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There’s Help. There’s Hope! The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues. This blog is a place for us to share the latest happenings at The Emily Program, as well as helpful tidbits from the broader eating disorder community. Subscribe via RSS to receive automatic updates. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@emilyprogram.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

August 15, 2022

Virtual Outpatient

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Virtual Outpatient

Care that’s just a click away

The Emily Program offers virtual outpatient treatment for adults, adolescents, and children of all genders. Some people begin treatment at the outpatient level, while others step down to it from a higher level of care. Outpatient treatment is personalized to each client’s needs and designed to provide the insight and skills necessary to promote lasting recovery.

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Virtual Outpatient Treatment includes:

  • Individual sessions with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders and associated health complications
  • Family therapy, as appropriate, to involve parents, partners, children, and other loved ones in the healing process
  • Group therapy with other people experiencing similar issues, thoughts, and feelings
  • Nutrition education
  • Individual sessions with a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, as needed, particularly when stepping down from higher levels of care
  • Medical and psychiatric services, as needed, particularly when stepping down from higher levels of care

The Emily Program’s virtual outpatient treatment is available in Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

Locations providing Virtual Outpatient Treatment

August 10, 2022

Virtual IOP

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Virtual IOP for Eating Disorder Treatment

Your connection to recovery

The Emily Program offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) via virtual treatment. Virtual IOP treatment allows us to deliver eating disorder care to those who cannot travel to our sites for care or who prefer to attend programming from home. Through virtual eating disorder treatment, our clients can connect with their care team and peers over a secure video connection.

As in traditional intensive programming, our multidisciplinary care teams guide clients through our evidence-based eating disorder treatment program.

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Virtual IOP includes:

  • Individual therapy
  • Skills-based group therapy
  • Therapeutic meals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Yoga/mindfulness therapy
  • Psychiatry and medical services, as needed

The Emily Program’s Virtual IOP is available for children, teens, and adults in Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington.

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Locations providing Virtual IOP for eating disorders

What to Expect from Our Virtual IOP Eating Disorder Program

Prior to the start of programming, clients will have an assessment and participate in an orientation. To prepare for virtual treatment, clients will receive materials detailing how to connect, what to expect during individual and group sessions, how to optimize the group experience virtually, how to prepare for meals, and all group curriculum and materials.

Virtual IOP meets for 12 hours per week (three hours/day, four days/week), including one therapeutic meal per day. Group sessions contain 10 or fewer clients and meal sessions include five or fewer clients, along with therapy and/or nutrition staff.

Learn more about our virtual IOP eating disorder treatmen services in this information sheet:

What Types of Eating Disorders Are Treated in Our Virtual IOP Program

Our Virtual IOP for eating disorders provides a dynamic and supportive environment for those seeking flexibility along with comprehensive treatment from the safety and comfort of their own home. Below are the specific eating disorders addressed by our Virtual IOP eating disorder programs:

  • Anorexia Nervosa: Our virtual intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment program offers specialized strategies for individuals facing restrictive eating patterns and significant weight loss, addressing the intense fear of gaining weight that characterizes anorexia.
  • Bulimia Nervosa: The virtual IOP eating disorder program offers therapeutic interventions for recurrent binge eating followed by purging, focusing on breaking this cycle through personalized therapy and support.
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Our virtual IOP for eating disorders helps people manage and overcome the cycle of bingeing providing tools to regain control and establish a balanced, regular eating routine.
  • Compulsive Overeating: Addressed through our virtual intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs, this disordered eating behavior is characterized by episodes of excessive, uncontrolled eating that are tackled with strategies aimed at managing emotional distress and reducing the guilt associated with overeating.
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): This condition, involving a persistent aversion to food, is comprehensively treated through our virtual IOP eating disorder programs, which cater to those with sensory sensitivities, anxieties about choking, or negative past experiences with food.
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED): For conditions that do not meet the criteria of other specified disorders, our virtual IOP provides a flexible yet structured treatment approach tailored to each client’s symptoms and challenges.

Each participant in our virtual IOP for eating disorders benefits from a multidisciplinary approach that combines therapy, nutrition counseling, and ongoing support, all delivered through a secure, accessible online platform.

How Does Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment Work?

