Geared toward both adults and adolescents, Tapestry in North Carolina offers eating disorder care and dual diagnosis treatment. Contrary to the facility’s residential tracks, both genders can participate in its outpatient programs, which include a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Clients can expect daily structured therapeutic activities, group and individual therapy and holistic treatment. Tapestry gives men and women a real world experience wherein they learn new coping and life skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives as a steady foundation for lasting recovery.
The adult programs take place in both the Brevard location (which also houses the residential clients) and the Asheville location, which is strictly outpatient. Adolescents have their programming at the Fletcher space, which is a renovated former banking facility turned treatment center.
Treatment and Staff
Both the adolescent and adult day treatment tracks pick up where the residential program left off in terms of extended support, but clients are able to of course return home at the end of the day. Some enter the PHP as a step-down from inpatient, though there are others who have relapsed and need to have intensive treatment but remain in their own homes.
Clients have several opportunities for experiential therapeutic activities. This can mean dining out in a restaurant a couple times a week or going to the grocery store to pick up the essentials. During the days when food is served at the facility, clients take turns preparing food for each other. After shared meals, there is something called Second Table, which is a time when clients share their feelings and urges as they were eating as a way to share progress.
The PHP is between six and eight hours a day and the IOP steps down to about three or four hours per day, five to seven days a week. The adults have daily movement, like yoga, journaling, gardening, community service, and nutrition classes along with a variety of group sessions. These sessions address relapse prevention, body image and attachment. The adolescent groups work on their communication skills, have gratitude groups and plan their weekends, and maintain their studies. Homework and study time are built into each treatment day.
Treatment approaches include CBT, DBT, music and art therapy, mindfulness and EMDR. For those with a co-occuring disorder, there are substance abuse support options as well as medication management.
Tapestry employs a number of therapists and nutritionists who have extensive backgrounds and training working with clients struggling with eating disorders. Their credentials include LPC, LCSW, CEDS, RD and RN.
Family involvement is an important element to the clients success, and in order to support that there are family sessions available on a weekly basis.
Tapestry was founded to provide safe and supportive place for those who are dealing with eating disorders. It offers help with changing patterns and learning how to cope in real world circumstances. The programming is comprehensive and allows for self discovery within a caring atmosphere. It’s certainly a valuable resource for the Greater Asheville community.
119 Tunnel Road, Ste G
Asheville, NC 28805
11 N Country Club Rd
Brevard, NC 28712
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