New Directions Eating Disorders Center

Treatment Center, LMFT, PhD

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New Directions Eating Disorders Center

Treatment Center, LMFT, PhD


Announcement icon Please note: All groups are currently conducted via telehealth due to the coronavirus.


Telehealth Eating Disorders Treatment

New Directions is now offering a group treatment telehealth program. We can now provide treatment for clients who live anywhere within the State of California. Telehealth is an innovative way to participate in our group treatment program and allows clients to connect with the therapist and one another in real time. It is easy to use and requires a computer with webcam , speakers and internet access. All communications are confidential and comply with privacy standards. We offer: Intimate group settings with a limit of 8 in a group 15 weeks intensive outpatient treatment, groups meet 3 times a week Group therapy facilitation by a licensed therapist Consultation with a nutritionist and/or registered dietitian Coordination with your primary care provider and/or therapist Individualized food plans prepared by our nutritionist. We offer groups for adults as well as an adolescent group. Our program integrates mental health, physical health, and we focus on depression, anxiety and eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.

Our telehealth program offers: Convenience - Eliminates travel time and associated costs. Clients can attend sessions from their home or office. Security - Our technology offers a free, easy to use web-based communications application to connect you with the group in a way that maintains the highest confidentiality standards. Ease of use - All you need is an internet connection, a computer , I Pad or Laptop, speakers, and a Webcam. You will be able to see, hear and interact with others in the group in real time. Effectiveness - According to a recent study specific to eating disorders, the National Institute of Health found that virtual group therapy is equally effective as traditional group therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Groups/ Adult and Adolescent

New Directions California is in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem, Cigna, United Health Care, Value Options , Magellan, SAG, and many other insurance carriers. For clients who are out of network, we can attempt to obtain a single case agreement, or provide a superbill . Our program cost includes an initial assessment, 15 weeks IOP groups, which meet 3 times a week, and individual and family counseling is included at a separate cost. Our dietitian will be co-facilitating group sessions at least once per week, and for those individuals who wish to meet with her for additional individual sessions, this will be billed separately to the client. We offer both adult and adolescent groups.


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Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Humana
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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New Directions Eating Disorders Center's Groups

Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient/ Adult

Teletherapy treatment group meets 3 evenings a week for 15 weeks, MW evenings and Saturday mornings. All groups are facilitated by Licensed Clinicians and Registered Dietitians. Groups are limited to 8 clients, and we serve the entire State of California. Due to coronavirus this group is offered via telehealth and is limited to 8 clients.

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Eating Disorders IOP/Adolescent

Our adolescent group is limited to 8 clients and addresses eating disorder issues as well as mental health issues including, depression, and anxiety. The most common eating disorders among adolescents are Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. We offer a multidisciplinary approach including group therapy and nutritional counseling aimed at restoring health and modifying behaviors related to eating and exercise. The goal of treatment is to help the adolescent recovering from an eating disorder cultivate a healthy relationship with food as well as learning to manage stress and other contributing factors. Our group meets 3 times a week for 15 weeks via TELEHEALTH.

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  • Eating Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Obesity
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Teen

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Eating Disorder
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Telehealth Intensive Outpatient Group
  • Trauma Focused
  • Group


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Last Modified: 18 May 2022
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New Directions Eating Disorders Center

Treatment Center, LMFT, PhD