ED-180 Eating Disorder Treatment Programs
Dr. Jeffrey DeSarbo, a Long Island, N.Y. based Board Certified Psychiatrist and Specialist in Eating Disorder Treatment has developed a novel approach for the treatment of eating disorders.
By: Donovan Media
There are several elements that make the ED-180 outpatient program unique: the program is supervised by an onsite physician/psychiatrist, the program offers over 30 different types of therapeutic groups, course work and special activities. Meals are structured under the ED-180 Mosaic Meal Rehabilitation Program which re-trains clients to feel comfortable when eating in a variety of situations including in the dining room, at a deli, a restaurant, a buffet, and at food courts, a feature not found in other outpatient programs and only a few select residential programs.
The didactic portion of the program include such classes as Thriving in Chaos, Creating Happiness in Life, Living by a Bucket List, and A Mindful Life amongst others. Groups and courses all come with their own ED-180 workbook which supports the recovery process. The classes were all developed by Dr. DeSarbo as he has long found success in eating disorder treatment when incorporating tools that develop the entire person: mind, body and soul.
“One of the primary reason eating disorder treatment fails is because we focus too much on treatment of the eating disorder.” Dr. DeSarbo believes that in many cases a patient goes to therapy each week and is either “grilled” about ED behaviors or paralyzed in therapy as weeks turn into months and years. ED-180 courses are designed to build self-esteem and create a passion and motivation for recovery and shorten recovery time.
As a psychiatrist, Dr. DeSarbo has training in a variety of therapy styles including psychodynamic, CBT, and existential therapy. The ED-180 therapy groups and Mosaic Meal Rehabilitation program have a foundation in traditional CBT while the courses are based in existentialism. “An existential approach has clients finding self-discovery to some very important questions in life such as ‘what is the purpose of your life?’” states Dr. DeSarbo. Existential influences are apparent throughout the offices as in the waiting rooms where gold letters above the fish aquarium read, “The essentials things in life are things the eye cannot see.”
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As a psychiatrist, Dr. DeSarbo has training in a variety of therapy styles including psychodynamic, CBT, and existential therapy.