Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Treatment Services

Recognized Best Practices

In our programs, we help patients restore energy, exercise balance, eating flexibility and self-acceptance offering evidence-based and cutting edge treatment with experienced staff. Meals and snacks are monitored and carefully balanced to meet individual needs.  When medically stable, clients enjoy active groups such as yoga, fitness, walks, dance and movement therapy, and physical rehabilitation.

We provide treatment tailored to the individual’s needs in a setting highly conducive to recovery.  Various evidence based treatment approaches are offered in a setting that promotes health, empowerment, hope, self-understanding and self-expression.

We are committed to providing the most effective and proven team approach to treatment to optimize a successful recovery for our patients.

Treatment Goals

We strive to help individuals build the confidence and skills necessary to let go of their patterns of restrictive eating, purging, and compulsive exercise. Our protocols are designed to help patients restore weight minimize relapse with restricting, binge eating, vomiting, and/or compulsive exercise. Our goal is to empower each patient to develop the capacity to act from a state of mindfulness. When in wise mind a person is able to change how food and body image is used to express underlying emotional needs and concerns. Our individual psychotherapy sessions allow for in-depth exploration and group work helps integrate newly acquired skills. We always encourage our patients to practice weight maintenance and flexible eating prior to discharge. When possible, a gradual, flexible step-down program is recommended to ease the transition back to independent living. We give individuals suffering from eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, the power to manage the fears associated with new meal expectations and changes in body size.

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

I really appreciate that the staff validates my thoughts and feelings before trying to work on them. They don’t just say ‘that’s irritational, just stop!

– A Former Resident