Eating Disorder Solutions to host an expert-led community conversation about the disorders that affect 30 million Americans at its new Uptown outpatient office
(May 29, 2019) – DALLAS – Dallas-based Eating Disorder Solutions (EDS) today announced the opening of an outpatient recovery clinic to treat those in North Texas suffering from disorders like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). This is the second Dallas-area clinic opened by the organization.
EDS will celebrate the outpatient facility’s grand opening with an informative open house and expert-led panel designed to encourage a community conversation around eating disorders and the available solutions at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at 3300 Oak Lawn, Suite 102, in Dallas.
- Kimberly Martinez, Executive Director of The Elisa Project
- Emily Baum, M.S., RDN, LD, Lead Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, EDS
The discussion will be moderated by Jenny Anchondo, Dallas journalist and host of the Second Shot podcast. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.
“It’s vital that we have honest, sometimes challenging conversations about the chronic issues associated with eating disorders, and this panel is a great way to start that dialogue. It takes courage for those struggling to speak up and seek help, so I’m looking forward to leading this discussion of panel experts, Anchondo said. “These professionals can help us identify what to look for in a loved one struggling with an eating disorder, as well as the options available for a healthy recovery process.”
The new EDS outpatient clinic, located in Uptown Dallas, will offer comprehensive, multi-level treatment programs designed to support patients through each phase of recovery. It will work in conjunction with EDS’s residential facility located in the North Lake Highlands neighborhood, where patients receive around-the-clock medical and clinical supervision in the comfort and safety of a home setting, designed to simulate the environment they will be in after treatment.
“Patients deserve a cohesive treatment team, and we plan to equip them for long-term healing. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a truly integrated treatment option in North Texas until now,” said Jared Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer at EDS. “EDS’s residential home environment – the first of its kind in Dallas – makes patients feel supported and safe, while preparing them for sustained recovery.”
At both facilities, patients receive individual and group sessions with a licensed therapist, as well as nutritional consulting with the EDS registered dietitian. EDS offers a significantly strategic and low, 2 to 1 patient-to-staff ratio, ensuring personal, individualized care and increased communication between providers, patients and caregivers.
EDS also offers a secure online treatment portal, which gives physicians, guardians and approved caregivers access to real-time nutritional data, allowing each patient’s treatment and support team to monitor and track their recovery process.
“Compassion is at the core of everything we do,” Hirsch said. “Eating disorders are incredibly individualized – they never affect two people in the exact same way. So, it’s important that our treatment plans reflect each patient’s customized solution.”
To RSVP for the community panel discussion, please visit eatingdisordersolutions.eventbrite.com.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, call 866-481-3186 for help today.
About Eating Disorder Solutions
Eating Disorder Solutions is dedicated to ending undue suffering caused by anorexia, bulimia and other types of eating disorders. We strive to empower our clients with the tools necessary for long-term success in recovery. Compassion is at the root of everything we do. We understand that eating disorders are complex, deeply rooted mental health and medical conditions that require personalized treatment for successful recovery. By integrating behavioral health modalities and clinical interventions, we endeavor to address disordered eating at its source. As one of the nation’s few adult eating disorder facilities offering residential and outpatient programs, Eating Disorder Solutions is fully prepared to help people reclaim control of their lives and future. For more information, visit our website at eatingdisordersolutions.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @eatingdisordersolutions.