• Voluntary – this is an important requirement. We only accept patients who are participating out of their own volition.
• 16 years of age or older*
• BMI of 16 or greater*
• Resting heart rate of 50 beats per minute or higher*
*If you are unsure about whether or not you meet these criteria, you are welcome to inquire. There are some exceptions in special circumstances.
The two major components of our program are nutritional counselling and psychotherapy.
Nutritional counselling can involve many aspects of food-related work: symptom interruption, refeeding, fear food challenges, cooking or meal planning.
Our psychotherapists are trained in all modalities and can use a combination of CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, emotion-focused or attachment theory in their treatment.
The average length of time we see patients is one year. During this first year of treatment, the plan almost always changes to reflect the progress that is being made. Since we work with patients until full recovery is achieved, we are connected for quite a long time, often long after the eating disorder symptoms disappear.
The objective of our treatment is recovery, extending well beyond refeeding or symptom interruption. When you have recovered your eating disorder symptoms will be overcome, you will feel safe and in control around food in any circumstance and most importantly you will feel strong, capable and resilient in your life.