We are here to help you heal from disordered eating
Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
Our adult IOP program is offered in person and virtually for California residents. Our 8- to 12 week program meets 3 evenings a week M/W/Thurs from 6:30pm to 9pm. This convenient schedule is designed for those who work or go to school. Our program is a gentle combination of small group therapy, individual therapy and nutritional counseling. The program is intentionally small, capping enrollment at 6 people creating a safe and intimate setting in which to heal. At Woodleaf, you will find strong connections with others, gain valuable tools, insight and emotional support while still living your life.
We provide a free 20 minutes phone consultation to offer support and answer your questions. We can also check your insurance coverage upon request. We accept most insurance plans, which often fully cover the cost of treatment: Cigna, UBH, UHC, Aetna, Value Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan, MHN, Kaiser and more.
Woodleaf’s philosophy is one of hope, harm reduction and self-compassion. We believe you can fully heal from an eating disorder, no matter how severe or how long you’ve had the disorder. Disordered eating arises from a variety of social, cultural, environmental and interpersonal issues. We see eating disorders as a coping strategy, something that is learned and can be unlearned.
Eating disorders are adaptive in nature, often arising when individuals cannot find other ways to self-soothe and express or manage their emotions. At Woodleaf, we treat more than just your symptoms by addressing the longstanding, underlying issues that have prompted your disorder, vital to your long-term remission. Healing involves learning new ways to manage the self, developing the ability to attend to internal needs and, most importantly, creating space for self-compassion. The result is increased self-esteem, interruption and elimination of destructive eating patterns and strategies to help learn to accept and love yourself again.
Unlike many other centers our staff are fully licensed, seasoned eating disorder specialists who have been working together for years. This seasoned and stable staff atmosphere accelerates the healing process. Our clinicians use an effective combination of DBT, psychodynamic, Internal family systems, cognitive/behavioral interventions and interpersonal psychotherapy. We know eating disorder recovery is an individual process so modify our interventions to meet your needs. We tailor treatment approaches to each individual while staying attuned to the latest research in treatment modalities and approaches.
Your relationship with your providers during your recovery journey is important. Many of our therapists have private practices so you can stay connected with them even after graduating from the program. We encourage our graduates to stay in touch with us, whether it’s for referrals, to reconnect to recovery or to check in.
Our nutritional counselors use a gentle, holistic approach and our licensed dietitians provide extensive education and support to help you find nutritional balance in your life. We meet you where you are with food and provide a safe, compassionate setting in which you can learn and heal. We will teach you to eat in a balanced way, at your own pace, while helping you to work through the emotional imbalance at the root of your eating disorder. The result is a normalized eating pattern, finding the weight you were meant to be.