Our virtual eating disorder treatment brings our comprehensive care directly to your home through advanced technology. Engage with your dedicated treatment team via secure video calls, receiving the depth of care typical of our on-site services. Our virtual IOP eating disorder treatment entails individual and group therapy, therapeutic meal support, nutritional guidance, and necessary medical or psychiatric consultations. Your health and safety are continuously evaluated and your treatment plan is adapted to fit your evolving needs, ensuring a personalized and supportive treatment journey from home.

What Are the Requirements to Participate in the Virtual IOP Eating Disorder Program?

To take part in our virtual IOP eating disorder program, you will need a reliable internet connection and a device equipped with a camera, such as a computer or smartphone. Our team provides support for any technical setups and addresses challenges like connectivity issues, ensuring you can engage effectively in our virtual outpatient eating disorder treatment without technical disruptions.

How Secure Is My Personal Information during the Virtual IOP Eating Disorder Programming?

Your privacy and security are our utmost priorities. Throughout your participation in our virtual IOP eating disorder program, we implement rigorous confidentiality measures to protect your personal information. Our security protocols are robust, maintaining a high level of privacy assurance to create a secure and reliable setting for your recovery.

Beginning treatment starts with calling to schedule an evaluation with us. No referral is necessary. You can reach us by calling 1-888-364-5977 or by filling out an online form. Our team is here to assist you seven days a week, ready to answer your questions and support your journey toward recovery.

August 10, 2022

Virtual PHP/IDP

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Virtual PHP/IDP

Structured support for where you are

The Emily Program offers virtual partial hospitalization/intensive day programming (PHP/IDP) for both adults and adolescents. This high-intensity therapeutic intervention is delivered by our multidisciplinary care teams of therapists, dietitians, and medical and psychiatry providers who guide clients through comprehensive evidence-based eating disorder treatment.

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Virtual PHP/IDP includes:

  • Skills-based group therapy
  • Therapeutic meals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Food skills groups
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Individual nutrition sessions
  • Yoga/mindfulness therapy
  • Family therapy (for adolescents)
  • Psychiatry and medical services

The Emily Program’s Virtual PHP/IDP is available for children, teens, and adults in Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington.

Locations providing Virtual PHP/IDP

What to expect

Prior to the start of programming, clients will have an assessment and participate in an orientation. To prepare for the start of programming, clients and parents will receive materials detailing what to expect during groups and individual sessions, how to optimize the group experience, how to prepare for meals, and all group curriculum and materials. Clients will continue to have medical assessments and follow-up appointments in person at The Emily Program, via virtual treatment, or with a local primary care provider, as needed.

Virtual PHP/IDP meets a minimum of 30 hours per week (Monday–Friday), including two therapeutic meals plus snacks each day. Hours vary depending on the programming site. Weekend programming is also available virtually to extend care to 7 days/week. Group sessions contain 6 or fewer clients, along with therapy and/or nutrition staff. Family sessions take place via virtual therapy.

Learn more about our virtual PHP/IDP services in this information sheet:

February 23, 2022

Virtual IOP Eating Disorder Program for Binge Eating

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CARE IOP

Virtual binge eating disorder treatment tailored to your needs

The Emily Program offers virtual eating disorder treatment through our CARE IOP, an intensive outpatient program for adults with binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating. This virtual eating disorder treatment program addresses the unique treatment needs of those affected by binge eating or compulsive overeating, honoring clients’ identities and experiences in informed, inclusive, and intersectional care. CARE IOP is currently available in Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington, with plans to expand.

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If you are considering CARE IOP or have questions you’d like answered, please email frontdesk.CAREIOP@accanto.com, and we’ll set up a time to connect with one of our CARE providers.

If you are a provider interested in making a referral to CARE IOP and have questions or would like to learn more, please contact frontdesk.CAREIOP@accanto.com.  

CARE IOP includes:

  • Online, specialized binge eating treatment programming that takes place 4 days/week, 3 hours/day, including individual therapy and nutrition counseling
  • Comprehensive curriculum that responds to clients’ intersectional identities with topics such as self-compassion, counteracting internalized weight stigma, exposure with response prevention, body appreciation, and health-promoting behaviors
  • Skills acquisition groups informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Therapeutic-supported meals that allow clients to explore their eating patterns and overall relationship with food in order to increase attunement and a sense of peace with eating
  • Weekly nutrition education and psychoeducation groups

Learn more about our virtual intensive treatment for binge eating in this information sheet:  CARE IOP Overview

Locations providing Virtual CARE IOP for Binge Eating

What is CARE IOP?

