Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Eating Disorder Support Groups in Raleigh, NC

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

Eating Disorder Support Group

Our group is open to all individuals seeking support in developing a healthy relationship with food and their body. We provide a space where people can come and recognize that they do not need to be alone in their struggles, and that others are going through a similar experience. This free support group allows everyone to have a safe, non-judgmental environment to help them in their journey. No registration is necessary.

Every Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm

1340 Sunday Drive, #105 | Raleigh, NC 27607

For more information on this and other free support groups from Carolina House, please contact Jenn Burnell at

*Please note that support groups will not meet on holidays

LGBTQ+ Eating Disorder Support Group

Join us for a weekly adult eating disorder support group for LGBTQ+ folks. Anyone in the LGBTQ+ community, including those questioning, is welcome to join. This will be an open-forum support group led by therapist Emmy Johnson. No registration or association with Carolina House is required.

Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

1340 Sunday Drive, #105 | Raleigh, NC 27607

Location information: This space is within an office park and is fully ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. There are two multi-stall bathrooms internal to the Carolina House space that have gendered labels on them, along with signs that indicate that anyone can use either bathroom. It is on the 26 bus line in Raleigh. Please contact Emmy at with any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs.

About Emmy: Emmy Johnson, MSW, LCSWA, (they/them), is a white, nonbinary, queer therapist who has been in the eating disorder field for about a year. They work from an anti-racist, Health At Every Size, anti-oppression framework, and strive to be open, understanding, and welcoming to all.

Family Support Group for Eating Disorders

This free open support group is available for all family members and loved ones of an individual struggling with an eating disorder. No registration is necessary.

Every Monday 5:00–6:00 PM

1340 Sunday Drive, #105 | Raleigh, NC 27607

For more information, please contact Christina Langan-Heim at

*Please note that support groups will not meet on holidays

Eating Disorder Support Group Benefits

Carolina House offers a variety of eating disorder support groups so that our clients can achieve the best recovery outcomes possible. Whether you or someone you love is struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive overeating disorder, orthorexia, or a related concern, the staff at Carolina House can help you find the eating disorder support group that is right for you.

Participating in an eating disorder support group can enrich your recovery journey in so many ways. Clients who take part in a support group can benefit from listening to the diverse perspectives of other attendees and hearing about other people’s struggles with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, or other eating disorders. This can help clients feel less alone in their own experiences with an eating disorder. Support groups are often safe spaces where participants exchange advice and ask one another questions about how to manage symptoms.

Support groups can also be highly beneficial for the families of those who are struggling with an eating disorder. Watching a loved one suffer from orthorexia, compulsive overeating disorder, anorexia nervosa, or another eating disorder can be distressing, confusing, and overwhelming for family members. Eating disorder support groups designed specifically for family members can help you gain a better understanding of the disorder your loved one is struggling with and learn healthy ways to support them. These groups also give you the opportunity to hear other families’ stories and exchange support and advice with people who are experiencing similar struggles.

Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder or you know someone who is, support groups can be a powerful tool in an individual’s recovery toolkit. At Carolina House, we offer several eating disorder support groups to help our clients build strong communities that empower them in their recovery. If you are interested in joining a support group, please contact Carolina House today. One of our knowledgeable staff members can answer any questions you might have about finding an eating disorder support group that is right for you or your family member.

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I was so happy to finally find treatment that offered me so many options to help meet and address my specific needs. The staff here really does care about each and every person that comes to get help.

– a former resident