Eating Disorder Programs

Eating disorder treatment involves a comprehensive approach to address physical health, nutritional needs, and psychological issues.

Eating disorders are mental health conditions that often impact people in varying ways but are mostly characterized by abnormal eating habits and severe distress around body image. These disorders can affect a person’s physical or emotional health and ability to function in their daily activities. This can lead to low self-esteem and impact a person’s ability to connect with others.

Our team at LGTC works hard to educate our clients about the most current science in the evolving world of treatment for eating disorders. We believe it is vital that we teach and help implement essential coping skills so that our clients can best navigate their symptoms. It is our mission that our clients feel supported and validated in their care with us.

Our Eating Disorder Program is deeply rooted in principles of Health at Every Size, social justice, and an unapologetic journey to self-love. We’re here to help individuals find their voice, courage, and strength. We offer Residential Treatment Center (RTC), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) ED treatment that focuses on psychotherapy, nutrition, and medical and psychiatric services.

Three Levels of Care

Residential Program

A highly structured and supportive 24-hour treatment environment in a newly remodeled home setting in Willow Glenn, CA. This program is for adolescents ages 12-17 and adults of all genders. This program includes Group therapy, Individual therapy, a Registered Dietitian, and Treatment planning for people at a higher acuity.

Learn more about our Residential Treatment Center (RTC) program

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

This structured form of treatment is available to adults in a hybrid form, offering both in-person and virtual options. Adolescent programs are in-person at our San Jose and Burlingame clinics, six hours daily, Monday through Friday. We also offer virtual programming for adolescents for whom virtual or hybrid programming might be appropriate and for whom it is approved on a case-by-case basis.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Adult and adolescent programs are hybrid, offering both in-person and virtual options. This service is available at our San Jose and Burlingame clinics three hours per day, Monday through Friday.

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What to expect


We strive to empower our clients to create a lasting and strong recovery mindset by utilizing various evidence-based approaches. Our team of therapists is inspired to work with this population and believes that it is possible to recover from an eating disorder fully. Using the Health at Every Size approach, we work with our clients around body acceptance and body positivity, explore the possible root causes of their disorder, develop a mindfulness and self-care practice, and above all we are empowering and collaborative in our treatment approach.

Treatment includes:

  • Individual therapy at least once a week
  • Couples/family (if appropriate)
  • Group therapy daily
    • Psychoeducation and process groups


Our team of dietitians works alongside our other treatment providers from an individualized approach. They work with clients to develop a holistic, person-centered approach to sustainable eating patterns. They utilize the principles of Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, and Motivational Interviewing from a non-diet, weight-neutral perspective to help clients stabilize nutrition and normalize eating patterns. We believe all foods fit in a healthy diet and support clients in making peace with their relationship with food. 

Treatment includes:

  • At least one therapeutically supported meal and one snack daily
  • Weekly nutrition counseling 
  • Family nutrition support and education 

Medical and Psychiatric Services

We recognize that eating disorders often go hand in hand with other medical and psychiatric diagnoses. Thus, it’s necessary to treat the whole patient to allow the best chance for treating the eating disorder.

Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Medical visits are recommended, with the frequency determined on an individual basis.
  • If a patient lacks established care elsewhere, our psychiatrist will provide psychiatric medication evaluation and/or monitoring. If you do, our treatment team will collaborate with your outpatient provider.

Sample schedules

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

6 hours per day / Monday – Friday / In person only

  • 12pm Check-in and Lunch
  • 1pm Journal Group
  • 2pm Reslilience Group
  • 3pm Break
  • 3:30pm Snack
  • 4pm Self-Compassion
  • 5pm Intuitive Eating Group
  • 6pm Dinner

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

3 hours per day / Monday – Friday 

  • 3:30pm Check-in and Snack
  • 4pm Embodiment Group
  • 5pm Process Group
  • 6pm Dinner

We can help you assess if one of these programs is a good option for you.

Call us at (408) 542-0434 or complete contact form for additional information.

Easy to get started

Click the "Register Here" link below

You will be asked a series of questions that will help us understand how to support you best. This process will take about 5-10 minutes. During the registration process, we will need a picture of the front and back of your insurance card to be uploaded.

After you complete the registration, we will call you!

The patient coordinator will schedule an initial assessment appointment, usually within three business days of submitting the form. The patient care coordinator will contact you to review and verify your information and help you set up an assessment based on your needs.

Scheduling your appointment

You will be provided with a behavioral health questionnaire, which you should complete before your initial assessment appointment.