We believe quality eating disorder treatment that maximizes the opportunity for full recovery consists of the following:
Every woman that comes to Oliver-Pyatt Centers is seen as a human being first, unique in their challenges and gifts and unique in their journey to recovery. We know they come to us with their own psychological and medical histories, life circumstances, fears, goals and motivation. No matter where they are, this is where we begin.
Every aspect of our eating disorder treatment, from therapeutic goals to meal planning, family work and aftercare planning is tailored to meet the particular needs of the individual patient and her recovery.
The medical team at Oliver-Pyatt Centers is integrally involved in residential care through daily interaction with patients throughout their stay and communication with the clinical and nutrition teams. Patients are treated by a psychiatrist and a nurse practitioner, receive nursing and medical assessments and lab work when indicated. Additionally, we specialize in the psychiatric and medical management of co-occurring disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, PTSD and addiction which affect many of the patients we treat.
Residentially licensed and Joint Commission accredited, we offer the highest level of care outside of a hospital setting.
At Oliver-Pyatt Centers, psychotherapy sessions occur with high frequency and intensity throughout each residential patient’s stay, establishing a relationship of trust, collaboration and hope between the patient and her therapist that will continue through all levels of care. This allows for full exploration of the core issues driving the eating disorder and the building of a roadmap for authentic and long-term recovery. Many treatment centers can provide the structure needed to support normalized eating during treatment, but unless the core issues are addressed the patient is at risk for reverting to the eating disordered behavior once she returns home.
We believe individual psychotherapy is a cornerstone of effective eating disorder treatment.
We are a clinically comprehensive treatment center set in warm and intimate "casas". Our casas are beautifully and comfortably decorated and are located in safe, suburban neighborhoods. Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes recovery coaches who assist residential patients in all aspects of daily living, providing mentorship, guidance and affirmation. Our primary therapists maintain a manageable caseload that allows for extensive communication with the family and outpatient providers.
We believe this environment encourages our patients to significantly connect to every member of their treatment team and helps them do the difficult work of recovery.
We integrate residential patients into real life through guided outings in the community from the earliest appropriate stage in their recovery process. Together, we experience restaurants, grocery and clothes shopping, leisure activities and specially designed challenges. Meals are prepared by our private chefs and reintroduce a wide variety of tastes, textures and cuisines. Served in a family setting with staff support and encouragement, meals at Oliver-Pyatt Centers emphasize the sociability and warmth of eating with others.
We believe this approach helps approximate real-life living and dining experiences and is a key factor in relapse prevention.
In addition to residential treatment, we offer partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient step-down levels of care to support patients as they build on their progress and work toward increased freedom from the eating disorder. When a patient is ready to fully leave our care, we provide a detailed aftercare plan that addresses her ongoing treatment and recovery needs. We develop the plan based on a thorough assessment of the biopsychosocial environment the patient will face upon her return home, factoring in family dynamics, spirituality and individual life goals. Strategies for academic reintegration are included in the aftercare plans for our patients returning to school.
We believe a gradual progression to independence allows our patients to embody their recovery more fully.