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Eating Disorder Treatment
in Durham, North Carolina

Contact us about in-person and virtual eating disorder treatment options.

Our Douglas treatment center specializes in exceptional residential care for adults of all genders with eating disorders of all types. We have meticulously designed our 24/7 programs to cater specifically to the needs of individuals 18 and older. With a personalized approach, we ensure you receive the highest level of support and expertise during your residential treatment stay.

  • Care for where you are: Whether you have been struggling with an eating disorder for years or have recently received a diagnosis, our adult program is meant to address your unique needs.
  • Support for complex psychological issues: Many adults struggle with complex factors such as trauma, co-occurring mental health conditions, or longstanding behavioral patterns. Our experienced team offers targeted support and evidence-based therapies to address the root causes of your eating disorder and set you on the path to long-term healing.
  • Consideration of your unique life stage: Adults face significant challenges in various areas of their lives, such as career, relationships, and identity. An eating disorder can impact these crucial aspects of adulthood. Our holistic approach to care takes into account how your eating disorder intersects with your career goals, personal relationships, and overall sense of self.

Regardless of age, our goal is to provide a compassionate and supportive environment where individuals can find solace, understanding, and the path to lasting recovery.

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

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Eating Disorders Treated at The Emily Program’s Douglas-Durham, NC Location

Eating disorders are severe mental health disorders, but recovery is within reach at The Emily Program’s Douglas, NC, treatment center, where we offer residential treatment for adults. 

Understanding that other mental health disorders often accompany eating disorders, our approach is both comprehensive and personalized. No matter what type of eating disorder and co-occurring disorders you’re dealing with, we are here to support you.

Our multidisciplinary programs are designed to address every kind of eating disorder effectively.

  • Anorexia Nervosa: Involves a pervasive fear of weight gain and distorted body perception, leading to severe food restriction and extremely low body weight

  • Bulimia Nervosa: Involves recurrent binge eating episodes followed by purging methods such as vomiting or over-exercising to mitigate weight gain

The Emily Program addresses a range of disordered eating patterns in addition to eating disorder diagnoses, including compulsive overeating. No matter your particular struggles with food or body image, our team provides tailored, compassionate support to help you achieve lasting recovery.

Eating Disorder Treatment Services Provided at Douglas-Durham, NC include:

Group Psychotherapy:

Our group therapy sessions provide a safe and understanding community where you can share your experiences. Our dedicated therapists harness the power of evidence-based methods such as CBT, DBT, and FBT to help you manage your eating disorder and build resilience for long-term recovery.

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Family Therapy:

We involve your loved ones in your treatment through family and couples therapy, offering them essential insights into your eating disorder and effective support. This support system not only smooths your transition into lower levels of care but also provides ongoing support and guidance for your entire family’s journey toward healing. 

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Nutrition Therapy:

Our skilled dietitians deliver customized nutrition counseling, tailored education, and meal planning to help you break free from disordered eating behaviors, restore health, and trust your body’s innate signals. We aim to help you cultivate a nourishing and positive relationship with food, leaving behind food fear. 

Medical Care:

Eating disorders can cause severe health issues, from osteoporosis to gastroparesis. In the Douglas residential program, you receive around-the-clock monitoring by our nursing staff and regular check-ups with a physician or physician’s assistant. This comprehensive care addresses medical concerns swiftly so that you can focus on recovery.

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Psychiatric Care:

We recognize the importance of addressing co-occurring conditions such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance use disorder, and bipolar disorder concurrently with your eating disorder for effective recovery. Our comprehensive approach includes personalized psychiatric care and medication management to ensure a holistic mind-body connection, fostering lasting healing.

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Experiential Activities:

In residential treatment at our Douglas location, you’ll participate in practical activities like cooking, grocery shopping, and dining at restaurants. These experiences help you apply coping skills to everyday situations, bolstering your confidence and supporting long-term recovery by preparing you for real-life challenges.

Additional Therapies:

Our program extends beyond traditional methods, incorporating diverse approaches to facilitate your recovery through self-expression and emotional processing. These therapies include:

  • Expressive Arts: Engaging in creative activities can lower anxiety, help develop a positive body image, and create healthier coping methods. Art provides a non-verbal avenue to explore, express, and reflect on your emotions and thoughts, playing a significant role in your healing journey.
  • Movement Therapy: Participating in yoga, stretching, and strength exercises via movement therapy can help you reconnect with your body, offering a constructive way to manage stress and develop grounding techniques for long-term recovery.

Eating disorder recovery begins here. Get started today. 

Where to find us

615 Douglas Street, Suite 500
Durham, NC 27705

All Inquiries: 866-751-7239
Front Desk: 919-767-0202


Turn onto Douglas Street from Erwin Road. Then turn right onto Pratt Street at the bottom of the hill; you’ll see a sign for The Emily Program. Take another right and pull up to the second parking garage entrance. Buzz the intercom near the gate arm to be let into the garage. Once parked, enter through the glass doors on the left-hand side, proceed to the 5th floor, and ring the bell to be let in.

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Eliza Russ

Eliza Russ, MBA, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S

Executive Director
Mem Wood

Mem Wood, MS, LCMHC

Clinical Director
Elysse Miller

Elysse Miller, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD

Manager, Nutrition Services
Joseph Crozier

Joseph Crozier, MD, PhD

Medical Director
Parkavi Chellappa

Parkavi Chellappa, MD

Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services
Becca Eckstein

Becca Eckstein, LCSW, CEDS-S

Senior Regional Director, Southeast
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Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED

Chief Medical Officer

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