Melrose Center in St. Louis Park, MN

Melrose Center

Melrose Center: Healing eating disorders together

For some people, something that starts as small as a new diet, lifestyle change or negative self-talk turns into harmful behaviors around eating or exercise. These behaviors can impact your daily activities and might make asking for help feel overwhelming.

Eating disorders are complex mental health conditions that can affect people of any age or gender. Without treatment, they can lead to serious health complications and negatively impact school, work and relationships. No matter how or when your struggles with food or exercise started, it’s always the right time to get help.

At Melrose Center, we’ve provided compassionate, expert care for all types of eating disorders for people of every age and gender for over 35 years. We’ve helped guide thousands of people toward recovery using evidence-based treatment. This means that we base our programs on the latest research and treatments proven to help. Recovery is possible, and we’re here to help you get there.

Treatment for all types of eating disorders

We provide expert treatments for all eating disorders, including:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Binge eating disorder (BED)
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED)

Eating disorders can thrive in secrecy and shame. But by having honest conversations about eating disorders and mental health, it’s possible to create opportunities for healing. That’s why we’ve created the Melrose Heals podcast.

During each episode, Karen L. Nelson, a licensed clinical psychologist at Melrose Center, hosts discussions about the topics near and dear to people and families impacted by eating disorders. We hope you’ll listen and start healing.

Parent and Supportive Others Group

Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., facilitated by Linsey Utzinger, PsyD, LP

Meetings are virtual only

Eating disorders affect more than the person with the disease. Join this virtual support group for adults who care for loved ones with an eating disorder – and need support and care for themselves. Cameras are required to be on for the duration of the group when joining the meeting virtually. Information about how to join a Teams meeting without an account .

At Melrose Center, we know effective treatment focuses on healing the mind and body. Our team includes medical, mental health and nutritional experts who work together to give you the tools and support you need to recover. After your initial assessment, we’ll recommend the level of care that is the best treatment option for you. Our levels of treatment include:

To get started, call 952-993-6200 to schedule an initial assessment or make an appointment if you’re already a patient.

Exercise is an important part of a balanced lifestyle. At Melrose Center’s Physical Awareness and Rehabilitation Center (PARC) our team of physical therapists and fitness specialists will teach you the skills you need to heal your relationship with exercise. You’ll work one-on-one with specialists and in group-exercise classes to develop healthy movement skills.

We are accredited by The Joint Commission and are committed to providing outstanding care to all patients.