Groups

We provide a comprehensive range of services, including outpatient therapy, nutrition counseling and an individualized intensive outpatient program.

 

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Meal Therapy Groups: Daily – 8am, 12pm, 5pm: Meal therapy can help to reduce unhealthy or negative associations with food. During meals, individuals will sit with a therapist, who will aid them in practicing normalized eating and will challenge some of the individual’s food fears. The therapist will also help in processing any negative thoughts and feelings they might have in a safe, structured environment.This group is designed to restore and maintain healthy weight. This group meets at 8am for Breakfast and 12pm for Lunch every day, Monday – Friday. Evening meal therapy groups meet at 5pm Monday – Thursday. Fee is $45-75 per meeting.

 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Groups: Mondays and Tuesdays, Various Times: The group focuses on the interplay between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors for each individual and their eating disorder. participants learn to identify unhelpful thoughts and ways to challenge them. Sessions may also incorporate acceptance-based strategies designed to change the individual’s relationship with their thoughts.

  • Mondays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm: IOP DBT Group led by Lindsay James, CSW. This group is held every Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 6pm for patients in our intensive-outpatient program. Fee is $45 per meeting.
  • Tuesdays at 4pm: Adult General Non-ED  Group This group is held every Tuesday at 4pm with Dr. Mark Schirmer, PsyD. Fee is $75 per meeting.
  • Tuesday at 5pm: Adult Eating Disorder Group This group is held every Tuesday at 5pm with Irina Vanzhula, M.S. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

Interpersonal Processing Group: Mondays at 11am: This group meets every other Monday at 11am with Lindsay James, CSW. Fee is $75 per meeting.

 

Cooking Group: Mondays at 4pm: Learning to cook for yourself is an essential life skill. To be well and live a balanced like, we need to learn how to incorporate all foods that we enjoy into what we eat every day. Having a strained relationship with food can make preparing food for ourselves challenging and scary. Let us help you become more comfortable with food again by practicing some new cooking skills by preparing a variety of recipes. Class will include an entree and sides which we will enjoy together when the meal is complete! This group meets every Monday at 4pm with Michelle Eckhart, RD. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

Mindfulness Meditation Group: Mondays at 5pm: What this group offers in particular is direct instruction on mindfulness-meditation, and how to use mindfulness meditation to: 1) understand how your “thinking mind” has the potential to increase or decrease stress, 2) experience emotions without becoming overwhelmed, and 3) develop more positivity and compassion towards yourself, your life, and those around you. This group meeting time is 5pm; it is led by Dr. Broderick Sawyer, PsyD. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

Eating Disorder Exposure Group: Mondays at 6pm: Instruction is provided on the cycle of distressing thoughts that often produce intense urges to neutralize unwanted feelings in an unhealthy manner. The group clinician teaches clients how to tolerate these urges using a treatment approach commonly associated with behavioral therapies for anxiety and obsessive- related disorders. This group meets every Monday at 6pm with Amanda Velez, MFT. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

New Vision Group: Mondays at 6pm: This group is for adults that have struggled with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or a similar issue. The group focuses on issues that can be barriers to treatment progress, such as feelings of isolation, loneliness, social withdrawal, stress, family and relationship discord, untrustworthiness, lack of motivation, difficulty making decisions, and being overwhelmed. This group enables members to recognize that they are not alone with experiencing these issues and begin to build rapport with others. In addition, members learn healthy coping strategies to feel more empowered in their lives and improve work and social relationships. This group meets every other Monday at 6pm with Dr. Mark Schirmer, PsyD and Sara Sutphin, MEd, LPP. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

Mindful Self Compassion Group: Mondays at 6pm: Mindful Self-Compassion, or MSC,  is a group designed to directly remove shame and self-blame, and has been shown by research to improve psychiatric symptoms. Along with self-compassion skills taught during group, you will receive meditation instruction, reading lists, and a host of other resources to truly become your own best friend. This group meeting time is 6pm; it is led by Dr. Broderick Sawyer, PsyD. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

Eating Disorder Thoughts Group: Tuesdays at 10am: The group focuses on the interplay between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors for each individual and their eating disorder. participants learn to identify unhelpful thoughts and ways to challenge them. Sessions may also incorporate acceptance-based strategies designed to change the individual’s relationship with their thoughts. This group meets every Tuesday at 10am with Dr. Cheri Levinson. Fee is $75 per meeting.

 

Mindful Eating Group: Tuesdays at 5:30pm: Participants will learn and practice strategies to apply mindfulness to eating and food choices. We will consider hunger, fullness, satiety, taste satisfaction, emotional eating, and favorite foods. Individuals will explore the basic skills that support a mindful eating practice and increase the capacity to fully and accurately experience food and eating. This group meets every Tuesday at 5:30pm with Mary Curnutte, RD. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

Eating Disorder Exposure Group: Wednesdays at 10am: Instruction is provided on the cycle of distressing thoughts that often produce intense urges to neutralize unwanted feelings in an unhealthy manner. The group clinician teaches clients how to tolerate these urges using a treatment approach commonly associated with behavioral therapies for anxiety and obsessive- related disorders. This group meets every Wednesday at 10am with Dr. Street Russell, PsyD. Fee is $75 per meeting.

 

Outpatient Cooking Class: Wednesdays at 1pm: Learning to cook for yourself is an essential life skill. To be well and live a balanced like, we need to learn how to incorporate all foods that we enjoy into what we eat every day. Having a strained relationship with food can make preparing food for ourselves challenging and scary. Let us help you become more comfortable with food again by practicing some new cooking skills by preparing a variety of recipes. Class will include an entree and sides which we will enjoy together when the meal is complete! This group meets every Wednesday at 1pm with Michelle Eckart, RD. Fee is $45 per meeting.

 

Eating Disorder Family Education Nights: Wednesdays at 6pm: These group meetings are designed for family members only. Topics covered will include understanding the diagnosis, treatment, how to ehlp, what is not helpful, communication skills, and much more. Please join us to learn and ask questions about navigating this challenging time. This group meets every other Wednesday at 6pm with Lindsay James, CSW. Fee is $45 per family, per meeting.

 

Body-Image Group: Thursdays at 10am: In this confidential group setting, you will be able to work through these negative feelings and build a more positive sense of self about yourself and your body. We encourage you to join us for this clinician-led group and find support from others struggling with the same feelings. This group meets every Thursday at 10am with Sara Sutphin, MEd, LPP.  Fee is $75 per meeting.

 

Adult Perfectionism Group: Fridays at 10am: This CBT therapy group is especially targeted for adults with eating disorders. Participants will learn about the upsides and downsides of perfectionism and will learn to identify perfectionistic behaviors and thoughts. Participants will learn strategies to cope with these thoughts and behaviors using a cognitive behavioral framework. People struggling with all types of perfectionism are welcome to participate in this therapist-facilitated forum for psycho education, support, and encouragement. This group meets every Friday at 10am with Dr. Alex Pruitt, PsyD. Fee is $75 per meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

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