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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!

March 22, 2024
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Eating disorder treatment for yourself or a loved one

Need help for an eating disorder? Call 1-888-364-5977 or complete this form.

That first phone call or email to The Emily Program feels huge. We understand this because many of us have been there too. That’s why our team walks with you through the eating disorder assessment and treatment process, explaining the details and answering questions every step of the way. You are not alone. You can do this.

Take the first step toward recovery

  • Reach out

    Reach out to our Admissions team at 1-888-364-5977 or complete our online contact form. We’re here when you need us, 7 days a week. We’ll answer any questions, talk about what you’re experiencing, collect basic information (name, contact info, and insurance details), and schedule your eating disorder assessment.

  • Eating disorder assessment

    During your assessment, you’ll be asked a series of questions related to your relationship with food and your body. We’ll evaluate your symptoms and unique needs to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you, answering any questions along the way.

  • Admission

    After your assessment, you’ll be contacted by an Admissions Coordinator, who will guide you through the medical, financial, and logistical aspects of admission. They will keep you informed and involved to make your transition to care as smooth as possible.

Hear from Our Clients: Real Stories of Hope and Healing

  • Quote 1

    “I love The Emily Program for the hope, respect, support, and wonderful care they bring to all who are affected by eating disorders.”

  • Quote 2

    “Our daughter was in desperate need of expert care, and The Emily Program was where we landed. We are grateful for all of the help and support she received in both PHP and residential treatment. She did indeed receive expert care for which we will forever be grateful.”

  • Quote 3

    “The staff at The Emily Program made me feel safe and genuinely cared for. And I know they will help me out of this difficult time and will continue to do so years and years after being symptom-free.”

  • Quote 4

    “Sometimes, you feel like you’re doing the battle alone. Being with the other parents definitely made me feel more supported. There’s a whole bunch of other people going through the same thing with their kids.”

  • Quote 5

    “In my specific experience, The Emily Program has been life-saving. Actually, more so, it was life ‘giving’ in that through my 5 months of working with The Emily Program, I’ve had glimpses into what life COULD be like. They are helping me learn to ‘live’ my life. At age 42, I’m finally able to admit to myself that yes, this is long overdue, and yes, I do actually deserve it :)”

  • Quote 6

    “Finding The Emily Program was like finding a second home and family. This is a support network that will never give up on me and tries to help everyone, no matter what stage or eating disorder they may or may not be suffering from.”

  • Quote 7

    “Sometimes, you feel like you’re doing the battle alone. Being with the other parents definitely made me feel more supported. There’s a whole bunch of other people going through the same thing with their kids.”

Read more client stories

June 22, 2021
With Me When

Eating disorder recovery happens 24 hours a day. That’s why we created an app where you can find inspiration, education, and encouragement wherever you go. With Me When was designed by a team of eating disorder clinicians as a companion to treatment, with tools to help you stay on track throughout your recovery journey.

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The With Me When app includes these features:

  • knife and fork graphic

    Food log

  • Smiley face graphic

    Feelings log

  • Smiley face graphic

    Behavior log

  • Toolkit graphic

    Skills toolkit

  • Toolkit graphic

    Goals setting

  • mindfulness graphic

    Mindfulness exercises

Here’s a sneak peek of the app, so you know what to expect:

  • Screenshot of food log in the With Me When app
    Food log
  • Screenshot of With Me When app, Behaviors
    Behavior log
  • Screenshot of the With Me When app, toolkit section
    Toolkit
  • Screenshot of breathing exercise in the app
    Breathing Meditation

You can also complete your client paperwork quickly and easily through the app. 

With Me When is currently available to Emily Program clients in our adult programs. In future versions, With Me When will be available for wider use across client and provider communities.

September 11, 2018

Considering eating disorder treatment for yourself or your child?

Get eating disorder help
for your patient.

Make a referral

Considering eating disorder treatment for yourself or your child?

Get eating disorder help for your patient.

Make a referral

Eating disorder treatment at The Emily Program

The Emily Program is nationally recognized for our compassionate, evidence-based approach to eating disorder treatment and lifelong recovery. We understand the tangled complexities of eating disorders, often from personal experience. We know that you’re not defined by your eating disorder, and our team of experts—including therapists, dietitians, and medical staff—focus on treating you as a whole person.

