The Emily Program – St. Paul


Founded in 1993, The Emily Program – St Paul helps people of all ages and genders who struggle with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and related mental health and body image issues throughout Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. We understand the tangled complexities of eating disorders, often from personal experiences. We know recovery is possible.

Residential BuildingThe Emily Program – St Paul is affiliated with the world-renowned University of Minnesota Medical School and our clinicians are involved in cutting edge research on eating disorder diagnosis, intervention, and outcomes. Outstanding leaders in the field, our clinical and research team will continue to develop and draw upon the most up-to-date and proven methods of treatment, providing The Emily Program clients with the best in eating disorder care.

Our multidisciplinary team personalizes a comprehensive treatment for each client. Discover the compassionate, evidence-based practices and services available:

  • Eating Disorder Assessments
  • Individual & Group Therapy
  • Family-Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Psychiatric and Medical Services
  • Nutritional Evaluation and Counseling
  • Partial Day/Intensive Day and Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Therapeutic Meals and Experiential Cooking Groups
  • Holistic Services Including Yoga & Art Therapy
  • Partial plus Lodging
  • Residential Treatment

Minnesota locations: Duluth, St. Louis Park, & St. Paul
Washington locations: Seattle, South Sound (Lacey) & Spokane
Ohio location: Beachwood (Cleveland), Columbus
Pennsylvania location: Cranberry Township (Pittsburgh)



Our adult residential facility is a place for adults to focus on recovery in a supportive and homelike environment.

Emily Program Sitting - 200x120 - 5-12-14At our residential care facilities in MN, OH, and WA, each client’s evidence-based treatment is tailored to their specific needs. Our team seamlessly integrates 24-hour supervised care and medical monitoring within a comfortable setting. Treatment is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Individual treatment plans meet each resident’s needs and typically include:

  • Individual, group, couples, and family programming
  • Nutritional rehabilitation; therapeutic meals and snacks
  • Medical and psychiatric services
  • Chemical dependency and trauma programming (if needed)
  • Holistic therapies such as art, yoga, and movement therapies
  • Seamless transition to partial hospitalization program/intensive day program or intensive outpatient program

We work closely with referring professionals to ensure a smooth admission and discharge process.


The Emily Program - St. Paul LivingroomAnna Westin House-Adolescent and Young Adult (AWHA) is a 10-bed residential treatment facility for adolescents and young adults of all genders struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related problems.

AWHA provides 24/7 medical monitoring and intensive therapeutic interventions, in a healing environment located in a safe residential neighborhood in St. Paul, MN.

Tailored to each resident’s needs, treatment typically includes:

  • Individual, group, and family programming
  • Family-Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Nutritional rehabilitation; therapeutic meals and snacks
  • Medical and psychiatric services
  • Holistic therapies such as art, yoga, and recreational therapy
  • Integrated school services

We believe that family involvement is crucial for recovery. Families partner with our knowledgeable staff and are an integral part of their loved one’s treatment.

INTENSIVE PROGRAMS at The Emily Program – St. Paul

The Emily Program – St. Paul Intensive Programs – intensive outpatient (IOP) and intensive day/partial hospitalization (IDP/PHP) programs provide regular, structured group and individual programming throughout the week for people with any eating disorder diagnosis. Ranging from 3 hours/3 days a week to 8-11 hours/5-7 days a week, we’ve designed our intensive programs to provide:

  • A step-up in support for someone needing intensive help to interrupt eating disorder symptoms
  • A step-down for those transitioning from a higher level of care
  • An ideal transition to aftercare treatment


The Emily Program – St. Paul provides lodging options for clients who require a higher level of care but live a long distance from treatment.

Partial plus Lodging provides the intensity and structure of intensive treatment while providing opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled treatment environment in our lodging locations in Minneapolis, Seattle, Spokane, and St. Paul.

We believe treatment should be accessible and that recovery happens when individuals are able to practice recovery skills in real-life situations. Partial plus Lodging gives clients easy access to the treatment they need, coupled with a home-like environment where they can practice and reinforce recovery skills learned in intensive programming.


Adolescents In Group DiscussionNo two teenagers are alike. Neither are their eating disorders. Our therapists, dietitians, and medical team are experts when it comes to helping adolescents – and their families – gain control over eating disorders by building a strong sense of self and other skills needed on the road to a whole and healthy adulthood.

We know that active involvement of the family is crucial to recovery. To promote recovery, we create a unique treatment plan to meet each client’s needs, incorporating family in every aspect.

For adolescents needing a higher level of care, we offer three (3) levels of intensive treatment to interrupt symptoms and help your child on the road to recovery.

Anna Westin House-Adolescent (AWHA) provides 24/7/365 care including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, dietitians, family therapists, art therapists, licensed school teachers, recreational therapists, nurses, eating disorders technicians, and more.

Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Day Program (PHP/IDP) provides treatment 5 days/week, 6 hours/day, plus school, studying or tutoring hours. Programming includes structured therapeutic meals, behavior exposure groups, and experiential challenges.

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides treatment 4 days/week, 3 hours per day, with weekly family participation. Group-based intervention and therapeutic meals provide enhanced therapeutic support and symptom interruption.


The Emily Program - St. Paul Medical TeamThe Emily Program – St. Paul Medical Team has decades of experience managing the unique medical and psychiatric complications of eating disorders. As an affiliate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, our Medical Team is up-to-date with treatment and research, providing the best in comprehensive medical care across all levels of treatment for people of all ages and genders.

Our Medical Team provides specialty care including medical management of interruption of eating disorder symptoms and related medical complications, medication recommendations, support, and accountability.


At The Emily Program – St. Paul, we combine our evidence-based treatment with personalized integrative interventions. We’ve found that effective eating disorder treatment requires awareness of the genetic, biological, psychological, social, and cultural impacts on each client.

We respond to the whole person at The Emily Program, utilizing a multidisciplinary team of experts such as therapists, dietitians, and medical staff.

Contact us today at (888) EMILY-77 or visit to learn more about our eating disorder treatment services.

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The Emily Program Locations:


Anna Westin House
1449 Cleveland Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108

Anna Westin House West
3012 West 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410

26 East Superior St.
Suite 315
Duluth, MN 55802

St. Louis Park
5354 Parkdale Drive
2nd Floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

St. Paul (Como)
2265 Como Ave.
St Paul, MN 55108

St. Paul (Toogood/Anna Westin House-Adolescent & Young Adult)
2230 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108


1700 Westlake Avenue North
Suite 700
Seattle, Washington 98109

Seattle 24/7 Residential Care
4 Nickerson Street, Suite 300,
Seattle WA, 98109

2020 East 29th Avenue, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99203

South Sound (Lacey)
673 Woodland Sq Loop SE
Suite 330
Lacey, WA 98503


3401 Enterprise Parkway
Beachwood, OH 44122

Cleveland 24/7 Residential Care
2141 Overlook Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

8001 Ravines Edge Court
Columbus, OH 43235


4001 Stonewood Drive, Suite 200
Wexford, PA 15090

The Emily Program – St. Paul Treatment Level:
RTC, Inpatient, Outpatient
Residential available in Twin Cities

Patient Types Served:
Male & Female

Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, DBT, CBT, Art therapy, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Prescription Medication, Support Groups, Individual Therapy, Medical Care


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