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Eating Disorder Therapy

Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Therapy

Eating Recovery Center provides unmatched care for complex medical and psychiatric conditions, including eating disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Treatment starts with diagnosis and ensuring that you are on an appropriate medication regimen. Your treatment team at ERC will work collaboratively with you to create an individualized treatment plan acknowledging your unique history, personality, strengths and challenges.

About Our Therapists

All therapists at ERC are trained in a nationally validated psychotherapy model on the most up-to-date and evidence-based therapies that address complex co-occurring disorders. Across the country, you will find consistency in our approach to individual, family and group therapy, with a common foundation of compassionate and individualized care. Treatment at ERC emphasizes supporting the whole-person, skill-building, and empowerment to help you maintain recovery after treatment. 

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Specialized care provided by experts in the field

  • Our medical and clinical leadership team includes the world’s leading eating disorders treatment experts, many of whom have actively led research supporting effective, evidence-based eating disorders treatment.
  • Our medical and clinical leadership have the extensive experience required to effectively address the full spectrum of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and other unspecified eating disorders.
  • Our multi-disciplinary treatment teams consist of a psychiatrist, internist, psychotherapist, family clinician, dietitian, nurse, patient care assistants, case manager and an aftercare coordinator.
  • All team members at our eating disorder treatment centers are highly trained, understand the challenges of eating disorders recovery and engage you actively in the treatment process.

Comprehensive, individualized eating disorder treatment

  • Individualized treatment plans developed from thorough pre-admission assessment; acknowledge your history, personality, strengths and recovery challenges.
  • Close medical monitoring by full-time psychiatrists and internal medicine physicians help addresses medical complications of eating disorders; 24/7 nursing observation and support available.
  • Specialized eating disorder treatment tracks address co-morbid medical and mood disorders, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, substance use disorder, diabetes, gastrointestinal illness and other organ disease.
  • Evidence-based therapeutic interventions include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Experiential therapies like art, psychodrama and movement help you examine what you value and develop the tools to take committed action to achieve the life you want to live.
  • ERC Pathlight's facilities offer a peaceful, supportive recovery environment designed with your recovery in mind.

Emphasis on sustaining recovery following treatment

  • Comprehensive levels of care allow patients to admit to the program that meets their unique needs; patients are able to test eating disorder recovery skills in structured, supportive environments prior to stepping down to a level of care with less supervision.
  • Extensive aftercare planning conducted by an Aftercare Coordinator helps ensure you have a “plan of action” for continuity of care and maintaining recovery progress; pre-arranged appointments set with an outpatient team experienced in the treatment of eating disorders.
  • ​Programming designed specifically to support alumni, including individualized follow up, events, retreats and more.

An evidence-based approach to healing

Our treatment approach is an evidence-based perspective that utilizes behavioral interventions to address behavioral health symptoms while simultaneously seeking to understand the underlying meaning and function of behaviors. In treatment, you'll learn how to:

  • Build resilience
  • Navigate life's many stressors
  • Create lasting connections with others

Evidence-based interventions are congruent across ERC Pathlight's programming, creating a common language from which to approach treatment.

Eating Disorder Therapy Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Radically Open DBT

Exposure Therapy

Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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