Eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses, and among the most complex to treat. The Delray Center For Healing is dedicated to helping individuals and families struggling with this challenging illness. Moreover, we recognize that the journey to recovery is unique. And, that treating an eating disorder requires an integrated approach from a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals. As a result, our highly skilled professional team helps our clients recognize a healthy individual as having physical, mental and spiritual well being – not by body shape and size.
Certainly, there are many different types of eating disorders. And, their effects and symptoms are all unique. So, they require differing treatment. Some of the various eating disorders treated at Delray Center for Healing include:
Anorexia Nervosa: This type of eating disorder is more common in men than in women. It is classified by symptoms of restrictive eating, being underweight, low self-esteem, avoidance and fear of gaining weight, and a denial of being underweight.
Bulimia Nervosa: People diagnosed with this eating disorder experience a lifestyle of binging and purging behaviors. And, may feel that they cannot control the occurrence of these episodes.
Binge Eating Disorder: Symptoms of this disorder commonly include bingeing large amounts of food in short periods of time. And, pair with feelings of extreme guilt, shame, and remorse.
Pica: This eating disorder is characterized by the eating of materials that aren’t edible.
Every client in the Delray Center for Healing Eating Disorder Program receives an individualized treatment plan that includes a complete psychiatric and medical assessment. Consequently, here, we understand that one person’s struggle with eating disorders isn’t the same as another’s. And, that each person will benefit from various modalities throughout treatment. So, we work to provide individualized treatment for every patient. Therefore, giving them the personalized approach they need for the best chance of treatment success.
Here at Delray Center for Healing, we strive to make eating disorder treatment individualized in a number of ways. For example, providing patients the opportunity to work closely with a dedicated therapist. This way, clients will learn to understand the issues that sustain and promote their eating disorder as they develop a realistic and positive body image.
Along with individualized therapy, patients also receive daily meal support and weekly nutritional therapy with a registered, licensed dietitian. This encourages clients to focus on mindful eating in a safe and nurturing setting.
Finally, another way we integrate individuality is to offer supportive community outings to grocery stores, restaurants, and clothing stores. Thus, helping to prepare clients with important real-world skills.
All in all, The Delray Center for Healing offers a unique variety of complementary therapies, skill-building, and holistic treatments to enrich the recovery process.
Because eating disorders and their effects may differ from person to person, there must be a number of therapy modalities offered. This way, we meet each individual treatment need. And, patients have the best opportunity to thrive in their recovery.
Some of the eating disorder program modalities include:
The Iris Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at the Delray Center for Recovery is one of the most progressive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs in the country. With a special focus on the cognitive changes from extreme caloric restriction, extra measures are taken to address this beyond just re-feeding. Therapeutic use of vitamins and amino acids helps improve cognitive functioning sooner, which facilitates engagement with the psychotherapeutic aspects of the program. Therapy focuses on the underlying issues. In addition, the body image obsession. Specialized services address co-occurring behaviors such as substance abuse, self-injury, and compulsive exercise. This is all done on a full-time outpatient basis with the Iris Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).
(When safe and clinically appropriate), program structure with daily check-ins and intensive contact with clinical support staff.
The Iris Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) covers the greater part of the day 5 days of the week, with a strong therapeutic structure. The Eating Disorder Program is designed and recommended for a minimum of 8 weeks.
Are you or a loved one struggling with the daily effects of eating disorders? If so, there is help available to you through the psychiatric and therapeutic care of The Delray Center for Healing. Finally, to learn more about our programs and how to get involved, contact us on our website. Or, give us a call at (561) 266-8866.
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