Eating Disorder Recovery Adolescent Residential Care

Eating Disorder Recovery Adolescent Residential Care

We understand that it can be scary to see your child struggle with an eating disorder, but it’s important to know there is a road that leads to hope, recovery, and healing. Our residential Eating Disorder Recovery Care for adolescents ages 12 to 17 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, offers a home-like environment where we help your child take back control of their life.

Supported by our demonstrated treatment outcomes, our goal is to work together with teens to help them become nutritionally and medically stable, provide the structure and skills needed to not only face their challenges, but to rise above them. 

Led by board-certified eating disorder psychiatrists, our multidisciplinary team of professionals is focused on providing evidence-based treatment to adolescents suffering from:  

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Other types of disorder eating patterns, such as orthorexia or atypical anorexia
  • Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  • Body-focused repetitive behavioral disorders (BFRB)
  • Co-occurring OCD, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and mood disorders

If you have a child with disordered eating, Rogers' residential OCD and Anxiety Center for children can help kids ages 8 to 13 build skills for recovery.

Teens live on campus, typically for 45 to 60 days, in a separate location from our adult patients.   

A dedicated psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, behavioral specialist, therapist, dietitian, and experiential therapist helps each child:

  • Stabilize nutrition
  • Restore weight (if indicated)
  • Learn to recognize and modify unhelpful behavioral tendencies and thought patterns related to eating, body image, and exercise
  • Apply skills learned in treatment in real-life experiences

Rogers uses a range of therapeutic methods throughout treatment, including: cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy (horticultural, recreational, and art therapy), nutritional education and planning, family education through Parent University, family therapy, spiritual care, and substance use counseling.


What patients are saying about horticultural therapy

“At first I didn’t know how plants could help me in my recovery, but it did. Now I see plants as a way to express my feelings, and a way to cope with everything… Thanks for teaching me all about plants; you made me see myself in a new way.

~Adolescent Female, residential Eating Disorder Recovery
 

I really have found an enjoyment and love of plants and growing them here. I hope to keep gardening when I return home.” 

~Adolescent Female, residential Eating Disorder Recovery

Our care provides structure that is similar to a typical school day and the encouragement teens need to stick with their treatment guidelines, meet their goals, and improve their quality of life.

 

Typical schedule

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): daily 2 x per day
CBT is highly effective in helping patients make changes in their behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.

Experiential therapy: 1 to 2 times per week
Includes horticultural, recreational, and art therapy to strengthen coping skills while learning to connect and express thoughts in many ways.

Exposure and response prevention (ERP): daily 2 x per day
A component of CBT, ERP helps individuals gradually confront their fears and reduce their anxiety in a planned manner. Working through these “hierarchies” of addressing fears provides a thorough, creative approach for effective treatment

Family therapy: 1 time per week

Individualized behavioral activation: daily
Teaches your child how to take breaks and develop a healthy relationship with movement both indoors and outdoors.

Meet with dietician individually: 1 time per week

Meet with psychiatrist: 2 to 3 times per week

Meet with therapist individually: 1 time per week

Nutrition group therapy: 1 time per week
Group session facilitated by a registered dietician on nutrition. Your child will gain a basic understanding of nutritional information. Examples: why bodies need carbohydrates, the importance of fat, how to menu plan.

Pet therapy: 1 time per week

School: 1 per day, 5 times per week
Your child will meet with an education specialist who coordinates lessons with your child’s school.

Spiritual care: 1 time per week (optional)
This is an optional group therapy that offers residents the chance to explore.
 

In addition to individual sessions with the psychiatrist and other treatment team members scheduled throughout the day and week, residential care specialists are available 24 hours a day. The residential care specialists provide assistance and one-to-one support for each child to help stay compliant with treatment, set daily goals, problem solve, identify their feelings and assist with other issues that may be part of the treatment plan. 

  • Todd L. Eisenberg, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Todd L. Eisenberg, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Todd L. Eisenberg, MD, is board certified in adult psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry. He primarily works with children and adolescents with eating disorders on Rogers' Oconomowoc ...

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  • Jenifer Waite-Wollenburg, Manager of Operations, Eating Disorder Recovery Residential Care

    Jenifer Waite-Wollenburg

    Manager of Operations, Eating Disorder Recovery Residential Care

    Jenifer Waite Wollenburg, MS-ATR, is manager, operations for Eating Disorder Recovery Residential Care. She is responsible for the oversight of its daily operation. She coordinates with the ...

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Concerned your teen is struggling and could benefit from residential treatment?

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

Call 800-767-4411

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Eating Disorder Recovery Adolescent Residential Care Q&A

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