Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (EDIOP) for Teens

Our Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program for teens is one of the most unique IOPs available and is known for its diversity and inclusiveness, as well as for its thoroughness and its ability to help not only the individual young person, but also the entire family system.

Teens struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, or any other form of eating disorder can learn healthy ways to process seemingly overpowering emotions, and also how to integrate these skills into their everyday lives with family and friends.

Our teen IOP is not solely for young people struggling with food, weight and body issues, though; the program has shown to be extremely beneficial for young people struggling with anxiety and/or depression.

Our teen IOP welcomes all genders and is for people from 12 – 18 years of age.

Family Involvement

We are proud of our family component that coincides with our teen IOP. We have found that younger patients experience higher levels of long-term success when family members are learning and growing along with them. Therefore, our family component is a required part of our teen IOP.

What to Expect

Healthy Futures’ Eating Disorders IOP includes nutrition education, meal planning, group therapy, family education and support, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training.

A psychosocial assessment and written medical permission from your physician is required to participate in our Eating Disorder IOPs and Emotional Eating IOP. We also require individual therapy and work with a nutrition expert.

All of our staff are Masters Level Professionals or higher, and all have had experience helping others in eating disorder and mental health programs. We have a dietitian, psychologist, social worker, counselor, and exercise specialist to help. We also have supervised, graduate-level student counselors who help with some of our programming.

Program Schedule

Sessions meet two to three times per week. Session frequency will be determined at our comprehensive assessment process. Available times include:

  • Monday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4:30 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Call us at (480) 451-8500 to ask questions or to get started.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I am a good candidate for an IOP?

Our comprehensive mental health assessment will guide us in determining whether our program is a best fit, or whether a different level of treatment might be most helpful. It all begins with an easy phone call to (480) 451-8500.

Is an Eating Disorder IOP covered by insurance?

Insurance plans vary greatly, but generally speaking, if your health insurance includes coverage for mental health, it likely will cover our IOP. Our administrative staff are experts at helping you understand your coverage and are happy to answer your insurance questions.

What insurances does Healthy Futures accept?

We accept all major commercial insurances for eating disorder IOPs. We also accept some insurance plans for our General Mental Health IOP. We also accept BlueCross/BlueShield Arizona and Aetna for individual counseling and nutrition services.

Should I talk with a loved one who I believe may have an eating disorder?

Yes, you can talk to them. Wait for a time when they are not in the middle of a struggle. Ask them if you can honestly share your concern with them and let them know you are coming from a place of concern, and not wanting to change them. You could say, “I’ve noticed some changes in your behaviors. Are you struggling in some way? If so, how can I help?”

Where is Healthy Futures Located?

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