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Outpatient Treatment

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Outpatient Treatment

Continued support for lasting recovery.

Outpatient care occurs weekly, biweekly, or on an as-needed basis, depending on the unique needs of each person. This level of care is suitable for individuals who are medically stable and in need of multidisciplinary support to continue their progress toward eating disorder recovery.

Components of Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient eating disorder care is our lowest level of care and provides a supportive environment to ensure an individual’s continued recovery. Appointments can be scheduled on an as-needed basis with any of our specialists. We’re here to supplement the work you, your current care team, and your family and community of support are already doing.

We offer in-person and virtual individual, family, and group treatment through our outpatient services center Gather Behavioral Health. Find an outpatient provider through Gather today.

Outpatient Programs at Veritas

Child & Adolescent Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Best-practice outpatient care for children and adolescents is available through our outpatient services center Gather Behavioral Health. At Gather, we provide individual, family, and group OP services in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

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Locations Providing Outpatient Treatment

  • Charlotte, NC Child Adolescent Young Adult Center Lobby

    Charlotte, NC

    North Carolina

    Charlotte, NC

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    PHP, IOP, OP

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8 & up

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203

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  • Triangle - Durham, NC Group Room

    Triangle – Durham, NC

    North Carolina

    Triangle – Durham, NC

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    PHP, IOP, OP

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8 & up

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

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  • Atlanta Child Adolescent Young Adult Center lobby

    Atlanta, GA

    Georgia

    Atlanta, GA

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8–24 (IP) 

    Ages 8 & up (Res, PHP, IOP, OP)

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

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PHP/IOP Treatment

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PHP/IOP Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Structured support for sustained recovery, designed for the unique needs of young people.

Veritas Collaborative’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) for children and adolescents offer greater structure and support than non-intensive outpatient treatment but more independence than 24/7 care. With an individualized approach and focus on family and community-of-support involvement, PHP and IOP equip kids and teenagers to build a life in recovery alongside the support of a multidisciplinary care team.

Components of PHP Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Child and adolescent patients can admit directly into PHP as a first step in treatment or transition into PHP from residential care. This more intensive level of care is delivered by a compassionate, experienced multidisciplinary care team, who provide tailored interventions, supervision, and support to manage eating disorder symptoms and facilitate the development of coping skills. PHP programming takes place either in our state-of-the-art eating disorder treatment centers or from the comfort of home in a virtual treatment environment. Our PHP program offers patients a full day of treatment, 5-7 days a week, with the flexibility to participate in other everyday activities. Components of treatment include:

  • Skills-based group therapy
  • Therapeutic meals and snacks
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Individual nutrition sessions
  • Expressive arts and movement therapy
  • Food skills groups
  • Psychiatry and medical services, as appropriate

Components of IOP Treatment for Children and Adolescents

IOP supports child and adolescent patients who are moving from a higher level of care. It can also be a starting point for patients who need more intensive support and intervention than what is offered in outpatient treatment. With a focus on relapse prevention and sustained recovery, this group-based program offers a balance between intensive support and the autonomy to practice recovery skills in real-world settings. We offer IOP programming both virtually and in-person at our treatment locations, for a minimum of 12 hours per week. Multidisciplinary IOP treatment at Veritas Collaborative includes:

  • Skills-based groups 
  • Therapeutic meals
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Individual nutrition sessions
  • Self-monitoring

Overview of PHP/IOP Treatment for Children and Adolescents – Download PDF

What to Consider When You’re Considering PHP/IOP for Your Loved One

As a parent, you want the best for your child, especially when seeking treatment for their eating disorder. You play an essential role in harnessing the power of early intervention for your loved one. Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the effects of eating disorders, and getting them on the path to recovery sooner sets them up for lasting healing. At Veritas Collaborative, we are proud to offer PHP/IOP as early intervention services for children and adolescents that provide both structured support and the flexibility of living at home, all while grounded in the support of our multidisciplinary care team.

It’s crucial to choose a program equipped with the expertise and tools to address the unique needs of children and adolescents. While many eating disorder treatment programs began with a focus on adults and later included services for younger patients, Veritas’ program was specifically designed for children and adolescents. We provide age-appropriate, evidence-based, family-centered care tailored to the unique medical, nutritional, and psychosocial needs of both children and their families.

