At Aurora Behavioral Health Eating Disorder Treatment Center, we provide treatment at all levels of outpatient care to allow the individual to customize their treatment to their specific needs and goals. You may choose to participate in one of our treatment services at the individual level of care (psychotherapy, yoga therapy, nutrition counseling, meal support, group therapy, acupuncture, medication management), combine these individual services to customize your own treatment care plan, or participate in the more structured treatment schedule of our established EMPOWER Eating Disorder Treatment Program℠ for clients with binge, overeating and compulsive eating behaviors or our NOURISH Eating Disorder Treatment Program℠ for clients with food restrictive, purging and other compensatory behaviors. Our goal is to ensure individualized treatment in a supportive setting, where each client’s story can be heard.

Evening & Weekend Intensive Outpatient Programs

Based on a wellness model of healing and a whole-person approach to treatment, the eating disorder treatment programs at Aurora offer clients personalized treatment for a variety of eating disorders in a caring and welcoming setting. All staff are experts in the treatment of eating disorders and are trained in the Aurora model, which incorporates evidence-based behavioral interventions with psychodynamic techniques. Clients will work toward eliminating harmful symptoms of the eating disorder while developing an understanding of root causes as a means toward healing and relapse prevention. The unique wellness component of the Aurora Center is integrated into all programs and helps clients address all life areas that are affected by an eating disorder, including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

The EMPOWER Eating Disorder Treatment Program℠ for Binge Eating Disorder includes:

• Meal Support and Processing

• Cognitive Behavioral & Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups

• Psychodynamic Group Therapy

• Shame Resilience Body Image Group (based on the work of Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW)

• Exposure Therapy to Challenge Foods

• Therapeutic Yoga Experience

• Nutrition Counseling

• Wellness Assessment & Coaching

• Convenient Evening Hours

• This program is eligible for insurance reimbursement!

The NOURISH Eating Disorder Treatment Program℠ for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa includes:

• Meal Support and Processing

• Cognitive Behavioral & Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups

• Psychodynamic Group Therapy

• Body Image Group

• Exposure Therapy to Challenge Foods

• Therapeutic Yoga Experience

• Nutrition Counseling

• Wellness Assessment & Coaching

• Convenient Evening Hours

• This program is eligible for insurance reimbursement!

Population Served: Women and men (ages 16+) with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, eating disorder not otherwise specified, exercise compulsion, emotional and compulsive eating, and orthorexia.

Medical and Psychiatric Care: Medical visits as recommended. Psychiatric medication evaluation and/or monitoring as needed.

Nutrition: 1. Dinner meal support 2. On-going nutrition counseling 3. Options for weekly grocery outing, culinary group, and nutrition education

Psychotherapy: 1. Individual psychotherapy 2. Couples and family therapy as appropriate 3. Group therapy, which can include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, Shame Resilience, Yoga Therapy, Wellness Group, Integrated Eating, and Art Therapy

Yoga Therapy: 1. One individual yoga therapy session 2. Weekly yoga therapy group

*IOP clients can receive psychotherapy and nutrition services from outside providers.