Friday, January 23, 2009

Announcement: Cedar Springs Austin Opens!

*sent on behalf of Cedar Springs Austin

We are pleased to announce the opening of Cedar Springs Austin. Cedar Springs Austin is a treatment center specializing in the care of anorexia, bulimia and related eating disorders affecting males and females from adolescence through adulthood. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care in a professional, warm, safe, and supportive environment. On our staff are leaders in the eating disorders field who are dedicated not only to expert treatment, but also to teaching and research contributions, as well as advocacy for those affected.

We recognize that the move from outpatient care to something more intensive is a major event for all parties involved. Many questions and concerns arise for the individual seeking treatment, for the loved ones connected to that person, and for the professionals who are making the recommendation for such treatment. We welcome and are eager to address any questions you may have in this regard. Enclosed, please find a program brochure with additional information. We are committed to collaborating with our patients’ “home” treatment teams and assisting in the smooth transition to after-care.

Levels of Care
1. 10 Hour Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP); 9:30am-7:30pm, Monday through Saturday.
2. 6 Hour PHP; 9:30am-3:30pm, Monday through Saturday.
3. Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP); 3:30pm-7:30pm, Mon, Wed, & Thurs, including a brief individual check-in with a therapist and dietitian weekly, allowing these patients to continue with their outpatient team for primary care.
* Residential Treatment Program will be opening in the near future at our Dripping Springs location.

Specialized Program Components
· Small patient to staff ratio allowing for individualized and comprehensive care.
· A high level of individual care addressing therapeutic, dietary, and medical needs.
· On-site medical monitoring from a physician specializing in eating disorders who can provide intravenous rehydration when necessary, perform EKGs, and draw lab work on an as needed basis.
· Unique group programming including educational groups on medical issues related to eating disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, family programming, nutrition education, meal outings, cooking, grocery shopping, movement therapy, yoga, art therapy, mindfulness training, community outings and challenges, and exercise retraining.
· Tailored treatment approach for athletes with eating disorders.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 877-755-2244 or 512-732-2400 with any questions you may have about our programs.

Thank you for consideration. We look forward to working with you.

Edward P. Tyson, M.D. ~ Medical Director

Tammy Corrales, M.A., LPC ~ Clinical Director

Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RD, LD ~ Clinical Nutrition Coordinator

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