Typical Day at Carolina House

Carolina House proudly serves people of all genders age 17 and older who are struggling with eating disorders and other co-occurring concerns.

Typical Day

A typical day at Carolina House varies depending on the needs of the individual client. Most days begin around 6:30 a.m. when clients meet with one of our caring 24-hour nursing staff to assess vital signs and address any medical concerns. After breakfast, which is prepared by our culinary staff, clients who have received clearance from our medical and clinical teams may take a walk near the 10 acres of forest surrounding our farmhouse or engage in another approved activity.

Clients will begin a full day of individual and group therapies, lectures, activities, and meetings. In addition to individual and family therapy sessions, clients participate in a wide range of therapy groups addressing topics such as body image, coping skills, interpersonal effectiveness, spirituality, and many others. To assist in the recovery and healing process, clients have one hour of nap or rest time daily.

Our Eating Disorder Program

At Carolina House, clients prepare and eat meals together with supervision, often using fresh ingredients from their own garden. In culinary group, which is led by our full-time chef, clients also learn how to grocery shop and prepare meals according to their nutritionist-prescribed meal plan.

On weekends, after a morning therapy group, clients enjoy supervised group outings to nearby attractions and other leisure activities. Visiting hours are on Sunday afternoons, and we make every effort to accommodate clients’ diverse religious practices.

In the evenings, clients have free time for focused recovery work. They may prefer to interact with others or spend some quiet time reflecting on the work they’ve done in therapy.

Therapy Groups

  • Process group
  • DBT group (dialectical behavior therapy)
  • Art therapy
  • Food and Feelings
  • Body image group
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Yoga and mindfulness group
  • Culinary group
  • Community meetings

Outings & Activities

Experiential activities may include:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Restaurant challenges
  • Body movement

From my first call inquiring about getting help I found the staff at Carolina House to be super helpful, informative, and understanding.

– a former resident
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