Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
It’s a common misconception that clients at an eating disorder treatment center are simply sent home after the completion of a residential treatment program. The best treatment centers offer various levels of care to ease clients back into eventually living independently. The most common option for continued treatment after a residential program is a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which we offer at Aster Springs.
PHPs are essential in any eating disorder treatment plan as they offer a step down in care from more intensive residential treatment options. Available to adults and adolescents of all genders, ages 12 and older (may vary by location), our PHP allows clients to attend programming during the day and prepare meals and engage in learned skills in the evening. There are a number of housing options available nearby for clients while they’re in the program.
What Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Entails
Our PHP offers customized treatment that’s focused on helping each client achieve their recovery goals related to their eating disorder symptoms. We offer a unique environment that meets each person where they are in an atmosphere of openness and acceptance without judgment. We also focus on addressing the underlying issues and supporting long-term recovery with a combination of a unique step-down approach and multidisciplinary therapies.
The most significant benefit of our PHP is that clients have access to the guidance and security of treatment while they learn to make decisions for themselves. Rather than being thrust back into the real world, we help our clients gradually take steps toward independence when they move from our residential treatment to our PHP. Our PHP treatment includes six hours of group therapy, five days a week, and family therapy is scheduled as appropriate. Clients participating in our PHP have a number of housing options available nearby.