HAES is a paradigm that supports individuals adopting healthy behaviors for well being and not for weight loss/management/control.
Intuitive Eating practices empower clients to trust their body’s hunger and fullness cues, instead of using external rules and numbers that come with dieting practices, to nourish their bodies.
The Discovery Difference in treating Binge Eating Disorder is simple: Create an inclusive environment where all bodies are safe and free from judgement by staff and peers.
Everyone is able to develop skills to Intuitive Eating, each body deserves to be nourished, food should be a source of joy and pleasure, and we all should feel safe around food.
Our program is under the supervision of one of our many CEDS Supervisors and CEDRD Supervisors who each have an average of 12–15 years of experience treating eating disorders.
Understand that eating disorders come in all shapes, sizes, genders, and cultures
Promote recovery by changing behaviors associated with binge eating
Provide a safe space to help heal internalized weight stigma
Inspire clients to find their recovery voice
Judge an individuals health or eating disorder based on their body, gender or culture
Promote recovery through weight loss
Perpetuate implicit biases related to weight
Support one idea of what recovery looks like
At the Portland, OR eating disorder recovery center, clients are provided with specialized care from a team of eating disorder experts, including a therapist, dietitian, medical doctor, nurses, and psychiatrist. From the moment you walk in the door, you will have a compassionate team by your side, supporting you daily and throughout your entire treatment experience.
At Center For Discovery – Portland, OR, our outpatient program is in a safe, comfortable and spacious setting in beautiful Portland. We maintain an intimate setting where residents can receive the attention and care they deserve.
Each day is structured with various therapeutic activities all aimed towards healing and recovery. Upon entering treatment, you will be assigned an eating disorder therapist who will meet with you regularly for individual and family therapy sessions. In addition, you will work closely with a registered dietitian to develop an individualized meal plan to meet your dietary needs. Mealtimes take place in a nurturing environment, and they are always supported by dietary staff and other members of our team. The rest of the day will include a variety of evidence-based treatments, specialized therapies, and carefully designed therapeutic challenges to facilitate self-discovery and assist you with achieving your personal treatment goals. Some of these include:
The length of outpatient treatment will vary from person to person and can depend on a variety of individual factors. Some of these factors can include:
Outpatient treatment helps clients acquire the skills needed to return home so they can continue to move forward in their recovery. Once you are ready to make the transition home you will leave with a comprehensive aftercare plan and on-going support in place so that the process of healing can continue.