We focus on helping young adult clients build healthy relationships with food and eliminate harmful behaviors through a variety of services, groups and therapeutic supports. From body dysmorphia and anorexia to binge eating disorder and exercise compulsion, we provide expert treatment for all forms of disordered eating with registered dietitians and specialized therapists on staff. We work with any current/recent providers to maintain continuity of care and offer in-home support for partial residential clients that may need additional care.
Eating Disorder Treatment At The Dorm:
Individualized Approach, Robust Treatment
Treating eating disorders is a highly individualized process, unique to each client and their current relationship with food and their body. Every client we support receives individual nutrition counseling sessions with a registered dietician as well as individual therapy sessions with a clinical eating disorder specialist. Our dietitians and therapists will coordinate with all outside medical and clinical providers and provide on-site lab testing if indicated. Individual support can also include supported grocery shopping trips, meal planning and exposures and virtual meal support (for clients with needs outside regular programming).
Groups & Community Support
Supportive and compassionate socialization around eating, preparing and discussing food can be transformative for our clients. We offer group therapy, outings and community support groups that are varied and extensive to meet a broad range of needs. These include (but are not limited to) 14 supported weekly group meals including daily staff-supported on-site breakfasts, cooking groups and nutritional psychoeducation groups, “Food and Mood” process groups and sessions focused on exploring feelings related to body image, body movement and mindfulness. We also plan progressive exposures including farmer’s market outings and local restaurant outings.
Intuitive Eating Philosophy
Our goal is to help each client reconnect to their body and learn to trust what the body is saying so they can be free from preoccupying thoughts around food and weight. Through mindful eating, we hope to instill more flexibility and freedom.
At The Dorm, we are able to address multiple mental health issues at one time and alongside treatment for disordered eating, offer intensive treatment for co-occurring disorders including substance use, trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, learning disorders, spectrum disorders and personality disorders.
For Residential Clients:
Based on our clients’ clinical need, we offer extended support to our partial residential clients who may have unhealthy relationships with food and/or their bodies, including apartment checks to monitor groceries and check for items that are indicated as therapy interfering or unsafe by the treatment team (scales, mirrors, diet foods, diet pills, laxatives, etc).