Residential Treatment Programs

Residential Treatment

What is Residential Eating Disorder Treatment?

Residential treatment (RTC) is 24-hour care provided by state-licensed treatment centers with licensed healthcare professionals in community-based settings such as campus-based wilderness lodges, halfway houses, residential neighborhoods, and boarding schools. 

Residential treatment provides greater structure for clients, which allows them to fully focus on their recovery without the external stressors of life back home. Once clients are ready to begin practicing the skills they are learning in a “real world” setting, they will step down to a lower level of care that’s a combination of days in treatment and nights at home.

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This evaluation can help determine if you or a loved one may benefit from consulting with an eating disorder professional.

Residential Treatment at Center for Discovery

Our residential facilities are located throughout the United States and generally do not appear to be any type of treatment center from the outside; in other words, they appear as normal housing establishments. They are beautiful, serene spaces specifically designed for healing and comfort. We are renowned for our comfortable furnishings, tranquil colors and inspirational artwork.

Individuals often share a bedroom with one or two other residents and the number of individuals in one house on average can range from 5-20 or more depending on the specific program. Residential treatment centers can be separated by gender and age.

What can I Expect in Residential Treatment

Clients in residential care will have a weekly schedule of established wake up times, bedtimes, chores and mealtimes to maintain a sense of responsibility and to provide a regular daily routine.

Psychotherapy is offered in a wide variety of therapy approaches. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), yoga, nutrition education, positive coping mechanisms, relapse prevention skills and general life skills are all part of the intense program and are usually offered on a daily or weekly basis, depending on the specific treatment center. On average an individual will partake in five to six hours of therapy each day. Recovery is hard work and we ensure that clients have adequate down time to relax and reflect. 

A block of time can be designated to attend group outings as well as fitness and recreational activities (that are approved by the treatment team) or spiritual enrichment opportunities, such as church or prayer.

What Level of Care is Right for You?

Call us today at 866.482.3876 so we can learn about you and help you start your recovery journey. Our specialists will work with you to identify the appropriate level of care and location that’s right for you. We are here for you every step along the way.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

  • I was sent to [Center for Discovery], an all women's eating disorder treatment facility, and I was terrified to go. I was told I would be there for a month and would return home after that. I ended staying there for almost 3 months, and I can honestly say I am beyond thankful for my time there. I learned so much and they helped me find myself and get over my traumas and learn to cope with issues that I was having. All the staff was super helpful and had my best interest at heart. I may have not liked all of them, but I knew they wanted what was best for me. Even after my insurance run out, the therapist I was working with arranged for me to go to another center to continue my treatment because I was not ready to come home. I highly recommend getting help with Center for Discovery. They truly care!
    Rebecca S
    Alumni
  • I was at [Center for Discovery] for 6 weeks. I'm from Ohio and being so far away from home was hard. The staff made me feel super comfortable and cared for, making my stay much more manageable. The program was very individualized. They worked hard to make sure my specific needs were met and that my specific behaviors were addressed. This is a top notch facility with incredibly caring staff. Not only were the house staff wonderful, but everyone from admissions to the medical director worked hard to make sure I knew what was going on. This is a wonderful company who are true to what they say. They gave me my life back. I'm someone who has been in and out of treatment for my eating disorder and this program was by far the best. I feel so optimistic about my future. The progress I made there was life changing and I will be forever grateful. I recommend this program to anyone who is serious, willing, and ready to get better.
    Natalie F
    Alumni
  • I was surprised by my parents with the option of going to get help for my eating disorder and overall unhealthy lifestyle. I so badly wanted to get help, but was too ashamed. After talking to my mom I agreed to at least talk to someone from Center for Discoveryabout what program I would be in and what it would be like. The gal was super helpful, kind, and did not make me feel like I was the only person who suffered from what I did. She was very patient with me and overall helped out our family with the process of insurance and costs and what not. As for the actual facility I stayed at, it was a great experience.
    Rebecca S
    Alumni
  • We had our son in an acute care hospital and the social worker recommended the Center for Discovery. Before our son was discharged, my wife and I met with the staff and toured the facility. We were impressed by the staff and how the program was structured. Our son was there 6 weeks. It was a game changer and now we feel our son left with a good base of skills that he has continued to use. We now feel our son can leave a normal type life and not have to worry that he may need to live in a group home setting as an adult. We can't say enough for the help and support we received from the entire staff at the Center for Discovery. When we were considering the facility we did some reviews on line. Some weren't overly positive, but most were and we feel that it was a very positive experience for our son and our family. Even our son now admits that he learned some great skills and that his time at Center for Discovery turned his life around.
    John W
    Parent of Alumni

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