When researching residential treatment programs for different types of eating disorders , it’s important to remember that your child’s illness is much more than a diet gone awry. Eating disorders aren’t about food, weight or size – it’s a mental illness that is difficult to deal with and overcome.
Advice for Parents with Children with Eating Disorders
Unfortunately, a weekly meeting with a psychologist or dietician is rarely enough to help a teen, adolescent or young adult overcome an eating disorder. This is why The Woodstone Residence offers an intensive, structured program for approximately fourteen hours per day, seven days per week.
We take a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on breaking old habits and forming new, healthy ones. Our team has years of experience helping young people overcome eating disorders and our unique program includes a variety of approaches to suit individual needs at various stages of recovery.
As caring parents or guardians, you will be a part of the process as part of our family therapy and engagement sessions. Your child will also receive individual and group therapy, nutrition education, meal support, community involvement, arts and recreation therapies as well as psychiatric, pharmaceutical and medical care and treatment.
Treatment Options Available for Eating Disorders
Eating disorder treatments can range from medication and hospitalization to outpatient treatment community support groups, self-help treatments and behavioral therapy. If you know that your child needs immediate help and a customized, outcome-based program that can help him or her overcome their illness, it’s time to take action.
Let the capable team at The Woodstone Residence help your child with all aspects of their lives so that they have the coping skills, nutritional education, life strategies and confidence to deal with their eating disorder.