Eating disorders are extremely serious and complex disorders and when left untreated, an eating disorder can cause social, emotional, and physical harm. If you or someone important to you are suffering with an eating disorder, there is hope for healing with the right guidance and support. Eating Disorder Solutions offers a holistic approach to recovery that focuses on the mind, body, and soul. We provide a full continuum of treatment that involves guidance and support through every step of the recovery process, including outpatient eating disorder treatment.
At our premier facility in Dallas, Texas, we believe in using evidence-based and holistic services in our client-centered approach to treating eating disorders of all kinds. This combination of services allows us to address not only the eating disorders, but also the underlying causes of the disorders and the specific needs of each individual. Our goal is to tackle every aspect of the healing process.
Overcoming an eating disorder is a transformative journey that begins within. With our extensive resources, we can help you find the right treatment option for your needs. Learn more about our outpatient eating disorder program and get in touch with us for a comprehensive evaluation.
Our dedicated team makes every effort to make our outpatient eating disorder program (OP) accessible. We accept a large number of major insurance policies and offer financing options to make our program affordable.
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How Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Fits Into the Recovery Process
Individuals treated at our facility suffer from a variety of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and OSFED. Our team of doctors, nurses, registered dietitians, psychologists and therapists work together to help clients address the root of their problems.
Since eating disorders are complex, we get to know each individual so that we can mold our programs and services according to his or her needs. Our outpatient eating disorder treatment program is designed to provide a supportive environment to ensure that individuals can maintain recovery on their own. It includes management by our entire team and has a more flexible schedule than our other programs.
Our OP eating disorder treatment is most suitable for individuals who are medically stable. It’s the lowest level of care offered at our facility and is meant to supplement the work they’ve already done in our more intense programs. Because of that, clients often request to enroll after they complete our intensive outpatient program.
What to Expect During Our Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Program
Our outpatient eating disorder treatment program is our lowest level of care. This program includes one hour of therapy once or twice a week. We offer individual and group sessions to best meet the individual’s ongoing needs. There are unique benefits to each type of therapy and our team can make recommendations for the best level of care during the recovery process.
During individual counseling, clients meet with one of our specialists in private sessions to continue strengthening their recovery efforts and to practice the coping and life skills that they learned in earlier treatment. In group counseling, they’ll meet with one of our specialists in sessions with others who are also in eating disorder recovery and have similar needs. Our staff uses a variety of therapies during outpatient eating disorder treatment. They determine which methods to use based on what works best for each client.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Eating Disorders
This form of psychotherapy is one of the most effective that therapists use to treat and support the management of eating disorders. CBT helps individuals recognize obstacles that keep them from living healthy lives. It’s based around how individuals perceive and react to situations. Negative perceptions and reactions generally lead to negative behaviors. In the case of eating disorders, struggling individuals often perceive their bodies in a negative light and have negative feelings about themselves. As a result, they develop destructive eating habits.
Through cognitive behavioral therapy, individuals learn how to change their own perceptions, build self-esteem and feel more positively about themselves. As a result, they develop more positive eating habits. Our standard outpatient eating disorder treatment program continues the progress that they’ve made during these sessions.
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Although DBT is a form of CBT, its main goals are to help individuals improve relationships, regulate emotions, live in the moment and cope with stress in healthy ways. Our team may use this form of treatment in private and group settings during our OP eating disorder treatment.
During group sessions, clients can expect to learn skills through role playing and completing homework assignments. During individual sessions, they adapt the skills that they’ve learned to personal, real-life situations.
As a holistic treatment, art therapy might be an option during our outpatient eating disorder treatment. It includes a range of creative activities, including painting and drawing. We use the creative process to help individuals identify problem areas so that they know what to work on.
The focus during art therapy is on the inner experience that clients have while they create something. Through the act of making art, they become more aware of themselves and develop better cognitive function and coping mechanisms which support ongoing recovery.
Additional Components of Our Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Program
Although individual and group therapy are the main focus of our outpatient eating disorder program, Eating Disorder Solutions also provides nutritional support. Our registered dietitians ensure that individuals are incorporating the healthy eating habits that they’ve learned into their daily routines.
Our goal is to help clients reconnect their bodies and minds so that they know what their bodies need on a nutritional level. During our standard outpatient eating disorder treatment program, individuals continue to receive the guidance needed to maintain the progress that they’ve made toward this goal.
Aftercare Assistance: Ongoing Support and Care
Overcoming an eating disorder is an ongoing process. Fortunately, Eating Disorder Solutions’ offers further aftercare assistance and an alumni program. With the goal of sustaining recovery, we hold a variety of support group meetings so that individuals can continue to connect and share their experiences with others who have been through similar situations. These services are particularly beneficial for those who don’t have supportive living environments or simply need help staying on track. It’s our mission to help clients maintain a healthy way of living even after completing our treatment programs.
Other Levels of Care Offered at Eating Disorder Solutions
Since the purpose of our outpatient eating disorder treatment is to provide support in eating disorder recovery, we offer other levels of care for clients who need more intense treatment. In fact, our OP is the lowest level of care in our comprehensive lineup of programs. Before enrolling in OP eating disorder treatment, clients often complete our residential treatment program, partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP).
Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Program
Residential treatment is a long-term care program that provides 24-hour supervision from our team of nurses, doctors, psychologists, therapists and registered dietitians. A typical day in our residential program involves 8 to 10 hours of therapy.
Individuals aged 18 and older live at our facility for the duration of treatment, which can range from a few weeks to several months. How much time that they spend in our care is based on their progress and specific recovery needs. For these reasons, it’s our highest level of care, which few treatment facilities offer.
PHP and IOP Treatments
Our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs don’t require individuals to live at our facility, and they’re available to those aged 14 and older. Similar to outpatient eating disorder treatment, clients live at home without 24-hour supervision and visit our facility for therapy throughout the week. Unlike during our OP eating disorder treatment, though, they spend more time in treatment.
Why Choose Eating Disorder Solutions for Outpatient Eating Disorder Program
Eating Disorder Solutions understands the complexities of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. We take an individualized approach that provides guidance through every step of the way. Our outpatient support and care is ideal for those that have gone through our other levels of care and want to maintain a healthy way of living after treatment. We ensure every client receives direct one-on-one care from our experienced clinicians for the best chance of lasting recovery.
Eating Disorder Solutions’ Outpatient Program & Insurance
Our payment plans are as diverse as a treatment plans. We accept over 80 major insurance policies, including all major providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare.
To make our program affordable for those without insurance, we offer financing programs and payment plans to get people into treatment and on the road to recovery.
Enroll in Our Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Program Today
Don’t risk trying to manage an eating disorder on your own if you don’t think that you’re ready. Start your journey to healing through therapy and nutritional guidance in a safe and supportive community environment. Our licensed eating disorder specialists area knowledgeable and experienced with helping individuals of all ages, genders and stages of eating disorders. We’re ready to help you achieve lasting recovery from your eating disorder.
Continue getting therapy and nutritional guidance in a safe and supportive community environment. Contact Eating Disorder Solutions today to enroll in our outpatient eating disorder treatment program in Dallas, Texas.