Explore these insightful articles to help you navigate the best path forward for your loved one:

Child and Adolescent PHP/IOP Treatment for Eating Disorders at Veritas Collaborative

Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

Individualized best-practice care tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents, ages 17 and under, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

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Locations Providing PHP/IOP Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

  • A room with chairs, tables, and paintings on the wall - Veritas Collaborative RTP, Durham, NC - Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

    Triangle – Durham, NC

    North Carolina

    Triangle – Durham, NC

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    PHP, IOP, OP

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8 & up

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

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  • A living room area with four chairs around a table by a fireplace - Veritas Collaborative in Atlanta, GA - Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

    Atlanta, GA

    Georgia

    Atlanta, GA

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8–24 (IP) 

    Ages 8 & up (Res, PHP, IOP, OP)

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

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  • A reception area with a desk, chairs, and plants - Veritas Collaborative in Charlotte, NC - Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

    Charlotte, NC

    North Carolina

    Charlotte, NC

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    PHP, IOP, OP

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8 & up

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Residential Treatment

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Residential Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Around-the-clock care and support for young people dealing with disordered eating.

Veritas Collaborative’s residential programming for eating disorders offers highly structured 24-hour care in a safe, homelike environment. Treatment is closely monitored and comprehensive, integrating medical, nutritional, and therapeutic interventions. Our child and adolescent residential treatment is designed for young patients who require around-the-clock support from medical providers, psychotherapists, registered dietitians, and other staff to protect their medical and psychiatric stability. Residential treatment is an appropriate choice for children and adolescents who are medically stable but need help breaking out of unhelpful routines, rules, and behaviors. Veritas’ care model was built around children and adolescents. Our residential children and adolescent programming reflects this, providing the highest quality of evidence-based, age-appropriate care.

Components of Residential Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Residential care can serve as a starting point on a child or adolescent’s recovery journey or their next step after inpatient care. We know that eating disorders create unique challenges in younger populations. That’s why we tailor our child and adolescent residential programs to the distinct medical and psychiatric needs of young people. You can count on Veritas’ expertise and structured support to provide your child and family with the tools for a successful recovery and life outside treatment. We customize each child and adolescent treatment plan using a range of holistic, best-practice therapeutic methods that focus on interrupting and changing eating disorder behaviors. Core components of care include:   

  • Personalized, one-on-one support from a multidisciplinary team that includes a medical provider, a psychiatrist, a registered dietitian, and a therapist
  • Intensive individual, group, and community-of-support programming, informed by dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Specialized pediatric medicine support
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Direct psychiatric support
  • Individual nutrition counseling
  • Therapeutic coaching at all meals and snacks, with exposure to a variety of food experiences
  • Yoga and mindfulness therapies
  • Moderate supervision from therapeutic assistants 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Nutrition and culinary groups
  • Family-based treatment (FBT), including parent and family programming, family therapy, and family meals 
  • Integrated education
  • Therapeutic and restaurant outings
  • Expressive groups, including yoga and art
  • Support for co-occurring conditions

Overview of IP/Res Treatment for Children & Adolescents – Download PDF

Resources for Families of Children and Adolescents in Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Feeling overwhelmed about the prospect of starting treatment? You’re not alone. Just like discovering the presence of an eating disorder, treatment itself can stir mixed emotions. When a child or adolescent enters treatment, the whole family is affected. You play an invaluable role in your loved one’s treatment and recovery journey, and you deserve support. Through these educational materials, our goal is to empower you to help your loved one move through treatment and recovery.

  • Measuring Success: Veritas Collaborative’s Approach to Treatment — This concise document provides an overview of the model of care that Veritas delivers—care that is comprehensive, empirically based, and refined by the clinical judgment of leading experts in the field.  
  • National Eating Disorders Association Parent Toolkit — This toolkit is designed to put crucial information at your fingertips. It offers your family a range of ideas on how to best help your child or adolescent recover from an eating disorder. Some of the questions answered in the toolkit are:
    • What are eating disorders and how are they treated?
    • What are signs of a medical or psychiatric emergency?
    • How do I deal with school issues while my child is ill?
    • What types of treatment are available?
    • How do I know what type of treatment will work best?
    • How do I get my insurance company to cover my loved one’s treatment?
  • Family Guide to Recovery — This guide helps clarify what to expect on your family’s journey to eating disorder recovery. You’ll learn how to differentiate helpful and unhelpful ways to communicate support, the stages of growth and change when recovering from an eating disorder, and how to avoid common recovery pitfalls.

Check out more resources for families of young people seeking eating disorder care.

