TO BEGIN

An assessment is the first step in the treatment process. The intention of an assessment is to determine the most appropriate approach based upon your unique needs. Additionally, the assessment is an opportunity for you to meet the provider(s) and get a feel for the treatment environment.

ONE OR MORE OF THESE SERVICES MAY BE RECOMMENDED

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist to explore the function of their behaviors. Throughout treatment, a person can expect to gain insight about themselves as well as learn effective ways of managing urges, emotion and thoughts. Individual therapy is a collaborative process in which different treatment modalities will be used; this will all be tailored to meet the needs of each person. Treatment approaches include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Contextual Therapy, and process oriented modalities. The ultimate goal of individual therapy is to support each individual in living a more valued and meaningful life.

DBT SKILLS GROUP

Adolescent Group: Tuesdays from 4-6 PM
Lead By: Erin Patterson, LPCC

Adult Group: Wednesdays from 4-6 PM
Lead By: Erin Patterson, LPCC

Dialectical Behavior Therapy was created by Marsha Linehan, PhD. This treatment modality places a focus on increasing skillful behavior and decreasing maladaptive behavior. Skills are learned in four different modules including the following:

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

NUTRITION COUNSELING

Nutrition counseling is a process in which clients work one-on-one with a registered dietician.  Sessions are designed to help individuals optimize health and achieve lasting freedom from food and body weight struggles.   Sessions are personalized to address each person’s goals with the intention of supporting behavior change, healing of the body, and rediscovery of one’s natural intuition to guide the eating process.

FAMILY THERAPY/SUPPORT

Family therapy is a process through with clients and their family members (or support persons) work with a trained therapist to explore the relationship patterns within the system. Family members are an important resource and ally in the process of recovery.

FAMILY BASED TREATMENT

Family Based Treatment (FBT) also know as the Maudsley Approach, is an intensive outpatient treatment approach for adolescents who struggle with anorexia nervosa. This approach utilizes parents in an active and meaningful way and is a very structured treatment modality. This approach is broken down into three distinct phases:

  • Phase I: Weight restoration and/or stabilization of behaviors
  • Phase II: Returning control over eating to the adolescent
  • Phase III: Establishing healthy adolescent identity

CASE MANAGEMENT

Coordination of care with other professionals is an essential part of treatment. Other treatment team members may include a dietitian, psychiatrist, primary care physician and/or other specialist. This all depends on the needs of each individual.