Eating Disorder Treatment
Receiving treatment at the right level of care at the right time is so important for eating disorder patients to successfully heal mind, body and spirit. At Esperanza, having the consistency of one therapist throughout all levels of care enhances the atmosphere of security and clinical continuity at the heart of all our programs.
Our programs are gender inclusive and provide treatment for all types of eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Otherwise Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED).
Evidence based therapies including CBT, DBT and ACT provide patients at all levels of care with a wide range of skills to guide them to a life of fulfilling recovery.
Recovery by Doing is part of every level of care at Esperanza.
In the kitchen, grocery store, restaurant and at the dinner table, we practice doing recovery to reinforce skills learned each day.
Cooking classes, learning to make a variety of selections at the grocery store, practicing eating in restaurants and ordering meals for delivery are all Recovery by Doing activities designed to help patients become comfortable participants in these important real-life situations.
For adolescents, therapeutic meals with parents and clinicians help parents learn to support their teen and give the teen practice using skills to help make mealtime more enjoyable for everyone.
Click to read a research article from eating disorder specialist Jillian Lampers, PhD, MHP, RD, LD, FAED, on the Levels of Care Guidelines for Individuals with Eating Disorders.
Integrative therapies including guided imagery meditation, mindful movement and creative arts are all part of Recovery by Doing.
Click to see descriptions of the evidence based and integrative therapy groups that are part of the healing process at Esperanza.