Eating Disorder Treatment
The journey to recovery can be difficult, especially when the need extends beyond the addiction to drugs or alcohol. Up to 50% of individuals with eating disorders have struggled with drugs or alcohol abuse. In fact, 35% of individuals who have abused or were dependent on alcohol or other drugs have eating disorders – this is 11 times greater than the general population. That’s why Recovery Centers of America at Devon established a unique outpatient program for individuals who are in recovery from addiction and currently struggle with an eating disorder.
RCA at Devon also treats patient struggling with an eating disorder and do not have a substance use disorder.
RCA’s Eating Disorder program will work in tandem with your recovery from addiction and provide a personal therapeutic plan to repair your relationship with food and your body. Whether the eating disorder proceeded or followed the addiction, new coping skills and habits for food-related anxieties will be developed.
Our eating disorders treatment program combines individualized and group therapy interventions derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Our licensed therapist and registered dietitian use their expertise in eating disorders to provide specialized treatment that supports both the eating disorder and addiction recovery process that includes:
- Meal support to reinforce healthy eating behaviors
- RCA’s registered dietitian will create a meal plan for you following a nutritional assessment.
- Individualized nutrition plans and education
- Relapse prevention
- Therapeutic Support
- Group and one-on-one therapeutic support around meals will help you by addressing specific fear foods, psychology, and how to develop a healthy relationship with food.
- Psychoeducational Seminars
- Psychoeducational seminars will help you focus on body image, relaxation, family systems, coping skills, and help you challenge any negative thinking.
- Coping skills
- Family therapy
- Trauma-informed care
Eating Disorders Are Dangerous and Need Treatment
According to a study by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), up to 20% of those diagnosed with a serious eating disorder will die from eating disorder complications. With treatment, that number drops down to 2-3%. Recovery Centers of America can help.
Recovery, whether it’s from addiction or an eating disorder, can be tough and make you feel alone. That’s why it’s so important to seek professional help that includes comprehensive medical care, therapy, and nutrition counseling.
Our eating disorder treatment includes highly individualized treatment and therapy to meet your needs in recovery, as well as meal support and psychoeducational seminars.
We know that having an eating disorder affects many aspects of your life, from the clothes you wear to the meals you make. Because of this, we provide additional support, such as grocery shopping, clothes shopping, and meal planning, to help you ease into a new routine.
The importance of support in all aspects of recovery can’t be stressed enough. As a group member, we encourage you to bring a family member, friends, or other supporters to eat dinner together and participate in group.
Eating Disorder Therapy
We realize that everyone’s needs, schedules, and obligations differ. Recovery Centers of America at Devon offers three programs: Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and General Outpatient.
Partial Hospitalization Program
5 days per week, 5 hours per day
Intensive Outpatient Program
9 hours per week (3 days, 3 hours per day) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Nights
General Outpatient Program
1-2 hours per week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Meet the team
MS, Masters of Science/Clinical Counseling, NCC, National Certified Counselor, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elyse is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in eating disorders and body image issues. Elyse started her career facilitating weekly meal support groups in the Philadelphia area and eventually advanced to Clinical Director of an eating disorder outpatient program.
Elyse has experience treating eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors at all levels of care and is a firm believer that full recovery is possible at any point in time.
Elyse came to RCA to meet the need for treating co-occurring eating disorders and addiction, as this is an underserved population. Elyse is currently running an intensive outpatient program that involves meal support, group therapy, and nutrition education for individuals struggling with a co-occurring eating disorder.
RD, Registered Dietitian, LDN, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist
Jillian Mozitis is Registered Dietitian that specializes in the recovery of eating disorders. Jillian has worked with individuals with eating disorders in the inpatient, partial, intensive outpatient, and group settings. Jillian believes in a non-diet approach with a goal of eating intuitively, nourishing the body, and optimizing nutritional health.
Jillian earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at East Stroudsburg University. After finding how much of an impact nutrition has on wellness, she decided to complete her dietetic internship through La Salle University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
Currently, Jillian is pursuing her Master’s in Social Work to provide nutrition psychotherapy. While helping individuals with eating disorders is her primary focus, Jillian also enjoys helping people with general health and wellness concerns.