Residential Programs for Children and Adolescents at Veritas

Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

Individualized best-practice care tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents, ages 17 and under, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

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Locations Providing Residential Eating Disorder Care for Children and Adolescents

  • A room with two beds and desks - Veritas Collaborative RTP, Durham, NC - Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

    RTP – Durham, NC

    North Carolina

    RTP – Durham, NC

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    IP, Res

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8 & up (IP)

    Ages 8–17 (Res) 

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

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  • A living room area with four chairs around a table by a fireplace - Veritas Collaborative in Atlanta, GA - Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

    Atlanta, GA

    Georgia

    Atlanta, GA

    Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

    Child • Adolescent • Adult

    Ages 8–24 (IP) 

    Ages 8 & up (Res, PHP, IOP, OP)

    Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
    41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

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Inpatient Treatment

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Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Medical stabilization and expert care for young people struggling with an eating disorder.

Veritas Collaborative’s inpatient programming for eating disorders is structured, highly monitored, around-the-clock treatment that integrates medical care and both individual and group therapies. Inpatient care is suitable for children and adolescents who require daily medical interaction, are medically unstable, and/or have another significant co-morbid psychiatric condition (such as depression) whose symptoms may interfere with their participation in a lower level of care. Veritas is one of the nation’s only eating disorder programs able to treat young people who require this level of intensive care.

Components of Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Inpatient care is Veritas’ highest level of care and is often the first step in a child or adolescent’s recovery journey when medical stabilization is necessary. Our inpatient treatment provides 24/7 care and supervision, with a focus on interrupting and changing harmful eating disorder behaviors. At Veritas, our treatment approach is dynamic and personalized. Each child and adolescent in our inpatient programming receives an individualized, evidence-based treatment and discharge plan, supervised and carried out by our compassionate, qualified, and experienced multidisciplinary care teams. Inpatient treatment includes:

  • Individualized support from a multidisciplinary team consisting of a medical provider, a psychiatrist, a registered dietitian, and a child psychotherapist, all trained in providing specialty eating disorder care to child and adolescent populations
  • A focus on physical health, psychiatric health, and weight stabilization/restoration, as necessary
  • Daily individual and group, skills-based programming informed by dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Pediatric medical and dietary treatment of eating disorder
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Regular supervision from therapeutic assistants 
  • Education sessions
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to learn how to tolerate uncomfortable emotions while building a life outside of disordered eating  
  • Therapeutic meals and snacks with exposure to a variety of food experiences
  • Yoga and mindfulness therapies
  • Support for co-occurring conditions/other concerns
  • Integrated education 
  • Family-based treatment (FBT), including family/community of support coping and relapse prevention skills 
  • Expressive arts and yoga therapy 
  • Coordination of discharge into the recommended level of care

Overview of IP/Res Treatment for Children & Adolescents – Download PDF

The Role of Families in Child and Adolescent Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

If you are considering inpatient treatment for your child, you’re probably feeling a whole host of emotions—perhaps even helplessness. Starting treatment is a courageous step, and you have the opportunity to play an active role in your child’s recovery. At Veritas Collaborative, we find that children and adolescents respond better to eating disorder care when their family is involved. Research supports this, too. In fact, family-based treatment (FBT) is the leading evidence-based treatment for young people with eating disorders. That’s why we encourage parents, siblings, and extended family to participate in their loved one’s recovery. With the ongoing support of our FBT-trained professionals, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to support your child’s renourishment, help curtail eating disorder behaviors, address and overcome any stumbling blocks, and bring awareness and resilience to potential triggers. FBT incorporates families as recovery allies across its three phases: 

  1. Reducing eating disorder symptoms, ensuring nourishment, and restoring weight (when needed)
  2. Empowering the child to take an active role in their eating
  3. Cultivating a healthy identity separate from food and body 

You can help your child regain balance. FBT is more than simply refeeding your loved one; it’s about viewing yourself as your child’s best resource for recovery and empowering you to help your child and family build a life worth living outside of the eating disorder. You are not to blame for your loved one’s eating disorder, nor are you helpless in their recovery from it. 

To start learning more today, view our Resources for Families materials, explore our family-focused blogs and Peace Meal podcast episodes, and read our responses to common questions from families about Veritas Collaborative’s eating disorder treatment. Allow yourself some time to make sense of what you and your child are experiencing. Remember, you are never alone.

    Inpatient Programs for Children and Adolescents at Veritas Collaborative

    Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

    Individualized best-practice care tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents, ages 17 and under, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

    Learn more

    Locations Providing Inpatient Eating Disorder Care for Children and Adolescents

    • Durham center bedroom

      Durham, NC

      North Carolina

      RTP – Durham, NC

      Eating Disorder Treatment Center

      IP, Res 

      Child • Adolescent • Adult

      Ages 8 & up (IP)

      Ages 8–17 (Res) 

      Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
      4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

      Learn more

    • Atlanta Child Adolescent Young Adult Center lobby

      Atlanta, GA

      Georgia

      Atlanta, GA

      Eating Disorder Treatment Center

      IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

      Child • Adolescent • Adult

      Ages 8–24 (IP) 

      Ages 8 & up (Res, PHP, IOP, OP)

      Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
      41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

      Learn more

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    Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Program

    Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Program

    Specifically designed with young people in mind.

