Satori House Transitional Living / Extended Care Residence
Satori House Eating Disorder Transitional Living / Extended Care Residence is a comfortable, welcoming residential home that allows for step-down, semi-structured living for those wanting to practice new living skills. When used in conjunction with the IOP or PHP programs, it can be a wonderful transition from a full residential care setting. It includes supportive meals and 24-hour supervision. On-site nurturing activities are also encouraged, such as gardening, yoga and creative arts. Additionally, Satori House guests learn a variety of life skills to help them function better in the world. These include classes on financial management, time management, interview skills, cooking classes and much more. Satori House provides a safe, healthy environment in a serene, upscale neighborhood, close to California State University Long Beach, with easy access to many freeways, public transportation, job opportunities and the beach. Satori House allows you to have some control in the timing and pace of your transition, rather than your insurance company.
Eating Disorder Day Treatment / Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
Our Eating Disorder Day Treatment program is the most intensive disorder treatment service we offer. The group meets Monday through Saturday for six to eight hours. Participants will have multiple therapeutic groups a day, will have 2 individual sessions with assigned therapist per week, as well as visits with the psychiatrist and dietitian. All meals and snacks are supported, and movement therapy such as yoga or Nia are also incorporated.
Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (EDIOP)
Our Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient program consists of 14 - 18 hours of group treatment per week, in addition to weekly individual nutrition counseling and psychotherapy. Meeting five times per week, Monday through Friday, this level of care is perfect for individuals taking their recovery seriously while maintaining “real world” responsibilities, such as school or work. Additionally, the program includes supportive community meals, plus movement and expressive therapies.
Individual Outpatient Therapy for Eating Disorders
Outpatient eating disorder treatment consists of one-on-one individual therapy sessions with a clinician specializing in eating disorder treatment. Individual therapy gives clients the opportunity to develop a trusting and respectful relationship with a professional, which is necessary to work through entrenched cognitive distortions, internal conflicts and unresolved emotional wounds. In following with our collaborative "treatment team” approach, the primary therapist will work closely with all team members, including the physician and dietician, to best monitor the client’s needs and progress. We are happy to work with an individual's existing health care team or provide referrals for all specialties.
Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders
At Shoreline, we understand the importance of nutrition therapy throughout the recovery process, and are happy to provide comprehensive and supportive nutrition counseling on-site. A registered dietitian, with extensive experience with eating disorder treatment and recovery, provides all nutrition services. Services begin with a complete client assessment, followed by an evaluation of individual nutritional needs and (if indicated) a starting point meal plan. This is provided as a tool to assist clients in developing healthy eating habits and relationships with food. Individual sessions provide a client with opportunities to discuss food-related issues, set weekly nutrition goals and receive personalized nutrition recommendations. Clients will eventually be taught to reconnect with their innate intuitive eating abilities. Please feel free to contact our Registered Dietitian with any questions regarding the nutritional components of our programs.
"Intuitive Eating" Support Group for Eating Disorders
Shoreline offers an ongoing Intuitive Eating workshop for those who want to change their relationship with food. We believe disordered eating is the mind’s disconnection from its natural ability to feel hunger and fullness, and is a learned distrust in our ability to honor what our bodies need and want. This group meets weekly and members participate in monthly community meals.
“Eating in the Light of the Moon” Group for Eating Disorders
The “Eating in the Light of the Moon” group is based on the novel written by Anita Johnston, PhD, whose approach to disordered eating is through the sharing of folktales, myths, and ancient legends. This allows women to relate to the metaphors and discover their own unique life stories. “Eating in the Light of the Moon,” teaches those struggling with disordered eating to tap into the feelings surrounding their hunger, eating patterns, and core beliefs and instead embrace their own beauty and womanhood. The group meets twice a month for book study and discussion.
Alumni/Aftercare Groups for Eating Disorder Recovery
At Shoreline, we offer a weekly therapeutic support group open only to outpatient clients. Topics include, but are not limited to, body image issues, distorted thinking, relationships and boundaries, assertiveness training, relapse prevention and more.
Multi-Family Support Workshops for Eating Disorders
A quarterly support and educational group for family and friends of individuals in recovery at Shoreline. Come learn how to best support your loved one in their recovery and share with others the anxieties and frustrations related to caring about someone with disordered eating and thinking.
Public Speaking on Eating Disorders
Shoreline's mission includes educating families, communities and the public at large about eating disorders such as anorexia & bulimia. Our staff members can discuss the signs, symptoms and risk factors of eating disorders, as well as concepts related to treatment and prevention. We can speak on these topics at a variety of venues. We also have close ties with California State University, Long Beach, providing educational support to the university's student health center, psychological services and student organizations. We are happy to provide limited clinical training for community mental health agencies, as well.