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Client & Family Newsletter
March 2014
The Emily Program Medical Services
In This Issue
South Sound Opening
Support for Support People
ED and SUD
Mindful Moment

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. 

-Ivan Turgenev 

Recovery Night 

March 11, 2014 


Miranda Fessbender and Andrea Neumann will speak about their own recovery journey. 


Andrea will speak about the role of being a friend, family member, and most importantly supporter of someone who is experiencing an eating disorder. Ultimately, she will share how effective support for her loved one happened when she took care of herself too, and first. 


Miranda will share her experience with an eating disorder and maintaining her recovery through both expected and unexpected stressers. Her struggle to enter recovery was filled with many ups, downs, as well as a constant fear of what life in recovery would look like and if it was even possible. Through therapy, support of family and friends, Miranda was able to enter into recovery. Now in recovery for many years, and working as a therapist, she has found the reality of recovery to be very different than what she had perceived it to be when in the midst of her battle with an eating disorder. 

Date: March 11

Time: 6:30-8:00 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. 
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Third Seattle Area Location Opening in
South Sound in June 2014

The Emily Program will open a third Seattle area location in South Sound this June. We'll offer comprehensive outpatient services to people of all ages and genders, including: 


  • Eating Disorder Assessments
  • Individual, Group, & Family Therapy
  • Medical & Psychiatric Services
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Partial Hospitalization Program


Recent estimates show that more than 250,000 people in Washington state suffer from varying types of issues - including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating. Jillian Lampert, senior director, business and community development recently stated, "There is a need for more services than are currently available.

We believe that treatment should be accessible and conveniently located, so that it can be easily incorporated into someone's life since most people live and recover as 'outpatients'. Lampert continued, "The Emily Program is hoping to expand even more in the Pacific Northwest in the coming 18 months so that we might provide care for those still suffering."

This will be our fourth location in the Pacific Northwest. Our office is located at 673 Woodland Square Loop SE (Lacey, WA). We will begin to accept referrals and appointments for treatment at our South Sound location in April. 

Our other Washington locations include Spokane, Seattle, and Neptune Lodging -- a home-like residence for people from out of the area to stay while participating in our intensive programs.

Please contact us at (888) EMILY77 with questions or to get more information. 

Support for Support People

Getting treatment and having a strong support system at home is instrumental for individuals seeking recovery from their eating disorder. We strongly encourage families and friends to be active in their loved one's journey, but that can also come with its own set of frustrations and feelings of being overwhelmed. 


A few things that support people should know:

  • You did not cause the eating disorder.
  • Recovery takes time. Sometimes, lots of time.
  • Be patient -- with yourself and your loved one. Treatment is rarely a quick, linear path. There will be some backward motion that comes with forward motion.
  • Get support for yourself. You're not alone in this.

The Emily Program free Family and Friends support groups offer sup
port people a safe, open forum to listen and be heard -- from advice, tips, failed attempts, successes, and everything in between -- gathering with others going through a similar situation is a great way to make sure you are getting the support you need. Groups are important so you don't ever feel alone and you have people to talk to who "get it". 

Family and Friends groups are free and open to anyone who has someone in their life struggling with an eating disorder. 

We do ask that the person who is struggling does not attend these groups because they are meant for the support people only. 

Our Understanding Eating Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery and our Family & Friends groups are offered in Spokane, Seattle, Woodbury, St. Paul, and St. Louis Park. Groups are free and open to anyone in the community -- your loved one doesn't have to be receiving treatment at The Emily Program to attend. And it's drop-in based, so no need to RSVP. Click here for more information about days, times, and locations for these groups. We hope to see you there!

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Eating disorders commonly present with other issues -- anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, to name a few. Over the past few years we've been working with more and more individuals who struggle with an eating disorder and substance abuse. 


We are pleased to announce that we will expand our  programming in this area to include a Dual Diagnosis (Eating Disorder and Substance Use Disorder) Intensive Outpatient Program (DDIOP) that will start in late March at our St. Paul, MN (2265 Como Ave) location. DDIOP will run Monday through Thursday from 4:30-7:30 PM. 

The program will include:

  • Multiple eating disorder and substance use disorder groups
  • Experiential meals
  • Process group
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Holistic therapies (art and yoga)

For more information or to make a referral, please contact our Client Services Team at (651) 645-5323.

Question of the Month

Each month we'll ask a question that relates to eating disorders, body image, or recovery.  Responses may be used in a future blog post.


Our March question is: How has practicing yoga helped or impacted you on your road to recovery? 


Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us your response. Responses used in blog posts will remain anonymous unless you indicate otherwise.


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