Family & Significant Others
Family and significant others are important members of the treatment team. Family work at Monte Nido encompasses family therapy sessions, family meals with and without staff support, and individualized experiences. Each client’s therapist helps to establish specific relationship and family goals on a weekly basis. Additionally, family programming is scheduled monthly that includes psychoeducation, interpersonal process and meal exposure opportunities.
Monte Nido believes eating and exercise disorders can rob someone from the ability to enjoy life. We also believe focusing on eradicating the disorder is not enough. We want to help clients find things to replace the disorder, helping them sustain their motivation to get better and enhance their ability to enjoy what life has to offer. We will help you explore and address what you are recovering from, but equally important finding out what you are recovering to. With this goal in mind, Monte Nido programs place an emphasis on providing life-enhancing experiences. All of our clients, regardless of the level of structure and support they might need, participate in outings. Outings only provide opportunities for clients to challenge themselves and build skills for managing their eating disorder, they also help in building the capacity for relating to others and the community. We believe this ability to connect and reach out to others is a cornerstone of recovery.