With two locations in the Washington, DC/Maryland metropolitan area, The Body Image Therapy Center is an outpatient treatment facility that specializes in the care of men and women ages 18 and older struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions like anxiety, depression and self harm. Situated in the Woodley Park neighborhood of DC, Body Image Therapy provides comprehensive programming on the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and outpatient levels. Founded by Andrew Walen, an LCSW and psychotherapist, the facility believes in treating the “whole person” by uncovering the root issues behind a client’s disorder. From there, Body Image Therapy customizes treatment programs to meet the specific needs of each client. It’s primarily outpatient therapy services such as individual and group therapy, family therapy and nutrition counseling.
Treatment and Staff
Body Image Therapy provides care for an array of eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, night ending syndrome and compulsive exercise as well as co-occurring disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety and self harm behavior. The Washington facility offers comprehensive PHP and IOP that customizes treatment strategies to the individual based on their specific goals, needs and background. To this end, Body Image Therapy employs an approach to care that integrates a number of therapeutic methods including traditional psychotherapy, evidence-based therapies, holistic methods and nutritional counseling.
Clients engage in regular individual and group therapy with therapists that utilize evidence-based CBT, DBT and EMDR. Individuals also participate in holistic methods like hypnotherapy, meditation, art therapy, psychodrama and mindfulnesses practice. Nutrition counseling is an integral aspect of the programming. Clients work with team nutritionist to create and maintain an enjoyable and sustainable diet including three daily meals and snacks. Daily physical activity is incorporated into each individual’s routine. And clients engage in group sessions that focus on myriad skills like setting goals, altering negative behavior patterns, integrating a positive body image, developing stress management and learning coping strategies.
The Body Image Therapy team is comprised of registered nurses, dietitians, social workers, therapists, mental health counselors, an executive chef and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Every staff member is currently in recovery and fully understands the process that clients are going through. While the 12-step recovery model is not a component of the programming, the facility does work with psychiatrists to provide medication management and dual diagnosis support.
Adolescents ages 16 and above can also be accepted into the PHP and IOP. Parents engage in regular consultations as well as family-based therapy to learn how to best support their child and the disease of eating disorders.
Located in Washington, DC, The Body Image Therapy Center is an outpatient treatment facility that provides individualized programming for men and women struggling with an array of eating disorders as well as co-occurring mental illnesses like self harm, depression and self esteem issues. Both PHP and IOP integrate a number of therapeutic methods including holistic modalities like meditation and hypnotherapy as well as evidence-based practices. For clients seeking a top notch outpatient program, The Body Image Therapy Center is an excellent choice.
The Body Image Therapy Center
9192 Red Branch Rd, Ste 270
Columbia, MD 21045
The Body Image Therapy Center Cost: Call for cost; insurance accepted. Reach The Body Image Therapy Center by phone at (877) 674-2843 or by email at [email protected]. Find The Body Image Therapy Center on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, YouTube and Pinterest
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