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Our Treatment Approach

Orientation and Assessment:

teensUpon arrival to the program, each client will receive a comprehensive orientation to the program and an evaluation by the medical, clinical, and nutritional staff in order to determine the best course of treatment.

Psychiatric Treatment:

Our board-certified psychiatrist provides an initial evaluation within the first 24 hours of admission and follows the client throughout their stay. The psychiatrist oversees treatment and medication management to facilitate and support the therapeutic process. Clients meet with the psychiatrist daily in the inpatient program, one to three times per week in the partial hospitalization program.

Individual Therapy:

Clients attending our program will be assigned an individual therapist and meet for an initial session within 24 hours of admission. Our individual sessions consist of a multi-modal approach, with a general emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. We recommend that clients in the intensive outpatient program participate in individual outpatient therapy in the community and we will provide referrals as needed.

Family Program:

We place a strong emphasis on involving the family in treatment. Each client is assigned a family therapist who conducts a weekly family therapy session. Additionally, families are encouraged to attend a family support group on Tuesday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. We also offer family telephone sessions for those clients whose families do not live locally.

Nutrition Program:

The objective of the nutrition program is to help each individual learn how to listen to their bodies and identify signals of hunger and satiety. After completing a comprehensive nutritional assessment, each client is given a personalized meal plan based on his or her individual needs. Clients will meet privately with the dietitian once per week and participate in nutrition education groups three times per week.

Groups:

We offer a variety of groups for clients attending the program to include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Body Image
  • Relaxation
  • Nutrition Education
  • Family Education
  • Relapse Prevention