How can Looking Glass Residence help?
Looking Glass Residence offers both individuals and families some respite from the effects of eating disorders. It is therapeutics anctuary where young people and their families can find support, and where treatment is about reintegrating individuals into their home communities and normal lives.
At Looking Glass Residence we focus on individuals aged 17 to 24 years whose eating disorders have progressed to the point where they can no longer function in daily life, but who are physiologically stable and may benefit from intensive therapeutic approaches. These include individual, group and family therapy, psychiatry and complementary, evidence-based strategies.
Our young residents come to Looking Glass Residence following involvement with eating disorder clinics or other community-based or outpatient services, which may not meet their needs, or after inpatient hospitalization. Looking Glass Residence provides an intermediate level of care with relatively high structure, which allows our residents to solidify gains made while in hospital and to plan carefully for successful re-integration into their home communities.
Eating Disorder Treatment and Family Respite
Young people can look forward to a break from the chaos and torment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating or eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS).
Families and caregivers can rest assured that their loved ones are being welcomed into a caring environment with experienced professionals who understand. Residential treatment provides respite from the overwhelming pressure of supporting a loved one struggling with an eating disorder. It also creates an opportunity to regroup and learn new strategies for assisting and facilitating long term recovery.
Looking Glass Residence Residential Care
For some people, breaking the eating disorder cycle may require accessing more intensive services than are available in their local communities and/or distancing themselves temporarily from the setting in which the disorder flourishes. Looking Glass Residence can provide a safe and supportive environment in which to challenge the power of an eating disorder, identify the factors that compel restricting, bingeing, purging and/or over-exercising and learn how to resist using destructive behaviors to cope with daily life.
Looking Glass Residence offers a therapeutic sanctuary where young people and their families can find support, and where treatment is about reintegrating individuals into their home communities and normal lives. Looking Glass Residence provides a chance for people suffering from eating disorders to temporarily join a new community—both within the residence itself and in Vancouver and Canada more generally—and to remain connected via Telehealth to local resources in preparation for their ultimate return.
Care philosophy and core values
Eating disorders treatment offered at Looking Glass Residence reflects a number of core values that motivate the development of the service and shape its care philosophy. To learn more, contact Looking Glass Residence today.
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Treatment at Looking Glass Residence is:
- Developmentally appropriate and focused on young people
Looking Glass Residence commits to:
- Efficient and cost-effective care
- Transparency of practice
- Providing education and advocacy around eating disorders and their treatment
- Research and evaluation
- Knowledge exchange
- Respecting and valuing diversity
- Encouraging cooperation and community-building among staff and program participants
- Providing a therapeutic, home-like environment
- Strengthening links between individuals, communities, and/or families
- Developing and sustaining strong partnerships with government, health authorities and communities
Treatment modalities offered
- Individual and group psychotherapy (including cognitive behavioral therapy and family based therapy)
- Nutritional rehabilitation
- Meal support
- Psychosocial rehabilitation
- Complementary therapies (recreational therapy, expressive therapies)
- Medical and pharmacotherapy