Men and women with eating disorders struggle with their relationship to food. Their preoccupation with weight and food can be an attempt to gain control over their bodies and their lives. But when this preoccupation spirals out of control, it ends up taking over their lives, with serious, even life-threatening, consequences.
The foundation of treatment at the Center is Dialectical Behavior Therapy – a highly-structured form of behavioral therapy that was created to provide the skills necessary to regulate emotions, control destructive behaviors and improve interpersonal relations.
Through treatment at the Center patients are given the opportunity to
- Learn balanced and stable eating and exercise
- Develop greater behavioral and psychological flexibility
- Challenge unhealthy beliefs
- Gain a sense of self and value that extends beyond the demands of an eating disorder
This program is for adults and older adolescents, who are struggling with an eating disorder such as:
An underlying psychiatric disorder often drives and complicates the symptoms of an eating disorder. We believe that the treatment of these co-occurring conditions is essential to the successful and lasting recovery from an eating disorder. As a psychiatric hospital, we are especially suited to treat these conditions, including:
In our transitional living program patients reside on campus where they receive a range of therapeutic opportunities designed to interrupt unhealthy behavior patterns while promoting behavioral change and emotional growth. Treatment is comprehensive and individually customized, with an emphasis on treating all aspects of the individual. The length of the program is 4 weeks, but some patients opt to extend their stay.
We offer an intensive outpatient program for patients who have completed the transitional living program and returned home to treatment by a community-based therapist. Patients return to Silver Hill several times per week where they continue to practice the skills and develop the behavioral tools they have acquired under the guidance of our licensed clinicians. Lunch and an afternoon snack are an integral part of this program.
When you complete your treatment at Silver Hill, you can expect to experience:
- Guilt and anxiety about food
- Worry and shame about your body
- Negative emotion, including depression, anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, and self-doubt
- Negative core beliefs, such as feelings of inadequacy, unworthiness, unloveability
- Need to try to control your life and relationships through food-related behavior
- Relationship with food and eating
- Mood and self-esteem
- Skill and confidence in managing your life
- Skill at coping with difficult emotions
- Motivation, strength and courage
- Flexibility, balance and freedom
- Relationship with yourself and sense of well-being
Transitional living programs are not typically covered by health insurance plans, and are most often a direct expense for patients or their families. Some insurance policies may cover a portion of the cost. Our staff will help you determine whether you may have benefits that will allow coverage for this program and, if you do, we will seek authorization from your insurance company to use your benefit.
Silver Hill Hospital’s Intensive Outpatient Programs are generally covered by participating health plans. Our staff will check your insurance to determine whether you have benefits that will allow coverage for this program and, if you do, we will seek authorization from your insurance company to use your benefits.
To learn more about our Eating Disorders Center take a look at our brochure.
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