Seeds of Hope offers two outpatient eating disorder treatment programs for adults: a in-person Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at our Exton location and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), offered virtually through our Philadelphia location. PHP is a structured full-day program for those who require more support, while IOP is a half-day program that allows for more flexibility in your schedule. During your initial appointment, we will determine which level of care is right for you.

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Eating Disorders Treated at Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope treats all types of eating disorders in its outpatient programs, including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)

To learn more about eating disorders treated at Seeds of Hope, visit our Education Center.

People of all genders and gender identities are welcome at our outpatient facilities. We aim to create a safe space for all.

PHP for Eating Disorders

PHP is a full-day program for those who need structure and intensive support. Individuals in this program are medically stable but struggling to function in their daily lives. The program can last a few weeks to several months, depending on an individual’s treatment progress.

PHP Program Schedule

PHP runs Monday-Friday for 6 hours per day. View a sample weekly treatment schedule below.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am-9am Exposure Therapy / Breakfast Exposure Therapy / Breakfast Exposure Therapy / Breakfast Exposure Therapy / Breakfast Exposure Therapy / Breakfast
9am-10am Process Group Therapy Process Group Therapy Process Group Therapy Process Group Therapy Art Therapy Group
10am-11pm Nutrition Education Nutrition Education Nutrition Education Nutrition Education Nutrition Education
11am-12pm Holistic Therapy Expressive Holistic Therapy Music Therapy Art Therapy Process Group Therapy
12pm-1pm Exposure Therapy / Lunch Exposure Therapy / Lunch Exposure Therapy / Lunch Exposure Therapy / Lunch Exposure Therapy / Lunch
1pm-2pm Process Group Therapy Music Therapy Yoga Holistic Therapy Process Group Therapy
SOH PHP Schedule

PHP Treatment Methods

Partial hospitalization treatment includes:

  • Experiential meal practice twice daily and nutrition support with a registered dietitian
  • Group therapy using CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy modalities
  • Weekly individual/family therapy sessions
  • Medication management

Clients are also provided with services to help connect the mind and body, such as:

  • Restorative yoga
  • Meditation practices
  • Art therapy
  • Reiki
  • Aromatherapy

We offer a variety of therapies to nurture the mind, body and spirit connection. We believe a healthy connection between these is integral to recovery from an eating disorder.

Interested in our Partial Hospitalization Program?

IOP for Eating Disorders

Seeds of Hope also offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for those who are struggling with an eating disorder but need less support than full-day treatment. The goal of IOP is to help you develop coping skills and form healthy eating habits so you can function outside of the treatment environment.

Program Length

IOP runs Monday-Thursday for 2 hours and 15 minutes per day. Total treatment length depends on each individual’s needs and unique circumstances.

IOP Treatment Methods

Throughout the week, clients can expect a combination of the following:

  • Group therapy and process groups
  • Psychoeducation
  • Nutrition education and support
  • Meal practice
  • Medication management
  • Yoga
  • Art therapy
  • Meditation

One day a week, a nutritionist runs the group. At other times, clinicians lead group therapy and guide clients in proven techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.

Continuing Support

We offer an outpatient group once per week for clients who complete the Intensive Outpatient Program. This provides ongoing support to help maintain recovery. We can also refer clients to an outpatient provider in their area.

Admissions to Our Outpatient Eating Disorder Program

If you feel this program is right for you or a loved one, the next step is to schedule an intake appointment. Seeds of Hope accepts most private insurance, and treatment is completely confidential. Our intake team will guide you through the admissions process. Contact us to take the first step towards recovery.