CARE IOP is a virtual IOP eating disorder program for adults experiencing binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating. CARE stands for Cultivating Awareness and Resilience with Experience/Eating/Emotions. We offer CARE IOP in Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington, with plans to expand.

Why is a stand-alone program for treating binge eating necessary?

While binge eating shares a common etiology with other disordered eating behaviors, special consideration must be given to the specific needs of those living with binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating. A separate binge eating program can more adequately respond to the unique challenges that people experiencing binge eating face, including those surrounding meal and snack times, food and body judgments, and complex intersectional issues related to weight. A safe, responsive, and weight-inclusive environment that honors clients’ lived experiences can support long-term recovery.

How does virtual eating disorder treatment work?

Our virtual eating disorder treatment utilizes technology to bring the comprehensive care you’d typically find at an Emily Program location right to you. This means you can connect with your treatment team through secure video conferencing, receiving the same level of in-person structured support without stepping outside your door.

Like the in-depth programming you’d expect from traditional in-person treatment, our virtual approach includes everything from individual, group, and family therapy to therapeutic meal support, nutritional counseling, psychiatry sessions, and medical appointments as needed.

We closely monitor your medical and safety needs, regularly assessing them to ensure the care you’re receiving is just right for you. Our ongoing attention to detail ensures your virtual treatment experience is safe and tailored to your unique situation.

Will CARE IOP address weight loss?

Weight loss is not a focus of this program. It is very common for clients to seek treatment with concerns about the impact of their weight on their physical and/or mental health. Our providers strive to understand and acknowledge clients’ concerns, while clarifying the program’s focus on decreasing/eliminating disordered eating behaviors and reclaiming a positive relationship with food, body, and self. The CARE IOP curriculum supports clients in investigating their motivation related to changing their weight/shape/size, and highlights the relevance of shifting the focus from intentional weight loss to overall health. Related curriculum content includes but is not limited to: consequences of dieting, weight bias, weight stigma, and related socio-cultural norms; Health At Every Size®; whole-health promoting behaviors; and body appreciation. 

Is exercise a component of CARE IOP?

While exercise is not an explicit component of the program, clients will have the opportunity to explore their relationship with movement. They will also learn about the benefits of movement and how movement can influence their physical and mental health. If clients have an interest in increasing movement or engaging in exercise, their care team will support them in ensuring a focus on safety, balance, and recovery-oriented motivation.

Is the virtual CARE IOP eating disorder program suitable for all ages?

At this time, our virtual CARE IOP program is offered only to adults experiencing binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating.

How long do people stay in CARE IOP?

As with other programs at The Emily Program, length of stay depends on various factors, such as client progress, achievement of goals, and frequency and intensity of symptoms. Participants are encouraged to plan for 6–8 weeks in CARE IOP programming, with the knowledge that this timeline may be shorter or longer depending on their unique circumstances.

Will CARE IOP be available in-person in the future?

CARE IOP will remain 100% virtual, providing clients an ongoing opportunity for supported self-accountability while practicing eating, food preparation, and coping within the comfort and privacy of their own space.

Is CARE IOP’s virtual eating disorder treatment as effective as in-person care?

The Emily Program’s virtual CARE IOP was specifically designed to fill the gaps that former clients reported seeing in traditional in-person eating disorder treatment settings. We conducted comprehensive client surveys, reviewed research, and consulted with clinical experts to create the most effective evidence-based curriculum that considers the unique needs and intersectional domains of people living with binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating. Our experienced, dedicated healthcare providers tailor virtual CARE IOP treatment to your specific needs, educating and supporting you every step of the way.

What requirements are there for participating in virtual CARE IOP?

Participation in our virtual CARE IOP eating disorder program requires a computer or smartphone with internet connectivity and a camera. Our team is on hand to assist with any technical setup or requirements. Should you encounter technological issues, such as internet connectivity issues, we assist by identifying alternative solutions, allowing you to seamlessly partake in our online binge eating treatment and broader virtual care.

How secure is my personal information during virtual CARE IOP programming?

