Slow down - to speed up again
Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) for athletes provides personalized treatment, whether you are stepping down from a previous residential or partial hospital program, stepping up from regular outpatient therapy, or seeking a stand-alone treatment.
What is Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment?
wherein all groups and other sessions are attended on live video (note that clients who live close to one of our 3 locations may choose to attend individual and/or family sessions in person).
An IOP is a structured, non-residential psychological treatment program which addresses disorders through a combination of group-based psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, family counseling and educational groups. A VIOP is the virtual/online version of an in-person IOP,
Who is appropriate for our Athlete VIOP Program?
High-level competitors or performers who struggle with disordered eating and who are free of safety issues (active self-harm, suicidal ideation or severely low body weight).
Our Intensive Outpatient Program Offerings
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy emphasizes acceptance and mindfulness for dealing with unpleasant thoughts, feelings or memories. It also encourages increased commitment to behaviors that uphold the client’s core values.
Exposure with Response Prevention is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that encourages you to face your fears and let obsessive thoughts occur without 'putting them right' or 'neutralizing' them with compulsions or avoidance behaviors.
A time for athletes to discuss pressures of high-level sport, loss of identity if taking a break from sport due to their life being impacted by an eating disorder, thin ideals specific to their sport, and performance anxiety.
Snack & Live/Imaginal Exposures
Types of exposures include in-vivo, electronic (using Amelia Care Virtual Reality Technology), imaginal and interoceptive.
Snack & Body Image Didactic
Clients learn to practice body neutrality and improve their relationship with exercise/movement.
Snack and Nutriton Didactic
Clients learn about nutrition myths and identify distortions surrounding food intake.