Eating Disorders Treatment Programs & Services
Care that works. Recovery that lasts.
There are many steps forward and hurdles along an individual’s path to full recovery from an eating disorder. That is why we provide a full continuum of care for adolescents and adults, both male and female. This includes inpatient hospitalization, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient services. By providing our patients with the care they need during each stage of their treatment,we are supporting them in making a full recovery.
Treating the Whole Person
It is our core belief that an individual is more than just their symptoms. They are a person — mind, body and spirit. From the moment an individual walks through our doors, a team of admissions specialists is on hand to evaluate them, to ask questions and to get to know them on a personal level. We need to know not only the scope of the patient’s illness, but their medical and psychiatric history. We need to know whether they have co-occurring disorders, if and what medications they are taking and whether family, caregivers or friends are available to provide support along the journey. We also need to find out if they have been in treatment before and if so, what worked, what didn’t and what they hope to get from treatment.
Multidisciplinary Treatment Team
Once a person is admitted we have a multidisciplinary team of experienced doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, counselors, therapists, expressive therapists and mental health counselors who formulate the patient’s individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan addresses the patient’s medical, psychiatric, behavioral and spiritual needs at the same time. If the patient has more than one co-occurring disorder(s), the conditions are treated concurrently.
Before and during treatment, patients are assigned a therapist to work collaboratively with them and their outside providers. If patients don’t have outpatient providers in place, the therapist will give them referrals. After a patient’s discharge, the therapist will follow up with the outside providers to review the patient’s status.
As part of Walden’s whole person approach, the staff also recognizes and encourages patients to access resources outside of the care we offer. Among these are family, friends and other supports that can aid them during their treatment and when they are in recovery.