3 simple steps to start your recovery journey

STEP 1

Contact Us

Call 1-888-364-5977 or complete our online form — no referral necessary. We’re here for you seven days a week, ready to listen to your concerns, answer any questions, and arrange an assessment.

STEP 2

Eating Disorder Assessment

During your intake assessment, we’ll explore your relationship with food and your body. Together, we’ll use this information to build a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

STEP 3

Begin Treatment

After your intake, we’ll schedule an admission date and facilitate any lodging arrangements. Our team will be by your side as you enter treatment, ensuring you feel supported from the very start.

Hear from Our Clients: Real Stories of Hope and Healing

  • Quote 1

    “I love The Emily Program for the hope, respect, support, and wonderful care they bring to all who are affected by eating disorders.”

  • Quote 2

    “Our daughter was in desperate need of expert care, and The Emily Program was where we landed. We are grateful for all of the help and support she received in both PHP and residential treatment. She did indeed receive expert care for which we will forever be grateful.”

  • Quote 3

    “The staff at The Emily Program made me feel safe and genuinely cared for. And I know they will help me out of this difficult time and will continue to do so years and years after being symptom-free.”

  • Quote 4

    “Sometimes, you feel like you’re doing the battle alone. Being with the other parents definitely made me feel more supported. There’s a whole bunch of other people going through the same thing with their kids.”

  • Quote 5

    “In my specific experience, The Emily Program has been life-saving. Actually, more so, it was life ‘giving’ in that through my 5 months of working with The Emily Program, I’ve had glimpses into what life COULD be like. They are helping me learn to ‘live’ my life. At age 42, I’m finally able to admit to myself that yes, this is long overdue, and yes, I do actually deserve it :)”

  • Quote 6

    “Finding The Emily Program was like finding a second home and family. This is a support network that will never give up on me and tries to help everyone, no matter what stage or eating disorder they may or may not be suffering from.”

  • Quote 7

    “Sometimes, you feel like you’re doing the battle alone. Being with the other parents definitely made me feel more supported. There’s a whole bunch of other people going through the same thing with their kids.”

Read more client stories

September 10, 2018

Do You Have an Eating Disorder? Take the Quiz

Wondering if you or someone you care about might be struggling with an eating disorder? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when things seem unclear. But you’re not alone in this.

Take the first step toward understanding by completing our Eating Disorder Assessment Quiz. Two or more “yes” answers within the eating disorder test strongly suggests the presence of disordered eating. Please give us a call at 1-888-364-5977 or connect online to discuss your results. We’ll find the right path forward together.

Eating Disorder Assessment Quiz

  • For Myself

    For Myself

    Please answer the quiz questions honestly. All fields are required.

    Do you worry about your weight and body shape more than other people?

    Do you avoid certain foods for reasons other than allergies or religious reasons?

    Are you often on a diet?

    Do you feel your weight is an important aspect of your identity?

    Are you fearful of gaining weight?

    Do you often feel out of control when you eat?

    Do you regularly eat what others may consider to be a large quantity of food at one time?

    Do you regularly eat until feeling uncomfortably full?

    Do you hide what you eat from others, or eat in secret?

    Do you often feel fat?

    Do you feel guilty or depressed after eating?

    Do you ever make yourself vomit (throw up) after eating?

    Do you use your insulin in ways not prescribed to manage your weight?

    Do you take any medication or supplements to compensate for eating or to give yourself permission to eat?

    Do you exercise for the sole purpose of weight control?

    Have people expressed concern about your relationship with food or your body?

  • For a Loved One

    For a Loved One

    Please answer the quiz questions honestly. All fields are required.

    Do they worry about their weight and body shape more than other people?

    Do they avoid certain foods for reasons other than allergies or religious reasons?

    Are they often on a diet?

    Do they feel that their weight is an important aspect of their identity?

    Are they fearful of gaining weight?

    Do they often feel out of control when they eat?

    Do they regularly eat what others may consider to be a large quantity of food at one time?

    Do they regularly eat until feeling uncomfortably full?

    Do they hide what they eat from others, or eat in secret?

    Do they often feel fat?

