Virtual eating disorder treatment programs have become popular in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and eating disorder treatment will likely continue to shift online in the upcoming years. However, this shift was starting before the pandemic due to the ability of online treatment programs to mirror the “closeness” of inpatient treatment facilities, as well as mitigate barriers to treatment such as lack of proximity to treatment centers, the shortage of appropriate therapists, insurance problems, as well as a range of other issues.
With our new online eating disorder treatment capabilities, HPA/LiveWell can now offer our Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder treatment program to anyone within not only the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley region –Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Newburgh, White Plains, Kingston, and surroundingNew York cities, but we can offer IOP for eating disorders to anyone throughout New York state.
If you’re considering taking advantage of the benefits of a virtual eating disorder treatment program, please contact us so that we can provide you with the information and support that you need.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Virtual eating disorder treatment can also be offered in an intensive outpatient program that allows you to recover while continuing to live your life as you normally would. The LiveWell program requires four hours per day, for four days per week. During these meetings, an individual has access to a therapist, meal support, a peer group, and a dietician. This is a highly effective treatment model designed to help people reduce the isolation caused by their eating disorder and lessen the shame and stigma around it. This is a group therapy setting where you can get support and encouragement from others experiencing the same struggles you are. Furthermore, it reminds people that they don’t have to battle their eating disorder alone.
Through meeting people with similar issues, intensive outpatient treatment programs provide a supportive and trusting environment where people learn the most effective ways to cope with their difficulties together. An intensive outpatient program is often needed for the more prominent eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.
Access to Eating Disorder Treatment throughout New York State
Now that HPA/LiveWell can offer IOP online, this allows anyone throughout New York state to benefit from this eating disorder treatment program. Whether you are just beginning your journey to recovery, needing a step-down from an inpatient facility, or located in an area of New York without access to an eating disorder treatment program – we can help.
For more information, please contact HPA/LiveWell at 518-218-1188.