Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment Program

Eating Recovery At Home is the leading virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) for eating disorders. As effective as in-person treatment, this online eating disorder therapy program fits seamlessly into your everyday life. Through ongoing connection and intensive support, you'll learn how to navigate life’s stressors and build resilience. 

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We Help You Take Recovery Home

We’re all in this together. Since 2016, our expert clinical team has been bringing you virtual care with the same proven outcomes as our renowned in-person eating disorder treatment programs. Eating Recovery At Home is an online group therapy-based program incorporating individual therapy, family therapy and nutrition counseling — helping you take recovery home.

Start healing from the comfort of home with:

  • Individual & Group Therapy
  • Nutrition & Meal Guidance
  • Family Therapy & Education
  • Alumni Support, Groups & Events

Coverage provided by most major insurers.

We’re Honored to Be Recognized for Our Leading Virtual Care

Eating Recovery At Home has been recognized by top publications on their lists of Best Online Therapy Services of 2022, 2023, and 2024. Expert clinical review boards from these publications cited our:

  • High patient satisfaction
  • In-network policy with most major commercial insurance plans
  • Comprehensive, customized care plans with various types of evidence-based modalities
  • Multidisciplinary clinical team and strong clinical provider qualifications

“Eating Recovery At Home isn’t a therapy service like the other ones on this list…it’s a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) that provides the high level of care often needed to address eating disorders online.” –

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Virtual Treatment for Eating Disorders

Our Eating Recovery At Home programs provide treatment for a variety of eating disorders through specialized, individualized programming. 

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a treatable mental illness that includes a number of different symptoms, including extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.

  • Anorexia

    Anorexia nervosa is characterized by an obsessive fear of weight gain and a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Atypical Anorexia

    You can’t tell if someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them. See how atypical anorexia affects people in a variety of body shapes and sizes.

    ARFID is a lesser known eating disorder that frequently begins as early as infancy or childhood, but adults can also suffer.
  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge eating disorder is characterized by frequent overeating – at least once a week for three months – combined with a lack of control, intense feelings of distress and several other characteristic behaviors.
  • Bulimia

    Bulimia is characterized by patterns of bingeing and purging.
  • Compulsive Overeating

    Compulsive overeating can involve binge eating and weight gain, but it can also involve other behaviors.
  • Diabulimia

    The term diabulimia is used to describe the diagnosis of an eating disorder in an individual with type 1 diabetes. These patients intentionally misuse insulin for weight control.

    Some eating disorders do not meet all of the diagnostic criteria for specific diagnoses like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
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What to Expect with Eating Recovery At Home

  • Three, 3-hour weekly group sessions, including:
    • Evidence-based skills focused groups
    • Process-oriented group therapy
    • Nutrition groups: include mealtime support, cooking classes and group meals to provide structure and accountability
  • One weekly individual or family therapy session
  • One weekly session with a registered dietitian
  • Recovery Record mobile app tracks food intake, thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Remote patient monitoring with numberless scale
  • Weekly peer, alumni and caregiver support groups

Recovery From the Comfort and Convenience of Home

It’s never been so easy to connect with your care team online. When you join Eating Recovery At Home, you’ll meet with licensed clinicians and group members in several groups each week.

  • Create lasting connections with the support of a healing community that truly understands what you’re going through in our specially planned, cohesive groups.
  • Take part in virtual meals with your group as registered dietitians provide nutrition and wellness support.
  • Make use of the Recovery Record app to track your meals and moods — a convenient, easy way to monitor your well-being.
  • Build resilience and coping skills as you work with licensed therapists to navigate life’s many stressors and challenges.
  • Take part in expert eating disorder treatment including tailored programming to address binge eating and related eating disorders.
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Experience the Healing Power of Community

For a virtual eating disorder treatment program to be effective, connection with other group members is critical. Other online eating disorder programs have patients casually drop into groups as they please. Not us. With Eating Recovery At Home, you’ll join a virtual community of up to 11 people, and you’ll meet with these same individuals weekly. A hallmark of our program, our specially planned, cohesive groups are associated with:

  • Better outcomes
  • Higher levels of engagement
  • A stronger sense of connection

Find support in your uniqueness and share experiences with others as you move toward healing in a safe space, facilitated by our highly experienced, licensed clinicians.