Unquestionably secure. The Emily Program is dedicated to upholding stringent confidentiality protocols to safeguard your personal information throughout your participation in our virtual CARE IOP eating disorder program. Our commitment to your privacy and security is steadfast, ensuring a safe and trustworthy environment for your recovery journey.

March 25, 2020

Virtual Treatment

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Virtual Treatment

Care that connects with you

The Emily Program is committed to increasing access to quality eating disorder care. That’s why we’ve taken our comprehensive treatment model and made it available online. With our leading virtual treatment programs, people with eating disorders can find lasting recovery from the comfort and convenience of their homes.

Our virtual eating disorder treatment services* include partial hospitalization programs (PHP)/intensive day programs (IDP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and outpatient sessions. These virtual programs offer an innovative path to recovery, without sacrificing the crucial components of in-person care.

*Note: Virtual treatment is currently offered in Minnesota, Washington, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Virtual treatment across state lines has limitations.

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  • Virtual PHP/IDP

    Structured support for where you are

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  • Virtual IOP

    Your connection to recovery

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  • Virtual CARE IOP

    Virtual binge eating treatment tailored to your needs

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  • Virtual Outpatient

    Care that’s just a click away

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What is virtual eating disorder treatment?

Virtual treatment uses technology to deliver care to clients. It allows you to connect to your treatment team via secure video to receive the structured support you would typically receive in person at an Emily Program site.

Like traditional intensive programming (IDP/PHP and IOP), virtual programming at The Emily Program includes individual, group, and family therapy; therapeutic meal support; nutritional counseling; psychiatry sessions; and medical appointments, as appropriate. Your eating disorder treatment plan will be personalized to fit your specific needs.

Prior to receiving virtual treatment at The Emily Program, you will attend an orientation that introduces your programming schedule and curriculum. Orientation staff will ensure you have access to the appropriate food and nutritional supplements, technology, and other resources you will need to participate in virtual treatment.

Medical and safety needs will be assessed regularly to ensure you are receiving the level of care appropriate for you.


What services are offered in virtual treatment?

Online eating disorder treatment puts The Emily Program’s compassionate, evidence-based care within greater reach. With a wide range of specialized multidisciplinary services, our online programs are thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of clients of all genders facing eating disorders of all types.

  • Virtual Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Day Programming (PHP/IDP): Our virtual PHP/IDP programs provide a minimum of 30 hours per week of intensive treatment. Clients can expect highly structured care from multidisciplinary treatment teams, with virtual access to individual and group therapy sessions, nutrition education and therapeutic meal support, and medical and psychiatric monitoring as needed.

  • Virtual Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP): Our virtual IOP programs provide structure and support beyond traditional outpatient care. For a minimum of 12 hours per week, clients virtually engage with multidisciplinary treatment teams, participating in therapeutic and skills-based sessions in both individual and group settings.

  • Virtual CARE IOP for Binge Eating: CARE IOP (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience with Experience/Eating/Emotions) is an online-only program designed exclusively for adults with binge eating disorder or OSFED marked by binge eating. Emphasizing inclusivity and intersectionality, the program offers support tailored to the unique challenges of those struggling with binge eating.

  • Virtual Outpatient Treatment: Our virtual outpatient program includes regular online eating disorder therapy sessions with a therapist, along with online visits with a dietitian or other clinician as needed. Individual, family, and group sessions are thoughtfully designed to provide support tailored to each client’s needs and goals.

What are meals like in virtual treatment?

Therapeutic meals over virtual treatment will involve you joining others at the table virtually. You will have a short amount of time to prepare your meal prior to sitting with the group to eat. To allow for more interaction and support, the group size at meals will be smaller than in other virtual treatment groups. Staff and your peers in the group will offer support at the meal so that you can accomplish your meal-related treatment goals.


How do I prepare for treatment?

Read through these documents on how to get ready for treatment prior to your first appointment.


What if I don’t have internet access at home?

Please let us know if you have any technology concerns (e.g., internet access) that would make it difficult for you to participate from home. We will provide internet for you on-site at The Emily Program so that you can participate in virtual programming.


Will my sessions be private?

If you have others present in your space while you are in virtual programming, we imagine it may be a time you could enlist those around you for extra support. When/if you do that during programming, please ensure that they understand these are confidential services. Please ask that they maintain confidentiality regarding anything they may hear or see while you are involved in virtual treatment.


