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Through advocacy work, community and professional events, and media outreach, Veritas is helping to bring cutting-edge research, best-practice care, and scientifically backed information into the national eating disorder conversation. Here in our blog you can learn about the work we and others are doing to advance the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. You’ll also find interesting articles and helpful insights that can support you or a loved one on the journey to lasting recovery. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@veritascollaborative.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

Outpatient Treatment

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 Care

Outpatient eating disorder care is our lowest level of care and provides a supportive environment to ensure an individual’s continued recovery. Unlike many outpatient programs, Veritas Centers are staffed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a medical doctor, a dietitian, and a psychotherapist, which allows us to provide a full range of medical, nutritional, and behavioral care. 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.

Outpatient Programs at Veritas

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

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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Adult Treatment Program

Individualized best-practice care designed to meet the unique challenges and needs of adults, ages 18 and over, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

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Locations Providing Outpatient Treatment

Virginia
Richmond, VA Center - Child • Adolescent • Adult

Richmond, VA

Center

PHP, IOP

Child • Adolescent • Adult

Ages 10 and up

6627 West Broad Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA

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North Carolina
Charlotte, NC Center - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Charlotte, NC

Center

PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

PHP and IOP: Ages 18 and under

1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Georgia
Atlanta, GA Hospital - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Atlanta, GA

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

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Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment

For individuals who need around-the-clock care.

Residential care, provided at our Veritas Hospitals, is structured, around-the-clock treatment that comprises both individual and group therapies. What differentiates it from standard residential care is that a medical doctor and nursing staff are available onsite, 24/7. This level of care is suitable for individuals who are medically stable but in need of 24-hour behavioral and medical supervision.

Components of Residential Care

Residential care can serve as a starting point on an individual’s journey of recovery or their next step after inpatient care.

  • Individually specialized support from a multidisciplinary team consisting of a medical provider, a psychiatrist, a registered dietitian, and a psychotherapist
  • Daily individual, group, and community-of-support programming, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Eating disorder-specific internal or pediatric medicine support
  • 24-hour Nursing Care
  • Direct psychiatric support
  • Moderate Therapeutic Assistant supervision
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Culinary & Mindfulness Training
  • Meal & Interpersonal Processing
  • Family/Community of Support Coping Skills & Preparation
  • Therapeutic & Restaurant Outings
  • Expressive Art & Movement Therapy (hands-on)

Residential Programs at Veritas

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

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

Adult Treatment Program

Individualized best-practice care designed to meet the unique challenges and needs of adults, ages 18 and over, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Learn more

Locations Providing Residential Care

North Carolina
Durham, NC Hospital - Child • Adolescent

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Child • Adolescent

Ages 17 and under

4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

Learn more

North Carolina
Durham, NC Hospital - Adult

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Adult

Ages 18 and up

615 Douglas Street, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27705

Learn more

Georgia
Atlanta, GA Hospital - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Atlanta, GA

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

Learn more

Read more

Child and Adolescent Treatment Program

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

Specifically designed with young people in mind.

Most eating disorder treatment programs for young people were originally designed for adults. Not 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 person and their family with the take-home skills they need to continue recovery and thrive in the home environment.

Individualized Care

We recognize that every young person is truly one of a kind, and they respond best when their treatment is one of a kind, too. That’s why we develop an individualized care plan based on each patient’s unique medical, nutritional, and emotional needs. It’s also why we assign them a multidisciplinary care team—including a medical provider, registered dietitian, and psychotherapist—that stays with them as they progress through treatment. This helps build a trusting and comforting relationship between the care team, the young person, and the family, and it means that our team can more readily see what’s working best and adjust the care plan as needed. The goal, as with everything we do, is to provide effective, personalized care that leads to lasting recovery.

Family Involvement

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

Integrated Educational Support

Age-appropriate educational support, including an onsite school, is integrated directly into the Child & Adolescent Program so that each young person is able to maintain academic progress. Our Education Coordinators are creative in implementing each student’s educational plans and meeting their needs. The primary goal of our Education Program is to enable the continuation of student learning and prepare the student for a smooth transition back to their home school upon discharge.

Nutrition and Culinary Support

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

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. We know that access to the right treatment at the right time is the key to lasting recovery.

What to Expect from our 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
  • Therapy informed by a unique blend of approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family-Based Treatment
  • Age-appropriate developmental, academic, and professional support
  • Eating disorder-specific psychiatric, medical, and nutritional rehabilitation
  • Robust family and multi-family programming
  • Culinary and nutritional programming led by passionate gourmet chefs and registered dietitians
  • Expressive art and movement therapy
  • Off-site restaurant and therapeutic outings

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PHP/IOP Treatment

PHP/IOP Treatment

Structured support for sustained recovery.

