Oak Lawn Outpatient Eating Disorder Center
We are eager to meet you and get to know you as you progress through our outpatient treatment program. We know that making the decision to seek eating disorder treatment isn’t always easy, but we are proud of you for taking this step. Our outpatient treatment programs are designed to give clients the freedom they need to rediscover how to live without the burden of an eating disorder. At Eating Disorder Solutions, it is our goal to provide you with the skills and tools needed to reach a long-lasting recovery.
If you have gone through our residential or partial hospitalization program and are looking forward to our outpatient program, you may be wondering what you can expect. Learn more about our outpatient eating disorder treatment program and get in touch with us if you have any questions.
Our Outpatient Program Schedule
As individuals continue to progress in treatment, clients will have the opportunity to transition to programs with less structure. Our programs are designed to teach clients how to practice new coping skills within the real world.
Two times a week. One session with a Therapist, one session with a Registered Dietitian, and two group sessions.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Three hours, three days a week. We offer sessions Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Afternoon sessions from 11:45 am-3pm and Evening Sessions 3:45-7pm are available.
Quick Facts about the Area
Located just north of Dallas, our outpatient eating disorder treatment facility is located in the beautiful Oak Lawn neighborhood where there is a fusion between an abundance of greenery and beautiful city architecture. Oak Lawn is home to a diverse community and grand old homes. The neighborhood streets are quite charming and our clients love strolling through beautiful Turtle Creek Park, Dragon Park Gardens, or Reverchon Park.
Staff at our Outpatient Eating Disorder Center
As part of our outpatient treatment program, you’ll have access to a multidisciplinary team that is focused on your individualized treatment program. Through our guidance, we’ll help you re-discover life without your eating disorder. Our outpatient eating disorder team includes:
Stephanie Kern, M.S., LPC, NCC
Stephanie Kern is a licensed professional counselor with her BS in counseling and development from Texas Woman’s University. Stephanie provides a caring and safe environment for her clients who are experiencing difficulty in their relationship with food, relationships, and life transitions. Stephanie specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, addiction, depression, and anxiety. She enjoys walking alongside her clients as they overcome these disorders and are able to find out what true recovery means. Stephanie has extensive experience working with teens and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is an important one and that a person must have a good relationship with their therapist while utilizing an individual treatment plan tailored specifically for each one of her clients. Stephanie created the clinical programming for Eating Disorder Solutions by utilizing a combination of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy.
Emily Baum, M.S., RDN, LD
Emily Baum graduated with a BS in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. During graduate school, Emily began working as a Milieu Therapist at the Eating Disorder Unit at Children’s Health in Plano. Here, Emily became passionate about working with children and families leading her to pursue a position as a Behavioral Health Counselor and Dietary Assistant at Eating Recovery Center. Upon completion of her studies, Emily was accepted into Keith & Associate’s Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. As Lead Dietitian at Eating Disorder Solutions, Emily has been able to combine both her studies and in-field experience to create a nutritional program unlike any other treatment provider for disordered eating. Emily’s philosophy is that all foods are good foods, in a healthy and acceptable moderation. Emily will work individually with each client to develop a nutritional program specific to their needs, not only applicable while they are in our care, but to be practiced and followed when they leave Eating Disorder Solutions.
Dr. Ahsan M. Riaz, M.D.
Dr. Ahsan Riaz was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and completed his undergraduate degree with honors from Rutgers. He obtained his degree from Saint George’s University in Grenada. Thereafter, he completed a residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, an affiliate of Cornell University. Dr. Riaz is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, where for the last seven years, he has been actively practicing in Dallas. Dr. Riaz has nearly ten years of experience as an Internist, primarily catering to the mental health population at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. His experiences in the acute care setting led him to the post-acute care world in hopes of bridging the gap and potentially preventing medical problems from progressing to requiring inpatient care. Dr. Riaz utilizes his knowledge and experience to provide treatment specifically to clients suffering from eating disorders, addiction, memory disorders, short and long term acute care, and others.
Dr. Anil Swarup, M.D.
ADOLESCENT AND ADULT PSYCHIATRIST
Dr. Anil Swarup is a Double Board Certified Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. After completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, he opted to focus further on children and adolescent mental health by completing his fellowship with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine services at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Swarup has served as Medical Director with community mental health centers and residential programs throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He has experience working with incarcerated adults and adjudicated adolescents in placement, substance use residential program for adolescents and adults and eating disorders in adolescents and adults. Dr. Swarup joins Eating Disorder Solutions with more than 20 years of experience in treating clients suffering from disordered eating. Dr. Swarup’s upbringing and exposure while growing up all around the world lends to his understanding of the cultural challenges that exist in various populations. His vision is to see mental health awareness and treatment at the forefront of wellness in all age groups.
Throughout our outpatient eating disorder treatment program, your team will use compassion, understanding, and proven methodologies to support you through the recovery process. Everyone on our team has a vested interested in helping you to succeed, so you can live a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.
Amenities at our Outpatient Eating Disorder Center in Dallas
We seek to create a welcoming, warm environment for all of our clients at our outpatient eating disorder treatment center. Upon arrival, you’ll notice our office is comfortable and safe. Our team makes great strides to keep our office full of life. We have games, art supplies, and books, as well as a number of therapeutic activities like art therapy, music therapy, yoga, and gardening.
Our outpatient eating disorder treatment program gives individuals the chance to apply their coping and life skills in real-life situations with guidance from our team of specialists. When you return home after our residential or partial hospitalization program, you may be faced with stressor and triggers. Our program ensures you don’t have to feel alone during this time. We will support you through every stage of recovery.
Directions to our Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Center from Dallas
Eating Disorder Solutions’ outpatient facility is located just under 20 minutes away from downtown Dallas, TX. To visit us, follow signs to I-35E N and take exit 430 A for Oak Lawn Ave. Keep left at the fork to continue toward Oak Lawn Ave. Turn right onto Oak Lawn Ave and our office will be on the right.
Directions to our Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Center from Fort Worth
We are located just about an hour from Fort Worth, Texas. To visit us, continue onto TX-121 N and keep right. Merge onto I-820 N and use the left lane to take exit 23 A for Highway 121/Texas 183. Merge onto Texas 121 TEXpress/Texas 183. Use the left lane to take the TX-183 exit toward DFW Airport. Keep left and Merge onto TX-183 E. After about a mile, merge onto I-35E, then take I-35E S. TAke exit 430 A toward Oak Lawn Ave and turn right. Your destination will be on your right.
Visiting Eating Disorder Solutions from the East
If you are visiting us from the West, like the Mesquite area, take I-635 N and merge onto US-80 W via exit 6A. Merge onto I-30 W and take exit 52B toward St. Francis Ave. Merge onto Interstate Highway 30 and turn right onto Highland road. Turn left onto St. Francis Ave and take a left onto Samuell Blvd. Continue on Hunnicut Road to Military Parkway.
Our Outpatient Treatment Program Address & Parking
We are located at 3300 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste. 120 in Dallas, TX. Our parking is located in our garage immediately behind our building. Please park from the second level down in any space NOT labeled visitor or reserved. From there, you will take the elevator up to the plaza level and we will be the first door on your right.