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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!

September 13, 2018

Residential Care For Children, Teens and Young Adults

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 our Columbus Residential Site in Columbus, Ohio are licensed treatment centers that help children, adolescents, and young adults of any gender who struggle with eating disorders.

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    Anna Westin House for Adolescents

    Minnesota

    St. Paul, MN

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    Columbus Residential for Adolescents & Adults

    Ohio

    Columbus, OH

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Around-the-clock personalized eating disorder treatment

The Emily Program’s residential programs for adolescents offer unparalleled 24/7 care tailored to the unique needs of young clients with eating disorders. We offer adolescent residential care in two locations: the Anna Westin House for Adolescents in St. Paul, MN, and Columbus Residential in central Ohio. 

At both residential programs, our 24/7 care teams include:

  • 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 for the next step. The length of a residential stay depends on your child’s needs and situation; most residents “step down” to our adolescent Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Day Program (PHP/IDP) when leaving residential care.

You’ll still have access to many of The Emily Program’s outpatient options for your child, such as intensive day programs and Intensive outpatient 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.


September 13, 2018

Residential Care For Adults

Residential Care for Adults

For many clients, healing begins with a safe, supportive, and homelike environment. The Anna Westin House for Adults in St. Paul, MNThe Emily Program – Residential in Cleveland Heights, OHThe Emily Program – Residential in Seattle, WA, and the Anna Westin House West in Minneapolis, MN welcome adults of all genders who struggle with eating disorders. 

Supportive care and a comprehensive approach

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 you on the recovery journey.

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

We’re here for the transition to everyday life

When you’re ready to transition out of our residential program, we’re still here for you every step of the way. You’ll have access to many of The Emily Program outpatient options, such as Intensive Outpatient or Intensive Day/Partial Hospitalization Programs and any of our lodging facilities; individual, group, and family therapy; psychiatry and medical services; and nutritional counseling. We also work with community professionals, including your physician and your local therapists and dietitians, to ensure appropriate aftercare.

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    Anna Westin House for Adults

    Minnesota

    St. Paul, MN

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    Anna Westin House for Adults

    Minnesota

    Minneapolis, MN

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    24/7 Residential Care for Adults

    Ohio

    Cleveland Heights, OH

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  • Columbus Res exterior

    24/7 Residential Care for Adults & Adolescents

    Ohio

    Columbus, OH

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  • Exterior of Seattle Residential

    24/7 Residential Care for Adults

    Washington

    Seattle, WA

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