Who is Eligible for Eating Recovery At Home?

With specialized programming for children, adolescents and adults, anyone over the age of 12 is welcome in Eating Recovery At Home. Whether you are stepping down from a higher level of care or need more support than outpatient visits provide, you’ll fine-tune the skills and tools you need to make progress in recovery.

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Support for Families and Caregivers

We know that eating disorders impact entire families. Whether participants are children, adolescents or adults, we offer extensive support, education and resources to all family members and caregivers.

  • Caregivers of minors are present for all meals, entering and tracking them into the helpful Recovery Record app.
  • Feel empowered with Family Based Treatment-informed care, shown to be the most effective intervention to help young people recover from eating disorders.
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy deepens healing and processing for all family members.
  • Families and caregivers are welcome to join us weekly in our complimentary:
    • Skills Groups
    • Educational Groups
    • Support Groups
    • Nutrition Groups

Making Alumni Support and Aftercare a Priority

We recognize that the path to recovery is not linear. Which is why we offer the most extensive programs and resources available to our alumni, community members and families. Continue to build tools for long-lasting recovery with:

  • Ongoing support and regular check-ins with your Community Outreach Liaison
  • Extended opportunities for healing in our free, weekly virtual support groups
  • Empowerment and connection at local community events
  • Education through social media, blogs and articles
  • Stories of recovery from the Mental Note Podcast
  • Say it Brave community stories, webinars and events

Designed for Busy Students, Parents and Professionals

Eating Recovery At Home is designed for all people. You’ll have access to experienced clinicians who specialize in working with college students, new moms and dads, busy professionals and more. From the comfort and convenience of your home, apartment or dorm room, our compassionate team members will provide you with the extra support you need to set you up for success.

A Program Created with College Students in Mind

College students now have a safe space to talk openly about anxieties, worries and mental health concerns. But this isn’t just a place to talk — it’s a space to heal. We’ve seen countless college students benefit from the strong, compassionate support of their peers in our programs. Whether you struggle more during times of stress (exam weeks) or times of rest (summer vacation, spring break), Eating Recovery At Home is here to provide you with the in-depth, comprehensive support that you need. And the support doesn’t end once you leave the program. We invite you to stay connected and involved with our numerous alumni support offerings and events.

Covered by Most Commercial Insurance Plans

  • cofinity
  • compsych
  • magellan health
  • moda
  • multiplan
  • phcs
  • rocky mountain health plans
  • ascension seton
  • value options

Our patient access team is here to advocate for you. We can help you address financial challenges and work with you to get you the maximum coverage offered by your plan.

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How Can a Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program Help Me?

Recovery is a healing journey with ups and downs, which is why an Intensive Outpatient Program like Eating Recovery At Home is critical on the road to recovery. From the comfort of home, you’ll embark on an evidence-based program to interrupt eating disorder behaviors and create a foundation where you can build your life in recovery. Eating Recovery At Home is ideal for you if you have:

  • Completed a residential or partial hospitalization program and are looking to step down to a lower level of care.
  • Need more support than outpatient therapy can provide.

Additionally, our specialized, evidence-based curriculum for binge eating addresses emotions, thoughts and behaviors related to binge eating and body image through trauma-informed, weight-inclusive care.

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Eating Recovery At Home is Part of the Bridge to Recovery

Recovery is most successful when patients receive the support they need throughout their journey. For most patients this means progressing from higher to lower levels of care throughout their time in treatment. Eating Recovery At Home provides a critical step in this process by providing a bridge that allows patients to take their recovery home as they transition from higher to lower levels of care, while retaining the support they need to maintain their progress.  

How Does this Program Differ from an In-Person IOP?

Providing the nutrition and meal guidance that you need for everyday life, Eating Recovery At Home offers you the same clinical expertise and evidence-based curriculum that our in-person Intensive Outpatient Programs use — care that tens of thousands of patients, families, and their doctors have come to know and trust. Eating Recovery At Home is modeled after our in-person program, but with added features, convenience and flexibility.

Nutrition & Meal Guidance

  • Meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian weekly to establish structure around meals and interrupt eating disorder behaviors.
  • Use the Recovery Record app to log food and beverage intake and track thoughts and mood.
  • For caregivers of child and adolescent patients, you’ll use Recovery Record to log your child’s meals, snacks, beverages and mood states as you learn how to assist with meals.

