12 Critical Factors to Consider When Selecting an Eating Disorder Clinic

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12 Critical Factors to Consider When Selecting an Eating Disorder Clinic

Critical factors to consider for an eating disorder clinic

1. Does the program offer three individual sessions per week with a primary therapist?


2. Does the primary therapist do eating disorder work, trauma, and family of origin work, family work?


3. Does the program offer expressive therapy twice per week?


4. Does the psychiatrist have experience with eating disorders and are they open to changing medications that are ineffective?


5. Does the dietician work well with both restrictors and binging and do they use an exchange system? (We do not, and we’ll explain…)


6. Is the program owned by caring therapist or by a big corporation focused on profit?


7. Is the program more than 12-14 clients?


8. Do the groups have substance: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relationships and Sexuality, Social Anxiety, Anger Management and Assertiveness, Self-development, Life Coaching, and Relapse Prevention?


9. Does the program specialize in exposure-based therapy for OCD?


10. Does the program specialize in trauma-based therapies for complex trauma or post-traumatic stress?


11. Is the program skilled at dealing with co-addictions such as co-dependency and chemical dependency and sex addiction?


Harmony Place Monterey (HPM) Offers All 12 Factors

Take a moment and find out how HPM satisfies the top-12 list of what to look for in an eating disorders recovery program.

  • Three individual sessions per week with:
  • One session with Primary Therapist
  • One session with a Dietitian
  • One with Psychiatrist
  • At HPM, we work with both the eating disorder and the trauma and familial issues at the root of the disorder.
  • We offer expressive therapy twice per week.
  • Our psychiatrist is excellent and we also have a second consulting psychiatrist.
  • We partner with local dietitians who are much liked by our clients and are very experienced.
  • We have a beautiful step-down apartment at which you will reside during your transitional treatment, for those of who don’t live locally.
  • The program is owned by the therapists whose primary devotion is care of client.
  • We have fewer than 10 clients at one time.
  • Our groups include DBT, ACT, relationship and sexuality, social anxiety, anger management, self-development, life coaches, and relapse prevention.
  • We also specialize in trauma stabilization and resolution.
  • We work directly with chemical dependency, co-dependency, and sexual addiction.
  • We have worked in the field of eating disorders for more than 25 years. Our co-therapy team has previously directed six residential programs and worked individually with thousands of eating disorder clients.
  • Harmony Place Monterey Offers all of the fore-mentioned factors.
  • This program is owned by clinical directors whose primary concern is client care.

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