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Posts Tagged “Washington”

August 9, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Dee Myers, Therapist

Dee joined The Emily Program team at the opening of the Spokane location in the summer of 2013. She was thrilled to see this type of eating disorder treatment resource right in her town. She spent more than 15 years in private practice specializing in eating disorders but longed to work for a treatment center.

July 19, 2017

When Does a Client Need a Higher Level of Care?

At The Emily Program, we personalize each client’s care so they receive evidence-based treatment that matches the severity of their illness.

Determining the correct level of care ensures that our clients receive the most effective therapies for sustained recovery. Appropriate levels of care also decrease long-term healthcare costs associated with expensive but ineffective hospital stays that don’t address the core symptoms of eating disorders.

July 13, 2017


This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

by Liz Rognes, a former Emily Program client in recovery. She is a teacher, writer, and musician who lives in Spokane, WA.

A few years ago, when my second album was about to come out, a local alt-weekly wrote an article about me. Without my consent, the journalist included information in the article about my struggles with an eating disorder and drug and alcohol abuse. She included specific details that she found on a recovery blog I used to keep. The story she wrote had a narrative arc that was about a queer girl who hit rock bottom, overcame bulimia and addiction, and then turned it all into music. It didn’t paint me in a negative light, exactly, and she did also write nice things about my music, but the inclusion of my struggles from the past in someone else’s words, without warning, shocked me. It was worded in such a way that it sounded like I had shared that information with her in an interview, but I had not. I had not disclosed any information about my history of bulimia or addiction with her, and I struggled to understand why she had included it.

April 14, 2017

Reflections on Opening Our New Residential Site

by Monique DesChane, Site Director – Seattle Residential

Nestled in the quiet Fremont neighborhood along the shore of the famous Lake Washington Ship Canal is our new Seattle Residential facility—open for business!

April 3, 2017

Residential Program Now Open in Seattle!

Our residential facility in Seattle is officially open! We have been hard at work for many months creating a warm, welcoming environment for our clients to begin to heal. Our team of experts, including a full medical staff, therapists, and dietitians will be working around the clock, offering compassionate, clinically robust treatment to our clients requiring 24/7 care.

February 7, 2017

DBT Program Opening in Seattle

A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program (DBT IOP) is coming this spring to our Seattle site. So what exactly does that mean? Therapist Amy Hammett, the program’s coordinator, explains DBT and how it applies to eating disorder treatment at The Emily Program.

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