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You always have our support

It’s vital to have a strong support system when undergoing eating disorder treatment. Our free community events are places where you can connect with other individuals and families going through similar experiences. Join us to learn about eating disorders, share stories, and find hope for recovery.

Virtual Support Groups

The National Alliance for Eating Disorders offers free virtual support groups led by licensed eating disorder clinicians. Among them are weekly Pro-Recovery Support Groups for adults affected by an eating disorder and Friends & Family Support Groups for loved ones.

  • Pro-Recovery Support Groups:
    • Tuesdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
    • Thursdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
    • Saturdays, 8am PT, 10am CT, 11am ET
  • LGBTQ+ Pro-Recovery Support Group: Wednesdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
  • Friends & Family Support Group: Thursdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET

Learn more and register on The Alliance’s website.

ED 101: Understanding Eating Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery

We know how overwhelming an eating disorder diagnosis can be for families and friends. The terminology. The process. The uncertainties. Share an evening with us to learn about eating disorders, our personalized treatment programs, and the path to recovery. Our knowledgeable staff at The Emily Program answer common concerns of families and friends facing eating disorder issues for the first time. You’ll leave with valuable resources and a better understanding of this serious mental health issue. We recommend family and friends who are new to eating disorders attend this session at least once before joining a Friends and Family Session for a better experience in the group.

Virtual Event: Eating Disorders 101, Hosted by Jessica Sydnes, Therapist at our Seattle residential location: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6–7pm PT, 8-9pm CT, 9-10pm ET.

Upcoming dates: Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, June 13, July 11  Join us via Zoom.

Friends and Family Sessions

The Emily Program offers free evening Friends and Family Sessions open to the public. No need to register; just drop in. (Please note: This group is intended for family and friends providing support to loved ones with an eating disorder. If you are a client or potential client, please attend our ED 101 or Recovery Night events if you would like to learn more.)

Virtual Event: Friends and Family Session, Hosted by Savanna Norton, LSWAIC, Program Therapist at our Seattle outpatient location: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6–7pm PT, 8-9pm CT, 9-10pm ET.

Upcoming dates: Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, June 6. *Please be advised, the Feb 1st group has been cancelled.  Join us via Zoom

And: Feb 15, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, June 20, July 18.  Join us via Zoom

Share Your Story

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. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@emilyprogram.com) and ask how you can become a contributor to our blog or podcast.

Get help. Find hope.