Outpatient Services

“It’s incredible to watch a whole person emerge from behind the shadow of an eating disorder. Creativity, intelligence and a spark of life really come out of a person as they progress through the recovery process.”

-Karen Trevithick, PsyD, Clinical Director of Outpatient Services

Outpatient programming focuses on teaching and practicing the skills necessary for patients to remain healthy and protect their recovery after leaving treatment. Patients can admit directly into Outpatient care, or step down to one of the programs from a higher level of care.

Eating Recovery Center’s Outpatient programs and services are located in the heart of Denver’s Lowry neighborhood at:

Adult Outpatient Services

7900 E. 1st Avenue, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80230

Outpatient Services include:

Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (EIOP)

Administered in a flexible setting, the Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (EIOP) involves four hours of intensive outpatient programming three evenings per week and allows patients to work, go to school or care for children during the day and sleep at home at night. EIOP can be a meaningful next step in a patient’s treatment continuum or a valuable adjunct to individual therapy.

Eating Recovery Center’s EIOP empowers patients to take ownership of their recovery and become active participants in their lives. The EIOP incorporates Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT), as well as the core recovery principles of values, mindsight, and connectedness. The 8+ week program meets three evenings a week and includes nutrition education, supported meals and dietary monitoring, and multi-family education to support lasting eating disorders recovery.

EIOP can serve as a step-down level of care, helping to foster a positive transition into activities of daily living for adults upon discharging from residential and partial hospitalization programs. EIOP can also be leveraged as a direct-admit level of care for patients requiring a higher level of care in an outpatient setting that allows them to remain engaged with their lives.

Internal Medicine Support

Physical health is an important component of lasting eating disorders recovery, and it can be valuable to work with a physician that understands eating disorders and the medical issues that can accompany these illnesses. In addition to providing expert medical stabilization to patients participating in Eating Recovery Center’s higher levels of care, Jennifer McBride, MD, is available for internal medicine support on an outpatient basis. These services are available to both current participants and alumni of Eating Recovery Center’s programs as well as the general public seeking the guidance of a Denver-based internist with extensive training and expertise in the medical implications of eating disorders recovery. Call Eating Recovery Center at 877-825-8584 to schedule an appointment with Dr. McBride.

Outpatient Services Clinical Leadership

Dr. Emmett Bishop, MD, FAED, CEDS

Founding Partner and Medical Director of Outpatient Services and Program Development

“The Pillars of Recovery—Values, Mindsight and Connectedness—help patients develop a sense for what they value in life, as well as an awareness of when those values apply and when completing one’s values requires connecting with others.”

Karen Trevithick, PsyD, CEDS

Clinical Director of Outpatient Services

“Eating Recovery Center is a safe place for someone to explore who they are, reconnect with themselves, address the risks and challenges of recovery, and be able to be held and supported in that process by our compassionate team of experts.”

Marla Scanzello, MS, RD

Director of Dietary Services

“The role of nutrition services is very important in the treatment of an eating disorder. Our dietitians work with patients who are often terrified of eating, to help them eat, achieve a balanced pattern of nutrition and reach a healthy weight for optimal recovery.”


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“It is so helpful to not have to grope around in the dark with so many of the issues of a complicated disease that threatens the life and well being of those you hold most dear to your heart. Family Days gives me knowledge that serves as a tool to not only help us as parents, but to help us better support our loved ones.”

-Beverly K., parent of patient