Therapies & Services

Change, emotional growth, and personal empowerment are all by-products of our multi-faceted eating disorder treatment program.

Brighten Bay is a place where eating disorders don’t define an individual. The individual defines their treatment. Programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient. Because eating disorders often occur with other co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or trauma, we accompany group and individual therapy with other innovative treatment approaches.

Treatment as a Verb

Treatment is an active process that requires participation. As we treat women for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and other food-related disorders, we use a variety of methods, from proven therapies to experiential offerings and cutting-edge approaches, which all combine to create a comprehensive program that gets results. Change, emotional growth, and personal empowerment are all among the benefits of participating in eating disorder treatment at Brighten Bay, where we work with patients to help them develop the skills needed to make the healthy choices required for lasting recovery.

Therapy Methods

Individualized patient treatment plans employ a wide range of trusted therapies, including:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Meal Exposure Therapy
Trauma Resolution
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Exposure and Response Therapy (ERP)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Experiential Therapies

Patients also participate in experiential therapies to create a genuinely diversified therapeutic approach. As patients progress through structured experiential therapy activities at Brighten Bay , they are provided opportunities to experience successes, identify obstacles, develop improved self-esteem, and take greater responsibility for their actions. The feeling of being able to overcome challenges helps patients feel that they are capable of doing what they thought was impossible and gives them confidence over their eating disorder.

Experiential options include:

Equine Therapy
Expressive Arts
Music & Movement
Group Recreation
Creative Writing
Challenge Course

Designed for Lasting Recovery

Our intensive treatment regimen of proven best practices is designed to eliminate eating disordered behaviors, regain patient health, and get every individual on the road to recovery. Our mind-body-social-spiritual framework of care makes the best use of healing in every aspect of an individual’s life. And because our programs are designed to empower our patients, lasting changes are able to take root and grow.

Get Answers to Your Questions

If you or a loved one would like to know more about eating disorder treatment at Brighten Bay, give us a call to speak to one of our trained intake coordinators. We’re here to help.