Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

We understand that eating disorder patients often have compromised immune systems. We will work with each individual to provide services in an environment where they feel safe, whether that is onsite at Esperanza or via tele-health. At this time, insurance providers continue to support virtual therapies.

Monday-Friday, 8am-6:30pm

Back-to-School Information

As the school year begins, we are so fortunate to have Susan Heinemeyer as Education Liaison for the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program. Susan has tutored in eating disorder treatment facilities for 12 years and has tremendous knowledge of and compassion for this special, gifted population. She has successfully coordinated with schools to help students stay on track academically while in treatment and has strong connections to many school counselors and teachers in the community.

Many students and parents delay eating disorder treatment because of their concerns about falling behind academically. This year continued academic progress and treatment can work together to help patients progress is all areas. With classes available virtually, Esperanza’s tutoring program can provide students with extra academic assistance to make the most out of this educational model.

If your teen is struggling with an eating disorder, we are here to help your student continue to progress academically while getting the treatment they need.  If you are a parent struggling to feed a teen with an eating disorder, all the while acting as academic support for the student, we would like to help ease some of that burden.

Esperanza’s Partial Hospitalization Program for Adolescents (PHP) is in network with  Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of TX, Cigna, ComPsych, Humana Behavioral Health and Magellan Health.  Our expert screening staff can quickly assess whether the Adolescent PHP is the best treatment option for patients ages 13-17.

Adolescent Program Population Served
Adolescents of all genders (13-17) with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), Orthorexia and OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder)

Medical Care
Initial assessment and ongoing weekly medical monitoring by physician as needed and daily medical monitoring by nursing staff

Psychiatric Care
Weekly individual medication management session with Psychiatrist


  1. Weekly individual session with dietitian and caregiver
  2. Three meals and 2 snacks daily, supported by dietary and clinical staff
  3. Nutrition education group for teen
  4. Nutrition process and education group for family
  5. Three weekly family dinners supported by dietary and clinical staff
  6. Cooking classes
  7. Takeout meal exposure

Behavioral Therapy

  1. Family therapy 1-2 per week
  2. Therapeutic groups, up to 6 per day (click here for descriptions of all Adolescent Program groups)

Weekly Family Dinners
Family dinners are supported by dietary and clinical staff and provide teens and parents the opportunity to practice skills learned in a therapeutic environment. Family dinners are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Parent Groups
Parents participate in a variety of multi-family groups to learn to support their teen in recovery when they leave Esperanza.

Click here for descriptions of all Adolescent Therapy Groups