It’s a common misconception that clients at an eating disorder treatment center are simply sent home after the completion of a residential treatment program. The best treatment centers offer various levels of care to ease clients back into eventually living independently.
The most common option for continued treatment after a residential program is a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which we offer at Toledo Center. PHPs are essential in any eating disorder treatment plan as they offer a step down in care from more intensive residential treatment options. At our PHPs, adult women and adolescents of all genders can live onsite while they attend treatment.
What Our PHPs Entail
Our Adult Female PHP and our Adolescent PHP both offer customized treatment that helps each client achieve their recovery goals related to their eating disorder symptoms. Our unique environment meets each client where they are in an atmosphere of openness and acceptance without judgement. We also focus on addressing the underlying issues and supporting long-term recovery with a combination of a unique step-down approach and multidisciplinary therapies.
The most significant benefit of our PHP is that clients have access to the guidance and security of treatment while they learn to make decisions for themselves. Rather than being thrust back into the real world, we help our clients gradually take steps toward independence when they move from our residential treatment to our PHP. Our PHP treatment includes group therapy and family therapy is scheduled as appropriate.
We also welcome the families of our adolescent clients to come for weekend visits. Locally, there’s Ronald McDonald House for families to access and allow their child to build confidence eating outside of the structured environment of Toledo Center. This often helps bridge the transition to home by preparing them for the “real world” eating with their families and loved ones.