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Eating Disorder Treatment
in South Sound (Lacey), Washington

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

Virtual Outpatient & Day Treatment For Adults & Adolescents

At The Emily Program’s South Sound location in Lacey, Washington, we are proud to hold CARF International accreditation, which serves as a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality, transparent care that prioritizes the satisfaction of those we serve.

Our South Sound clinic is renowned for its nationally recognized, individualized, and compassionate approach to addressing the complexities of eating disorders. We offer a comprehensive range of eating disorder treatment options in Washington state, tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. At our South Sound location, programming includes virtual outpatient, intensive outpatient, and PHP treatment for adults and adolescents.

Our outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents in South Sound encompasses evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), nutrition counseling, group therapy, and various supportive activities. This multifaceted approach ensures a comprehensive treatment experience that addresses not only the physical symptoms but also the emotional, mental, and behavioral aspects of eating disorders.

At our South Sound location, we emphasize the critical importance of early intervention and specialized care in the journey towards recovery from eating disorders. Our dedicated team is always here, ready to offer their expertise, unwavering compassion, and unwavering support on your path to recovery.

When you’re ready to take the next step, don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 1-888-364-5977 to schedule an assessment. We are deeply committed to being your support system, providing the highest quality of care, and helping you regain control of your life from the grip of an eating disorder.

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Eating disorder treatment services include:

  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Maudsley Approach and Family-Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Nutritional evaluation and counseling
  • Family and couples therapy
  • Psychiatric and medical services
  • Free Family & Friends services

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

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

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Eating disorders treated at our South Sound location

In South Sound (Lacey), Washington, The Emily Program takes a comprehensive approach to eating disorder treatment. Our team of multidisciplinary experts caters to the full spectrum of eating disorders, from well-known conditions like anorexia to lesser-known but equally serious conditions like OSFED and ARFID.

  • Anorexia Nervosa: A preoccupation with thinness accompanied by food restriction and a warped body image
  • Bulimia Nervosa: Features shame-inducing binge eating episodes followed by compensatory measures like fasting, excessive exercise, or self-induced vomiting to avoid weight gain

Going beyond the eating disorder diagnoses, The Emily Program acknowledges the spectrum of disordered eating, including eating patterns like compulsive overeating. This spectrum can manifest in unique ways, and with our compassionate approach and customized treatment options, we’re here to support you in the way that’s best for you.


Components of our South Sound treatment program

Group Psychotherapy:

Group therapy at The Emily Program offers staff-supported opportunities to process the feelings that come up during treatment. These safe, non-judgmental group sessions are vital for building a supportive community that can help you navigate the complexities of recovery. You’ll engage in activities that promote self-awareness, resilience, and a deeper understanding of your relationship with food and body image.

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Family Therapy:

In this nurturing environment, we empower your loved ones to be more than bystanders in your recovery; they’ll find the knowledge and empowerment to help you combat your eating disorder. With us, your family learns to gently shift the dynamics around food and eating behaviors, fostering a supportive home setting that encourages healing and growth.

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Nutrition Therapy:

All foods fit at The Emily Program, where we offer a warm, supportive environment for you to embrace the journey to food freedom. Our nutrition therapy sessions focus on education and practical skills, such as meal planning and food acceptance. You’ll work closely with our dietitians to understand your body’s needs and how to meet them with kindness and respect.

Medical Care:

At The Emily Program, we understand that effective outpatient care involves addressing the complex medical needs associated with eating disorders, such as bone density concerns, digestive problems, and hormonal imbalances. Our integrative approach combines medical expertise with compassionate care, adapting your treatment plan to ensure your health remains stable throughout your recovery journey.

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Psychiatric Care:

You’ll have access to psychiatric care at The Emily Program, where we prioritize a holistic approach to your eating disorder treatment. Our psychiatrists are available to collaborate closely with the rest of your multidisciplinary team, ensuring that any prescribed medications are thoughtfully integrated with nutritional guidance and physical health concerns.

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Experiential Activities:

We offer various food-related activities to provide real-world practice in a safe and nurturing environment. Through guided grocery shopping, cooking workshops, and dining out experiences, you’ll build confidence and embrace flexibility when sharing meals with others.

Additional Therapies:

At The Emily Program, we embrace a dynamic approach to healing. Our treatment plans feature therapeutic methods that harness the power of creativity and physical expression to support your recovery journey, including:

  • Expressive Arts: Art-making can support your recovery by offering a creative outlet to navigate and express your emotions. This therapeutic approach can help you address difficult emotions and enhance your self-awareness, empowering you on your path to healing​.
  • Movement Therapy: Engaging in yoga and other mindful movement as part of your treatment helps reduce physical tension and emotional stress. This approach encourages you to listen to your body’s signals, fostering a healthier, more balanced relationship with physical activity and overall well-being​.

Eating disorder recovery begins here. Get started today. 

Where to find us

673 Woodland Square Loop SE, Suite 330
Lacey, WA 98503
P: 1-888-364-5977 ext. 2500
F: 360-628-5240

Parking

  • Free parking is available on the side of the building. (Our office is in the building with the clock tower.)
  • Note: We are located between the Marsden Center (red building) and Sea Mar Clinic. The closest intersection is College Street and 6th Ave SE; however, the parking lot entrance is only accessible from Woodland Square Loop.
  • Important: The Marston Center is private property and is designated for their clients ONLY. They strictly enforce this policy. Unauthorized vehicles may be towed.

We’re Here to Help

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Stacy Schilter Pisano

Site Director

P: 1-866-479-9990 ext. 2505

Elizabeth Hagan

Elizabeth Hagan

Office Manager

P: 1-866-479-9990 ext. 2552

Kathleen Fugere

Kathleen Fugere, PMHNP-BC

Regional Director of Psychiatry and Residential Clinical Services, Washington
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Kelsey Thomas, MS, RDN, CD

Senior Regional Director, Pacific Northwest
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Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED

Chief Medical Officer

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