Carolina House proudly serves people of all genders age 17 and older who are struggling with eating disorders and other co-occurring concerns.
At Carolina House, we effectively treat eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder, by providing evidence-based care that addresses the whole person — physically, mentally, and spiritually. Unlike other mental health conditions, eating disorders have the ability to profoundly impact a person’s physical health to such a degree that their life can be at stake. Because of this fact, Carolina House is proud to offer multiple treatment modalities to individuals battling eating disorders.
When a person comes to our center for care, their treatment needs are thoroughly assessed to determine the most appropriate course or courses of action to help that individual truly recover from their condition. Our staff of highly trained professionals is able to identify not only what type of eating disorder a person is suffering from, but also any existing co-occurring mental illnesses and other emotional strife that may have contributed to the development of the eating disorder. We then put forth every effort to ensure that all treatment needs are met during the client’s time with us.
Our treatment modalities are multidimensional and incorporate a variety of interventions aimed at treating the whole person. We believe that when an individual’s mind, body, and spirit are factored into the processes of healing and recovery, long-term wellness is the result.
Carolina House practices from a Health at Every Size perspective. HAES is woven into all that we do at Carolina House. Carolina House never focuses on weight loss and does all we can to take the focus off weight throughout treatment. We have groups that explicitly address the experience of weight stigma that people face, and ways these experiences interact with the development and maintenance of people’s eating disorders. We also explore these topics in all therapeutic settings, including introducing HAES to families in family therapy.
In addition to receiving top-notch medical care, medication management services, individual therapy sessions, and the ongoing invaluable support from our dedicated staff, our clients also benefit from several unique treatment methods that can set the stage for brighter, healthier, and happier futures. Proven to help countless individuals break free from the grips of eating disorders, the following are part of the unique treatment experience offered at Carolina House:
Understanding that our client’s primary support networks are fundamental parts of our their recovery processes, we are pleased to offer daily family therapy. Learn More.
As the basis of programming at Carolina House, DBT, or dialectical behavior therapy, is woven into the various interventions we offer. This program highlights core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance, and our staff members are trained and well-versed in this effective therapeutic approach. Learn More.
At Carolina House, we want to enhance each client’s quality of life and improve their relationship with food. Our nutrition program teaches proper nutrition, the benefits of good nutrition, and mindful eating practices. Learn More.
Yoga and Mindfulness
In order to help clients experience a healthy mind-body connection, we incorporate both yoga and mindfulness into programming. Mindfulness techniques are reinforced during yoga, and allow those who heal with us to ultimately gain a greater sense of self-awareness. Learn More.
In addition to offering clients the opportunity to express themselves creatively, our art program serves as a great medium for healing. With the support of staff, those entrusted to our care can work through emotional turmoil in a manner than is both healthy and imaginative. Learn More.
Designed to provide clients with a forum to openly discuss their feelings, offer support to one another, and receive guidance from our staff, Carolina House’s process groups permit each client to benefit from and contribute to the betterment of themselves and others in a setting that is supportive and promotes learning. Learn More.