Treatment Components

There are specific features of Oceanaire's program that are vital to help interrupt eating disorder behaviors and help our residents to recover. Oceanaire offers a comprehensive treatment approach using a multidisciplinary treatment team. Each resident is personally involved in the implementation of her treatment plan, which includes the following treatment components on a weekly basis:

Private and Family Individual Therapy Sessions

Private Individual Nutrition Sessions

Group Therapy

Emotion Regulation Management and Distraction Techniques

Communication Skills Training

Nutritional Education and Hands-On Exposure

Medical Assessment and Monitoring

Psychiatric Consultation


Dance and Movement Therapy

Continuing Care/ Discharge Planning

Exercise and Recreational Counseling

Experiential Therapies

Collaborative Educational Programming

Community Reintegration Activities

Substance Abuse Counseling (if needed)

Cognitive-Behavioral Didactic Education

Therapeutic Family Activities

Community Resource Utilization

Alumni Association (following discharge)


Healthy eating and other lifestyle behavior patterns: Our staff utilizes a structured behavioral, nutritional and medical program designed to assist residents in learning strategies to recognize, interrupt, and ultimately change problematic eating patterns and beliefs.

Understanding of emotional issues related to the development and persistence of eating disorders: Oceanaire offers individual and group psychotherapy to explore these factors within a safe environment.

Increased ability to make conscious choices: Understanding the dynamic meaning of their eating disorder behaviors, empowers them to more likely feel feel an increased sense of control and make better choices about how to live their lives.

More solid sense of self: Women with eating disorders experience a great deal of conflict and confusion about themselves and their place in the world. Oceanaire’s environment, activities and treatments are designed to provide the safety, encouragement and support necessary for personal growth and developing a more integrated and positive sense of self.

Improved interpersonal relationships: Eating disorders are intertwined in relationships with family, friends, partners and self. Residents of Oceanaire are given the opportunity to examine past and present relationships, and to practice new, more satisfying ways of relating to themselves and others.

Exploration of personal and career goals: Eating disorders tend to begin during adolescence or early adulthood and may often interrupt the development of personal and career goals. Women with eating disorders often become so entrenched in their eating disorders that they lose interest in other activities, relationships and interests. Residents at Oceanaire can learn to rekindle and explore personal interests, skills and career opportunities.

Oceanaire Eating Disorder Program

Locations in California and Washington

p: (866) 482-3876

f: (714) 828-1870

e: info@oceanaireinc.com

Licensed by the states of California and Washington and JCAHO accredited.

Center for Discovery

4281 Katella Ave., Ste 111

Los Alamitos, CA 90720


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