Treatment Philosophy and Approach
At Thrive Waco, we embrace and implement a synergistic and all-encompassing approach to specialized eating disorder treatment. We believe this offers an invaluable treatment experience for patients and a unique resource to our community.
COLLABORATIVE, COMMUNITY-DRIVEN CARE
Eating disorders are complex and often involve co-occurring conditions, so effective treatment requires an integrated care model that encompasses all aspects of well-being. Our multidisciplinary team includes:
Our clinicians work hand-in-hand with one another and partner with patients to approach treatment from all angles and encourage whole healing.
Additionally, we are closely connected with trusted providers in our care community of central Texas, such as Baylor University’s Counseling Center. For the convenience of university students who are in our care, we offer transportation assistance between the campus and our clinic. Eating disorders are serious conditions that demand specialized care, and we are committed to going above and beyond to remove any barriers to treatment whenever possible.
INTENTIONALLY ADAPTIVE AND EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT
Just as no two people are exactly the same, no group of program participants is alike either. Simply put, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach to recovery.
At Thrive Waco, we thoughtfully tailor treatment to each patient as a unique individual and also intentionally adapt our programming to cater to group dynamics at any given time. Unlike other eating disorder treatment programs which have a set curriculum, our content and focus continually evolve to meet the needs and goals of our patients at all times.
While our experienced therapists offer high-quality individual and group therapy that is rooted in evidence-based modalities and interventions such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to name a few, we believe in providing the right treatment at the right time for the right clients.
EFFECTIVE TREATMENT IS INCLUSIVE
The road to recovery from an eating disorder is not linear, which can be challenging for individuals and their loved ones alike. Many individuals suffering from eating disorders also struggle to find others who understand their experience and “speak the same language.” This can also be true for their parents, partners, and others within one’s inner circle.
A primary benefit of group therapy and support groups is the ability to connect with and receive support from others with lived experience. Having a strong support system can significantly promote one’s progress on the path to healing and empower those around them as well. Therefore, we weave both group therapy and support groups into the fabric of our treatment approach. Carers are encouraged to be involved in their loved one’s treatment and are invited to join our free weekly support group to deepen their own understanding and develop skills to support their loved ones.
A Place to Grow
For more information about Thrive Wellness, please reach out. We’ll connect you with the care you need.