    Call 855-875-5812 to get help with an eating disorder.

    Most eating disorder treatment programs for young people were originally designed for adults. Not at Veritas. We built our program from day one to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents, and their families. With a focus on individualized care, family involvement, and integrated educational support, our goal is to equip each young person and their family with the take-home skills they need to continue eating disorder recovery and thrive in their home environment.

    We are proud to offer a broad range of eating disorder treatment options for children and adolescents.

    Inpatient Treatment

    Inpatient Treatment

    Residential Treatment

    Residential Treatment

    PHP Treatment

    PHP Treatment

    IOP Treatment

    IOP Treatment

    Individual, family, and group outpatient services through Gather

    Individual, Family, and Group OP Services through Gather

    Virtual Treatment

    Virtual Treatment

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    Individualized Care

    We recognize that every young person is truly one of a kind, and they respond best when their eating disorder treatment is as unique as they are. That’s why we develop an individualized care plan around each patient’s specific medical, nutritional, and emotional needs. It’s also why we assign children and adolescents their own multidisciplinary care team—including a medical provider, registered dietitian, and psychotherapist—that stays with them as they progress through treatment. This continuity of care helps build a trusting and comforting relationship between the care team, the young person, and the family. It also means that our team can more readily see what’s working best and adjust the care plan as needed. As with everything we do, the goal is to provide effective, personalized eating disorder care that leads to lasting recovery. At Veritas Collaborative, our teams have the clinical skills, compassionate approach, and specialty care experience to provide eating disorder treatment tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents.

    Family Involvement

    We believe families are a powerful tool in the eating disorder recovery process. Therefore, a large component of our child and adolescent eating disorder treatment programming facilitates family involvement. Our goal of family therapy and multi-family group programming is to help each individual and family tackle the eating disorder and thrive together in the home environment.

    As a parent, the thought of seeking treatment for your child’s eating disorder can be overwhelming. It’s common to have questions or concerns, such as:

    • “How do I talk to my child about an eating disorder?”
    • “Is there something less invasive than eating disorder treatment that we can try right now?”
    • “How long does eating disorder treatment typically last?”

    You’re not alone. We’re here to offer guidance and support during this confusing time. Explore frequently asked questions about Veritas’ child and adolescent eating disorder treatment.

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    Integrated Educational Support

    In inpatient and residential care, age-appropriate educational support is integrated directly into child and adolescent programming so that each young person can maintain academic progress on their path to recovery. Our education staff are creative in supporting each student’s educational plans and incorporating them into their treatment schedule. The primary goals of our academic support are to help our patients stay on track with school while getting the vital recovery support they need and to prepare each student for a smoother transition back to their typical school routine upon discharge. At Veritas, we see the big picture. We work to support the holistic development of children and adolescents—which means helping them progress in their education while they seek eating disorder treatment

    Nutrition and Culinary Support

    Our approach to nutrition is designed to help children and adolescents and their families recognize and manage many common triggers for eating disorder behaviors. Unique features of our nutrition programming include individualized nutrition care with parent education and support, hands-on culinary experiences taught by skilled chefs, supervised restaurant outings, therapeutic-supported meals and snacks, and private dining rooms where patients and their families can learn to navigate mealtime challenges by planning, preparing, and eating meals together in a realistic homelike setting.

    Adolescent cooking class - child and adolescent eating disorder treatment at Veritas Collaborative

    Levels of Care

    As a comprehensive healthcare system, Veritas is one of the few eating disorder programs in the nation that offers a full continuum of care, from inpatient to outpatient. This integrated care model ensures children and adolescents can receive the right treatment at the right time, with uninterrupted support every step of the way.

    What to Expect from Our Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

    Veritas provides individualized, best-practice care tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents, ages up to 17, in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Key program elements include:

    • Comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment teams that remain with your child throughout their recovery journey
    • Individual and group therapy informed by a unique blend of approaches, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
    • Age-appropriate developmental and academic support
    • Eating disorder-specific psychiatric, medical, and nutritional monitoring and rehabilitation
    • Robust family treatment options
    • Culinary and nutritional programming led by skilled chefs and registered dietitians
    • Expressive art and movement therapy
    • Therapeutic meals and snacks based on individualized meal plans
    • State-of-the-art eating disorder treatment centers

    Learn how the different aspects of Veritas’ eating disorder treatment come together in the child & adolescent recovery journey:

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