focused support group open to anyone struggling with any type of eating disorder as well as friends, family and support people. This group is FREE and facilitated by a licensed clinician.

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