Veritas Collaborative’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) 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 patients to build a life in recovery alongside the support of a multidisciplinary care team.

Components of PHP Treatment

Child and adolescent patients can admit directly into PHP as a first step in treatment or transition down to PHP from residential care. PHP is delivered by a multidisciplinary team including medical providers, registered dietitians, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists. Programming takes place either in our facilities or in a virtual telehealth environment and includes:

  • Skills-based group therapy
  • Therapeutic meals
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Individual nutrition sessions
  • Expressive art and movement therapy
  • Food skills groups
  • Psychiatry and medical services

Overview of PHP Treatment for Children and Adolescents – Download PDF

Components of IOP Treatment

Child and adolescent patients can admit directly to IOP as a first step in treatment or transition to IOP from a higher level of care. With a focus on relapse prevention and sustained recovery, patients typically spend up to 12 hours a week either in our facilities or in a virtual telehealth environment. Multidisciplinary IOP treatment at Veritas Collaborative includes:

  • Skills-based group therapy
  • Therapeutic meals
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Individual nutrition sessions
  • Expressive art and movement therapy
  • Food skills groups

Overview of IOP Treatment for Children and Adolescents – Download PDF

PHP/IOP Treatment at Veritas

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

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

Adult Treatment Program

Individualized best-practice care designed to meet the unique challenges and needs of adults, ages 18 and over, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Learn more

Locations Providing PHP/IOP Treatment

North Carolina
Durham, NC Hospital - Child • Adolescent

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Child • Adolescent

Ages 17 and under

4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

Learn more

North Carolina
Durham, NC Hospital - Adult

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Adult

Ages 18 and up

615 Douglas Street, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27705

Learn more

Georgia
Atlanta, GA Hospital - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Atlanta, GA

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

Learn more

North Carolina
Charlotte, NC Center - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Charlotte, NC

Center

PHP, IP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

PHP and IOP: Ages 18 and under

1900 Scott Avenue, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203

Learn more

Virginia
Richmond, VA Center - Child • Adolescent • Adult

Richmond, VA

Center

PHP, IOP

Child • Adolescent • Adult

Ages 10 and up

6627 West Broad Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA

Learn more

Read more

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient Treatment

For individuals who require medical stabilization.

Inpatient care, provided at our Veritas Hospitals, is structured, highly monitored, around-the-clock treatment that comprises medical care and both individual and group therapies. Inpatient care is suitable for individuals who require daily medical interaction, are medically unstable, and/or are severely depressed or a danger to themselves as a result of their entrenchment in eating disorder behaviors. Veritas is one of the nation’s only eating disorder programs able to treat individuals who require this level of care.

Components of Inpatient Care

Inpatient care is our highest level of care and is often the first step in an individual’s recovery journey when medical stabilization is necessary.

  • Individually specialized support from a multidisciplinary team consisting of a medical provider, a psychiatrist, a registered dietitian, and a psychotherapist
  • Daily individual, group, and community-of-support programming, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Eating disorder-specific internal or pediatric medicine support
  • Direct psychiatric support
  • Focus on medical stability
  • 24-hour Nursing Care
  • Regular Therapeutic Assistant supervision
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Culinary & Mindfulness Training
  • Meal & Interpersonal Processing
  • Family/Community of Support Coping Skills & Preparation
  • Expressive Art & Movement Therapy

Inpatient Programs at Veritas

Child & Adolescent Treatment Program

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

Adult Treatment Program

Individualized best-practice care designed to meet the unique challenges and needs of adults, ages 18 and over, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Learn more

Locations Providing Inpatient Care

North Carolina
Durham, NC Hospital - Child • Adolescent

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Child • Adolescent

Ages 17 and under

4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

Learn more

North Carolina
Durham, NC Hospital - Adult

Durham, NC

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP

Adult

Ages 18 and up

615 Douglas Street, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27705

Learn more

Georgia
Atlanta, GA Hospital - Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Atlanta, GA

Hospital and Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Young Adult

Ages 24 and under

41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346

Learn more

Read more

Recovery Starts Here

If you have questions about anything - eating disorders, our programs, specific needs or concerns - or you'd like to schedule an initial phone assessment or a comprehensive in-person medical assessment, please give us a call or complete our contact form. Our admissions team is here to help.

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