Located in Meridian, Idaho, The Eating Disorder Center LLC is an intimate behavioral health facility run by Master’s-level Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CED) Kristi L. Shohet. All care plans are individualized and include plenty of one on one attention as well as additional groups and educational sessions. Shohet started her private practice after getting experience treating eating disorders through Mount Nido’s residential program.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning treatment, all clients go through an initial intake and bio-psycho-social screening to help the staff members determine their needs and their treatment history. Because the program is outpatient-based, those in need of medical stabilization or detox may need to do so elsewhere before continuing on to treatment. Though program schedules may vary, treatment typically consists of both individual and group therapy with evidence-based treatment practices including CBT and DBT. More broadly, treatment approaches also include Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
In addition to the clinical sessions, these programs also include supervised meals and meal trips as a form of exposure therapy. Groups cover a wide range of topics including self-esteem, body image, life skills and coping mechanisms. As the program is specifically designed for eating disorders, support for co-occurring disorders and addiction is limited. Similarly, 12-step recovery is not required though clients can get referrals as necessary.
The staff at The Eating Disorder Center LLC consists primarily of Shohet and Caley Featherstone, another Master’s-level LPC. Shohet also has an LCPC certification.
All programs are flexible and provide support for couples and family therapy as well. The facility also offers standalone psychological assessments. Aftercare referrals are also available.
Overall, The Eating Disorder Center LLC provides intimate treatment with flexible scheduling and plenty of individual attention. Programs focus on treating clients with eating disorders through a combination of individual and group therapy, meal support and psychoeducation. Although the non-medical, outpatient approach to the program may not be a perfect fit for clients with more severe health issues, The Eating Disorder Center LLC remains a strong resource for those in the area.
The Eating Disorder Center LLC
2584 N Stokesberry
Meridian, ID 83646
The Eating Disorder Center LLC Cost: Varies by insurance and program specifics. Reach The Eating Disorder Center LLC by phone at (208) 939-5553 or by email at [email protected].
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