Extended Day Program (EDP)

When you are making progress and no longer need acute inpatient treatment, but find that you need more support than intensive outpatient or outpatient treatment provides, The Southlake Center EDP program is the perfect solution for your recovery needs. Throughout your participation, we will provide you with a safe, private, confidential space to connect with peers and professionals as you process triggers, build and practice new healthy coping skills, regain confidence and self-esteem, and prepare to return to your daily life in triumph over your eating disorder!

Continuous Care

Our EDP program is carefully designed to allow you to retain a degree of connection with your daily life activities even as you receive continuous weekday care. Depending on your unique recovery needs and goals, you can plan to be with us from three to six weeks as you complete the program.

Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team

While enrolled in The Southlake Center EDP program, your care will be provided by a highly trained, experienced, multi-disciplinary treatment team that will always include a Master’s Level psychotherapist and registered dietician. Your Southlake treatment team will work in partnership with your own primary care physician at all times while you are attending the EDP program.

Nurturing and Restorative Nutritional & M.E.A.L. Support

You will find that one of the most empowering parts of your journey with us is the comprehensive meal support you receive through your participation in our unique M.E.A.L. (Mindful Eating and Learning) program.  M.E.A.L. support is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00pm-1:30pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm.  Southlake will work with you to customize your EDP schedule and provide additional M.E.A.L. supports as needed or requested.

Comprehensive Assessment & Individualized Support

When you enter The Southlake Center EDP program, you will receive an initial assessment with a psychotherapist and registered dietician, with follow-up meetings as needed. You will see your individual psychotherapist twice weekly and your dietician once per week.

A Rich Array of Ancillary Services

Best of all, you can avail yourself to a wide variety of therapeutic support groups and activities, including but not limited to Journaling & Self-Expression, Yoga & Movement Therapy, Equine Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and experiential therapy for self-esteem, body image, interpersonal relationships, assertiveness, nutrition, stress management, life balance, and emotion regulation.

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*Academic support is offered on an as-needed basis for all Adolescent Programs