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Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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24/7 Residential Eating Disorder Treatment by The Emily Program

About Anna Westin House West Residential Eating Disorder Facility

The Emily Program’s Anna Westin House West in Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides evidence-based care for adults in need of highly structured, intensive eating disorder residential treatment. Like the Anna Westin House and Anna Westin House for Adolescents, it is named in memory of Anna Westin, a Chaska woman who died in 2000 after battling an eating disorder without access to appropriate treatment.

The Anna Westin House West is a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility nestled in the peaceful Linden Hills neighborhood. All residents in our 24/7 residential eating disorder treatment program in Minneapolis have opportunities to explore the area to practice their recovery skills, and relax on their journey to recovery. 

The Anna Westin House employs a multidisciplinary approach to eating disorder treatment, involving medical professionals, therapists, dietitians, and other specialists to provide a well-rounded care plan tailored to each individual’s needs.

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Eating disorder treatment services provided at The Anna Westin House – Minneapolis include:

  • Contemporary homelike setting for all genders
  • Onsite 24/7 nursing supervision and medical monitoring
  • Onsite therapists, physicians, dietitians, and other professional staff
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Integrative interventions, such as yoga
  • Support for co-occurring disorders
  • Therapeutic meals and snacks with nutrition counseling and education
  • Onsite laundry facilities, WiFi, and common area
  • Family education and support

If you or someone you know needs help with an eating disorder, reach out today.

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Eating Disorders Treated at the Anna Westin House

The Anna Westin House West in Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides a supportive environment and expert care to help adults with eating disorders on the path to lasting recovery. Multidisciplinary staff tailor treatment to address all types of eating disorders and related concerns. 

  • Anorexia Nervosa: Involves significant food restriction due to an overwhelming fear of gaining weight and distorted body image. 
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Involves recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by attempts to prevent weight gain through self-induced vomiting, laxative misuse, or other compensatory measures
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Involves regular episodes of binge eating, followed by guilt, shame, and a sense of lack of control
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): Food restriction or avoidance due to fear or anxiety surrounding eating, negative sensory experiences with food, or a lack of interest
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED): A diagnostic category used to classify eating disorders that do not meet the full criteria for anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorder

At the Anna Westin House West, we understand the intricacies of eating disorders and disordered behaviors like compulsive overeating, which is often linked to bulimia, binge eating disorder, and OSFED. Our dedicated team provides continuous, personalized support to help you navigate your food and body-related challenges and achieve lasting recovery.


A typical week at the Anna Westin House West

Residents participate in group sessions, a variety of individual sessions, and therapeutic meals and snacks. Sessions include psychotherapy,  nutrition, medical assessments and monitoring, psychiatric visits, and other services during the week. Each resident’s schedule is personalized to meet their specific needs.


Components of our Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Program at Anna Westin House West

Group Psychotherapy:

In our group therapy sessions, you’ll find a supportive community of peers who truly understand your journey. Our empathetic therapists use proven methods like CBT, DBT, and FBT to help you navigate your eating disorder, equipping you with the skills and tools you need for lasting recovery. 

Family Therapy:

We offer comprehensive resources for your loved ones, including vital education about your eating disorder that empowers them to learn how to best support your recovery. Their understanding makes your transition back to everyday life post-residential care smoother, fostering a strong support system as you continue in recovery. We also offer comprehensive support and resources to help your loved ones manage this difficult time, ensuring they can take care of themselves, too. 

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Nutrition Therapy:

Our expert dietitians provide tailored nutrition counseling, education, and meal planning. This support aids in breaking free from harmful behaviors, restoring your health, and regaining trust in your body’s natural signals. 

Medical Care:

Eating disorders can cause severe complications, affecting every system of your body.  systems. At the Anna Westin House West, you will receive 24/7 monitoring by our on-site nurses as well as regular appointments with physicians or physician assistants. This around-the-clock medical care ensures peace of mind for you and your loved ones, knowing you have access to immediate support whenever needed. 

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Psychiatric Care:

We know that co-occurring conditions like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance use disorder need to be treated along with your eating disorder for a lasting recovery. That’s why our team includes experienced psychiatrists who promote a mind-body connection, addressing underlying psychological concerns and incorporating medication management when needed.

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Experiential Activities:

At the Anna Westin House West, our residential treatment includes practical activities such as cooking, grocery shopping, and dining together. These experiences allow you to use the coping skills you’ve gained in treatment in real-world settings, making the switch to everyday life smoother. By practicing these skills in a supportive environment, you’ll feel more prepared and confident to face daily challenges after treatment ends.

Additional Therapies:

We go beyond standard therapy by offering integrative approaches that support your recovery through different methods of emotional processing and expression. These therapies can include:

  • Expressive Arts: Creating art can reduce your anxiety, improve body image, and foster healthier coping mechanisms. Expressive arts offer a safe, non-verbal outlet for you to express, explore, and reflect on your emotions, making it an effective tool for sharing your inner experiences.
  • Movement Therapy: Practicing yoga, stretching, and strength work in our treatment program helps you reestablish a connection between your mind and body, which is a crucial aspect of recovery. Attuned movement also provides a healthy way to manage stress, helping you develop effective coping strategies.

Eating disorder recovery begins here. Get started today.

Where to find us

3012 West 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410

P: 888-364-5977 ext. 2400
Toll-Free: 1-888-364-5977

Parking

AWHW offers a limited amount of parking in a small lot located on the north side of the building. Access that parking lot via the alley off of Xerxes Avenue. Ample street parking is also available and free of charge. Look for street parking locations on the south side of 44th Street (directly across from our building), on both sides of Xerxes Avenue and on various other cross streets near our location. Our neighborhood is very pedestrian friendly with full sidewalks and crossing lights.

Public transportation

The Twin Cities’ public transportation system is operated by Metro Transit. Take Route 6 to Stop 6249 or Stop 6383, both of which are less than a 5-minute walk from our building. Plan your trip. 

Building access

Our primary entry faces south to 44th Street. If you park in our parking lot or otherwise arrive at the north end of our property, take the back stairs toward the building and follow the sidewalks around to the south side/44th Street entry. For safety and security of our clients, the facility doors are secured 24/7. You will be able to alert staff to your arrival at the 44th Street entry and they will provide you access. This entry is also ADA accessible for your convenience.

We’re Here To Help

Dawn Boettcher headshot

Dawn Boettcher, PsyD, LP

Site Director

P: 1-866-479-9990 ext. 2407

McKenzie Olson

McKenzie Olson

Administrative Coordinator

P: 1-866-479-9990 ext. 2442

Mary Bretzman

Mary Bretzman, MD

Regional Medical Director, North
Cassandra Jones

Cassandra Jones, MD

Regional Director of Child and Adolescent Medical Services, North
Scott Crow

Scott Crow, MD

Regional Director of Psychiatric Services, North
Caleb Kaihoi

Caleb Kaihoi, MA, LMFT

Senior Regional Director, North
Mark Warren headshot

Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED

Chief Medical Officer

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