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Eating Disorder Treatment
in Columbus, Ohio

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Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adults and Adolescents

About The Emily Program’s Columbus location

Established in 1993, The Emily Program has garnered national acclaim for its empathetic and tailored approach to tackling the complex issue of eating disorders. The Emily Program’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) in Columbus, Ohio are integral to our therapeutic offerings, providing structured yet flexible programs tailored to the unique needs of each individual.

Our IOP program in Columbus, Ohio blends evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), with nutrition education and guidance, group therapy, and other supportive activities. This balance ensures a comprehensive treatment experience that addresses not only the physical aspects of eating disorders but also the mental, emotional, and behavioral components.

At The Emily Program, we strongly believe in the power of early intervention and targeted treatment in eating disorder recovery. We invite you to take our self-assessment quiz, which can serve as an initial step in understanding whether it’s time to seek professional help. We’re always here for you, ready to provide the support, care, and expertise you need on your journey towards recovery.

Should you feel ready, you can contact us directly at 1-888-364-5977 to schedule an assessment. We are committed to standing by your side, providing the best possible care, and helping you reclaim your life from the grip of an eating disorder.

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Eating disorder treatment services include:

Learn more about day treatment (PHP/IOP) & outpatient treatment.

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 – Columbus

Eating disorders are complex mental health challenges. At The Emily Program’s Columbus, Ohio location, our experienced professionals address the full spectrum of these conditions and any co-occurring mental health concerns. We take a holistic approach, providing personalized support to address eating disorders of all kinds.

  • Anorexia Nervosa: An all-consuming fear of gaining weight — driven by a distorted body image — that leads to severe food restriction and low body weight
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Features patterns of binge eating and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting or compulsive exercise to counteract food intake

In addition to the care we provide for primary eating disorders, The Emily Program in Columbus offers comprehensive treatment for accompanying disordered eating patterns like compulsive overeating. Our compassionate outpatient team is committed to ensuring you receive the holistic, individualized support necessary for healing, no matter what your eating disorder looks like.


Components of our day and outpatient treatment programs in Columbus

Group Psychotherapy:

The Emily Program’s group sessions are designed to alleviate the isolation that often accompanies eating disorders. With the guidance of our licensed therapists, you’ll find camaraderie in a group of your peers who truly ‘get it.’ We offer a variety of groups designed to meet the needs of each individual in treatment, such as Improving Body Image, Challenging Perfectionism, and LGBTQI Sensitive Eating Disorder Recovery.

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Family Therapy:

Family therapy engages your loved ones in the recovery journey. We tailor our sessions to your family’s specific needs and dynamics, ensuring that every person feels heard and supported. Our goal is to strengthen your family unit and equip your loved ones with the skills and knowledge needed to support your healing, both in and out of treatment.

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Nutrition Therapy:

Everyone experiencing an eating disorder deserves to find peace with food. With The Emily Program’s “Can Eat Culture,” you’ll learn to untangle food myths, gain awareness about your body’s nutritional needs, and practice food inclusivity under the compassionate care of our team.

Medical Care:

Our medical services team specializes in managing the physical complications of eating disorders with the latest evidence-supported, integrative approaches. In our outpatient treatment, regular appointments with our primary care physicians ensure your vital signs and lab results are monitored closely, maintaining your physical stability as you continue your recovery journey.

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Psychiatric Care:

The Emily Program provides unmatched care for the complex psychiatric complications of eating disorders, as needed, as well as any co-occurring mental health conditions. Our aim is to stabilize your mood and address any psychological barriers to your recovery, ensuring a holistic approach to treatment​.

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Experiential Activities:

Experiential activities such as therapeutic meals, cooking education, and grocery shopping help you practice real-world skills in a supportive environment, reducing anxiety around food and empowering you to make recovery-focused choices in everyday life​.

Additional Therapies:

At The Emily Program, we complement our core therapies with holistic interventions that cater to all aspects of your well-being. These creative and physical therapies are designed to enhance your emotional and physical recovery, and include:

  • Expressive Arts: Art-making provides a creative outlet for self-discovery and emotional release during the ups and downs of recovery.
  • Movement Therapy: Incorporating movement like yoga into your treatment helps improve body awareness and emotional resilience.

Eating disorder recovery begins here. Get started today. 

Where to Find Us

8001 Ravines Edge Court
Columbus, OH 43235
Toll-Free: 1-888-364-5977
Front Desk Extension: 4000

Parking

Ample free parking is available in our parking lot. From Highway 23, turn onto Northwoods Blvd. Ravines Edge is off of Northwoods Blvd. The entrance to the parking lot is on the right-hand side of the cul-de-sac.

Public transportation

See this Transportation Resources Guide for information on a variety of transportation options available in Columbus, including public transit, shared ride services, and services available through health plans.

We’re Here To Help

Jenny Beck

Jennifer Beck, LPCC-S

Site Director

P: 1-866-479-9990 ext. 4110

Jillian Fondriest

Jill Fondriest

Office Manager

P: 1-866-479-9990 ext. 4037

Sarah Bergen

Sarah Bergen, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC

Regional Medical Director, Columbus
Brittany Davis headshot

Brittany Davis, MEd, LPCC-S

Senior Regional Director, Midwest
Mark Warren headshot

Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED

Chief Medical Officer

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