    Do they feel guilty or depressed after eating?

    Do they ever make themselves vomit (throw up) after eating?

    Do they use their insulin in ways not prescribed to manage their weight?

    Do they take any medication or supplements to compensate for eating or to give themself permission to eat?

    Do they exercise for the sole purpose of weight control?

    Have people expressed concern about their relationship with food or their body?

  • For Healthcare Professionals

    For Healthcare Professionals

    Please answer the quiz questions below. All fields are required.

    Does your patient worry about their weight and body shape more than other people?

    Does your patient avoid certain foods for reasons other than allergies or religious reasons?

    Is your patient often on a diet?

    Does your patient feel that their weight is an important aspect of their identity?

    Is your patient fearful of gaining weight?

    Does your patient often feel out of control when they eat?

    Does your patient regularly eat what others may consider to be a large quantity of food at one time?

    Does your patient regularly eat until feeling uncomfortably full?

    Does your patient hide what they eat from others, or eat in secret?

    Does your patient often feel fat?

    Does your patient feel guilty or depressed after eating?

    Does your patient ever make themselves vomit (throw up) after eating?

    Does your patient use their insulin in ways not prescribed to manage their weight?

    Does your patient take any medication or supplements to compensate for eating or to give themself permission to eat?

    Does your patient exercise for the sole purpose of weight control?

    Have people expressed concern about your patient’s relationship with food or their body?


Why Take an Eating Disorder Test?

Understanding and acknowledging the signs of an eating disorder is the first step toward seeking help. By taking an eating disorder test, individuals can gain insights into their behaviors and determine if they align with common symptoms of eating disorders. This can be a valuable tool in deciding the next steps in one’s recovery journey.

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

“Do I Have An Eating Disorder?” It’s a question many ask themselves when they notice patterns in their eating habits that cause distress or concern. The Emily Program’s quiz is structured to help answer this very question, to help you know whether you have an eating disorder. By responding honestly to the questions, individuals can gauge the severity of their symptoms and understand if they might benefit from professional intervention.

Eating Disorders Treated at The Emily Program

The Emily Program is an eating disorder treatment center renowned for its comprehensive care of various eating disorders. With a team of seasoned professionals, the program offers care for individuals grappling with various food-related issues, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive eating, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED), and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorders (ARFID). Recognizing that each individual’s experience with eating disorders is unique, The Emily Program tailors its treatments to resonate with its clients’ specific needs, age, and health concerns.

Eating Disorder Treatments at The Emily Program

Understanding and addressing eating disorders requires a multifaceted approach. With its rich legacy in the field, The Emily Program offers a range of treatments designed to cater to the diverse needs of those affected. From in-depth assessments to determine the severity of the disorder to specialized care plans, the program ensures a holistic recovery journey. Whether seeking an initial eating disorder assessment or exploring treatment options, The Emily Program is a beacon of hope, providing the expertise and care essential for a successful recovery journey.

September 10, 2018

What does eating disorder recovery look like?

Eating disorder recovery is possible. Our free virtual community events are forums where you can connect with others going through similar experiences and learn about eating disorders, treatment, and recovery. Join us and tap into the energy and joy that happens when food is just food and healthy, peaceful living leads the way.

September 10, 2018
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How it works

The Emily Program is nationally recognized for its compassionate, evidence-based approach to eating disorder treatment and lifelong recovery. We understand the tangled complexities of eating disorders, often from personal experience. We know that you’re not defined by your eating disorder, and our team of experts—including therapists, dietitians, and medical staff—focuses on treating you as a whole person.

3 simple steps to start your recovery journey

STEP 1

Contact Us

Reach out to our admissions team at 1-888-364-5977 or complete our online form. No referral necessary. We’re here when you need us—seven days a week. We’ll answer any questions, talk about what you’re experiencing, collect information (name, contact info, and insurance details), and schedule your intake.

STEP 2

Eating Disorder Assessment

During your intake assessment, you’ll be asked a series of questions related to your relationship with food and body image. Then, an Intake Therapist will review your needs and work with you to develop a customized treatment plan.

STEP 3

Admission

After your intake, we’ll schedule an admission date and facilitate any necessary lodging so you can begin treatment.

Get help. Find hope.