Outpatient Treatment

Expert outpatient eating disorder treatment throughout the Twin Cities

Making the decision to get help for an eating disorder is an important one. Most people diagnosed with an eating disorder will begin with outpatient treatment.

Outpatient treatment is the least intensive treatment for eating disorders. It means you’ll visit one of our centers for individual appointments with our team. During treatment, you’ll have sessions with a core team. Your core team may include a licensed psychologist, registered dietitian, psychiatrist and a medical doctor.

An eating disorder is a mental health condition. No one needs the exact same treatment or heals at the exact same pace. That’s why we offer many levels of outpatient care with treatments ranging from a couple to several hours a week. After we meet with you for an initial assessment, we’ll recommend the type of outpatient treatment that will work best for you.

If you’d like to schedule an initial assessment, please call 952-993-6200.

Outpatient treatment

Typically, outpatient treatment includes:

  • One-on-one appointments with therapists and registered dietitians
  • Psychiatrist sessions when needed
  • Appointments with a primary care clinician when needed
  • Group sessions may be recommended to supplement treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment

This outpatient program lasts four to six weeks. It can help you learn new behaviors and develop skills to support your recovery. The program provides intensive outpatient treatment focused on supporting patients as they transition skills to their real life situations. You’ll have group programming twice a week for three hours a day that typically includes:

  • Registered dietitian-supported meals each programming day
  • Psychotherapy process group
  • Coping skills group

In addition to group programming, patients continue to have individual appointments with their therapist, registered dietitian and primary care clinician.

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