Intensive treatment

Programs offered

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provide individualized treatment to those suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related disorders.

Programs are currently accepting females and males, ages 9 to adult.

The programs are structured to include group processing, food experientials, nutrition education, therapy education, meal processing, art, and meditation in a cohesive environment.

Our education group addresses co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance use, trauma, and self injury.

Specialized therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), life skills, and body image.

Monthly, we host a workshop for our patients’ family and friends to help them understand the illness. This is a one-time requirement.

Staff Excellence – The staff at Blue Horizon has extensive experience and training working with those suffering from eating disorders. The clinical staff has advanced degrees in their field of expertise. The directors have work experience in acute, residential, and outpatient care.

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Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

  • IOP is a higher level of care from outpatient and a step down from PHP (partial hospitalization program).
  • Patient attends 9 hours per week (3 days, 3 hours per day) of services for adults and adolescents
  • Once a month patients dine out at area restaurants
  • 30-minute family sessions are required every two weeks for adolescents and monthly for adults or as needed
  • Experiential therapies – art, yoga, and meditation groups
  • Meal support
  • Coordination of care with the patient’s primary care physician
  • Weekly follow-up by a nurse practitioner

Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

  • The partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a higher level of care from IOP and a step down from inpatient/residential.
  • Patient attends 20 hours per week (4 days, 5 hours per day), of services for adults and adolescents.
  • Individual therapy appointment
  • Individual dietitian appointment
  • Individual psychiatry appointment
  • Meal support
  • Experiential therapies – art, yoga and meditation groups
  • Coordination of care with outpatient primary care physician
  • Family sessions are required weekly for adolescents and monthly for adults or as needed
  • Weekly follow-up by a nurse practitioner
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