The decision to seek treatment brings up many questions. We hope that you will find answers to some of your questions here in our FAQ. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
Our adult program consists of individual therapy and group therapy. Individual therapy is scheduled according to your and your individual therapist’s availability. Group therapy is offered in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 6pm-9pm. Your attendance is essential to a successful recovery. Depending on your treatment plan, you could be spending from 4-8 hours weekly in the program.
Our adolescent program schedule is customized based on the needs of your family and teenager. We offer services after-school, in the early evenings.
Each individual that comes to our program brings with them a distinct history and a unique set of challenges. Just as each client is unique, the length of treatment that each client will need varies. During your admissions assessment, you will be asked to make a two month (8 week) commitment to the program. This period of time will give you and your treatment team the opportunity to get to know each other and to begin to address the issues that are at the core your eating disorder. At the end of two months, your case manager or therapist will meet privately with you to discuss your progress and devise a plan for future treatment. Together we will determine a reasonable timeline and the date of your next evaluation.
During the admissions process, one of our clinicians will discuss with you the treatment options we offer and together decide what best suits your needs. Individual therapy allows you room to explore and express the deeper dilemmas and painful feelings that so often go hand in hand with eating problems. Group therapy focuses on the underlying issues that contribute to eating disorders and the relationship struggles that can co-occur. Your treatment plan might also include nutritional and meditation groups, depending on the schedule selected.
Our clinicians offer psychodynamic psychotherapy which is a particular treatment that helps clients examine the internal conflicts that wreak havoc on the eating disordered indivdual and their families. In a supportive, colloaborative process, clients are encouraged to think about the a variety of issues, not just their eating symptoms. Clients are helped to feel their way through memories, experiences and current problems that both reflect and in some cases make worse their eating disorder. Interpersonal issues are explored as well as how one thinks and feels about one’s self. Your clinician is an important ally in helping you discover the root of your painful struggle with the belief that once the symptoms of the eating disorder are more fully understood, new ways of coping with tender feelings and improved self-care will naturally follow. Important as well to the success of your treatment is a solid rapport with your therapist who will attune to your individual needs.
Our clinicians are licensed psychologists and psychotherapists, registered dieticians and medical professionals who have received specialized training in the treatment of eating problems.
Whenever appropriate, we encourage your family to get involved in your treatment. Your therapist will help you and your family members explore the challenges and strengths of your relationships and how eating disorders and aspects of family life might affect each other. When we work with adolescents, we involve family members to support the young person’s growth and to attend to family dynamics which may play a part in the eating problem.
Under the California Parity Law insurance plans will cover treatment for eating disorders. However, individual plans vary in the amount they will reimburse you. This amount should be verified before you begin treatment.
In order to be admitted to the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Program, you will need to complete an interview with one of our therapists. The interview is a confidential conversation between you and the therapist that will help both parties to determine whether the program is right for you. The therapist will want to get to know you and to answer any questions that you might have about your situation, treatment and the program. If you are considering admission to the program, please call us at 310-550-1776 or email us at [email protected]