Which eating disorders are treated in virtual treatment?

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by restrictive eating due to a fear of weight gain and distorted body image, resulting in a significantly low body weight.

Virtual treatment for anorexia involves:

  • Restoring a healthy weight and nutritional status
  • Addressing medical complications associated with malnourishment, such as electrolyte imbalances and cardiac issues
  • Addressing body image distortions and facilitating the development of a realistic perception of body weight and shape
  • Addressing food-related anxiety and phobias
  • Identifying and addressing underlying psychological issues contributing to the development and maintenance of anorexia
  • Addressing any co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression
  • Fostering the development of adaptive coping skills
  • Addressing any interpersonal issues contributing to the maintenance of anorexia
  • Fostering the development of a positive self-concept
  • Improving insight and fostering motivation for ongoing recovery

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by purging behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting or excessive exercise, in an attempt to control their weight.

Virtual treatment for bulimia involves:

  • Establishing regular and balanced eating patterns
  • Addressing medical complications associated with purging behaviors, such as electrolyte imbalances and dental issues
  • Challenging and modifying attitudes and beliefs related to body weight and shape
  • Developing healthier coping mechanisms to manage emotional distress and stressors
  • Identifying and addressing underlying psychological issues contributing to the development and maintenance of bulimia
  • Addressing any co-occurring mental health disorders, such as mood disorders or substance use disorder
  • Promoting self-monitoring and awareness of binge and purge behaviors
  • Addressing any interpersonal difficulties or conflicts that contribute to the maintenance of bulimia
  • Building self-esteem and fostering a positive body image
  • Encouraging relapse prevention skills and strategies to maintain long-term recovery

Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by frequent consumption of large amounts of food in a short time, accompanied by a sense of loss of control.

Virtual treatment for BED involves:

  • Establishing regular, balanced meal patterns
  • Addressing the physical consequences of binge eating
  • Addressing emotional triggers and developing healthier coping mechanisms to manage emotions without relying on binge eating
  • Identifying and addressing underlying psychological issues contributing to the development and maintenance of binge eating disorder
  • Addressing any co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety
  • Promoting mindful eating practices and increasing awareness of hunger and fullness cues
  • Addressing any interpersonal or social factors that contribute to binge eating behavior
  • Encouraging self-compassion and positive body image
  • Providing strategies for relapse prevention and maintaining long-term recovery

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

ARFID is an eating disorder that involves restrictive eating due to fears of choking or vomiting, sensory aversions, or lack of interest, leading to potential nutritional deficiencies and weight loss.

Virtual treatment for ARFID involves:

  • Gradual exposure to feared foods and broadening the variety of foods consumed
  • Addressing nutritional deficiencies and promoting healthy weight gain or maintenance
  • Identifying and addressing sensory issues related to food, such as texture or smell aversions
  • Addressing underlying psychological factors contributing to the development and maintenance of ARFID
  • Providing education and support for caregivers to create a positive mealtime environment and encourage adherence to treatment goals
  • Teaching strategies for coping with anxiety and managing food-related anxiety or phobias
  • Providing ongoing support and monitoring to ensure sustained progress and relapse prevention

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)

OSFED is a category of eating disorder diagnoses that encompasses a range of disordered eating behaviors, including restriction, purging, and binge eating.

Virtual treatment for OSFED involves:

  • Identifying and addressing specific disordered eating behaviors, such as night eating syndrome or purging disorder
  • Addressing any physical complications associated with the specific disordered eating behavior(s) present
  • Addressing emotional triggers and developing healthier coping mechanisms to manage emotions without resorting to disordered eating behavior(s)
  • Identifying and addressing underlying psychological issues contributing to the development and maintenance of OSFED
  • Addressing any co-occurring mental health disorders that may be contributing to OSFED symptoms
  • Promoting balanced eating patterns and addressing nutritional deficiencies
  • Addressing any interpersonal or social factors that contribute to disordered eating behavior(s)
  • Encouraging self-compassion and positive body image
  • Setting specific goals and providing strategies for relapse prevention and maintaining long-term recovery

Contact The Emily Program for more information about our virtual eating disorder treatment, tailored to your specific needs. 

