Eating Disorders
Treatments and Services

Comprehensive Therapies for Young People with Eating Disorders

When creating the treatment plan, our team takes every aspect of a person’s life into account, including their symptoms, lifestyle/interests, medical history and developmental needs, and family dynamics and values, just to name a few.

During the first visit, a medical doctor specializing in eating disorders will provide a thorough evaluation that includes a physical exam, conversation about what brought you to the program and time to answer your questions. At the end of this visit, the doctor will recommend a treatment plan that may include inpatient or outpatient services, or both.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are available at our Burnet and Liberty campuses. They may include the following:

  • Medical treatment for the complications of weight loss or purging
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • One-on-one appointments with a dietitian
  • Personalized meal plans
  • Medicines to help with depression or anxiety

If you live more than 50 miles from Cincinnati, our team may recommend that you receive outpatient mental health services closer to home. Our team can help you find providers in your community that can help you and your family.

Inpatient Programs

Patients are admitted to an inpatient program if they need:

  • Medical stabilization due to severe malnutrition - The inpatient unit is located at the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty campus.
  • Intensive psychiatric care - Partial hospitalization and inpatient psychiatric services for the Eating Disorder Program are located on the Lindner Center of Hope campus. They are staffed by mental health professionals from Cincinnati Children’s.