At Carolina House, we know that a safe and welcoming treatment environment is critical for promoting long-term success in recovery from an eating disorder. When you’re surrounded by heartfelt support in a warm and inviting space, you’ll find that it’s easier to be honest, vulnerable, and open to change.
Eating Disorder Treatment for LGBTQ-Identifying Individuals
We welcome clients of all gender identities and sexual orientations. At Carolina House, you can be yourself without fear of judgment. As part of our diverse recovery community, you’ll be surrounded by peers and professionals who will uplift and encourage you when you need it most.
Carolina House offers comprehensive services to address eating disorders and certain co-occurring mental health conditions. Individuals of any gender age 17 and above can participate in treatment at the following levels:
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
The Time for Treatment Is Now
A 2018 survey published by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) uncovered an alarming statistic. The report found that more than 50% of the LGBTQ-identifying youth they surveyed had been diagnosed with an eating disorder.
Researchers have speculated about the reasons behind this dangerous trend, but sadly, many LGBTQ-identifying youth age into adulthood without ever receiving professional treatment. These findings are deeply concerning for this vulnerable population, and they signal just how important it is for LGBTQ-identifying individuals to seek help for eating disorders as soon as possible.
Embracing a Diverse Recovery Community
Sometimes, experiencing the symptoms of an eating disorder can leave you feeling understandably alone and afraid. But by engaging with the gender-inclusive treatment program at Carolina House, you’ll gain a source of acceptance and support that will uplift and encourage you.
During your stay, you’ll have access to all the therapeutic services Carolina House has to offer, including many opportunities for individual and group therapy. Group therapy can be especially effective because it challenges feelings of isolation and allows participants to gain insights and share in the collective wisdom of their peers.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder, know that you’re not alone. Even if you’ve suffered in silence for some time, know that you can overcome your challenges with help from Carolina House. Our mission is to cultivate a safe and gender-inclusive treatment environment where diversity is celebrated.
To learn more about treatment for eating disorders at Carolina House, contact us today. Our staff is always available to answer questions, and to help you take those first important steps towards recovery.