Eating disorders affect millions of individuals across the United States every year. However, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, less than half of them get the treatment that they need. Eating Disorder Solutions in Dallas, Texas, aims to change that by offering a continuum of care that includes a partial hospitalization (PHP) eating disorder treatment program.
Our specialists understand the importance of addressing untreated eating disorders and aim to promote ongoing emotional and physical healing. We design our comprehensive services to provide personalized care for individuals with all types of eating disorders. Some of these include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and OSFED.
We want to make our partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment program accessible to as many individuals as possible. As part of that objective, we accept more than 80 insurance plans from major insurers and offer financing options. For those who do not have insurance, we have flexible payment plans that are tailored to fit your budget. The result is affordable but effective care that empowers individuals to maintain their recovery.
As part of a larger treatment process, our partial hospitalization eating disorder program is designed to provide continued care as our clients adjust to living at home after completing our residential eating disorder treatment program. Our facility provides a comfortable, safe place for them to regain control and address underlying issues. When they return home, it may be difficult to adjust to everyday stressors unless having the right level of support.
PHP provides the guidance that individuals need while still giving them freedom to adjust to living without an eating disorder in their own ways. Essentially, it’s a highly structured program that doesn’t provide supervision 24 hours per day. In some cases, however, it’s a suitable starting point for eating disorder treatment.
Learn more about our partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment program and get in touch with the professionals at Eating Disorder Solutions in Dallas, TX for more information.
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What to Expect From Our Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Eating Disorder Treatment
Our partial hospitalization program offers the same intensity and structure of our residential eating disorder treatment program, while providing opportunities to practice recovery outside of our controlled environment.
This program requires clients visit our facility five or six days per week. They participate in five hours of individual, group, family and nutrition counseling each day. We also provide meal support for breakfast, lunch and snack breaks.
Since we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, we adjust all of our services according to individuals’ specific, unique needs. The goal is to empower our clients by providing the tools and resources that they need to maintain healthy eating habits long term.
How Does Partial Hospitalization Differ from Residential Eating Disorder Treatment?
The main difference between PHP and residential treatment is individuals do not live at the treatment center. Instead, they are able to take the things they are learning during the day and apply them at night outside of our center. Clients receive much of the same structure as residential care, but PHP eases the transition to life outside the treatment program.
Our Partial Hospitalization Eating Disorder Program Schedule
If you or a loved one are considering our partial hospitalization program for an eating disorder, you may be wondering what a typical day looks like as part of treatment. Here’s what you can expect from Eating Disorder Solutions’ PHP program:
After clients check in for our partial hospitalization program, they are served breakfast at 9 a.m. before the first group therapy session starts at 10 a.m. They get a 10-minute break with an optional snack before the second group session, which starts at 11 a.m.
Next, there’s a one-hour lunch break at 12 p.m. and a therapist-led process group session at 1 p.m. After another quick break and optional snack, they attend a fourth group session at 2:10 p.m. before going to individual or family therapy at 3 p.m., after which the schedule ends. They’re free to go home or to school or work after 4 p.m.
Our PHP program offers staff-supported opportunities to practice interactions and challenges outside of treatment through a variety of therapy programs. Despite having a structured schedule, we make sure that our therapy sessions are tailored according to each individuals’ needs.
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Components of Our Partial Hospitalization Eating Disorder Program
At Eating Disorder Solutions, we aim to change individuals’ lives by helping them deal with underlying conditions and teaching them coping skills during our eating disorder PHP. Our medical doctors, psychiatrists, therapists and registered dietitians work with each client to develop a customized treatment plan that achieves these objectives and personal goals for recovery. Each partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment plan will include medical assessments, a variety of therapy sessions and nutrition education.
Eating Disorder Medical Assessments & Diagnosis
In order to provide the best therapy and nutritional guidance, individuals undergo confidential medical and psychiatric evaluations to determine the level of care that is appropriate for their needs. Upon arriving at our facility, our partial hospitalization program for eating disorders includes physical exams and blood work. For instance, we perform urine, gastrointestinal, liver and kidney tests to determine whether individuals need specialized care. Our psychologists will ask a variety of questions to get to know the client on an individual basis and to identify any co-occurring disorders.
