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August 2014
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Everyone here is so unbelievably kind, strong, courageous, loving, and beautiful. Being alive is such a lovely gift, and you all help make it wonderful.

- An Emily Program Client

In This Issue
South Sound
Cami's Recovery
Mindful Moment

When you know better you do better. 

-Maya Angelou 


Recovery Night 

August 12, 2014  


Kristin Bunge & Julianna Gorder will speak about their own recovery journey.


Kristin grew up in rural southeastern Minnesota and attended college in Minneapolis.

Through therapy work with her emotions and past traumas, Kristin was able to accept a different identity besides 'athlete', and learned to love herself just as she is. She will attend graduate school in Nashville this fall to study counseling psychology as she hopes to one day help others through therapy.

Julianna first came to The Emily Program when she was 15, and is honored to have the opportunity to return 10 years later to share her story. She currently lives in Chicago where she is working toward her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is planning to specialize in eating disorders.  

Date: August 12

Time: 6:30-8 PM 
2265 Como Ave, lower level, St. Paul, MN 55108

Recovery Night is a night of inspiration and hope, and occurs the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This is a free event that is open to the community. 
TEP Blog Posts 

Catch up on some reading:


Connections: A Client's Story


(Video) A Client Recovery Story: Erin 


Participants Needed for Research Study: Family Perspectives on Early Eating Disorder Development


A Parent Seminar:
Does Your Child or Loved One Have an Eating Disorder?

South Sound Opening August 18!

Our office is being furnished, we are officially scheduling new appointments (call us!), and staff are finalizing the details for all our treatment programs.


The Emily Program - South Sound (Lacey, WA) will open on August 18 and we are extremely excited to become part of this community. The warmth and friendliness we've experienced from everyone we've met so far has been extraordinary.


Beginning August 18, The Emily Program - South Sound will offer outpatient eating disorder treatment to people of all ages and genders. Our experienced staff will offer:


  • Eating Disorder Assessments
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family-Based Therapy
  • Medical Services
  • Nutritional Counseling and Evaluations
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs

If you would like to schedule an appointment or refer a client, please call us at 1-888-364-5977. 


South Sound is our third outpatient location in Washington. We also have locations in Seattle and Spokane. Early next year we plan to open a 24/7 residential program in the Seattle area. Watch for more information about The Emily Program residential later this year.

A Recovery Story: Cami 

It's Work It's Hard and It's Wonderful


By Cami Applequist, a former Emily Program client in recovery


Twenty-two years ago I was a 22-year-old high achieving college student who had already studied overseas three times for a total of two and a half years and was fluent in a second language. I worked thirty hours a week and attended college classes full time while maintaining good grades. I managed to keep a large circle of friends well entertained and my nuclear and extended family happy by participating in family events at least ninety percent of the time. I was on the road to a job in marketing and advertising; to a dream life of red suits, nice cars, high pay and what I thought at the time would be happiness.

One year later I took an unintentional and quite unwelcome detour from that road. After a head on collision with clinical depression I found myself confined to my parent's house and missing work, missing classes, missing fun, unable to drive my new car to the bar where my friends' band was playing or even bathe so people could visit, unable to get out of bed or have a coherent conversation. Everyone was confused. It was very uncharacteristic of me to stay in one place or quiet for more than one hour. My grade point average dropped. I lost friends who were dear to me. My sense of self, power and control in the world was diminished to the point of wondering if I would need long term care and constant supervision.

I believe now that the detour saved me from a very sad life. I look at that "road to happiness" I was travelling and I know that I would never have ended up truly happy. I was forced to take that detour and now find myself genuinely and authentically happy. I am not in a red suit, or a fancy car and I do not have a lot of money. But I have me. Click here to read more.


Watch our blog for more inspirational stories from Cami.

Question of the Month

Each month we ask a question that relates to eating disorders, body image, or recovery. 


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