Take the first step today by calling 1-888-364-5977 or completing our online Get Help form. We’re here with the unwavering support, compassionate care, and expert guidance that will empower you on your path to healing.

September 19, 2018

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment For Adults

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment For Adults

Our outpatient eating disorder treatment program helps you gain insight and develop recovery skills. Some people enter the outpatient eating disorder treatment program when they first come to The Emily Program, while others need residential, partial hospitalization/intensive day (PHP/IDP) or intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment first and then step down into outpatient. In addition to the recovery work you’ll be doing, you can continue or re-establish everyday activities like work or school. Adult outpatient eating disorder care is available at each of our convenient locations in Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Washington or within a secure virtual environment.

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Personalized treatment plans

As part of our outpatient eating disorder program, we take a personalized treatment approach that is based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). We design a treatment plan to address your needs, using best practices in the field of eating disorder treatment. Your outpatient eating disorder treatment plan may include:

  • Group therapy with other adults experiencing similar issues, thoughts, and feelings
  • Individual sessions with a therapist who specializes in eating disorders and associated health complications
  • Family therapy, if appropriate, to involve your spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, and other family in the healing process
  • Nutrition education
  • Individual sessions with a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, as needed, particularly when stepping down from higher levels of care
  • Medical and psychiatric services, as needed, particularly when stepping down from higher levels of care

Individual sessions

In individual outpatient sessions at The Emily Program, you will meet one-on-one with a therapist, dietitian, psychiatrist, and/or physician. The type and frequency of individual sessions vary by treatment plan and are designed to help you move forward in recovery. These healing connections strengthen your recovery and help you learn and practice the skills you need for health.


Group therapy

At The Emily Program, group therapy is an incredibly important part of your recovery from an eating disorder. Groups provide a safe, judgment-free environment to process thoughts, emotions, and behaviors with other people in similar situations. We offer several therapeutic and skill-building groups, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training, Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorder Recovery, Families Supporting Families, and more. Group sessions vary by location. Your intake therapist and/or individual therapist will recommend groups that may be the best fit for you.

Explore the following links to learn more about group offerings at our locations:

Minnesota:

*Includes groups at St. Louis Park and St. Paul (multiple locations)

Ohio:

Washington:

Please speak with your individual therapist about any group opportunities that interest you. Your provider can help guide and inform you about which groups would be a good fit for where you are on your path to recovery and also get you enrolled in any of our outpatient groups.


Eating disorders treated in our outpatient eating disorder program for adults

Our outpatient eating disorder treatment for adults addresses a range of serious and complex conditions. Recognizing the deep-seated nature of these disorders, we offer a pathway to recovery through structured, compassionate care that incorporates a blend of therapeutic strategies suited to each individual’s unique needs.

Treatment is personalized, focusing on the unique challenges and symptoms each patient faces to support their journey toward recovery.

Outpatient eating disorder treatment for adults at The Emily Program is also sensitive to the nuances of compulsive overeating—marked by episodes of excessive, uncontrolled eating often used as a coping mechanism for emotional distress. 

We also offer targeted support for individuals who may be dealing with co-occurring conditions like substance use disorder, ensuring a holistic approach to treatment.

The Emily Program’s flexible treatment setting ensures that your path to recovery is respected and supported, accommodating your unique needs while integrating proven therapeutic strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This approach not only helps manage your disorder, but also addresses underlying issues to promote long-term recovery and mental health stability.


Reclaim your life. Start your eating disorder recovery today

The Emily Program is dedicated to empowering adults struggling with eating disorders. We offer a comprehensive and accessible approach to healing, beginning with a confidential assessment for outpatient eating disorder treatment. 

No referral is required — simply call us at 1-888-364-5977 or complete our convenient online form. Our team of dedicated Admissions Specialists is available seven days a week to provide you with compassionate guidance and answer any questions you may have about our outpatient eating disorder treatment programs for adults.

During your assessment, a specialized intake therapist will ask you about your eating habits, your relationship with food and body image, and any personal circumstances that might influence your treatment plan. Our commitment-free consultation allows you to gain valuable insight into the most effective outpatient eating disorder treatment program for your specific needs and circumstances.

Taking this first step can often feel overwhelming, but reaching out for professional help is critical for sustained recovery. With The Emily Program’s comprehensive, holistic support, you can reclaim your life from your eating disorder.


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