Individual & Group Therapy

  • Learn emotion-regulation skills and adaptive coping techniques in weekly individual or family therapy sessions
  • Attend three 3-hour groups weekly, including a therapy group, nutrition group and meal support group.
  • For child and adolescent patients, a parent/guardian is required to be available during the group and individual sessions.

Online Eating Disorder Therapy Programs

Eating Recovery At Home provides expanded access to care.
Click the map below to learn more about specific programming options available in your state.

  On-site and Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment Programs
  Virtual Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Programs


Is Eating Recovery At Home Right for You?

Eating Recovery At Home is a great match for you if you are:

  • Hoping to remain enrolled in classes as a student
  • Dealing with significant responsibilities as a parent or caregiver
  • Unable to take time off work for treatment
  • Unable to travel or have time constraints/other obstacles
  • Looking for more support to help you achieve your goals
  • Struggling to make progress with outpatient providers
  • Feeling isolated in eating disorder recovery
  • Located far from in-person eating disorder treatment programs

Our trauma-informed program provides the convenience and flexibility to meet you where you are.

How Does Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment Work?

Communication is a cornerstone of patient safety and quality care. This is why Eating Recovery At Home runs on best-in-class desktop and mobile platforms. These apps provide chat functionality and a communications hub to increase connection as you develop real life skills in an everyday setting. Through the app, you’ll be able to:

  • Fill out registration paperwork
  • Complete orientation
  • Track attendance
  • Communicate with your treatment team
  • View appointment reminders and invitations
  • Attend sessions and groups

Above all, we want you to know that your privacy and confidentiality will always be protected. Your safety is our greatest concern. Any information you share with us is protected by law through The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

At Home Medical Monitoring

We provide a convenient and effective way to obtain important vital signs while you are in our program. A numberless scale will be sent directly to you for blind weigh-ins. You will also receive a blood pressure cuff. Have questions? When you admit to the program, we will walk you through these processes step-by-step.

The Recovery Record App

The Recovery Record app provides multiple benefits for you while in our program.

  • Track and record your food and beverage intake, thoughts, emotions and behaviors
  • Connect to your care team
  • Receive daily custom coping skills and recommendations

Adult patients update the app daily. Caregivers update the app for participants under 18.


We recognize accessibility concerns and want to make our programs as convenient and accessible as possible. If you need help accessing the Internet or a computer, we will do everything we can to help you find the resources you need. If you are struggling financially, ask us about local and federal assistance options. No question is off limits. We are here to help.

How to Get Started with Eating Recovery At Home

Ready to start your journey to recovery?  The first step to take is to give us a call or fill out our online form so we can set up a complimentary 15-minute intake call.

Call today to speak with our admissions team: 877-825-8584

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Call today to learn more about Eating Recovery At Home:

  • Covered by most commercial insurances
  • Small cohesive groups
  • Extensive family support & education
  • Robust alumni network
  • Programs for children, teens and adults

Clinical Expertise in Telebehavioral Health

The Eating Recovery At Home care team is led by Dr. Deborah Michel, a clinical psychologist who has devoted her 30-year career to the treatment of behavioral health conditions. Dr. Michel has developed numerous clinical programs and is committed to best care practices with evidence-based treatment for patients, families and support systems. As Director of Collegiate and Telebehavioral Health Initiatives, Dr. Casey Tallent has pioneered and advocated for telehealth options in behavioral health across the nation: authoring, publishing and presenting on virtual treatment.

Leading with Positive Outcomes

We know that our program works—and our published peer-reviewed research studies prove it. With low therapist-to-patient ratios and highly experienced clinicians, Eating Recovery At Home provides specialized, evidence-based interventions to help you find your way to recovery. It’s the same high quality, effective care that you would receive in person.

Leading with Continued Research

As leaders in the field of eating disorder treatment, we were the first virtual IOP provider with published results showing virtual IOP is clinically effective in all outcomes measured, including eating disorder symptoms, depression, self-esteem, quality of life, and overall satisfaction. Going forward, we will continue to collect survey data and publish our findings. The data we collect will continue to inform how our program evolves.

Leading with Experience

Our clinical leaders are experts in the field and have authored numerous articles, publications and presentations nationwide. Our team of master’s-level, licensed therapists and registered dietitians all have extensive training in telehealth ethics and clinical care delivery. Board-certified physicians on staff are here to address medical issues when they occur.

