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April 23, 2019

Why Should I go to The Emily Program Instead of Solely a Therapist, Dietitian or Physician?

Why Should I go to The Emily Program Instead of Solely a Therapist, Dietitian or Physician?

If you are struggling with disordered eating and looking into treatment options, it is common to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician, dietitian, or therapist. While making an appointment with one of these professionals is a great place to start eating disorder treatment, it’s best to receive continued treatment at an eating disorder specialty center. Eating disorder centers like The Emily Program are able to offer a level of specialty care that other healthcare providers are often unable to offer. Due to the extensive knowledge of the illnesses and high-quality treatment, eating disorder centers can often facilitate lasting recovery at a higher rate. Programs like The Emily Program achieve success by offering expert staff, specialized facilities, tailored treatment, and ongoing care.

Expert Staff

The Emily Program’s multidisciplinary teams of eating disorder experts, including dietitians, therapists, and doctors,  are able to provide quality, well-rounded care to treat every aspect of an eating disorder. Our teams integrate nutritional, psychiatric, medical, and therapeutic expertise to provide exceptional eating disorder care with a focus on collaboration among staff, clients, and families. Staff at The Emily Program undergo ongoing eating disorder training, ensuring that they stay up-to-date on the latest research and treatment options.

By working with specialty staff, clients experience a degree of care that is unique to treatment centers. At The Emily Program, we’re experienced with the complex and interconnected nature of eating disorders and are able to treat all eating disorder behaviors and to get at the root of the illness. Our multidisciplinary teams are able to look at eating disorders from every angle and plan treatment accordingly.

In addition to serving our clients, The Emily Program also works with communities and professional networks to increase awareness and understanding around eating disorders. Our staff can be found hosting educational seminars and trainings, advocating for better legislation around eating disorder treatment, and educating the public on eating disorder signs, symptoms, and prevention. The Emily Program’s goal is to break the societal stigma surrounding eating disorders and to improve access to quality treatment.

Specialized Facilities

The Emily Program offers specialized treatment centers that are able to accommodate the varying needs of each client. The Emily Program locations offer a welcoming environment, individual therapy offices, group therapy rooms, yoga rooms, full kitchens, and many more amenities. By keeping our multiple services in one location, clients are able to experience increased convenience when it comes to recovery. We understand that our clients wish to participate in multiple forms of therapy—including individual and group therapy, group meals, and yoga—and by keeping these services in one location, clients can save on both travel expenses and time, making a holistic recovery possible.

Tailored Treatment

Eating disorders affect people differently. The Emily Program understands that all eating disorders don’t present the same, which is why we believe in personalized treatment approaches. To properly treat each client, we combine an evidence-based approach to treatment with individualized interventions. By tailoring treatment to a client’s unique experience and with an understanding of their genetic, biological, psychological, social, and cultural background, we have found that lasting recovery can be achieved at a higher rate.

Ongoing Care

Another advantage of attending a specialized eating disorder program is the ability to step up or down into different levels of care at the same program. For example, at The Emily Program, it is usually recommended that clients starting in a residential program eventually step down into a lower level of care. Residential treatment clients are able to step down to day treatment and from day treatment, they are able to step down into outpatient care. This continuous approach to treatment meets clients where they are, decreasing the likelihood of relapsing into eating disorder behaviors.

The Emily Program’s multiple levels of care ensure that clients can stay at the same program for the entirety of their treatment journey, creating trust, familiarity, and ultimately eating disorder recovery.

If you are interested in what The Emily Program has to offer you can visit us online or call 1-888-364-5977. If you are interested in becoming a part of The Emily Program team, visit our careers page. If you are curious about the levels of care we offer, you can learn more here.

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