Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Program – Oak House at The Refuge

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Oak House at The Refuge, A Healing Place offers adults of all genders age 18 and older holistic and trauma-informed care for eating disorders. Located on our campus in Ocklawaha, Florida, Oak House promotes lifelong eating disorder recovery in an inclusive environment.

About Oak House

Get an overview of the Oak House eating disorder program at The Refuge in Ocklawaha, FL

Oak House at The Refuge, A Healing Place is a residential eating disorder program that serves adults age 18 and older. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provides comprehensive, trauma-informed care to clients who need a safe, structured, and supportive environment, which is essential to eating disorder recovery.

Our sixteen-bed, stand-alone residential program welcomes people of all backgrounds, races, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Utilizing the Sanctuary Model, we create a community-driven space that inspires feedback, validation, and support from both the treatment team and fellow peers. Oak House promotes a Health at Every Size mindset and an all-foods-fit context, challenging diet culture and weight bias to help our clients envision a life free from eating disorders.

Residential eating disorder care may be a good fit for you if you need more support than outpatient eating disorder programs can provide. You’ll benefit from a trauma-informed approach to eating disorder care with a focus on education, skill-building, and holistic and evidence-based therapies.

When you come to our campus in Ocklawaha, Florida, we tailor your care specifically to you. Our expert team will support you every step of the way with compassion, kindness, and respect for the challenging journey you are facing.

Care Experience

Learn about the care experience through the Oak House eating disorder program at The Refuge in Ocklawaha, FL

Your care experience at Oak House begins with a detailed assessment to determine exactly which services will benefit you most while also taking into account your strengths, needs, and preferences.

You will take part in a specialized curriculum that includes individual and group therapy to help lay the groundwork for long-term eating disorder recovery. We integrate multiple treatment modalities into your care, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based therapy, Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy,  holistic and evidence-based therapy.

Depending on your specific needs and recovery goals, you may also take part in various specialty groups that cover topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Body-mind connection
  • Building skills for distress tolerance
  • Mindful movement
  • Trauma
  • Building self-esteem
  • Cooking groups
  • Eating disorder education
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Body image
  • Social media

You may also take part in art therapy, meditation, music therapy, and activity therapy. Each person comes to Oak House with individual recovery needs, so we also offer other services, such as meal and nutrition support, medication management, relapse prevention, 12-Step programming, and detoxification services.

What We Treat

Oak House offers treatment for clients who are struggling with:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Orthorexia
  • Co-occurring disorders

Continuing Care

Understand continuing care options after you complete the Oak House program at The Refuge

Our goal is for you to achieve eating disorder recovery that lasts long after your time at Oak House, but we recognize that the work you do when you seek residential care at our campus in Ocklawaha, Florida, is only one part of your recovery journey.

To set the groundwork for your continued success after you transition out of our care, we start working with you on a discharge plan as soon as you begin the Oak House program. You’ll work with your therapeutic team and clinical liaison to determine the best continuing care options for you once you complete the Oak House program.

Before you leave The Refuge, we’ll complete a detailed discharge plan for you that includes resources that will help you continue the progress you’ve made in the Oak House program. This might include plans to transition to step-down care in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) on our campus or referrals to a program at another trusted facility, such as inpatient care, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), sober living, a psychiatrist, or outpatient therapy.

For more information about the Oak House eating disorder program at The Refuge, please contact us at your convenience. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you might have about our residential eating disorder programming so that you can make the best decision for yourself or someone you love.

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