Initial Diagnostic Assessment

  • A comprehensive assessment is undertaken in order to fully understand each client as an individual
  • Individualized treatment goals are derived from the assessment that take the client’s needs, struggles, and hopes into consideration
  • A collaborative approach – from the outset we work with you to move into recovery
  • Disordered Eating Assessment
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Exercise Assessment

Intensive Out Patient Program

  • Developed to meet the multiple treatment needs of individuals struggling with disordered eating.
  • The program targets the full spectrum of symptoms associated with eating disorders, body dysmorphia and compulsive exercise in women, men, adolescent girls and boys, and children.

The Intensive Eating Disorder Program includes a variety of therapeutic components designed to assist clients with:

  • Identifying the manner in which the eating disorder has impacted their lives (emotionally, psychologically, physically)
  • Exploring, processing and integrating the underlying causes of disordered eating behaviors in order to decrease them
  • Increasing a sense of safety within themselves, in relationships, and in the world without the use of self-harming behaviors
  • Giving voice to their experiences in a safe, supportive environment
  • Enhancing relational skills due to the program’s group format

Therapeutic Components

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:15pm – 8:15pm
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Art Therapy, Movement Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Group Psychotherapy
  • Nutrition/Intuitive Eating – Every IOP Session includes a Therapeutic Meal
  • Weekly Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family and/or Couples Therapy as needed
  • Weekly Individual Nutritional Counseling

Psychotherapy Services

  • Psychotherapy is the heart and soul of the recovery process
  • It’s the place where unhealthy behaviors are transformed into feelings and words
  • In the safety of the therapeutic relationship, clients have the opportunity to examine the emotions and experiences that sustain disordered eating patterns
  • Therapy promotes change and reconnection with your authentic self
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Multi-Family Groups

Movement Therapy

  • A fundamental aspect of recovery is the integration of our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical dimensions
  • Through Movement Therapy we practice becoming aware of our bodies and the sensations we experience through them
  • Goals of Movement Therapy at Zephyrus of Santa Fe:
  • To re-introduce exercise as a pleasurable experience – not just a calorie and fat burning pursuit
  • To develop one’s ability to intuitively perceive the body’s movement and fitness needs
  • To instill how to be with the body in a manner that increases self-acceptance and self-appreciation
  • To develop a body intelligence wherein we learn the ways in which our bodies hold and express our emotions

Somatic Education Group

  • Focused on educating clients on fundamental aspects of nutrition and the consequences of disordered eating
  • Led by a Licensed Nutritionist, Registered Nurse, or Exercise Physiologist
  • Topics include:
  • The Digestive System & the Digestive Process
  • The Truth about Fats, Carbs, & Protein
  • Facts & Fiction about Metabolism
  • The Body’s Response to Exercise
  • The Physical Consequences of Food Restriction, Starvation, Binging/Purging, & Yo-Yo Dieting
  • Nutritional Self-Care

Zephyrus Kitchen

Nutrition Services

  • Nutrition Therapy
  • One-on-One consultations in which a customized nutritional plan is developed
  • Expert recommendations and support aimed at normalizing eating behaviors and weight
  • Nutrition Therapy challenges the eating disordered thoughts and behaviors and replaces them with solid nutrition information and appropriate coping behaviors

Mealtime Supportive Therapy (MST)

  • Center-based meals facilitated by a licensed professional
  • Zephyrus Mealtime Supportive Therapy incorporates highly specific goals related to the nutritional, psychological, and social aspects of recovery
  • Pre-meal and Post-Meal Processing provides the support needed to return to normal eating patterns
  • Clients will have the opportunity to participate in meal preparation and clean up
  • Fear foods are introduced in a safe and encouraging manner
  • Experiential Approach – A “hands on” method that takes therapy to a more fully integrated level of exposure
  • Research consistently reveals that long-term recovery is best achieved when therapy includes ongoing opportunities to practice new behaviors in a supportive environment
  • “Doing” versus “Talking about Doing” can make all the difference
  • Meals prepared in the center’s kitchen serve to decrease the anxiety and avoidance of the kitchen environment and food preparation commonly associated with eating disorders
  • Mealtime Supportive Therapy aims to rekindle in each client a secure sense of safety and comfort around food and eating
  • Restaurant Outings are regularly scheduled throughout the program and provide an authentic “Dining Out” experience while developing important skills needed for long-term recovery


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