Treatment Approaches And Programs

While The Hearth offers evidence-based programs, clinically proven to facilitate recovery, our treatment approach is client-centered, customized and flexible to meet every client’s needs for healing.
Treatments include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Body Image Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Meal Coaching, Nutritional Counseling and Education

Residential Treatment Program

For female clients only, ages 8–21, who are struggling with an eating disorder requiring 24-hour care, residential treatment invites clients to heal from their eating disorder through highly structured clinical, dietary and behavioral interventions.

Staying on top of class work is a high priority for students who participate in The Hearth’s eating disorders program. The Hearth has a certified teacher who coordinates class assignments with the patient’s school so they do not fall behind. Mornings, Monday through Friday, patients work in our learning center and complete assignments and tests. Our teacher provides individual, daily support to each client.

Partial Hospitalization Program

For male and female client who are ready to take the next step after residential treatment or who require more structure than an outpatient program provides, partial hospitalization offers treatment for 12 hours per day, 7 days a week with a variety of therapies specific to the client’s age. If it is not convenient for clients to stay at home during treatment, The Hearth will assist in finding local accommodations.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Designed for both male and female patients who need less structure in maintaining, losing or gaining weight, this 8-week program meets 4 hours per day, 3 days per week. Clients are served an evening meal and a snack. Therapies include restaurant and grocery store outings to encourage healthy habits.

Outpatient Program

This treatment provides individual, group and family therapy for clients and their families dealing with food-related issues. This program can be either a final step in healing from an eating disorder or the first step for clients with eating issues.

Discharge And Aftercare Planning

Discharge and aftercare planning starts immediately after the client arrives. Clinical staff keeps the clients’ home providers informed of progress throughout their stay at The Hearth. Consistent communication with an aftercare team is necessary for lasting results in recovery. For clients who do not have a clinical team at home, our clinical staff will make recommendations for outpatient support. Our team will make sure everyone is ready for the client to return home and be successful.