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Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Paul, Minnesota

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About the Anna Westin House residential eating disorder facility for adolescents

The Anna Westin House – Adolescent 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.

We invite you to begin with our eating disorder quiz. This initial step is valuable in answering the question “Do I have an eating disorder?” and gauging whether it’s time to seek professional assistance.

When you feel ready to take the next step, please contact us at 1-888-364-5977 to schedule an assessment. We are unwavering in our commitment to serving as your support system, delivering the highest standard of care, and aiding you in regaining control of your life from the grip of an eating disorder.

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Paul, MN | The Emily Program | Reception Area
Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Paul, MN | The Emily Program |Group Therapy Room
Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Paul, MN | The Emily Program | Community Kitchen and Dining Room

Eating disorder treatment services provided at The Anna Westin House – St. Paul include:

  • Contemporary homelike setting for teenagers and young adults of 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 expressive arts and movement therapy
  • Support for co-occurring disorders
  • Therapeutic meals and snacks; nutrition counseling and education
  • School instruction from licensed St. Paul teachers
  • Onsite laundry facilities, WiFi, and common area

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

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Paul, MN | The Emily Program | Lounge area
Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Paul, MN | The Emily Program | Residential Bedroom
Residential Eating Disorder Treatment in St. Paul, MN | The Emily Program | School room

Eating disorders treated at the Anna Westin House for Adolescents

At the Anna Westin House for Adolescents in St. Paul, Minnesota, we understand that eating disorders come in many forms. The Emily Program’s residential treatment program offers multidisciplinary care to help adolescents struggling with all types of eating disorders, along with any related mental health challenges.

  • Anorexia Nervosa: Marked by a strong fear of gaining weight and a preoccupation with thinness, leading to restriction of food intake and low body weight
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Features compulsive cycles of distressing binge eating episodes and subsequent purging behaviors
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Marked by repeated binge eating episodes that are accompanied by feelings of self-loathing and disgust
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): Characterized by limited dietary intake due to anxiety surrounding food, sensory sensitivities, or a loss of interest in eating
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED): Eating disorders that don’t fit neatly into categories of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, yet still cause deep emotional pain and disrupt daily functioning

At the Anna Westin House for Adolescents, we address both primary eating disorders and related disordered behaviors such as compulsive overeating. Our dedicated team specializes in adolescent care, providing personalized support and evidence-based treatments that empower young individuals on their journey toward a balanced and healthy future.


A typical week at the Anna Westin House – Adolescent

Residents participate in group sessions, a variety of individual sessions, and therapeutic meals and snacks. Sessions may include psychotherapy, family therapy, nutrition, expressive arts therapy, medical assessments and monitoring, psychiatric visits, and other activities during the week. Each resident’s schedule at The Emily Program’s St. Paul treatment center is personalized to meet their specific needs.


Components of residential eating disorder treatment at the Anna Westin House – St. Paul

Group Psychotherapy:

Our residential program features powerful group therapy specifically designed for adolescents with eating disorders. Here, your child will find peers who can truly relate and gain encouragement, empathy, and fresh perspectives. Our expert therapists use evidence-based methods including CBT, DBT, and FBT to help your adolescent understand the emotions and thoughts behind their disordered eating behaviors, develop coping skills, and build a strong foundation for lasting recovery.

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Family Therapy:

At The Emily Program, we understand how vital families are in the healing journey. That is why we offer family-based treatment (FBT) to empower you to play an active role in your child’s recovery. You’ll receive expert education on your adolescent’s eating disorder, including the best ways to support them in residential care and beyond. Our family therapy also provides you with the support and resources you need to navigate this challenging time. 

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Nutrition Therapy:

Our registered dietitians offer personalized nutrition counseling, education, and meal planning to help your child interrupt symptom use, restore body health, and regain trust in their body’s natural hunger and fullness cues.

Medical Care:

Your adolescent’s eating disorder can cause severe physical effects, ranging from brittle hair and nails to heart failure. At The Anna Westin House for Adolescents, we have nurses on site 24/7 to monitor and evaluate your child’s health and meet their individual needs, as well as regular appointments with physicians. The around-the-clock care ensures your child receives the medical attention they deserve, day and night. 

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Psychiatric Care:

We understand that any co-occurring conditions — such as anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) — need to be treated alongside your child’s eating disorder to build a lasting recovery. That is why our expert psychiatrists collaborate with the rest of their treatment team to accurately diagnose co-existing conditions, manage medications as needed, and address any psychological factors underlying their eating disorder.

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Experiential Activities:

Residential treatment at The Emily Program includes engaging hands-on activities like cooking, grocery shopping, and dining out or dining in. These group activities allow your child to implement the coping skills they have learned in treatment to real-life scenarios, preparing them for life in the “real world” with tools that will serve them long after treatment. 

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Education/Schooling:

At The Emily Program, you don’t have to choose between your child’s recovery and academic progress. We collaborate with your child’s home district and the local school district to ensure their education continues seamlessly while they receive care. Licensed teachers from St. Paul Public Schools provide tutoring and academic support. 

Additional Therapies:

Our program goes beyond traditional therapy to offer integrative approaches that aid your child’s recovery through varied methods of emotional processing and self-expression. These therapies may include:

  • Expressive Arts: Art-making can alleviate your child’s anxiety, assist with any body image issues, and help in forming healthier coping skills. Expressive arts are especially helpful as a tool for your child to share, explore, and reflect on their emotions, experiences, and thoughts in a safe, non-verbal way.
  • Movement Therapy: Yoga, stretching, strength work, and other forms of movement can help your child reconnect to their mind and body. Movement can also give your adolescent a healthy outlet for their stressors, allowing them to ground themselves with healthy coping skills.

Eating disorder recovery begins here. Get started today.

Where to find us

2230 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 888-364-5977 ext. 1900
F: 651-641-6190
Toll-Free: 1-888-364-5977

Parking

Free parking is available in the lot just east of our building (located between Commonwealth and Hillside Avenues). Free street parking is also available. Time restrictions vary, so please pay careful attention to signs.

Public transportation

The Twin Cities’ public transportation system is operated by Metro Transit. Take Bus Route 3A or 3B to Stop 88, located just outside our building. Plan your trip. 

We’re Here To Help

Chelsea Murphy

Chelsea Murphy

Site Director

P: 1-866-479-9900 ext. 1513

Angelica Morales

Administrative Coordinator

P: 1-866-479-9900 ext. 1901

Felicia Bloedow

Administrative Coordinator

P: 1-866-479-9900 ext. 1900

Liza Torgerson

Liza Endersbe

Regional Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) Manager

P: 1-866-479-9900 ext. 1509

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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