Philosophy of Treatment

/Philosophy of Treatment
Philosophy of Treatment 2017-06-26T19:40:39+00:00

At White Stone Recovery Center we believe it is necessary for eating disorder, self-harm, substance abuse or other life-threatening behaviors to decrease for life to become manageable. However, symptom reduction alone is not enough to create long-lasting recovery. Our gender-specific programs offer a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can gain insight and address the underlying wounds that drive harmful behaviors. We know that letting go of old patterns of behavior creates distress, and we strive to give our clients the guidance and support to move through this unavoidable discomfort as they heal.

Individualized Treatment

We know that each client is unique and responds differently to varying therapies. The clinical team at White Stone Recovery Center and the client collaboratively create a plan of care tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of the individual, by using one or more of the following modalities:

  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy and Response Prevention (ET/RP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Attachment and Psychodynamic-Based Therapies
  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT)
  • Experiential Therapies
  • Mind-Body Therapies
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Eating disorders are often accompanied by other challenges that we treat, including but not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Social Phobia
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Goals of White Stone Recovery Center

White Stone Recovery Center will make every effort to achieve the following goals:

  • Help you better understand the psychological, social, environmental, biological, and spiritual components of your eating disorder
  • Learn healthy nutritional practices and tools to manage eating disordered behaviors
  • Effectively treat medical and psychiatric conditions
  • Gain insight and work towards healing underlying issues
  • Develop short term goals to work on in treatment, and long term goals including an aftercare plan to continue working on after PHP and/or IOP

To accomplish this we use individual, group, marital, and family therapies.

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provide treatment for females ages 18 and up suffering from an eating disorder and is designed to provide medical, pharmacological, psychological, and nutritional treatment in a supportive environment for those that have been recently discharged from a higher level of care or for those who are able to maintain and increase functioning. Dietitians, psychotherapists, or physicians sometimes refer people coming into the program.

Treatment Outcomes

We are happy to report that in the past year, 88 to 92 percent of those in our IOP or PHP program achieved improvements in their quality of life as measured by the eating disorder quality of life measure. Also, approximately 70 percent of those in our program had improvements in body image concerns as measured by the body shape questionnaire, an area that is considered one of the most hard to treat parts of an eating disorder.

We are also happy to report that almost 100 percent of those in our program were satisfied with their treatment and had stated they would recommend our program to a friend or return to our program if further care was needed.