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The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, located in the beautiful suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, offers comprehensive, individualized care for eating disorders. Under the leadership of Harry Brandt, M.D. and Steven Crawford, M.D., The Center has remained a national leader in evidence-based treatment since 1989 and offers a full continuum of care not found anywhere else in the region.

Sheppard Pratt Front of BuildingOur treatment philosophy is guided by research and best-practices which means our program is firmly rooted in evidence-based treatments including nutritional rehabilitation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), family-based treatment (FBT) and collaboration with caregivers and families.

For Support Call: (410) 938-5252

Diverse Patients & Age-Specific Programming

Despite persisting myths, eating disorders don’t discriminate based on age, gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. That’s why we provide state-of-the-art treatment for females and males of all ages.

Our highly experienced staff is skilled in treating diverse patients with a wide range of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), body dysmorphic disorder and other specified feeding and eating disorders.

In addition to extensive individual, group and family therapies, patients benefit from close medical monitoring, nutritional counseling and meal support as well as expressive arts and occupational therapy groups. These opportunities include art therapy, yoga, and even seasonal horticulture groups.

Comprehensive Continuum of Care

Sheppard Pratt Group RoomOne of The Center’s greatest assets is its continuum of care.  A full range of complementary programs provide varying levels of structure and age-specific support.  This allows patients to enter treatment at a level that matches their specific needs and then step-down gradually as they progress through recovery.

For Support Call: (410) 938-5252

Levels of Care include:

  • Child & Adolescent Inpatient  Program (24-hour care; Ages 15 and under)
  • Adult & Older Adolescent Inpatient Program (24-hour care; Ages 16 and up)
  • Partial Hospital Programs (12 hours/day, 7 days/week)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (Mon through Thurs Evenings)
  • Comprehensive Outpatient Services
  • Free Support Groups and Collaborative Care Workshops for families

Treatment is provided by multi-disciplinary teams led by board-certified psychiatrists and comprised of psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, registered dietitians, art therapists, occupational therapists and skilled nurses.

Specialty Treatment Tracks for Dual Diagnoses

Sheppard Pratt Waiting AreaIt’s common for individuals with eating disorders to struggle with co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders. Our programs address these issues concurrently with the eating disorder to promote holistic recovery.  Additional specialized treatment tracks provide focused support for individuals with co-occurring trauma and/or substance abuse disorders.

Strong Support System

A strong support system is an integral part of recovery. We can help.

Sheppard Pratt Group RoomWhether you have an eating disorder yourself, or you’re caring for a loved one in recovery, good support is essential. It can be helpful to hear from other people who’ve been through it and understand. Participating in support groups and utilizing recovery-focused resources is an empowering and valuable experience. Benefits include: 1) Education about eating disorders and recovery, 2) Comfort in knowing that you are not alone, 3) Relief from isolation, 4) Stories of hope and reminders that recovery is possible, 5) A safe place to share your own struggles and successes, and 6) Ongoing encouragement when you need it most.

The Center for Eating Disorders is committed to providing the following support groups FREE OF CHARGE to our patients, their friends/family, and the community-at-large.

  • Weekly Eating Disorder Support Group is open to all individuals with eating disorders as well as support people.
  • Collaborative Care Workshops incorporate support, education and skills training for caregivers to help facilitate successful treatment transitions, aid in relapse prevention and promote recovery-focused communication.
  • Family Psychoeducation & Support Group for families of patients currently in our higher levels of care.

Seeking help early is best…but it’s never too late to recover

At The Center for Eating Disorders we believe it’s never too late to begin to heal. We also know seeking treatment can be difficult so we’ve developed an evaluation process that is private, easy to initiate and facilitated by licensed clinicians. We also work with a long list of insurance providers to ensure more individuals and families have access to quality treatment.

Call us today at (410) 938-5252 to complete a confidential phone assessment and start on the road to recovery. 

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