|Welcome to the Casa Serena Eating Disorders Program!
Our vision is to provide a safe and supportive setting for females and males who are
struggling with an Eating Disorder: Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder, and to help
them break free from the behaviors and find their own way on a path of recovery.
How We Can Help?
We offer an Adult and Teen Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs to meet the individual
needs of each client. The program includes dinner meals, and a full program of group
therapy, weekly individual therapy sessions and nutritional consultations, are all part of the
individualized treatment plan designed for each client.
Family Involvement is a vital aspect of the overall program, therefore we offer a weekly
multi-family therapy group, along with individual family sessions when needed. Friends,
co-workers and significant others are included in the group.
We also have an ongoing aftercare group for all graduates to attend for continued support.
The group meets weekly and seeks to provide support for continued recovery.
Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, we offer an intensive program with activities
designed to help each client develop new skills for coping with their life problems and to
assist them in altering self-destructive patterns that support their eating disordered
behaviors. Alternative modalities like: Expressive Arts; Yoga and Drama therapy , are used
along with process groups on Body Image; DBT Skills Group; Interpersonal Relationships ;
Living Skills groups that address Assertiveness Training; Recovery and Relapse Prevention;
Stress Reduction as well as Trauma Resolution , are valuable components of the
individualized treatment plan .
Our food program is designed to provide a variety of food experiences. We have the
practical task of shopping and preparing a meal, going out to a restaurant and even
ordering a take out meal. We offer meals that are individualized for each client and we eat
family style, with the staff included. This allows the opportunity to normalize the experience
of eating and to help decrease anxiety.
A primary goal of Casa Serena is to help each person develop healthy life-long skills for
healing, and to empower each client to make positive changes in their lives as a way to let
go of the Eating Disorder.
|I felt like I was living a secret
life. I didn't think anyone would
understand until I came here.
Thank you for understanding
and helping me to take back