Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program

Carolina House-Raleigh (PHP and IOP)
Seven days a week, 11 am to 7 pm
1340 Sunday Drive, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27607

Carolina House-Durham
Residential Treatment and PHP
Seven days a week, 24-hour care
176 Lassiter Road
Durham, NC 27713

Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

  • Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorders, and Related Issues offered to women ages 17 and up
  • Program Hours: 11am-7pm, Monday-Friday at Raleigh location; 7am-9pm hours available 7 days/week at original Carolina House facility in Durham, NC
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy framework used
  • Program will offer lunch options, dinner daily, as well as one snack daily. All participants will have the opportunity to engage in these food experiences, as well as several food experiences outside of the confined program space, including but not limited to lunch outings, “take-out” food experiences, etc.
  • Daily psycho-educational or process-oriented group therapy.
  • Weekly individual and family psychotherapy sessions with qualified and experienced therapist
  • Involvement of personal support system viewed as instrumental part of treatment
  • Multi-modal treatment approach used to support the whole person
  • Individualized treatment program
  • Affordable housing provided for non-local participants
  • Will work with faculty of universities to enable students to receive quality care they need.

Program Philosophy

The Carolina House Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program provides a safe, supportive environment for women struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorders, and related issues. The goal of Carolina House PHP/IOP is to allow women to regain independence in a life not consumed by overwhelming eating disorder thoughts and behaviors. This goal is reached through a variety of modalities, as Carolina House PHP/IOP recognizes the impact an eating disorder has on every aspect of a person’s life.

The foundation of treatment at Carolina House PHP/IOP lies within the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD. DBT is a well-researched modality of treatment show to be highly effective in the treatment of eating disorders and related issues. All Carolina House staff is trained and qualified to implement the DBT skill sets of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance with patients.

Along with thrice weekly DBT groups, PHP/IOP participants will engage in a variety of psycho-educational and process oriented groups, including: Body Image, Interpersonal Process, Nutrition Education, Culinary Group, and Relapse Prevention. Additionally, to compliment this group programming, at the original Durham PHP location, specialty experiential groups such as art therapy, yoga, and a movement therapy group are offered. Further, a weekly education group regarding the effects and treatment of eating disorders is offered.

Carolina House PHP/IOP also recognizes the importance of involving each participant’s support system. Whether this means immediate family ,roommates, significant others, or supportive friends, your therapist will ensure that they are fully involved in the treatment process by providing weekly family therapy sessions, resources for best support practices, and intensive family psycho-educational sessions.

At Carolina House PHP/IOP, we also understand the significance of a structured, supportive setting to encounter challenging food experiences. Along with providing well-trained supporting staff to aid you in these challenges, Carolina House PHP/IOP provides a variety of different opportunities to approach food in a normative way. Unique among treatment centers, Carolina House PHP/IOP provides an environment to engage interactively with meal preparation. Further, weekly restaurant outings will provide a variety of “outside world” meal experiences for participants to increase comfort in everyday situations. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity three times per week to bring in their own lunches and receive feedback from clinical staff around the nutritional completeness of these meals, process their experience preparing this meal for themselves, and gain further comfort with experiences they are likely to encounter in their daily lives.

Carolina House PHP/IOP is also aware of how difficult it can be to balance a scholastic career and the work of recovery. We provide opportunities for local students to remain engaged in their academic endeavors while simultaneously working through the recovery process. Carolina House PHP/IOP staff is willing and able to contact deans, professors, and other faculty to ensure that each participant receives the care she needs in every aspect of her life.