Eating Disorder Center

Eating Disorder Center

If you, or someone you love, is caught in the grasp of an eating disorder, residential care may be the most effective way to reclaim your freedom. 

Rogers Behavioral Health has been a leader in residential care for eating disorders for more than three decades. We were among the first offering this most intensive level of care and pioneered separate programming for males back in 1997. Our ability to handle complex cases, particularly with co-existing eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, is well recognized by referring providers. Our outcomes show that our eating disorders treatment works.

At the Rogers Eating Disorder Center, you’ll find a physician-led, multidisciplinary team of professionals all focused on treating adolescents (age 12-17) and adults (18 and older) with: 

  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • binge eating disorder
  • avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Other eating disorders or co-occurring conditions, with a focus on OCD and anxiety 

If you have a child with disordered eating, Rogers Child Center provides residential care to kids age 6 to 12. 

Our goal? To help you or your child become nutritionally and medically stable, provide the structure and skills needed to face your challenges, and overall, to help you or a loved one find the resilience to achieve and maintain recovery. 

We want to help.

Contact us to request a free confidential screening and learn more.

Call 800-767-4411 or use our screening request form

You, or a son or daughter, will live on campus, typically for 30 to 60 days. With separate programming for adolescents and adults, you or your child will benefit from an individualized treatment plan designed to heal physical health, mental health and self-esteem. Through a variety of activities and therapies, in group and individual settings, you’ll build skills to create positive, lasting change in the way you think and behave when it comes to food, exercise and body image. 

In addition to medical management, your or a loved one's personal care plan will include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with an emphasis on graduated exposure and response prevention (ERP), along with behavioral activation and dialectical behavior-informed skill development. 

At Rogers, experiential therapy is an integral part of all of our residential programs. A special focus at the Eating Disorder Center is horticultural therapy, where you’ll use your CBT and ERP coping skills to address your anxieties and fears as you grow, maintain and eventually prepare meals for you and your family. 

Other components of therapy at the Eating Disorder Center:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family education and family therapy 
  • Spiritual/pastoral care
  • Substance use counseling
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Learn more about specific therapies and the Rogers therapeutic approach.

A typical day at the Eating Disorder Center

We know it can be difficult to ask for help, and you may be unsure about what to expect if you do reach out. At the Eating Disorder Center, we’re here to guide you through the changes you’re motivated to make, and you’ll have around-the-clock support. The program provides the structure and encouragement you need to stick with your treatment guidelines, meet your goals and improve your quality of life. Here’s what a typical day at the Eating Disorder Center looks like:

 

Morning Afternoon Evening
Vital/weights; medications Supervised lunch; observation Supervised dinner; observation
Supervised breakfast; observation CBT-based activities, art therapy or nutrition education Goals review
Experiential therapy or CBT-based activities Supervised snack; observation Assignment work; daily living responsibilities or community outing
Supervised snack; observation School (adolescents); assignment work (adults) Supervised snack; observation
DBT-informed skills training

Eating Disorder Center team

Your caring and compassionate team of providers includes board-certified psychiatrists, a primary care provider, a clinical psychologist, social workers and counselors, behavioral specialists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, experiential therapists and more—all helping you work toward resilience and recovery.

  • Nicholas Farrell, PhD

    Clinical Supervisor, Psychology

    Psychologist Nicholas R. Farrell, PhD provides clinical consultation and supervises the work of the behavioral specialists in Rogers’ Eating Disorder Center as well as in the inpatient, partial ...

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  • Brad E. R. Smith, MD

    Medical Director, Eating Disorder Services

    Brad E. R. Smith, MD, is a full-time psychiatrist who is board-certified in adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and other ...

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  • Jenifer Waite-Wollenburg

    Clinical Services Manager, Eating Disorder Center

    Jenifer Waite Wollenburg, MS-ATR, is the manager of the Eating Disorder Center. She is responsible for the oversight of its daily operation. She coordinates with the clinical staff to make sure ...

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Eating Disorder Center setting and tour

Nestled on nine acres of prairie and woodlands, the setting for the Rogers Eating Disorder Center encourages a tranquil and healing experience. About two miles down the road from our main campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, adults and adolescents reside in separate houses on campus (16 beds for adults, and eight beds for adolescents). Comfortable treatment and living areas with semi-private bedrooms complement the home-like kitchen and dining areas. 

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Yoga Room

Computer Room

Eating Disorder Center

TV Group Room

Cafeteria

Adult Day Room

Patient Room

Classroom

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Call 800-767-4411 to request a free screening.