Independent Living Program

The Independent Living Program (ILP) at Center for Change is for adults 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. This is particularly ideal for clients who reside outside of the Provo/Orem and Salt Lake areas or out of state. The ILP and PHP programs are free standing, which means that participants may enter the program directly or may participate as part of a step-down plan from higher levels of care.

Day Treatment at Center for Change 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 to help participants with the practical application of learned skills. PHP programming is offered up to seven days per week with a flexible schedule to accommodate part-time work, school or community service responsibilities.

ILP Highlights:

  • Beautiful, fully furnished apartments with private and semi-private rooms
  • Apartment living experience with lovely mature grounds, clubhouse, swimming pool and outdoor sand volleyball court
  • Transportation provided by Center for Change to and from the apartments each morning and evening
  • Shopping, banking, health and beauty services, restaurants and medical care are all within walking distance
  • Full-service bus system available nearby for travel within the community after programming hours

Who Is a Candidate for ILP:

An assessment is required to determine appropriateness for this level of care.


  • Offered seven days per week
  • Morning or afternoon tracks available

Treatment Team:

  • Licensed master’s-level or PhD-level primary therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners
  • Medical providers
  • Nurses
  • Experiential therapists (art, yoga, RIMBA, recreation therapy)
  • Care technicians

Individual Treatment:

  • Licensed therapist (two 60-minute sessions per week)
  • Registered dietitian (two 30-minute meal planning sessions per week)
  • Medical rounding (once per weekly)
  • Psychiatric rounding (once per week)
  • Registered nurse contact (once per week)
  • Grocery outing and challenge eating out experience (rotating once per week)

Group Therapy:

  • Debriefing and goal setting
  • Skills group (DBT/CBT)
  • Balance and awareness group
  • Open process group
  • Group movement therapy (yoga, RIMBA)
  • Ceremonial group
  • Art recreation therapy group
  • Body image group
  • Self-esteem group
  • Community meeting
  • Life skills group
  • Spirituality/12-Step group
  • Relapse prevention group (families invited)
  • Off-­campus recreation therapy activities
  • Recovery mindset group


Supervised meals and snacks

Admission Process:

The admission process begins with a call to the admission team at 888-224-8250. A clinical assessment, as well as an insurance and financial review, will ensure that patients are admitted as clinically and medically appropriate and as insurance benefits and financial resources will allow.