Our Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Carolina House is a residential treatment program for women, ages 17 and above, who are dealing with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, or another type of eating disorder. Housed in a beautiful craftsman-style farmhouse on 10 acres of serene forest land in Durham, North Carolina, Carolina House is a nurturing environment where women can receive compassionate care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in a supportive atmosphere of dignity and respect.

We also provide partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for men and women, ages 17 and above, at a separate location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Services at Carolina House Raleigh are offered five days a week, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both the Durham and Raleigh locations feature a complete culinary program with full kitchen access.

At Carolina House, our goal is to provide customized eating disorder treatment to men and women in a safe, home-like environment using a structured, multifaceted treatment approach that is delivered by highly trained and experienced staff. We place an emphasis on self-exploration so that our clients can experience a transformation into self-nurturing expressions of living, and we seek to treat the whole person and promote the development of strong, life-long emotional and behavioral skills that honor a person’s unique situation.

When a person chooses to heal at Carolina House, he or she will work in close collaboration with a wide range of experienced professionals, including a staff psychiatrist, an internal medicine physician, a medical director, registered nurses, licensed therapists, registered dietitians, a professional culinary team, an art therapist, a yoga/mindfulness instructor, a body movement therapist, and residential client assistants. Our treatment team features several highly-trained clinical specialists who possess specific expertise in several areas that are relevant to our clients’ needs including spirituality, grief and loss, trauma, co-dependence, expressive art therapy, and relapse prevention.

Treatment modalities at Carolina House include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), principles of the 12-Step recovery philosophy, and trauma therapy. Treatment is a comprehensive experience that includes individual, group, and family therapy, yoga and mindfulness experiences, culinary and nutrition education, and art and body movement therapies. Clients also participate in a variety of supervised group outings including creativity groups, community service, group-building activities, and several opportunities for experiences with food in a real-world setting. Food-related therapeutic activities include menu planning, restaurant outings, mindfulness snacks, nutrition education groups, meal preparation groups, and educational food shopping experiences, individual sessions with registered dietitians, and a culinary group that is led by experienced chefs.

For more information about Carolina House, or to get answers to any specific questions you may have about our program, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our friendly and informative staff members look forward to helping you determine if Carolina House is the perfect place for yourself or someone you care about.

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