Treatment Options in the Twin Cities Area

The Joy Project

Eating Disorders Anonymous

The Emily Program

The Anna Westin House

The Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center

Park Nicollet Melrose Institute

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The Joy Project

http://www.joyproject.org/

Program Description Patient Demographics
Support Groups Monday nights from 6:30-8:00pm at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Hosts weekly support groups for members of the community who are struggling to recover from an eating disorder. Anyone affected by an eating disorder or body image issues is welcome. Friends and family members are welcome as well.
Recovery-Support Online Message Boards Our Message Boards, located at www.joyprojectonline.com give people in recovery the ability to chat with other people in recovery to support each other, give and receive feedback, share helpful information, and challenge each other to continue to fight their eating disorder. Features include: Option to create a personal online diary, daily challenge projects, weekly “Challenge Food Challenge” contests, interactive polls, and permanent threads with useful info and links to more information

 

Eating Disorders Anonymous

http://www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/

Program Description Patient Demographics
Minnetonka Support Groups Every Sunday 7pm, at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, MN. 600 Hopkins Crossroad, Minnetonka MN 55305. Enter at the far left side of the building, at the Plymouth Alano entrance. Contact: Shira Granote 612-207-8720, shira.granote@gmail.com
Little Falls Support Groups 2nd & 4th Mondays 6-7:30pm St Gabriel Hospital, Rose Room JoAnn 320.232.9576 edalittlefalls@hotmail.com Individuals who struggle with disordered eating or eating disorders of any type. Friends and family are also welcome. Balance – not abstinence — is our goal

 

The Emily Program

http://www.emilyprogram.com/

St Paul St Louis Park Stillwater Duluth Burnsville
2265 Como Ave
Saint Paul 55108
5354 Parkdale Drive
2nd Floor
St Louis Park 55416
576 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 250
Woodbury, MN 55125
26 E Superior St
Suite 315
Duluth 55802
350 W Burnsville Pkwy
Suite 629
Burnsville 55337
Ph: (651) 645-5323
Fax: (651) 647-5135
Ph: (651) 645-5323
Fax: (952) 746-5962
Ph: (651) 645-5323
Fax: (651) 348-3355
Ph: (218) 722-4180
Fax: (218) 722-4184
(651) 645-5323
Fax: (952) 746-2239
Program Description Patient Demographics
Outpatient Most clients at The Emily Program have an individual therapist and dietitian. Meeting anywhere from once every couple weeks to twice per week, outpatient offers flexibility so clients can continue with their their everyday activities. Outpatient services can also include group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, medical services, and/or psychiatric services.  We see individuals of all ages and genders who struggle with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or related mental health and body image issues.
Intensive Outpatient Flexible programs that allow individuals to continue their everyday activities such as work or school. The programs include three or four sessions during the week and a multi-family session on Saturday. The intensive outpatient programs combine group therapy, meals, experiential therapy, meal planning, psychoeducation, and family therapy. Ideal for clients who require a more structured program to interrupt their symptom use.
Intensive Day Program Meets five to seven days per week for six to 11 hours per day and combines group therapy, meals, experiential therapies, meal planning, psychoeducation, alternative therapies and family therapy The Intensive Day Program emphasizes maximal involvement of the individual’s family and/or significant other. The family is involved in the psychoeducation group which provides an understanding of the various components of the eating disorder. The family is also expected to attend the dinner and group therapy session one evening a week as well as lunch and group therapy on Saturdays. Ideal for people who need intensive treatment, support, and structure. The level of support and therapeutic involvement within the Intensive Day Program is meant to help individuals overcome obstacles to recovery, gain new and healthier coping skills, and achieve their individual treatment goals.
Group Therapy/Support Groups Groups meet to share common experiences to alleviate feelings of shame and isolation. The sharing of common experiences breaks these barriers and inspires self-understanding as each person learns to identify unhealthy patterns and develop healthy alternatives.
Family Therapy Family therapy sessions explore and improve long-standing patterns of communication between family members. These sessions provide awareness of common issues and roles and help the individual with the eating disorder to recover. Affected family members also receive support.
Partial Plus Lodging A non-therapeutic, home-like environment for women ages 18+ to stay while participating in an intensive program. Lodging option are located near the St. Paul and St. Louis Park locations and offer comfortable, semi-private spaces for clients to reflect and develop life-skills learned in programming.

 

The Anna Westin House

http://www.emilyprogram.com/our-programs/awh/

Program Description Patient Demographics
Residential - Medical monitoring/nursing care to evaluate and monitor medical status – Nutritional intervention and counseling to restore proper nutrition and accomplish weight restoration – Psychiatric evaluation of co-morbidities and consideration of medications in treatment – Psychotherapy in individual, group and family formats to help the individual reduce eating disorder symptoms and assist families in understanding how to help the individual recover – Holistic therapies to relieve anxiety, improve body image and address spiritual well-being – Experiential therapy to assist the individual in self-expression and in gaining assertiveness and symptom control while implementing what they have learned through community experiences including clothes shopping, grocery shopping and dining at restaurants – Education/Schooling to allow the individual to continue to proceed with their formal academic experience in conjunction with local schools through tutoring or onsite classroom experience Long or short term residential eating disorder treatment programs for males and females ages 10-70.

 

The Water’s Edge Counseling and Healing Center

http://www.watersedgechc.com/

1755 Southcross Dr. West Burnsville, MN 55306

Phone: (952) 898-5020

Program Description Patient Demographics
Group Therapy/Support Groups Offers Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) therapy group oriented specifically for adolescents with eating disorders. Participants in this group will learn to apply DBT principles to help them to cope with the urges and emotions arising from and/or triggering eating disorder behaviors every Monday from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Participants will be asked to commit to attending the group regularly for 6 months This group involves the active learning and practice of behavioral skills geared to assist with coping with emotions, parental involvement is required. One parent per adolescent is expected to attend every group, so that (s)he can learn the skills and coach his/her adolescent in their use. This parental involvement has been found to be an essential piece for adolescents’ successful skill learning and use.

 

Park Nicollet Melrose Institute

http://parknicollet.com/eatingdisorders/

3525 Monterey Drive St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Phone: (800) 862-7412 or (952) 993-6200

Program Description Patient Demographics
Outpatient The outpatient program offers individually scheduled appointments with a licensed psychologist, registered dietitian, medical doctor or psychiatrist. Appointments are available Monday through Friday days and some evenings.
Intensive Outpatient The intensive outpatient program offers support, education and supervised meals. Ideal for patients who are transitioning to a less-structured environment.
Partial Day Hospital The partial program is a hospital-based, outpatient program offering therapeutic activities, support and education eight hours a day, five days a week. Ideal for people who require nutritional and medical monitoring.
Inpatient The inpatient hospital program, located on the eighth floor of Methodist Hospital, offers 24-hour medical care and structured therapeutic activities. Intended for medically unstable patients.
Binge-Eating Disorder Program Phase 1: Weekly 3-hour sessions for 12 weeks. Phase 2: Weekly 3-hour sessions for eight weeks. Participants learn to manage stress, decrease episodes of binge eating, and help change their thinking about food, weight and self-esteem through what is called cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy combines two powerful tools – therapy that addresses how people think with how they react – to stop symptoms and get lives back on track. Phase I: Phase II: Optional and designed for those who need additional support and reinforcement of skills from Phase 1

 

 

 

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