The Healthy Teen Project
Los Altos, CA 64024
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Dedicated Adolescent Eating Disorder Program with additional supportive services for Families. Treatment includes a multidisciplinary team consisting of licensed and experienced providers including Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Medical Services, and Psychiatric Medication Services
Board Certified: Yes
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 0-1 years
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE:Multidisciplinary Team in areas of Therapy, Nutritional Services, Medicine and Psychiatry. 75+ years of of expertise within multidisciplinary team
1. Every client is a unique individual who comes with his or her own unique strengths and challenges. We meet each client where they are and create an individualized plan to meet their unique needs. 2. The family is a crucial component in an adolescent’s eating disorder treatment and recovery. a. Parents can be the best support for their child. b. Parents of teens with eating disorders have been thrown into a new world that they are often struggling to navigate. We provide them with the support, encouragement and education that they need to navigate this new world. c. Our clients’ eating disorders significantly affect their siblings. We aim to provide support for siblings as well. 3. We do not work in isolation. Many of our clients have a strong support network outside of the program. We make it a priority to connect with this support network in order to make the transition into and out of the program as seamless as possible. 4. Prevention. a. Eating disorder prevention is crucial. The hope is that over time there will be less and less need for programs such as ours. b. We work closely with schools and community agencies to provide education and implement prevention programs.
I feel you can recover from an eating disorder. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are complex “Bio-Psycho-Social” diseases that require a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Among the factors that contribute to their development are a biologic pre-disposition, physiologic consequences of semi-starvation, aberrant nutritional patterns, cultural pressures, family dysfunction, psychological stressor as well as psychological make-up. Recovery is best achieved when each of these issues is addressed via individualized treatment plans.
How we define recovery: Someone who is recovered from an eating disorder is someone who is no longer engaging in eating disorder behaviors AND is successfully managing the stress and challenges of their lives with healthy coping skills
LANGUAGES: English, and will accommodate with translators to the best of our ability.
POPULATIONS SERVED:Adolescents, Families, Females, GLBT, Males.
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups, Yoga.
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Intensive Outpatient
FEES: Cash, credit cards, personal checks, accept all insurance. Will bill on behalf of patient.