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How Eating Disorder Support Groups Facilitate and Promote Recovery

McCallum Place offers a number of groups to alumni, family and the general public to support those seeking recovery from an eating disorder.

Note: Due to confidentiality, it is not possible for students to observe these groups

Adult Alumni Group – KANSAS CITY

As a part of continuing care, past patients of McCallum Place may attend the weekly Aftercare Support Group. This group is offered to adolescents at no charge and is open to all past patients of McCallum Place. You must RSVP by calling Julie Williams at 913-906-9091, ext. 999206 by 3:00 the day of each group if you plan on attending.

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location:
Menorah Medical Center, Building 2
12140 Nall Ave. Ste. 315
Leawood, KS 66209

Cost: FREE!

Contact: Julie Williams, 913-906-9091, ext. 999206

Adolescent Alumni Group – KANSAS CITY

As a part of continuing care, past patients of McCallum Place may attend the weekly Aftercare Support Group. This group is offered to adolescents at no charge and is open to all past patients of McCallum Place. You must RSVP by calling Julie Williams at 913-906-9091, ext. 999206 by 3:00 the day of each group if you plan on attending.

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 4:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m.

Location:
Menorah Medical Center, Building 2
12140 Nall Ave. Ste. 315
Leawood, KS 66209

Cost: FREE!

Contact: Julie Williams, 913-906-9091, ext. 999206

Weekly Aftercare Alumni Group – ST. LOUIS

As a part of continuing care, past patients of McCallum Place may attend the weekly Aftercare Support Group. This group is offered at no charge and is open to all past patients of McCallum Place.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Location: McCallum Place Conference Room
231 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO

Cost: FREE!

Contact: For more information, contact Karley James at kjames@mccallumplace.com

Open Eating Disorders Support Group – ST. LOUIS

This group is open to anyone in the community struggling with disordered eating or in recovery from an eating disorder. It is designed to help those who feel they need extra support connect with others who understand.

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Location: McCallum Place Conference Room
231 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO

Cost: FREE!

Contact: For more information, contact Karley James at kjames@mccallumplace.com

Eating Disorder Support Group for Families and Friends

Eating disorders are complicated and the road to recovery can be challenging. Families, friends and loved ones need their own support in order to care the best for their loved ones. We want to assist you in this process. Come share your stories, ask questions and receive support in a safe and compassionate setting with professionals who understand.

Participants in this group do not have to be a family member or loved one of a patient at McCallum. Group is open to the community.

Facilitated by: Rebekah Freese, Ph.D. – Clinical Director, McCallum Place

Located outside of St. Louis? Call 1-855-384-4184, Code #2402979 to join by phone.

Day: Mondays

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: McCallum Place
231 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119
2nd Floor, Conference Room B

Recovery Skills Group for Families

Attendance for this group limited to family members of CURRENT McCallum Place patients.

This group equips parents with the skills and knowledge of how to create an environment at home that will facilitate and support recovery after your child discharges from treatment at McCallum Place. Topics include:

  • Recognizing and coping with strong emotions in yourself and your child
  • Supporting your child while maintaining strong, healthy boundaries
  • Improving communication and conflict resolution
  • Creating an environment that gives your child the best opportunity to recover

Facilitated by: Bridget Kiely, MA, LPC

Located outside of St. Louis? Call 1-855-384-4184, Code #2402979 to join by phone.

Day: Fridays

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: McCallum Place Conference Room
231 W. Lockwood Ave. St. Louis, MO
2nd Floor, Conference Room B

Marks of Quality Care
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Washington University in St. Louis

During the hardest times of your life McCallum Place is very comforting and you feel like you’re at home and you’re truly cared for.

– A Former Resident