Eating Disorder Treatment Programs for Adults in St. Louis, MO & Kansas City

Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Who We Serve

Admissions criteria for our eating disorder programs for adults at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS

An eating disorder does not just involve eating too much or too little or exercising excessively. Eating disorders are complex illnesses that affect the way a person thinks about food and their body.

When you or someone you love is battling an eating disorder, the thought patterns and behaviors associated with that eating disorder can completely disrupt your life and the lives of those around you.

The expert staff at McCallum Place understands just how devastating eating disorders can be. Our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, offer multiple levels of care to adults age 18 and older who have a primary eating disorder diagnosis, including:

  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Purging disorder
  • Night eating syndrome

We also provide care for adults struggling with certain co-occurring conditions, including:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Self-harm

Our caring and compassionate admissions counselors will work with you or your loved one to determine if any of the programming at our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, is right for your recovery needs. We are here to help you or someone you love begin to heal from the disordered eating patterns that have impacted your life.

How We Help Adults

Features of eating disorder services for adults at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS

We designed the eating disorder programming at McCallum Place to help you or your loved one restore feelings of hope, guiding you back to better health through laughter, creativity, curiosity, and peace.

When you or someone you care about seeks care for an eating disorder and co-occurring challenge at one of our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, or Kansas City, Kansas, our initial goal of your recovery will be your medical and emotional stability.

While we will personalize your care plan based on your specific health history and recovery goals, you may experience some common elements during your time at McCallum Place. These may include evidence-based practices such as:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Family-based therapy (FBT)

We also offer a full spectrum of therapeutic interventions and services at our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, or Kansas City, Kansas, including:

  • Medication management services
  • Medical care
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Individual therapy

Our staff will monitor vital signs and labs to ensure you or your loved one can regain medical stability in order to fully engage in your recovery journey. During your time in care for an eating disorder and possible co-occurring condition, you or your loved one will focus on understanding your values, facing your fears, building your emotional regulation skills, and developing confidence in your relationships.

At McCallum Place, we believe people must heal from the eating disorder and any co-occurring challenges they are struggling with from every aspect of their health; that includes their mind, body, and spirit. That’s why we integrate art therapy, movement, fitness, and yoga into the care experience to help restore balance into our patients’ lives.

Our eating disorder programs support real-life recovery, helping adults who are battling eating disorders and certain co-occurring conditions build a foundation for long-term healing.

Levels of Care

Eating disorder programming options for adults at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS

We offer a full continuum of eating disorder programming at McCallum Place to help adults get the care they need.  Our facility in St. Louis, Missouri, includes a residential program, partial hospitalization program (PHP), and intensive outpatient program (IOP), and our facility in Kansas City, Kansas, includes a PHP and IOP. Our adult eating disorder programming includes the following levels of care:

Residential program – This intensive level of care involves a stay of approximately 30 days, which can vary depending on specific recovery needs. You or your loved one will receive daily therapeutic interventions and around-the-clock support from our interdisciplinary care team.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) – A PHP does not require any overnight stays, but it is a higher level of care than an IOP or the traditional outpatient setting. You or your loved one will participate in therapeutic interventions several hours a day, multiple days a week, for about four to eight weeks depending on your personalized treatment plan.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP) – An IOP is a less intensive level of care than a PHP, but is a higher level than the traditional outpatient setting. You or your loved one will participate in therapeutic interventions for several hours a day, multiple days a week, though for less time than a PHP.

If you think you or someone you care about could benefit from the eating disorder programming at McCallum Place, our skilled admissions counselors can help determine what level of care might be right for you.

Benefits of Treatment at McCallum Place

Short- and long-term benefits for adults who receive comprehensive care for eating disorders at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO, and Kansas City, KS

When you or someone you care about is struggling with an eating disorder and certain co-occurring mental health challenges, it can damage your life in many different ways. But the sooner you seek help, the less you or your loved one will be at risk of experiencing negative long-term effects.

One of the short-term benefits of getting help for an eating disorder and co-occurring mental health challenge at McCallum Place is that your body will start to heal from any of the damage that resulted from the compulsion to engage in disordered eating behaviors.

When you seek care at one of our facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, or Kansas City, Kansas, you or your loved one will start to learn healthier coping skills and work with mental health professionals who can help you understand the emotional causes behind your eating disorder.

If appropriate to your recovery, you may also start to mend any relationships that might have suffered because of the disordered eating behaviors you or your loved one battled.

Some of the long-term benefits of receiving care for an eating disorder include preventing any serious health complications from developing, such as heart problems, intestinal obstructions, stomach ruptures, or severe malnutrition.

As you start to develop healthier coping skills and begin to re-engage with friends and family, you or your loved one can increase your likelihood of maintaining those close relationships over time. Your improved health and decreased isolation may also help you function in other areas of your life, such as your ability to be productive at work and keep a job.

When you or your loved one get help for the eating disorder you are suffering from, you also ensure the symptoms of the condition do not worsen. Seeking care at the earliest signs of an eating disorder or co-occurring condition will help ensure you or your loved one achieve the best treatment outcome possible.

If you have any questions about whether the eating disorder programming for adults at McCallum Place is right for you, contact us directly. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you have to help you make the right decision.

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Why Choose Recovery at McCallum Place?

McCallum Place is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive eating disorder treatment center for preadolescents, adolescents, adults, males and females.

With locations in St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas we are unique in that we offer on-site medical and psychiatric management and care combined with intensive individualized psychotherapy, making our center a center of excellence and great alternative to traditional hospital settings.

We integrate personalized nutritional support and best practices throughout our treatment. Our state-of-the-art eating disorder programs and setting are designed to create an environment of structure and support for restoration and healing.

As painful as it is to be here and do what they’re asking, I don’t think I’d be able to do it without the McCallum Place support. You don’t have to know how to fix it, just be willing to listen and try their suggestions.

– A Former Resident
Marks of Quality Care
  • 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