Chrysalis Center offers a Joint Commission accredited Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for patients 18 and older with all forms of eating disorders.

IOP is designed for those stepping down from higher levels of care (residential or partial hospitalization) who can live independently, but need more support as they transition out of intensive treatment. Likewise, those clients in outpatient therapy needing additional structure to their treatment course can benefit from the 3 day-a-week program which includes individual care, group therapy, and supervised meals.

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Mission Statement

Chrysalis Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program strives to offer expert level, evidence-based treatment to our clients dealing with all types of eating disorders, while also addressing co-occurring disorders. Our goal is to provide individualized care that targets every aspect of the client’s well-being in order to improve medical, nutritional, psychological, and interpersonal functioning. We seek to understand and challenge the underlying and maintaining factors of the eating disorder in order to achieve and sustain lasting recovery. It is our desire to restore hope and health to clients by empowering them to fulfill their goals, make positive changes, and prevent relapse. We believe that collaboration amongst the treatment team, clients, families, and the community will facilitate a path to successful outcomes.

Components of Treatment

  • Thorough assessment and individualized treatment planning
  • Individual therapy and nutritional counseling with eating disorder experts
  • Supportive meals facilitated by a registered dietitian
  • A variety of group therapies
  • Family or couples therapy, when indicated
  • Psychiatric care, if needed
  • Collaboration with referring providers
  • Aftercare planning with our treatment coordinator

Sample Schedule

(subject to change)

CCIOP will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3pm- 7 pm. In addition to groups, participants may also have individual sessions with a medication provider and therapist. Family sessions will be included as needed.

Monday Wednesday Thursday
3:00 PM Check In Check In Check In
3:30 PM Mindful Living Group Process Group

Nutrition Group

4:30 PM Break Break Break
4:45 PM Staying Open About Recovery (SOAR) Healing Words

Mindful Living Group

5:45 PM Break Break Break
6:00 PM Dinner Meal Group Dinner Meal Group Dinner Meal Group
6:45 PM Process & Wrap Up Process & Wrap Up Process & Wrap Up

Overview of our IOP Groups

Mindful Living: This psychoeducational group is designed around the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model, while also heavily incorporating components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through the use of lectures, experiential activities, and group discussion, clients will learn, develop, and apply the skills of distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The aim of this group is for clients to learn to live a meaningful life aligned with ones’ values, utilizing practical tools to help them overcome obstacles along the way.

Staying Open About Recovery (SOAR): This group focuses on eating disorder recovery and the challenges it presents. Improving healthy body image, increasing self-esteem, overcoming distorted thoughts and maladaptive coping, and preventing relapse are key components of the curriculum. Because recovery is an ongoing process, we believe having the support of others walking the same path is essential to forward growth and progress in living a life free of eating disordered thoughts and behaviors.

Healing Words: This group combines the therapeutic effects of specific writing methods with the healing power of connection in a support group. Participants can tell their stories in a comforting and safe space that enables them to process painful feelings and unlock the potential for growth, healing, and peace.

Nutrition Group: This group provides clients the opportunity to check in with a Registered Dietitian to review their meal plan and set goals. Nutrition education provided helps clients make food choices based on knowledge, rather than assumptions, and on facts rather than misinformation.  The group experience also helps clients process distorted thoughts about food and  body issues in a safe and productive manner.

Meal Group: The goal of meal support will include normalizing eating in a supportive environment to fuel the body with a variety of foods. It will focus on mindful eating and recognition of hunger and fullness prior, during, and after a meal. Meal support will aim to decrease negative emotions about food during and after a meal, to decrease food fears, and to increase acceptance of food variety. Meal support group is designed to improve self-confidence around self-regulated food intake and individual nutrition needs.

Process Group: This open ended group is intended to be a forum for clients to discuss their particular struggles in a safe, supportive setting.

Specialty Groups: Yoga, Lifeskills, and other groups will be conducted as available.

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