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Residential Care for
Children, Teens, and Young Adults

For children, adolescents, and young adults, real healing can begin in a safe, supportive, and homelike environment. The Anna Westin House for Adolescents in St. Paul, Minnesota and Adolescent Residential in Columbus, Ohio are licensed treatment centers that help children, adolescents, and young adults of any gender who struggle with eating disorders.

Around-the-clock personalized eating disorder treatment

Anna Westin House – Adolescent is Minnesota’s first residential program dedicated exclusively to treating adolescents of all genders with eating disorders. The Emily Program’s Columbus adolescent residential program meets the growing need for adolescent treatment in central Ohio.

At both residential programs, our professional 24/7 care includes:

  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Dietitians
  • Expressive arts and movement therapists
  • Licensed teachers
  • Recreational therapists
  • Nurses
  • Eating disorders technicians

Nursing staff is always on duty, while eating disorder technicians and/or therapists are always on hand to support and manage appropriate resident relationships. Local licensed teachers coordinate your child’s academic work with their school.

Our residential programs are comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities nestled in peaceful neighborhoods. No matter the location, clients will be in a safe and secure environment where real healing can happen.

Our team of therapists, dietitians, psychiatrists, and/or medical doctors seamlessly integrates supervised care and medical monitoring with personalized treatment plans. Teens engage in individual and group therapy. The structured and supportive care we offer combines the clinical expertise of our experienced staff with evidence-based therapies incorporating psychological, nutritional, medical, psychiatric, and integrative interventions in a comprehensive approach.

Substance use disorder (chemical dependency), abuse history, or other mental health complications often add layers of complexity to eating disorder treatment. We know. Many of us have been there, too, and we’re ready to guide your child on the recovery journey. We’ve worked successfully with adolescents and young adults with eating disorders—and their families—since 1993.

While working with The Emily Program, you can expect us to:

  • Respect you and your child as individuals
  • Reassure your child that recovery from their eating disorder is possible
  • Understand how hard recovery can be
  • Remain committed to your child’s recovery, even on days when they doubt it
  • Take every diagnosis and treatment seriously
  • Provide insights and skills that help your child improve their life
  • Provide your child with a knowledgeable, trustworthy individual therapist and dietitian
  • Provide medical and psychiatric services, as needed
  • Offer multiple therapy and support groups, addressing a wide range of issues
  • Encourage and support your involvement with Family-Based Treatment, family therapy, couples therapy, and other support for family and friends, based on your unique needs
  • Base our treatment decisions on research, community standards, and sound clinical judgment
  • Help you navigate the insurance system, working diligently to ensure the highest coverage possible
  • Work with passion and integrity to serve you and your child in a way that works best for you

Our expectations for you and your child are simple—and also may be difficult (that’s OK; recovery is hard work). We expect:

  • Your child to actively participate in recovery from their eating disorder
  • You and your child to be honest and respectful with yourself and those around you
  • You and your child to make treatment and recovery a top priority

We stay with you through recovery

When your child is ready to transition out of residential care, we’re still here for your family every step of the way. The length of stay depends on your child’s needs and situation; most residents “step down” to our Adolescent Intensive Day Program when leaving residential care.

You’ll still have access to many of The Emily Program outpatient options for your child, such as Intensive Outpatient or Intensive Day Programs; individual, group, and family therapy; psychiatry and medical services; and nutritional counseling. We also work with community professionals, including your child’s physician, school staff, and your local therapists and dietitians, to ensure appropriate aftercare.

Our mission is transparent

To provide exceptional care leading to recovery from eating disorders. Ideally, we want a world of peaceful relationships with food, weight, and body image, where everyone with an eating disorder can experience recovery.

We’ll help your child and your family recognize and change destructive eating disorder behaviors and replace them with positive, lasting coping mechanisms that support a whole, joyful life.

Get help. Find hope.