White Pine is a multidisciplinary program that incorporates many forms of therapy to treat the individual holistically. White Pine believes that to heal from an eating disorder, the root cause needs to be unearthed from within. Individual therapy gives the client an opportunity to process through their history and learn healthy coping skills to replace disordered eating thoughts and behaviors.
White Pine offers two treatment tracks:
If a client chooses to follow one of the tracks, the treatment will be tailored to address the individual’s needs in these areas for overall healing.
By participating in the Outpatient program, the following treatment modalities and techniques are used to regain mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
• Art Therapy
• Body Image
• In Vivo Exposure Therapy
• Anger Management
• Family Systems Therapy
• HeartMath and Biofeedback
• Embodiment practices
• Couples and Family Therapy
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Intuitive Eating
• Motivational Interviewing
• Group Therapy
• Nutrition education and monitoring
• Weight monitoring
• Mindfulness practices
• Support Groups
• Solution Focused Thera
White Pine Outpatient program offers group therapy for all clients to attend. It is recommended that while clients are working with his/her individual therapist, he/she should attend the group that best fits what he/she needs for overall health and healing. Groups enable a client to learn from one another in a safe, non-threatening space and offer new perspectives while strengthening the healing process as members learn from each other’s experiences and wisdom.
Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based practice that is broken into four modules which include, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Each module is filled with coping skills to help reduce emotion intensity and create healthier behaviors for better overall functioning.
HeartMath and Biofeedback
HeartMath is an evidence-based technique that is based upon the science of heart signals which have a significant effect on brain function. The heart signals influence emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. Clients will learn HeartMath techniques to bring their mind and body in to “coherence” which is defined as increased order and harmony in his/her mind, emotions, and body for clearer decision making and lowered stress levels.
The aim of this group is to serve those clients who have been able to maintain stability and are considered in partial or full remission of disordered eating symptoms. The focus of this group is to nurture the body rather than starve it, encourage reconnection with the body’s innate signals of hunger, fullness, and food preference by following the ten principles of Intuitive Eating.
Family Therapy (Adolescents)
It can be difficult to understand and support a child that struggles with disordered eating. This group educates parents and helps to acquire that skills needed to manage their child’s eating disorder. Parents will learn how to develop strategies to manage the eating disorder and help their child to learn how to cope with difficult situations and emotions rather than using the eating disorder as a coping mechanism. Other topics include family communication, perfectionism and emotion regulation.
Gifts of Imperfection
This group is based off of Brené Brown’s book that focuses on how to overcome fear and self-consciousness and build an “imperfect life” while finding and practicing true self authenticity.