Farrington Specialty Counseling Inc. offers a 8-week open Eating Disorder Specific Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Our specialized treatment team consists of our Founder and Executive Director, Brooke Farrington, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Bethany Pruitt, our IOP Director, Dr. Shiela Irick, Board Certified Psychiatrist, and Ann Reidenbach, Registered Dietitian.
The program runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Each group member will be recommended to a minimum of an 8 week stay in the program.
Group sessions include nutrition counseling, daily snacks, snack and meal challenge outings, daily therapy groups utilizing many topics and techniques, including experiential, that will be tailored to meet the needs of the group. IOP also consists of a Family Day held on periodic Mondays from 12:30pm - 6:30pm, which will include education on eating disorders and an opportunity for clients and loved ones to communicate in a safe, objective environment.
Individuals who are appropriate for the program are any gender 14 years and older who display signs of an eating disorder and body image disturbances. Each individual will need a full assessment provided by Brooke Farrington, LCSW, CEDS-S or Bethany Pruitt, LCSW, RYT-200, to determine level of care and appropriateness for the group. Each member of the group will also need to complete a psychiatric assessment with Dr. Irick (office: 317-843-9922) and a nutrition assessment with Ann Reidenbach (office: 260-433-3877).
If you know of anyone who you feel is in need of specialized treatment, please contact Brenda Jordan, our Admissions Coordinator, at 260-358-7180 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to schedule an assessment.