Recovery Program

Eating Disorder

Recovering from an eating disorder is not easy, however it IS possible. Our virtual outpatient program offers a supportive approach to recovery from the comfort of your home. Our mission is to support folks in getting access to appropriate and inclusive care from a qualified team of health care providers. 

Our Virtual outpatient Eating Disorder Program includes:

We understand that recovery looks different for everyone and there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to eating disorders. By teaming up with The Balanced Practice, you can be confident that we will provide an personalized approach that is inclusive, non-judgmental and supportive so you can feel seen and empowered through your care.

Registered Dietitians 
Registered Psychotherapists
Psychiatrist
Your family physician
Your Support System (parents/caregivers/partners)

Your team will include:

Group-based therapy is supportive for clients recovering from eating disorders. It provides a safe space to connect with others and learn recovery skills. Our group sessions, led by qualified psychotherapists, use an integrative therapeutic approach which includes:


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-Cognitive behavioural therapy
-Dialectical behavioural therapy
-Compassion Focused Therapy
-Interpersonal Therapy
-Nutrition Education and Exposure 
And more


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Meal Support

We hear you. Meal time can be a very challenging part of recovery. Which is why we will provide you support during these hard times. Every week, a registered dietitian will be leading a group meal support call to help you get through challenging meals. 

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Eating disorders impact not only the person but the family and loved ones. We help parents, caregivers and support persons through the recovery process to empower them to support their loved ones. These sessions will be a mix of education/workshop and Q&A .
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Care Coordination

The evidence is clear that an interdisciplinary approach is required to support someone through full recovery. The Balanced Practice offers an interdisciplinary approach all in one place. Coordination of care is done with ease so your care is never compromised.


Group Sessions

Parent, Caregiver, Partner Support

Individualized sessions

What to expect ?

When you are choosing recovery, you are choosing YOU. You are choosing to live, happily and freely. We are so excited and honoured to be part of that journey with you.

We know that it may seem extremely daunting and scary to begin recovery. Your eating disorder is possibly yelling at you to close this page right now. It is possibly telling you that you won't be able to do this work. We are here with you.

Recovery is possible and together we will beat your eating disorder.

We believe in a comprehensive approach that includes your doctor, a therapist and a registered dietitian to truly give you all the tools and support you need to fully recover (& avoid future relapse).

You can expect to:

have a support team who truly understands and cares for you.

work with our team for a few months. This is not a quick fix, we are here to support you to fully.

be empowered in your own care. We will listen to you and individualize everything for you.

four Stages of recovery

Stage Two: Nutrition Rehabilitation & Symptom Interruption

Stage Three:   On-going Treatment

Stage Four: Discharge Planning & Relapse Prevention

All stages include a combination of these services:

Stage one: Assessment 

MEAL SUPPORT

4

PSYCHOTHERAPY

CARE COORDINATION

6

1-4 SESSIONS/MONTH

NUTRITION COUNSELLING

1-4 SESSIONS/MONTH

GROUP SESSIONS

3

4 SESSIONS/MONTH

4 SESSIONS/MONTH

4 SESSIONS/MONTH

ON-GOING

 1 

PARENT/CAREGIVER
PARTNER SUPPORT

Please note that this program is currently private-pay.
Unfortunately, this is not covered by OHIP at this time. We do encourage anyone who is interested in having their treatment included in their provincial health insurance program to contact your Ministry of Health and/or your Member of Provincial Parliament

Note that this service will be billed under "registered dietitian" and "psychotherapist" and therefore may be covered under your health insurances.

We are here to support you.
YOU ARE NO LONGER ALONE.

We have the knowledge and experience to fully support folx in their eating disorder recovery.

 Our evidence based program combines the expertise of an interdisciplinary team to provide the highest quality of support.

 Our approach is weight inclusive, sexuality & gender affirming, trauma-informed and anti diet culture.

Because we get it.

Why work with us?

The Balanced Practice is a place where you can be seen for you are, supported without judgement and empowered with evidence based knowledge. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long is the program?

    The program is a minimum of 4 months, however the treatment plan will be personalized for you. We see that most clients need some level of treatment for an average of 6-9 months. Our goal is to support you through full recovery and prevent any future relapse. Recovery takes time, but it is worth it!

    How often do I see my team?

    Within this program, you will have one individual session/week (with RD or RP), 1 group session/week and 1 meal support session/week. As recovery progresses, appointment frequency may vary.

    Note: Everyone’s journey to recovery is different. Your treatment team will find a model that best suits your needs and supports you through recovery.

    What If I still want to lose weight?

    Weight loss is never prescribed in eating disorder recovery. Therefore, all of our services are weight neutral which means that we do not use weight as a measure of success. Although weight restoration is sometimes the goal, we focus on a person's state over their weight.

    WILL MY INFORMATION BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?

    As a registered dietitians and psychotherapists all information, personal and medical, shared with us will be kept confidential unless you consent to sharing information with 3rd party health professionals (such as your doctor).

    WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A DIAGNOSIS FOR MY EATING DISORDER?

    We do not require a diagnosis to receive help. Unfortunately in our current health care system, there are many barriers to getting a diagnosis and whether are not you have been diagnosed, your experience is valid and we are here to support. You do not need to wait to get help.

    WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE AN EATING DISORDER?

    DO YOU SEE KIDS AND TEENS?

    ARE THESE SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE?

    We do not directly take insurance. However, many insurance companies cover dietetic services as well as psychotherapy. Please speak to your insurance company to find out more about this.