Triangle – Durham, NC
Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Child • Adolescent • Adult
Ages 8 and up
Providing individualized care for children, adolescents, and adults in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Located in Durham, North Carolina, our Triangle outpatient eating disorder treatment center offers various levels of care, including PHP, IOP, OP, and virtual options.
We offer both individualized care and group treatment—all with the goal of equipping individuals and their communities of support with the skills necessary to continue recovery and thrive in their personal and professional environments.
Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
4024 Stirrup Creek Drive
Durham, NC 27703
Parking: Park in any open space in the dedicated parking lot in front of the building. Proceed to the front door and ring the bell to be let in.
Public Transportation: Durham has an extensive bus transit system operated by GoDurham. Take Route 2 to Bus Stop #6267, located on TW Alexander Dr at S Miami Blvd. Plan your trip: https://godurhamtransit.org/trip-planner
Triangle Outpatient Center Virtual Tour
This video tour provides a look at Triangle Outpatient Center, as well as an overview of multidisciplinary treatment at this site.
Executive Director Sara Hofmeier, MS, LCMHCS, CED-S, leads Triangle Outpatient Center. Sara has worked with eating disorder patients since 2007, and has provided individual, group, and family therapy for patients across multiple levels of care.
If you’d like to learn more or take an in-person tour, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eating Disorder Overview for Pediatricians with Dr. Anna Tanner
In this interview with Dr. Anna Tanner, our Vice President of Child and Adolescent Medicine, we discuss what pediatric providers should know about eating disorders, including how to recognize eating disorders, how eating disorders can affect growth and development, and the importance of treating eating disorders early for best possible outcomes.
For more information on medical complications of eating disorders in children and adolescents, see Dr. Tanner’s recent publication in Journal of Eating Disorders: “Unique considerations for the medical care of restrictive eating disorders in children and young adolescents.”
Eating Disorder Treatment FAQs with Sara Hofmeier
Executive Director of Triangle Outpatient Center Sara Hofmeier, MS, LCMHCS, CED-S, answers some common questions about eating disorders, including who is affected, how to screen for signs, and why it’s important that patients receive the level of care that’s right for them.
Lodging for Adults in PHP
At Veritas Collaborative, we believe everyone should have access to the treatment they need. Our lodging options are an essential part of our commitment to expanding access to care, offering a place to stay for adult patients (18+) participating in our PHP eating disorder treatment program in North Carolina.
For patients who live away from the area, but need PHP:
- A beautiful homelike setting nestled in a safe and secure neighborhood
- An inviting, nonclinical environment
- Fully furnished rooms equipped with modern amenities
- Convenient onsite laundry facilities, WiFi access, and a welcoming common area.
- Opportunities to practice real-life recovery skills, empowering yourself on your healing journey
Contact our Admissions Team at 1-855-875-5812 for more information about lodging.
We’re Here to Help
Why is Veritas expanding its outpatient offerings?
At Veritas Collaborative, we believe in offering the right level of care at the right time for each individual.
Outpatient levels of care, including PHP, IOP, and OP, allow us to provide treatment for patients who are struggling with an eating disorder but are medically stable enough that 24/7 residential or inpatient care is not needed.
Specialty outpatient treatment for eating disorders offers effective early intervention. It is imperative that eating disorders are treated as soon as they’re identified. There’s no such thing as not being “sick enough” to receive treatment. Studies show that early intervention for eating disorders leads to improved treatment outcomes, reducing the length of recovery, symptom intensity, and rate of recurrence. Early intervention for children and adolescents is especially crucial to ensure the patient’s physical, psychological, and social development continues unimpeded.
Alternatively, outpatient care is recommended for patients who are stepping down from residential and inpatient levels of care so they can transition from 24/7 treatment for a severe eating disorder back to their everyday lives with a support system in place.
What is the difference between partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient services at Veritas Collaborative?
At Veritas Collaborative, PHP and IOP are designed for patients in need of professional support that is less intensive than that provided in a residential setting but more intensive than that provided in a traditional outpatient setting.
- Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a good fit for those who need a highly structured, supportive plan while recovering in a “real life” setting. Outside of programming hours, patients can immediately practice recovery skills in their daily lives. Patients typically spend a minimum of 30 hours per week in PHP.
- Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), like PHP, is for those who need more structure than non-intensive outpatient treatment but less structure than full-day support. IOP programming runs for only a portion of the day. Patients typically spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in IOP.
- Outpatient services are non-intensive sessions that typically occur weekly, biweekly, or on an as-needed basis. This level of care is meant for those who are not in a crisis phase with their eating disorder or those in recovery who need some ongoing support.
What if my patient lives far from a treatment center?
Veritas Collaborative has affordable lodging accommodations near our Triangle Outpatient Center for adults (18+) who live far away from the treatment location. If parents want to stay near their child during treatment, our staff will assist with locating nearby hotel accommodations. Your patient may also want to consider a virtual treatment option.
Does Veritas offer virtual programming at the outpatient level?
Yes, we offer both virtual and in-person treatment options for PHP, IOP, and outpatient sessions. Both virtual and in-person intensive outpatient programs include individual, group, and family therapy, therapeutic meal support, nutrition counseling, psychiatry sessions, and medical appointments, as appropriate. We also offer CARE IOP in North Carolina, a specialized virtual program for adults with binge eating disorder or OSFED with a pattern of binge eating.