Gender-Inclusive Eating Disorder Recovery Programs

Carolina House proudly serves people of all genders age 18 and older from across the country who are struggling with eating disorders and other co-occurring concerns.

Programs for Eating Disorder Recovery

Carolina House, located in North Carolina and also serving South Carolina and surrounding states, is a gender-inclusive residential treatment program for individuals age 18 and older who are suffering from 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 people of all genders can receive compassionate treatment in a supportive atmosphere. We offer LGBTQ+ programming, female programming, and male programming.

We also provide eating disorder partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for people of any gender at a separate location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Services at Carolina House Raleigh are offered up to seven days a week (hours vary by program and schedule). Both the Durham and Raleigh locations feature a complete culinary program with full kitchen access at our treatment center for eating disorders.

At Carolina House, our goal is to provide customized, gender-inclusive eating disorder treatment programs 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 clients in our eating disorder treatment programs can experience a transformation into self-nurturing expressions of living. 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 while they are in programming at our eating disorder treatment center.

When a person chooses to heal at Carolina House, they 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.

Types of Treatment for Eating Disorders

Treatment modalities within eating disorder programs 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. Eating disorder treatment within one of our center’s programs is a comprehensive experience that includes individual, group, and family therapies; yoga and mindfulness experiences; culinary and nutrition education; and art and body movement therapies. Clients at our eating disorder treatment center 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 within our eating disorder treatment programs 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 eating disorder treatment programs at Carolina House, located in North Carolina and also serving South Carolina and surrounding states. 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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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
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Carolina House offers a full continuum of comprehensive, personalized services for all genders age 18 and older.

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