ADOLESCENT EATING DISORDER PROGRAMS

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At BALANCE, we offer flexible eating disorder treatment options for adolescents ages 12 to 17 suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and disordered eating.

With three unique treatment options including an After-School Program, Specialized Adolescent Day Treatment Track or Saturday Programming - we are able to meet each clients individual needs.

Our Admissions team would be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding our Adolescent Program. Click below to contact us today or learn more about our treatment philosophy here. 

ALL PROGRAMS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:

  • Unique recovery support for adolescents ages 12 to 17

  • Provides tools for integrating recovery into school, family and social life

  • Small group setting of only 8 clients, providing a low client-to-clinician ratio

  • Co-treatment model providing ongoing communication and collaboration during treatment with referring team members

  • An initial consultation and evaluation (psychological and nutritional) with individual treatment planning

OUR ADOLESCENT PROGRAMMING HAS THREE TREATMENT OPTIONS:  

Specialized Adolescent Day Treatment Track

  • Twice weekly multi-family group to support recovery within the family system

  • Individual and group nutrition specifically for teens to address the challenges of meal planning within the school/social/family context

  • Drama Therapy, DBT, and Body Image Group to help teens creatively explore identity, develop coping skills, and navigate social and cultural pressures

  • Meal support with restaurant outings

  • Individual and family case management with an Adolescent Specialist

The After-School Program

  • Customizable schedule to meet exact level of support needed: clients can do 1, 2 or 3 program sessions per week

  • Weekly individual nutrition counseling, and goal setting 

  • Group therapy including: Body Image, Mindfulness, Drama Therapy, Relationships and Nutrition Education

  • Multi-family groups for families and clients

  • Snack provided daily with mealtime support and exposure therapy

Saturday Program for Adolescents

  • A program schedule that meets on Saturdays from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (lunch group), allowing the continuation of school commitments

  • Behavioral, cognitive and psychodynamic group therapy with a focus on challenges to recovery, skills building for mood and impulse management, and body image work

  • Experiential group therapies (art therapy)

  • Nutrition groups that focus on neutralizing and legalizing food, debunking food myths, the media's influence on body image, eating habits and self-confidence, and what "healthy" eating really means

  • Mealtime support and processing

  • Weekly nutrition therapy session available (separate fee) 

  • Exposure therapy (restaurant meals, challenge foods)

  • Multi-family group therapy and education