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Laurell Hill Inn

Laurel Hill Inn is a discreet provider of residential, day and evening treatment programs for women with eating disorders, located in the Greater Boston Community. We accept payment from most health insurance companies.

Laurel Hill Inn provides a higher ratio of face-to-face clinical staff to clients than any intensive treatment program in the northeast and throughout much of the country. Our residential treatment program treats a maximum of nine clients. Our treatment groups in the day and evening treatment programs are also limited to nine clients.

Laurel Hill Inn offers all of its treatment programs in beautiful, home-like, non-institutional settings. Our highly skilled and expert clinical team includes a consulting psychiatrist and physician, psychologists, licensed social workers, family therapists, counselors and certified yoga instructor. Our treatment modality includes cognitive therapy, DBT skills training, nutrition education, daily group therapy and a high concentration of experiential work pertaining to food issues and therapeutic social outings.

When seeking intensive treatment, one of the best things you can do in order to ensure that you receive optimum treatment is to visit and tour the program in person. Ask about the number of staff for various clinical positions. Ask about caseload maximums. Ask about how frequently you will meet with each professional weekly and about the duration of your sessions with each clinician, including at minimum, your PhD therapist, social worker, nutritionist and family therapist.

Treatment group size is also very important. In order for you to benefit from a broad variety of treatment groups, those groups should be limited in size in order to allow for active participation by all members. Active participation in a variety of group therapies and experiential activities is what builds the cognitive and behavioral skills that permit one to manage and overcome serious eating disorders. Groups that exceed nine or ten clients begin to rapidly diminish the effectiveness of the group experience.

We recommend that clients who are medically unstable be treated in a hospital or hospital-like environment where there are round-the-clock medical resources. However, following medical stabilization, we recommend that medically stable clients not be mixed in with medically unstable clients. Clients with medical symptoms are often less able to participate in the intensive group and individual therapies that are necessary for recovery. In addition, costly medical resources divert treatment dollars away from those clinical resources that can provide intensive cognitive - behavioral therapies which are most effective in facilitating recovery.

For additional information about our treatment philosophy and programs, please visit our website at

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