Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program For Adolescents

Intensive Outpatient Care For Adults With Eating Disorders

I know I will have bad days but also believe I have the tools to get through them.
Former Patient

Experiencing Life and Recovery with Support

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) incorporates key aspects of the Maudsley Method, a family-based treatment that has been researched and shown to be the most effective treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. Family-based treatment views families as an invaluable resource in treatment because they are uniquely positioned to provide the support and supervision necessary to combat this life threatening disease. Parents are temporarily put in charge of all aspects of eating in order to interrupt eating disorder behaviors that are threatening the health and well-being of their child. The treatment seeks to respect the adolescent’s opinions and experience, but refuses to let this devastating illness continue to control their lives.


  • Female and male, 12-17 years of age and their families
  • Medically stable


  • Reestablish parents’ authority in the family in all areas that relate to food(meal planning, shopping, and eating expectations)
  • Reduce other eating disordered behaviors (binging, purging, over-exercising, etc.)
  • Emphasize weight restoration/stabilization

Treatment Includes:

  • Case management
  • Meal plan guidance
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Supervision of one therapeutic meal and one snack per evening
  • Maudsley Method – the most effective treatment for adolescents with eating disorders

Treatment Team Includes:

  • Psychologist
  • Social workers
  • Mental health counselors

Groups Include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Process
  • Nutrition Education
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Body Image
  • Relapse prevention

Support for families includes:

  • Intensive education
  • Family therapy
  • Coached meals
  • Support groups

Program Hours:

3 days per week/3 hours per day


60 Hope Avenue, Apt. 121
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-647-6700

335 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: 508-796-5797

150 Grossman Drive, Suite 404
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-380-0695

2 Corporation Way, Suite 260
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-531-2904

2400 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 203
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone: 860-533-4672

Admissions Department:

Phone: 781-647-6727, Fax: 781-647-6752

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