Intensive Outpatient Therapy: An Effective Approach to Treating Eating Disorders


The HPA/LiveWell intensive outpatient program (IOP) is widely regarded in the Capital District and Hudson Valley as the standard for outpatient treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and other conditions related to eating and feeding. In contrast to inpatient therapy programs for eating disorders, which are often costly and located at a distance from the patient’s home community, the IOP approach offers innovative, dynamic, and cost-effective treatment that supports patients in their recovery efforts while allowing them to maintain their daily lives and personal relationships.

An empirically valid treatment model, the LiveWell IOP focuses on cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques, as well as exposure/response prevention therapy. The program offers personalized meal and treatment plans that help patients meet their goals, and encourages families to participate in the patient’s care. The team at LiveWell collaborates with the Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders of Northeastern New York, located at Albany Medical College, and works with Albany Medical Center to provide a full range of care for patients.

To learn more about the risks, diagnosis, and treatment of potentially deadly eating disorders, download this educational webinar sponsored by CDPHP®. For more information about the IOP, contact LiveWell by phone at (518) 218-1188, or through their website.

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