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Center for Eating Disorders, The Outlook

The Outlook at Westchester is a highly structured inpatient program designed to assist individuals with eating disorders work toward recovery. The program is designed to treat male and female adults and adolescents with eating disorders, age 13 and older, in an age-appropriate setting. It includes thorough medical and psychiatric evaluations, including psychiatric histories, family assessments, physical examinations, and psychological testing, if indicated. Therapy includes individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, accredited schooling, and therapeutic recreational activities.

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Comprehensive Therapy

Family therapy: Family members are involved throughout the course of each patient's stay, and offer support and education to make the patient's transition back home an easier one. Eating disorders can affect the whole family, especially when the patient is young, and family therapy helps support the whole family through the experience.

Accredited teaching: School-age patients meet with a certified teacher each weekday for classroom time and spend the afternoons completing homework assignments. Staff at The Outlook work closely with patients' local school districts to ensure continuity of relevant coursework.

Aftercare planning: Patients need continued support after they complete inpatient treatment. Aftercare is discussed with patients and their family members throughout each patient's hospitalization

Individualized Plans
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Tutoring keeps students on track

Clinicians create an individualized treatment and nutritional plan for each patient and engage families throughout the recovery process. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy patients are taught how to modify their eating behaviors, make the best choices, and develop healthy patterns they can use for the rest of their lives.

To assist patients in accomplishing their goals, The Outlook offers supervised meals and meal preparation activities; nutritional counseling; meal process discussions after meals; individual, group, and family therapy; pharmacotherapy; social skills training; therapeutic activities; and vocational evaluation

A Healthy Environment

As a patient progresses through the program and begins to stabilize, it may be therapeutic to utilize The Outlook's extensive landscaped grounds. Gardens, walking paths, tennis courts, a pool, and a par-three golf course are all located on the beautiful campus.

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Campus grounds offer numerous
chances for outdoor activity

The Outlook at Westchester is located in a peaceful and welcoming space that includes:

  • Separate living spaces and therapeutic programming for children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Comfortable bedrooms
  • Group rooms for larger activities such as yoga and art therapy
  • A relaxing "quiet activity" room
  • A pantry where patients participate in preparing and selecting meals
  • Bright and cheerful halls decorated with landscape and nature photography

Specialty Populations

The Outlook at Westchester has expertise in treating specialty populations, including:

Children and adolescents: Our team includes child psychiatrists with specialized training and experience in the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders. The unit features a separate living area for teens.

Boys and men: We have a particular sensitivity to the needs of boys and men with eating disorders and extensive expertise in treating them.

Patients with co-occurring illnesses: We care for individuals whose eating disorders are accompanied by other illnesses, such as anxiety and depression.

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NYP/Westchester
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
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(888) 694-5700
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