Our premier team uses a variety of counseling techniques in individual, group and family sessions to help clients learn about themselves, manage underlying issues, build self-esteem and develop life skills. Some of these techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy.
In keeping with our personalized approach to eating disorder treatment, the topics of individual therapy during our partial hospitalization eating disorder program vary from person to person. These private sessions focus on the specific challenges and goals that clients face. In particular, we address the underlying problems that led to their eating disorders. These issues might be mental health disorders or untreated trauma.
Each day of our PHP, we cover a different topic during group counseling sessions. For example, the topics for Monday are SMART goals, self-esteem and stress management. On Tuesday, the topics are CBT skills, nutrition education and relationships. We discuss body image, coping skills and mindful eating on Wednesday. Some of the other topics that we cover throughout the week include DBT skills, the medical consequences of eating disorders and relapse prevention strategies.
During some group sessions, we take a whole-person approach to care by using holistic treatments. These services supplement our evidence-based therapies and address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of individuals’ well-being. For instance, the second group sessions on Friday and Saturday of our partial hospitalization program involve art and journaling. We also practice relaxation through yoga on Saturday. Individuals can even use these techniques as positive replacement behaviors that help them avoid negative behaviors and triggers at home.
It’s vital for our clients to have a support system as they go through their journey to recovery. In many cases, not only does the individual going through the treatment process need to heal, but the family needs help coping as well. As part of our partial hospitalization program (PHP), clients’ families can join us for daily private sessions and weekly multi-family sessions. Their close friends and partners may also join them in understanding eating disorders so that they can better support their loved ones in recovery. If necessary our therapists can help them resolve conflicts and rebuild their relationships as well.
Nutrition Counseling and Education
Learning about nutrition and how to eat a healthy, balanced diet is another essential part of our partial hospitalization treatment program. Our registered dietitians teach individuals about the importance of eating certain foods in order to give their bodies the nutrients that they require to function correctly. With guidance, clients learn how to reintroduce foods in a healthy way and gain a better relationship with food so that they enjoy eating again. Our nutritionists guide clients through:
- Intuitive eating and recognizing hunger cues
- Eliminating anxiety and fear of eating certain foods
- Menu planning and buying groceries
- Making healthier food choices while dining out
For the best chance of recovery, our on-site nutritionists will tailor the nutritional therapy to each individual’s needs.
Other Levels of Care Offered at Eating Disorder Solutions
At Eating Disorder Solutions in Dallas, TX, we offer a full spectrum of recovery services. Our comprehensive levels of care support continuity for the individual. By offering multiple levels of care, we ensure that our clients get the extensive treatment and tools that they need to support long-term recovery.
Each eating disorder treatment program represents a direct-admit level of care, as well as a step-down level of care as clients move toward recovery. As clients step down to lower levels of care, they have more independence and opportunities to practice skills they learned during their treatment sessions in everyday life. Aside from our partial hospitalization eating disorder program, we offer:
- Residential program: Our highest level of care and a live-in program with nurses who provide care and supervision 24-hours a day.
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP): A step down from PHP and includes three hours of therapy on three days of the week.
- Standard outpatient program (OP): Includes one hour of therapy on one or two days a week.
How long that individuals stay in each level of care is based on their situations and progress in therapy. While some individuals may stay in a program for a few weeks, others may need treatment for months. Our team of professionals will provide recommendations for each individual based on the severity of the eating disorder.
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If you are suffering from an eating disorder, you don’t have to struggle alone. Eating Disorder Solutions will provide you with vital tools and strategies to help you overcome your eating disorder. The sooner you seek help, the better chance you or a loved one have for lasting recovery.
Don’t wait any longer to get treatment for yourself or to encourage your loved one to get help. Contact Eating Disorder Solutions in Dallas, Texas, to take the first step toward beginning recovery.