Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapy We treat a variety of concerns in our outpatient clinic, even if you or your loved one doesn’t have an eating disorder history, they can get outstanding outpatient care in our clinic.  Outpatient therapy is designed for adolescent and adult men and women who need support and guidance but can manage…

Therapeutic Guidelines and Experiential Interventions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

In this article we describe general guidelines as well as a few examples of the experiential and structured interventions that we use when facilitating individual, group, and family therapy with eating disorder patients. The purpose of these experiential and structural interventions is to help patients explore the emotional relationship and spiritual issues associated with their…

Outpatient Group Therapy – Salt Lake Location

Please note:  These groups are at the Cottonwood Heights, UT location only! Are you looking for bulimia group therapy, anorexia group therapy, or just an anonymous eating disorder group? Center for Change offers several outpatient therapy groups. Open Process Group – Therapist Approval Required When: Mondays from 2:45pm-3:45pm Cost: $25 at the time of group or…

Avoiding Avoidance And Other Antidotes To Low Self-Esteem

Introduction I write this article as one having great interest in self-esteem and the impact of avoidance on one’s sense of self. This interest has come from personal life experience growing up and professional experience as a clinician working with many different kinds of clients who have struggled with poor self-esteem. I write this article…

Partial Hospitalization (PHP) – Salt Lake City

7050 Highland Dr Suite 310 Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 Our partial hospitalization eating disorder treatment is suited for adolescent and adult women and men ages 15 and up who require a need for support and supervision during meals and individual treatment for underlying issues that cause the eating disorder. Time away from the partial hospitalization program during nights and…

Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Centers

If you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder such as anorexia and bulimia and you don’t know where to turn for help, a residential eating disorder treatment center can be a great place to start. The purpose of residential eating disorder treatment centers is to provide professional, compassionate care in a…

Independent Living Program

Independent Living Program The Independent Living Program (ILP) at Center for Change is for adult women ages 18+ and offers the structure of participating in our Day Treatment (PHP) program while residing off site. Our independent living facility offers real world experiences and provides a low-cost housing option in conjunction with our Day Treatment program….

Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment According to the National Eating Disorders Association, national surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Many of these people will successfully recover through the help of inpatient eating disorder treatment centers. Recovering from such a…

Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization Program Center for Change offers Partial Hospitalization treatment (PHP) at our Orem, UT, Salt Lake City, UT and Boise, ID locations and focuses on actively treating eating disorders, preventing relapse, improving body image, setting goals, facing fears and accomplishing specific social, vocational and educational tasks. The program is designed for females ages 15…

Social Support: The Cradle for Growth and Recovery with Eating Disorders

Author:  Michael E. Berrett, PhD It was 1970. I learned at a young adolescent age to appreciate the value of support. I remember well my teacher, Mr. Monson, and his tall lanky frame, his worn black flood pants, his shortsleeved white shirt and thin black tie. I remember most his gentle kindness to a longhaired,…

Towards an Understanding of Self-Esteem and Eating Disorders

Author:  Melissa H. Smith, PhD During a session with a client who has long suffered with an eating disorder I was discussing what it would be like if she could feel positive about herself. I was shocked with the response she gave me. Instead of reporting a desire to feel better about herself, this client…

Music Therapy: An Innovative Approach In The Treatment Of Clients With Eating Disorders

By: Lynette L. Taylor, MT-BC Many of you probably use music therapeutically on a daily basis without even realizing it. How many of you listen to music that is more upbeat than usual when you need a little extra energy? Or, conversely, when you are feeling a little blue, pop in that perfect sad song?…

Group Therapy

Center for Change creates a loving, family-like atmosphere where women can openly share their fears, triumphs and personal issues. Eating disorder group therapy helps participants feel more comfortable in relationships and discover they are not alone in their struggle to conquer their eating disorder. Patients learn that they, in turn, have something of value to…

5 Things I Have Learned in Recovery

By Hannah Hammon, LCSW My Voice Matters.  This took the entirety of my experience in 24-hour care to begin accepting.  I recall about a month in that my already-high anxiety was peaking.  I was certain my family was falling apart because I wasn’t there to help take care of things and, basically, be the glue…

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Our Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) is offered at our Orem, UT, Salt Lake City, UT (Cottonwood Heights) and Boise, ID locations and allows clients to receive accelerated treatment for their eating disorder while still participating in daily responsibilities such as work or school. Clients who are in the IOP program show little…

Eating Disorders: Through the Eyes of a Care Tech

Author: Lindsay Lovell, Care Technician I never realized how much control an eating disorder can have on an individual until I lived with someone suffering from one. With secret binges, constant lying, calorie counting, food restricting, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, I tried my hardest to support her as she constantly battled her eating disorder. After seeking…

Eating Disorders: Through the Eyes of a Care Tech

By: Lindsay Lovell, Care Technician I never realized how much control an eating disorder can have on an individual until I lived with someone suffering from one. With secret binges, constant lying, calorie counting, food restricting, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, I tried my hardest to support her as she constantly battled her eating disorder. After seeking…

A Clear Look at Center for Change

Author:  CFC When a family member is suffering with the unrelenting effects of an eating disorder and all the rest of the problems that come with that illness—depression, anxiety, self-contempt, social fears, medical complications, etc., you are in a place that you may have never been in before in your life. You are filled with…

Recovery: A Matter of the Heart

Author:  Randy K. Hardman, PhD I would like to share a few observations from my ten years of experience at Center for Change. These observations will be about treatment and recovery from eating disorders and are related to the many wonderful women who have been in the clinical programs here at the Center. I have…

Twelve Ideas to Help Women with Eating Disorders Negotiate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas

Author:  Center for Change Treatment Team Eat regularly and in some kind of reasonable pattern. Avoid a pattern of “preparing for the last supper.” Don’t skip meals and starve in attempt to make up for what you recently ate or are about to eat. Keep a regular and moderate pattern or self nourishment. Strive to…

Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT): A Useful Framework For Working With Eating Disorders

By: Harold A. Frost, PhD Children born into this life come with an innate capacity to learn, to grow, to love, and to experience. Children enter this existence ready to receive joy; ready to take on the challenges of this glorious journey called life. If children are born into a warm, accepting environment, there is…

Eating Disorders: The Internalization of the Thin Body Ideal

Research over the last two decades has indicated that the incidence of eating disorders appears to be increasing. Health care professionals have reported what some consider to be epidemic rates of these disorders in recent years, particularly among adolescents. The rate of development of new cases of eating disorders has been increasing since 1950 (Wade…

Living Strong Through Yoga: Hope for Healing from Eating Disorders

By Christa Banister While it’s occasionally been dismissed as a little too hippy-dippy for some or decidedly low-impact for others, it’s no secret that yoga has a huge number of health benefits. Not only can it help significantly improve strength and flexibility and promote serenity in our increasingly hectic lives, but yoga can also be…

Boise Campus Information

Located in a beautifully restored home in the historic Hyde Park District of Boise’s North End neighborhood, Center for Change offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Our Boise campus meets the needs of both adolescents and adults of all genders dealing with eating disorders, who don’t require an inpatient…

Handling the Holidays Through Recovery

It’s the day after Halloween and you’ve managed to avoid the bags of leftover candy for now. Then you turn on the radio, and before you can manage to change the channel you hear it: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go!” In less than 24 hours, the world jumped from…