Eating Recovery Center - Texas Christian University

Location Details

Who we treat
Level of Care
On-site Intensive Outpatient
Conditions We Treat
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa

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Located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas, ERC has partnered with Texas Christian University to bring our nationally recognized eating disorder treatment programming to students directly on-campus.

Conveniently located in Jarvis Hall at the Counseling and Mental Health Center, we offer a three-day-a-week intensive outpatient program (IOP) to support students who struggle with eating disorders. Each session includes 3 hours of programming, taking place during the evening from 5-8 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to individual and dietary sessions each week.

This program includes experts from Eating Recovery Center – including a therapist and dietitian on staff – who provide individualized care to students, in addition to group therapy among peers with similar challenges and goals. Built upon ERC’s traditional ‘pod’ model, the therapist and dietitian work together to lead peer processing groups and individually treat students with an average length of stay of 8 weeks. Our overall aim is to enable students to continue their classes, campus activities and social life without interruption.

Students can now get the care they need from the nation’s leading eating disorder treatment program, right here on the TCU Campus.

Life at Eating Recovery Center - Texas Christian University

Pressures of academic life contribute to many college students who experience unhealthy thoughts about weight, body, and their relationships with food. Eating disorders are on the rise, particularly among college students: with a substantial increase from 15 percent to 28 percent between 2013-2021.

Intensive outpatient eating disorder programming empowers students to take ownership of their recovery and become active participants in their lives. There is a strong focus on building rapport among participants, and continued contact to promote trust, security and safety. Programming incorporates various therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT), and more – in addition to core recovery principles of mindfulness and connectedness. Programming includes nutritional counseling, individual therapy, family therapy, supported meals and more.

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Family and Alumni Support

Our support for patients and families does not end at the time of discharge—rather, the treatment team carefully develops a personalized discharge plan, and offers several aftercare services and alumni support programs for patients that do not have an established treatment team.

Levels of Care

  • Intensive Outpatient

    Days spent at center and nights at patient's home.

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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