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Eating Disorder Treatment
in St. Paul, Minnesota

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About The Emily Program’s St. Paul-Como location

The Emily Program’s St. Paul–Como location in Minnesota is a beacon of hope for those grappling with eating disorders.

We are committed to providing personalized treatment plans for our clients from our diverse range of service offerings. At our St. Paul–Como location, we have Intensive Day Programming (IDP) an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and outpatient sessions for adolescents and adults. We integrate evidence-based therapies, nutrition counseling, group therapy, and other integrative interventions like yoga and expressive arts, ensuring a comprehensive approach to recovery.

Our St. Paul location is not just about treating the physical symptoms of eating disorders. Our St. Paul IOP program, IDP program, and outpatient programs delve deep into the emotional, mental, and behavioral aspects, ensuring a holistic healing process. Recognizing the importance of early intervention, we encourage individuals to take the first step toward recovery by contacting us. If you’re contemplating whether it’s time to seek help, our self-assessment quiz can guide you. Always remember, we’re just a call away at 1-888-364-5977, ready to assist you on your path to recovery.

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Eating disorder treatment services include:

  • Intensive Day Program (IDP) for adults and adolescents
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults and adolescents
  • Outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents
  • Lodging available for clients (18+) in IDP
  • Programming available up to 7 days a week
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medical services for clients in IDP
  • Recovery night
  • Nutritional evaluation and counseling
  • Psychiatric services while in programming
  • Co-occurring disorder therapy
  • Integrative interventions, such as yoga or expressive arts

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

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Eating disorders treated at our St. Paul–Como location

The Emily Program’s outpatient location in St. Paul, Minnesota provides a safe space for healing from eating disorders. We combine evidence-based treatments with compassionate support, tailored to each client’s needs. In our holistic approach to healing, our multidisciplinary team addresses the physical and mental health aspects of all types of eating disorders and related conditions. 

At The Emily Program in St. Paul, we also recognize that behaviors such as compulsive overeating often intertwine with primary eating disorder diagnoses. Regardless of your specific symptoms, our multidisciplinary care team is here to support your journey toward a balanced relationship with food and your body.


Components of The Emily Program’s treatment programs

Group Psychotherapy:

Surrounded by peers who understand your journey, you’ll gain strength from their experiences and support in our group therapy sessions. Our empathetic therapists integrate leading approaches—CBT, DBT, and FBT—to help you make sense of your eating disorder and develop effective coping strategies. 

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Family Therapy:

The Emily Program values the role of your loved ones in your healing process. Through family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescents and family and/or couples therapy for adults, we equip those around you with the knowledge and tools to assist in your recovery. Recognizing that your illness also affects your loved ones, we also provide resources and support to help them navigate the recovery journey alongside you.

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Nutrition Therapy:

Our dietitians provide custom nutrition counseling, education, and meal planning to address your unique needs. This helps you interrupt harmful eating patterns, restore health, and trust your body’s natural signals.

Medical Care:

Physical consequences of eating disorders, such as hair loss, low blood glucose levels, and heart palpitations can be serious, and they warrant professional care. At The Emily Program’s St. Paul–Como location, our expert medical team provides essential services as needed, ensuring your physical health is supported throughout your recovery.

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Psychiatric Care:

We know that managing co-occurring conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorder, and depression is essential for a lasting recovery from your eating disorder. Our care team includes psychiatrists who can help with these issues if necessary, ensuring that every aspect of your health and well-being is addressed.

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Experiential Activities:

In The Emily Program’s intensive day and outpatient programs, you’ll participate in hands-on activities like cooking, grocery shopping, and dining out. These activities help you apply the coping skills learned in treatment to real-world situations, making your transition to everyday life much easier. By practicing in a supportive environment, you’ll gain the confidence and skills necessary to thrive long after your treatment ends.

Education/Schooling:

At The Emily Program, school-age clients don’t have to sacrifice their education while receiving the care they need. We include a study hall during program hours for our IDP program so that students can stay on track with their schoolwork during their healing journey. 

Additional Therapies:

Our approach to eating disorder treatment extends beyond conventional therapy, incorporating integrative methods that support your recovery through different forms of emotional processing and expression. These therapies include:

  • Expressive Arts: Art-making offers a way to alleviate your anxiety, improve body image, and develop healthier coping skills. Through expressive arts, you can safely explore, share, and reflect on your experiences and feelings without words, providing a meaningful method for emotional processing.
  • Movement Therapy: Through yoga, stretching, and strength exercises, you can reestablish the mind-body connection essential for recovery. These activities also offer a productive way to manage stress, allowing you time to ground yourself and practice your healthy coping techniques.

Lodging

The Emily Program believes treatment should be accessible to everyone. Lodging is another way we’re committed to encouraging lifetime recovery for our clients.

Our comfortable and secure lodging options were specifically designed for adult clients (18+) recovering in our IDP eating disorder treatment programs in Minnesota.

St. Paul – Park Lodging

For adult clients who live away from the area, but need intensive day programming (IDP)

  • Beautiful homelike surroundings in a safe and secure neighborhood setting
  • A comfortable, nonclinical setting
  • Convenient accessibility within blocks of The Emily Program offices, public transportation, restaurants, and retail shops
  • Fully furnished rooms with modern amenities
  • Onsite laundry facilities, WiFi, and common area
  • Opportunities to practice real-life recovery skills

Eating disorder recovery begins here. Get started today. 

Where to find us

2265 Como Ave.
St Paul, MN 55108
P: 888-364-5977 ext. 1100
F: 651-379-6141
Toll-Free: 1-888-364-5977

Parking

A parking lot is available behind our building.

  • A second parking lot is located about a block to the east on Como Avenue (between Commonwealth and Hillside Avenues).
  • Free street parking is available. Time restrictions vary so 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

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Michael S. Butchko, PhD, LP

Site Director

P: 1-866-498-5128 ext. 1152

Molly McCann

Molly McCann

Office Manager

P: 1-866-498-5128 ext. 1166

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
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Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED

Chief Medical Officer

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