Eating Disorders Day Treatment Program

Eating Disorders are a complex mental health illness and can have serious and life-threatening complications.  The Eating Disorders Day Treatment Program is an intensive day treatment program located in the community.  We specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders) for transitional aged youth.  

We provide individual and group care; our role in day treatment is to provide structure, support, and guidance.  You are responsible to do the work, which involves taking an active role in recovery.  Day treatment aims to provide intensive eating disorder treatment while allowing you to participate in other activities that are important to you such as work, school, and socializing. 

Registration for this program is done on a referral basis only. Referrals are accepted from physicians and nurse practitioners

For more detailed information on this program, please see our patient guide available here

What is Day Treatment?

  • Day treatment is a form of outpatient care
  • Part 1 involves you spending half-days with our team (including a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, therapist, and dietitian), Monday through Friday for 12 weeks. The program involves individual counselling, medical monitoring, group therapy, family/friend support, and meal support.
  • You may choose to opt into Part 2, which involves less frequent visits to further your treatment for 8 weeks, while encouraging you to apply skills in your usual life setting.  

What kind of treatment is offered?

  • Our therapy model is based on cognitive behavioural therapy enhanced (CBT-E) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • These therapies address thoughts, behaviours, and how to regulate emotions that make it hard to overcome eating disorder symptoms
  • Nutrition care aims to normalize eating patterns and increase compassion and care around food and eating
  • Meal support (involving eating with our Day Treatment team) helps you to practice skills and to receive support and guidance along the way
  • Medical monitoring supports keeping you well and informed about how your health affects your day-to-day life.

Our Program Philosophy and goals are emphasized throughout the program:

  • Restore physical health (including normalization of eating and weight restoration)
  • Symptom interruption (e.g., interruption of bingeing, purging, restriction, excessive exercise)
  • Acquisition of recovery-oriented skills (e.g., mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness skills)
  • Improve participants’ quality of life.

Contact Us 

190 Wellington Street, suite 302, Kingston, ON K7L 3E4  

Telephone: 613-548-6009

Toll-free: 1-855-544-3400

Fax for prescription renewal requests: 613-548-6007

Fax to make a referral: 613-545-1364.

Email: @email