Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Adult and teen Intensive Outpatient Programs

The Eating Disorders IOP is an intensive outpatient program which meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. The program is designed for patients (age 13 and older) who are struggling with anorexia or bulimia. We provide individual, group, and family therapy. Each patient will participate in a dinner group twice a week and a nutritional education class. We have groups for both teens and adults. The IOP consists of at least 9 hours of treatment per week. Patients who already have outpatient therapists are encouraged to keep seeing them during non-program hours. Payment arrangements can be made by using insurance or cash payments.

As a university-based program, we provide state of the art treatments based on research and new understandings of eating disorders. Genetic vulnerabilities to anxiety, obsessive and perfectionistic traits predispose individuals to develop eating disorders. These traits can be modified through new coping strategies, to allow these traits to become assets rather than liabilities.

Our staff consists of experienced professionals who are located on-site and specialize in eating disorder treatment. Disciplines represented include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychologist interns, psychiatric residents, and registered dietitians. We specialize in treatment using individual, group, and family therapy.

In summary, this university-based program offers the assurance of evidence-based treatments delivered in a warm and caring environment. Please call 858-534-8019 to schedule an intake appointment.