How long is the treatment?

Because treatment is individualized, there is no set timeline for treatment. However, there is a minimum of eight weeks for treatment in our EDIOP. Individual therapy is ongoing and will be determined based on the primary clinician’s clinical recommendation and the individual’s progress based on treatment goals.

How many hours per week is IOP?

Each week of EDIOP includes ten hours per week consisting of group therapy, mealtime support therapy, and individual therapy. Nine hours per week includes group therapy and mealtime support therapy spread over three days. Because we follow evidence-based approaches, our program requires a minimum of one hour per week of individual therapy, family-based therapy, or nutrition therapy as part of our EDIOP.

How do I know IOP is for me?

EDIOP is not for every individual. There are certain criteria for individuals to be considered for varying levels of care for eating disorder treatment. During the intake, each individual will be assessed based on symptoms, medical clearance, and clinical recommendations for level of care. If a higher level of care (partial hospitalization, residential, or inpatient) is necessary, a referral will be made. The structure of the IOP benefits the individual who is medically stable and wishes to maintain the normalcy of their life outside of treatment.

What can I expect from treatment upon completion?

Our program expects that through group therapy, nutrition therapy, and mealtime support therapy, you will have gained healthy coping skills and psychoeducation on nutrition and balanced eating, increased distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness, social connectedness, and decreased symptoms and behaviors of disordered eating. Each individual will leave our IOP with plans to move to a lower level of care continuing with either Dialectical Behavior Therapy or Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy group weekly depending on their current track in treatment as well as individual therapy and nutrition therapy sessions to maintain goals toward recovery.