Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Esperanza Eating Disorders Center offers an individualized and collaborative approach for every patient. The environment is relaxed and home-like, providing a safe place for exposure to triggers and skills practice. Staff that is knowledgeable, respectful, and compassionate strive to meet each patient where they are on their journey to recovery. The individual therapist remains with a patient throughout all levels of care at Esperanza, allowing strong connections and understanding to develop between therapist and individual.


Our goal is for each patient to learn new skills they will carry into recovery when leaving Esperanza. To help patients become comfortable with new skills, Esperanza’s core philosophy is Recovery by Doing. Evidence based therapies including DBT, CBT and ACT are taught, but they are also practiced each day. Integrative practices including meditation, creative expression and enjoyable movement are all part of the hands- on Recovery by Doing philosophy. Grocery shopping, cooking classes, interactive nutrition education, restaurant and takeout exposure are all practiced to help patients become comfortable with these activities. Most important, patients bring their own food each day, learning to prepare and eat meals once back in their own home.

Our experienced multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, dietitians, physicians, and integrativetherapists are committed to working with the patient, their loved ones, and professionals in the community. Through this collaboration, our goal is to empower the patient to continue progress toward recovery after leaving Esperanza.

Esperanza’s Adult PHP is in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Community First Commercial, ComPsych, Humana, Magellan Health, TRICARE and United Behavioral Health. Our expert screening staff can quickly assess whether the Adult PHP is your best treatment option.

6 – 10 hours per day based on patient treatment plan

Population Served
Adults of all genders (18+) 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
Medical monitoring, as needed by physician
Daily Medical Monitoring from Nursing Staff

Psychiatric Care
Assessment and Medication Management, as needed

Behavioral Therapy
Family/couples Therapy Sessions with LMFT
Therapeutic Process and Skills Groups
Individual Psychotherapy

Weekly individual session with dietitian
3 meals and 2 snacks daily, supported by dietary and clinical staff
Nutrition Process and Education Group
Cooking Classes
One Takeout or Dine-in Exposure Meal
One Snack Exposure
Meal Planning Group
Grocery Outing Exposure Group

Click here to see descriptions of the evidence based and integrative therapy groups that are part of the healing process at Esperanza.