We’re thrilled to announce that The Emily Program – Columbus is now open! This location offers individual and group outpatient therapy and intensive programs for all ages, genders, and eating disorder diagnoses.
The opening comes after The Center for Balanced Living transitioned its services to The Emily Program to improve and sustain access to quality eating disorder care in Central Ohio. The Center for Balanced Living will continue as a non-profit with the mission of community education and advocacy aimed at raising awareness and reducing the stigma of eating disorders. Both The Center and The Emily Program will now be housed at the Columbus location.
“The team is thrilled to be joining The Emily Program family,” says Calvin Timbrook, Site Director at The Emily Program – Columbus and former CCO at The Center for Balanced Living. “I’m confident that the work The Center has done over the years to provide evidence-based eating disorder treatment in a warm, caring environment will carry on and grow through The Emily Program.”
Eating disorder treatment services are continuing uninterrupted for clients who had been receiving treatment through The Center for Balanced Living. We will also be expanding Columbus area eating disorder treatment offerings to include new adolescent intensive treatment services, expanded outpatient services for adolescents and families, and 24/7 residential care.
We will provide increased training for community health professionals to assist with early recognition of eating disorders and better equip individuals with the next steps of recovery. The result will be an increase in access to care for people struggling with eating disorders and their families in central Ohio and beyond.
As our Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Jillian Lampert says, “With 390,000 Ohioans struggling with eating disorders, access to effective treatment is critical. Eating disorders have the second-highest mortality rate of all mental health diagnoses after opioid abuse. Yet eating disorders are preventable and treatable with appropriate access to education and care.”
We look forward to serving the Columbus and central Ohio region!
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, contact us for an assessment at 1-888-364-5977 or complete our online form. To learn more about eating disorder education, advocacy, and financial support in Ohio, visit centerforbalancedliving.org.
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