|Who are we? What are our Goals?
We are a group of professionals who are specialized in the treatment of Eating Disorders
and we provide a safe and supportive environment for our clients to explore their personal
issues and find ways to heal and recover from their disorder.
We believe that Eating Disorders are mufti-dimensional and multi-determined disorders
which impact the client's ability to function emotionally, physically, socially and mentally in
their day-to-day life. Many feel out of control around food and eating, and they have tried to
recover on their own, only to find that the complications from malnutrition or emotional
distress makes it impossible to do so. They need more support and individualized
guidance on their path of recovery and
Casa Serena is the answer to that need !
We have a strong focus on family involvement, offering a multi family group that meets
weekly throughout the program, as well as individual family sessions when needed. We
believe that it is often the case that the whole family needs attention for the client
to heal completely. Family can also be defined as your support system, which could be a
partner , spouse, significant other or dear friend.
We are here to provide an intensive alternative treatment for this population. Many of our
clients have been in Inpatient or Residential programs out of the area, and they find when
they return home that they need further support to reintegrate back into their lives. Our
Intensive Outpatient program can provide a step down from Inpatient care.
We also see the Intensive Program as an alternative for clients, who can't go to a residential
program because of financial or personal limitations. We are a local Bay area program, so
they don't have to leave their families or current support systems to get treatment.
We also address the needs of the student, the worker and the parent, who have children at
home during the day, but they would like an option for treatment that allows them a more
intensive focus on their recovery.
The Intensive Outpatient Program provides 2 groups per night to address the issues
related to their Eating Disorder and recovery. They also receive a dinner meal each evening
and also take part in meal outings to local area restaurants, to help them normalize their
eating patterns. The program also provides a weekly individual therapy session and
weekly dietary consultation.
If you arrive early for program there is
a comfortable place to read, write and
chat with other clients.