In-Person IOP | Eating Disorder Treatment | Alsana®

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This level of care provides intensive nutrition and clinical therapy, while allowing for more autonomy and self-sufficiency.Intensive outpatient treatment provides clients with a safe space where they can live independently, make their own choices, and still have the community to support and guide them through their journey of recovery.

Clients in intensive outpatient programming may choose to stay in Alsana off-campus...

apartments at an additional cost. This level of care is appropriate for clients who require more therapy than typically provided in a general outpatient setting and are able to make progress with moderate structure and support.

Flexible IOP Programming for College Students

At Alsana, we are committed to meeting the needs of our clients wherever they’re at in their process. We believe that young adults should be able to continue their education without sacrificing their recovery. To achieve this, we offer flexible IOP hours at the following locations:
  • Westlake Village, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • St. Louis, MO

Students in the area can choose 4-hour blocks from 7:00 am-7:00 pm Monday-Friday, and 7:00 am-3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays. This flexible program schedule allows young adults to receive support during the times of day they struggle the most without interrupting their school schedule.

At our  Santa Barbara location,  flexible evening IOP hours are  now available.

Clients receive meal planning, meal support, group therapy, and sessions with a therapist or dietitian on their programming days. For many students, this level of support is sufficient to stay in school and continue with their life outside of treatment.

Clients in our flexible IOP program may also participate in our free weekly virtual support group for college students that is offered only to Alsana clients.
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Unsure about your symptoms? We can help.

Our Eating Disorder Evaluator Assessment is fast, easy, and completely confidential.

With all the misinformation and Diet Culture influence out there, it’s easy to understand why many individuals and their loved ones dismiss, ignore, or misinterpret eating disorder signs and symptoms-often for so long that they actually seem healthy or “normal.” ...

Even habits that may have started as part of an honest attempt to achieve a sense of wellness can spiral out of control for years before someone realizes they need help.

This confusion poses a huge barrier to receiving life-saving care. That’s why we’re happy to offer this free resource. Complete your assessment today and find out if eating disorder care is right for you.

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Intensive outpatient treatment

As part of our intensive outpatient treatment program, clients receive:


For Families

  • Learning groups for skill and body image development
  • 1 – 2 sessions per week with their primary therapist
  • One daily monitored meal and special meal challenges (up to five days per week)
  • Art therapy and expressive therapy
  • Nutritional education
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For Individuals

  • Individual goal setting
  • One weekly individual session with a dietitian
  • Core processing groups to address underlying issues
  • Relapse prevention and boundary development
  • Educational life skills sessions
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Start the road to recovery with Alsana.