Our Approach

A focus on education, resiliency, and self-regulation along with distinctive features and therapy methods make for a one-of-a-kind eating disorder program.

A Treatment Model That Sets Us Apart

Eating disorder treatment at Brighten Bay is about far more than food, and our treatment methods extend far beyond group and one-on-one therapy sessions. Our patients learn the skills and methods necessary to sustain the recovery by focusing on education, resiliency, and self-regulation. Treatment is led by a well-qualified multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing assistance and support 24 hours a day. We blend proven methods like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and a focus on trauma resolution with nutrition counseling, equine therapy, psychoeducation, expressive arts, meal exposure therapy, and more to create a customized treatment plan that meets each individual’s specific needs.

Brighten Bay Difference for Eating Disorder Treatment

We work with patients to get them physically and mentally able to do the work necessary for recovery. Offering inpatient, residential, and partial-hospitalization levels of care, our professional team of psychiatrists, registered nurses, master’s-level therapists, dietitians, and other clinical staff are equipped to handle even acute cases where feeding tubes are necessary.

Our multi-pronged approach includes treatment for co-occurring disorders, staff trained in trauma work, and a focus on calming the mind to prepare patients to confront their eating disorders. Our program has many distinctive features including a unique nutrition approach, Survivors Week, cutting-edge metabolic cart, accredited academic program for those in our.

Nutrition Approach

Patients spend time in our spacious kitchens daily, planning, prepping, and serving meals. We’ve found that this type of exposure best prepares them for long-term success.

Equine Therapy

Equine therapy also allows patients to apply new knowledge in a safe environment and form authentic connections — not just with horses, but also with peers and staff.

Experts in Eating Disorder Treatment

Brighten Bay has helping countless individuals struggling with an eating disorder to find the beauty within. Our goal is full and complete recovery for all patients, returning them home with the tools and insights they need to live a healthy and fulfilling life.