Medical, Psychiatric and Clinical Care

OLIVER-PYATT CENTERS provides treatment programs for women struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Exercise Addiction. We offer residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and transitional living levels of care. At Oliver-Pyatt Centers, medical, psychiatric and clinical care includes the following components.

Medical, Psychiatric and Clinical Care

  • 24-hour on-site medical oversight by nursing team
  • Complete medical history and physical exam upon admission
  • Daily nursing assessments and medical monitoring
  • Weekly medical appointments (more frequently, if indicated)
  • 24-hour access to psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric assessment and weekly sessions with psychiatrist (more frequently, if indicated)
  • Blood work, bone density scans and collaboration with specialists (if indicated)
  • Medical and nutritional restoration and stability, without supplements
  • Management of prescription and non-prescription medications
  • Individual psychotherapy sessions with masters or doctoral level primary therapist (three times per week)
  • Weekly individual sessions with treatment team to discuss progress and therapeutic opportunities
  • Daily group therapies, such as:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Acceptance and Commitment Therapy | Dialectical behavioral skills training | Interpersonal process | Body image | Expressive art | Spirituality | Relapse prevention

  • Supported exposure therapy
  • Mindful reintroduction of movement and exercise, including:
  • Walks, yoga and dance with individualized recommendations and exposure

  • Progress-indicating benchmarks to evaluate readiness for:
  • Self-portioning | Movement | Community exposures | Transition to step-down program or outpatient care

  • Comprehensive family support, including:
  • Weekly family therapy supported by integrated family work | Frequent family communication | Coaching | Psychoeducation | Monthly Family Friday program

  • Utilization reviews conducted by treatment team to maximize benefits
  • Thoughtfully implemented meal plan based on specific nutritional and therapeutic needs
  • Weekly individual nutrition therapy with registered dietitian
  • Pre- and post-meal process groups utilizing Oliver-Pyatt Centers hunger/fullness scale to increase awareness of internal cues
  • Mindful eating to help develop a balanced and sustainable relationship with food
  • Weekly cooking groups with staff support
  • Individually crafted exposures that gradually allow the patient to handle food more independently as she progresses in treatment

Adjunct programming for co-occurring disorders is a cornerstone of our successful treatment model. We understand the damaging impact of these disorders and choose the most effective treatments and therapies for each patient based on her personal history and needs.

We believe an important part of residential treatment is preparing our patients for the real world outside of residential treatment. We do this through daily supported exposure therapy, step-down programs and aftercare planning.

Binge Eating Disorder

DRAWING ON extensive knowledge gained from our years of working with those suffering from Binge Eating Disorder, we go far beyond a simplistic focus on diet and exercise alone and treat comprehensively. Our women are assessed for Binge Eating Disorder behaviors prior to arriving at Oliver-Pyatt Centers and any patient that has Binge Eating Disorder may participate in Oliver-Pyatt Center’s tailored programming for Binge Eating Disorder. Our deep understanding of the nuanced interplay between the medical, psychiatric and behavioral complexities of binge eating enables us to provide the best possible and most thorough care for each of our patients. 

WE THOUGHTFULLY EXPLORE each woman’s relationship with food, their body, others and themselves. This is accomplished through mindful eating skills, daily staff support, individual and family therapy, various life affirming activities, meal support / exposure outings and group therapy in which patients process issues that are specific and relevant to these women. This programming helps them move toward full recovery from Binge Eating Disorder, with a goal to embrace life in ways that bring joy and connection, help them find movement and activities they enjoy, create ways to nourish themselves and make plans for the next chapters in their lives. While confronting the real life challenges women with Binge Eating Disorder face on a daily basis, we work together to reduce shame, healthfully nourish and engage in movement and develop the skill of mindful eating. We help them heal from the inside out.