Treatment Programs - Virtual PHP

Virtual Partial Hospitalization Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Flexible support to fit your busy schedule.

Here at Walden, we are proud to offer eating disorder day treatment programs on a virtual platform. This means treatment comes to you – accessible via your laptop, smartphone, or other in-home technology.

Our online eating disorder treatment programs, like our in-person programs, have been designed to help people develop or maintain their personal recovery goals.

Whether it is your first time seeking eating disorder support or you are noticing signs of a relapse, connect with us today to learn more about our virtual eating disorder treatment options and how we can meet your needs.

Our promise for our virtual eating disorder treatment programs

  • Flexible options to meet your schedule and needs
  • Individual meetings with your care team as well as group support
  • Meal coaching and support
  • Secure, encrypted software ensures all sessions are HIPAA compliant

“At a time where uncertainties and unknowns abound, I am especially appreciative of Walden’s ongoing support- thank you all!”

Virtual PHP for Adults

In our virtual partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adults, we will help you better understand the function of your eating disorder. This involves identifying the triggering thoughts and feelings that often lead to disordered behaviors. You will learn and practice skills designed to replace these behaviors and manage stress.

Primary Goals of PHP for Adults with Eating Disorders

  • Establish (or re-establish) normal patterns of eating
  • Understand and manage triggers
  • Interrupt and reduce the use of eating disorder behaviors

As part of our program, you will have a dedicated team of care professionals, including a dietitian, nurse practitioner, and therapist. Together, you will create personalized treatment plans and goals to help guide you on your path to recovery. You will meet twice weekly with your therapist and once weekly with a dietitian and nurse practitioner.

Our PHP meets five days per week, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. An optional sixth treatment day is available on Saturdays for adult patients who feel they need more support.

Click here to see a sample schedule and information on core treatment components and elective treatment options .

Rainbow Road Adult PHP for LGBTQIA+ clients

Walden’s Rainbow Road virtual PHP is a unique online eating disorder day treatment program that provides support for LGBTQIA+ patients by LGBTQ+ providers.

More info on our virtual Rainbow Road programs.

Virtual PHP for Adolescents

Parenting is never easy and can be especially tough lately. You may be noticing your teen’s behaviors around food, weight, or body size for the first time. Or you might be seeing an increase in unhealthy behaviors related to food or exercise. Perhaps you thought you were on the road to recovery with your teen, but now you are worried about a relapse. No matter what you may be dealing with, we are here to help.

Our virtual adolescent partial hospitalization program (PHP) gives teens (12-18) and their parents/caretakers the skills and education necessary to move toward recovery. Our adolescent program uses Family-Based Treatment (FBT), an evidence-based model proven to support lasting recovery.

Primary Goals of Virtual PHP for Adolescents with Eating Disorders

  • Establish (or re-establish) normal patterns of eating
  • Understand and manage triggers
  • Interrupt and reduce the use of eating disorder behaviors

As part of our program, your child will work with a dedicated team of care professionals, including a dietitian, nurse practitioner, and therapist. Together, we will create personalized treatment plans and goals to help guide you on your path to recovery.

Our virtual partial program for adolescents runs five days per week, Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Adolescent Beyond Body LGBTQ+ Group

This elective group focuses on the ways gender, gender identity, and conflicting ideas from the media can affect eating disorder thoughts and behaviors. Participants will engage in topics and exercises focused on the facts and fictions of gender and body perception and also practice strategies grounded in self-compassion, self-validation, mindfulness, narrative work, and cognitive-emotional problem-solving.

Walden’s Beyond Body LGBTQ+ Group is offered through Walden’s HIPAA-compliant virtual program. PHP Groups meet Fridays at 11:15 am.

Virtual Support Groups for Families with Adolescents Enrolled in Virtual PHP

Family members need support too

Our adolescent families have the option to enroll in additional, no-cost groups so they too can receive the connection and care they need for themselves and to help best support their loved one.

Support groups open to current families of anyone participating in our virtual PHP for adolescents include:

  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Sibling Support Group
  • Parent Support Group
  • Parent DBT Skills
  • Parent Skills & Support
  • Parent Nutrition

You are not alone.

We are here for you. Connect with us today to learn more about our programs and treatment options.

Please fill out the form on this page or email intake_coordinators@waldenbehavioralcare.com to connect with a member of our Welcome Center. Begin your journey to recovery today.

Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment FAQs

They look a lot like our in-person programs! You will still meet with your providers individually, participate in groups like DBT and CBT, and have coached meals. Everyone is on the same platform to encourage sharing in a secure, supportive environment. We offer programs at multiple times, Monday-Saturday, based on the level of care you need.

Our number one goal is to foster connectivity. DBT and CBT skills continue to be central topics in our groups online, just as they are in person. We also recognize the need to be creative and continue to roll out new group topics and elements. Check out our Virtual PHP and Virtual IOP Treatment pages to learn about additional groups available to clients currently enrolled in our programs and their families.

Yes! Our adolescent PHP and IOP programs follow the Family-Based Treatment model (FBT). This means we have groups for parents and adolescents, and multi-family meals have just become multi-family meals on screens.

Many insurance companies cover virtual treatment programs. For more information about insurance coverage for virtual programs, click here. We are always happy to discuss your individual plan and coverage. Give us a call or fill out the form on this page to get in touch.

We are open and accepting new patients to our in-person residential and inpatient eating disorder treatment programs.

Walden offers virtual partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient virtual treatment for patients residing in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Road Island, and Vermont. Walden offers only intensive outpatient virtual treatment for patients residing in Alabama, Louisiana, and Maine. We offer Rainbow Road intensive outpatient virtual treatment for adults in the LGBTQ+ community who reside in Minnesota.

We are here for you. Connect with us today to learn more about our virtual eating disorder treatment options.

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Walden Behavioral Care is one of the nation’s only organizations specializing in eating disorder treatment. We are one of the only organizations committed to serving people of all genders at all levels of care. Since 2003, we have helped more than 22,000 individuals and their families progress in their healing journeys using an evidence-based, personalized approach to care.