Family Intensive Outpatient Program (FIOP: Adolescents)
For our adult patients we offer an intensive outpatient program for those suffering from anorexia or bulimia nervosa. This is a time limited program (20 treatment days) that focuses on providing patients and their families with the information and direction they need to recover from their eating disorders. It is anticipated at the completion of the program patients will have a clear understanding of their path to recovery. In addition, family and other support members will understand and gain experience regarding their vital roles in their loved one’s recovery.
Individual and family therapy are typically the cornerstones of a treatment plan. It is during individual therapy that the patient explores the meaning of the eating disorder in his or her life and problem solves ways of living without it. In addition, individual therapy gives patients an opportunity to explore other ways of experiencing and managing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Family therapy is a place where families can learn and practice supporting their loved one's recovery. In family therapy barriers to the patient's recovery are identified and removed. In addition, families learn the important role they play in their loved one's long term recovery.
Family Based Treatment (AKA Maudsley Approach) is a specific type of treatment for adolescents struggling with Anorexia. This approach utilizes the parents and family as active participants in the restoration of the patient’s weight, physical health and normalization of eating. This approach aims at preventing hospitalization, assisting parents in restoring their child’s weight, and helping him or her return to normal adolescent development free of an eating disorder.
Addiction and Eating Disorders
Some people suffering from eating disorders also struggle with substance and behavioral addictions. We offer treatment options to address addictions that overlap with eating disorders.