Carolina House offers two locations for eating disorder treatment including a residential care center set in a pastoral farmhouse in Durham, North Carolina, and day treatment or intensive outpatient treatment at their center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Whichever option a patient is best suited for, he or she will benefit from Carolina House’s commitment to compassionate, expert care for eating disorders and certain co-occurring mental health conditions.
At Carolina House, patients will work to repair their mental, emotional, and physical health with the help of a multidisciplinary staff of medical and mental health professionals who understand that seeking out treatment can for an eating disorder can be a worrisome process. As such, Carolina House staff works to offer guidance, compassion, and support to each man and woman who seeks to heal at one of their centers.
Upon arrival at Carolina House, each patient will be assess to determine the best course of treatment, and will be provided with a personalized treatment plan that’s designed their specific goals for recovery. Many patients come to Carolina House who require care for a co-occurring disorder in addition to an eating disorder, and Carolina House is pleased to provide comprehensive support for mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and more.
While each patient’s plan of care will differ, he or she will have access to a variety of treatment modalities including the following:
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- 12-step interventions
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Programming at Carolina House consists of a holistic approach that it is designed to address the person’s mind, body, and spirit. Blending a traditional mix of talk and experiential therapies, all patients will have opportunities to heal in a setting that is committed to upholding the following values:
Regardless of their past experiences, the men and women who seek treatment at Carolina House will be afforded the services and support they need to realign their relationships with their bodies, to repair their relationships with food, and to nurture healthy self-esteem and self-images.
With help from a caring staff of eating disorder professionals, Carolina House patients will gain both the practical culinary skills and the emotional coping abilities to learn to nourish themselves in a healthy manner after their time in treatment comes to a close. And with weekly support groups available for program alumni in the area, Carolina House continues to promote long-term healing from eating disorders for their patients.