50% improvement in overall eating disorder behaviors

Meet Our Virtual Clinician Team

Allison Pritchett
RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian II

Grant Salada
LCSW, Primary Therapist III

Kyle Woodson
LPC, Clinical Manager

Madeline Brown
RDN, LDN, Clinical Dietitian II

Kaila Peak-Rishel
LCSW, LMFTc, CEDS-S, Clinical Director

Elizabeth Krouse
LPC, Primary Therapist II

Llyndsey Gregory
LCSW, Clinical Director

Anne Cahoon
LCSW, Clinical Manager

Lisa Gibson
MS, RD, CEDRD, Nutrition Manager

Brittnee Smith
LPC, Primary Therapist III

Michelle Cross

Meet Our Virtual Leadership Team

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    Casey Tallent

    Director of Telehealth Development
    Casey N. Tallent, PhD is the Director of Telehealth Development for ERC and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center. Dr. Tallent co ...
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    Deborah M. Michel

    National Clinical Director of Virtual Care
    Dr. Michel is a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders and related ...
  • Kristie Simmons, MS, RD, CEDRD-S
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    Kristie Simmons

    Nutrition Director of Virtual Services
    Kristie Simmons is the Nutrition Director of Virtual Services at Eating Recovery Center. She started her career with ERC in ...
  • Llyndsey Gregory, LCSW
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    Llyndsey Gregory

    Clinical Director of Virtual Adult Services
    Llyndsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been with Eating Recovery Center since 2010. In her decade long tenure ...
  • Kaila Peak-Rishel
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    Kaila Peak-Rishel

    Clinical Director of At Home Programming for Child and Adolescents & BEDs At Home Programming
    Kaila Peak-Rishel is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a Certified Eating Disorder ...
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    Ramona Weatherford

    Regional Vice President
    Ramona Weatherford holds a master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University and has over 30 years of clinical ...
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    Alyssa Aakre

    Director of Operational Excellence
    Alyssa Aakre is Director of Operational Excellence at ERC and Pathlight. Alyssa has been with Eating Recovery Center and ...

Embracing Diversity

We all want to feel like we belong. Eating Recovery At Home is the support you’ve been looking for — a healing community that comes right to you and fits into your everyday life. Providing inclusive care for children, adolescents and adults of all genders and backgrounds, we proudly welcome people of all:

  • Sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions
  • Body types, shapes and sizes
  • Mental and physical abilities and characteristics
  • Races, ethnicities and religions

Our providers are trained in cultural competence, with sensitive care given to topics related to diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Support for All Types of Abilities

We proudly support and can accommodate children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of abilities. If you need access to assistive technology or devices, or if you are unsure if our program is right for you, please call us.

Support for Those with Language Needs

You have a right to receive information in a manner that you understand. We can make modifications, including the use of translators and interpreters, to increase access to our program. If you have an identified need, please let us know, so we can best help you.

Support for Mood And Anxiety Issues

We recognize that many individuals with eating disorders also struggle with depression, anxiety and trauma-related symptoms. If mood and anxiety issues are more of a concern right now, we recommend that you check out Pathlight At Home.

Support for All Genders

We believe that gender-affirming healthcare and mental health services are life-saving. We welcome patients of all genders. Starting with our first conversation, we will ask you your name and pronouns. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable bringing your whole self to the program.

How to Refer a Patient: For Providers

When choosing an online eating disorder treatment program for your patient, not all programs are the same. We encourage you to consider several important factors when identifying an effective program that will deliver optimal outcomes.

  • Is the program facilitated by trained, licensed, experienced, specialized clinicians?
  • Does the virtual program provide the same robust curriculum as the in-person program?
  • How long has the organization provided virtual services and are all staff trained in providing telebehavioral health?
  • Does the treatment team remain consistent throughout the program?
  • Have they published data outcomes or other sources to validate their results?
  • Does the program accept most major insurances?

With wide geographic access, clinical effectiveness, and high levels of patient satisfaction, the Eating Recovery At Home curriculum is designed by industry experts to ensure that the well-being of your patient is top of mind at all times. Your patients can also feel confident in knowing that they will be able to afford the treatment they need — the program is covered by most commercial insurance plans.

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