Eating Disorder IOP Clearwater, FL
If your struggling with an Eating Disorder such as Anorexia or Bulimia, you have come to the right place. At Fairwinds Treatment Center, we specialize in providing specialized treatment for eating disorders for patients throughout the Clearwater/Tampa Bay area. Our team is here to support you throughout your journey to recovery.
Fairwinds Treatment Center offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for individuals who are battling eating disorders. Our goal is to help our patients obtain a healthy, stable lifestyle and reduce eating disorder behaviors through group therapy and education. For some people, this may be the first time seeking help for issues with food, body image, and weight. While others this may be the additional support needed to help you stay focused on your path to recovery. This program gives patients the opportunity to explore relationships with food, weight, and eating in a supportive environment of peers and professionals.
The Fairwinds Treatment Center IOP for eating disorders is designed as a 6-week program but individualized based upon the needs of the patient and family. The intensive outpatient program is Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 5pm-8pm.
A full assessment will be completed prior to entering the program by one of our skilled professionals. The evaluations take about an hour and assess not only nutritional issues, but include family history, substance abuse, trauma and mental health issues.
Families are essential in assisting and supporting patients towards their recovery. Families and support personnel will be asked to attend monthly Family Night, where they will attend the group with their loved one for further education regarding the eating disorder. Informative Progress reports can be made to family members throughout the course of their treatment.
Weekly, our psychiatrist will meet with the patients on a 1:1 basis in addition to the group therapy offered that evening. We do require that patients also continue to see their own outpatient providers while they are in the program. If a potential patient does not already have outpatient providers, our treatment team will assist in helping to locate an appropriate team.
Group Therapy: In a setting with several of your peers, there are many different groups available in the IOP program; CBT, DBT, psychoeducation and nutrition are a few.
Art Therapy: This group provides therapy for patients who aren’t always benefiting from talk therapy. It helps patients to access other parts of the brain. Topics include but are not limited to: problem solving, identification & expression, trauma resolution, finding the authentic self & spirit, releasing of emotions, body image disturbance and self-esteem & self-confidence.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): This group helps patients to look at and work on their dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs about themselves and the eating disorder.
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) / Skills Training: This group is designed to help patients regulate their emotions and work on coping skills to be better able to manage their stress.
RO-DBT (Radially Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy): RO-DBT is a form of transdiagnostic treatment designed to address a spectrum of difficult-to-treat disorders sharing similar phenotypic and genotypic features associated with maladaptive over-control-such as anorexia nervosa, chronic depression, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
Psychoeducation: This group helps patients understand their disorder and better use the coping skills that they already have in order to deal with the illness at hand.
Process Group: This group allows patients to bring up current topics and personal issues that might be related to what’s going on at this particular moment in the course of the day or course of their treatment.
Nutritional Groups: Our Registered Dietician will lead a group designed to help patients understand food, metabolism, weight and nutrition and to unlearn any inappropriate myths surrounding food. Patients will fill out a meal plan of the foods they will bring each IOP night with the assistance of the Dietitian.
Our nutrition philosophy utilizes a non-diet approach to address each patient’s individual treatment plan which allows patients to plan and process the experience of eating meals that may not be within their comfort zone. At this level of care, patients will bring their own meals. Consideration will be made to accommodate allergies and if you have a current nutritionist that you are working with. It is understood that the meal support part of the program may be the most difficult experience and patients are supported in their efforts to consume food in a safe environment.
Tools such as, intuitive eating, journaling, eating out and clothes shopping help develop the diversified and structural curriculum necessary to facilitate nutritional recovery.
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