Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Castlewood offers an eating disorder Intensive Outpatient Program in Monterey, California, Birmingham, Alabama, and in St. Louis, Missouri. Our St. Louis based Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for clients living in the St. Louis area, needing more structure than individual outpatient therapy can provide.

Our IOP may also be appropriate for the client who is transitioning back to life, work, or school, after treatment in a higher level of care, such as Residential or Partial Hospitalization. Castlewood provides intensive outpatient treatment to clients with all types of eating disorders, as well co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, trauma, and depression. Our IOP accepts both men and women, ages 16 and older.

Our St. Louis Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program

Our specialized eating disorder intensive outpatient program is part of the transitional continuum of care necessary for long-term recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified).

Castlewood’s IOP program consists of group and individual therapy up to seven days per week. The number of days of programming and times are flexible. This flexibility allows clients to resume their daily activities and work/school commitments, but still receive the support and treatment necessary to continue the recovery process. We also incorporate a level system which allows clients to monitor progress, achieve goals and have access to group therapy that best meets the needs of their current struggles.

Resuming normal activities following more intensive levels of treatment often brings more exposure to stressors and situations that affected the eating disorder before residential treatment. Clients are actively using relapse prevention skills and techniques, and IOP provides a safe, supportive place to process these daily successes and concerns. To make sure that clients are prepared to work independently on the weekends, Friday IOP programming includes active discussion and planning for personal weekend activities that may include social outings or food related events. Monday sessions provide a special therapeutic check-in, to see how the weekend went for each individual client.

Therapy Components of Castlewood’s IOP

IOP creates an individualized care plan designed to meet the unique needs of each client. Care plans are designed to maintain the forward progress of recovery, while encouraging and supporting the increased autonomy and self-reliance of each client. Peer support and socialization are important parts of each customized care plan.

Some important therapy areas provided in our eating disorder intensive outpatient program include:

  • Eating disorder core groups for skill development and body image related issues
  • Goal setting
  • Individual sessions with personal therapist (to address both eating disorders and any co-occurring issues)
  • Monitored dinner and special meal challenges
  • Processing groups
  • Art therapy and expressive movement therapy
  • Addiction behaviors therapy
  • Relationship development
  • Relapse prevention and boundary development
  • Nutritional education
  • Educational life skills sessions

>>Please take a look at a recent eating disorder Intensive Outpatient Program schedule to see just how comprehensive and diverse IOP is at Castlewood.

Castlewood offers IOP at our outpatient services treatment facility, located in Fenton, Missouri. This comfortable environment provides a supportive therapeutic atmosphere, staffed by expert and experienced therapists and dietitians. We are committed to help clients achieve a full and lasting recovery.

Castlewood Outpatient Services:

1855 Bowles Ave Suite 210

Fenton, MO 63026

For more information. please call 877.628.1193.

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