Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Programs

Too many individuals in Memphis are suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and body dysmorphia. At the Transformation Center, we have developed comprehensive, integrated treatment programs to address these life-threatening conditions..

The Transformation Center’s Eating Disorder treatment programs are unique in our community. We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach for both adults and adolescents. Our program is similar in some ways to the best residential treatment programs but it allows clients to stay in school or at work during treatment. We provide medical referrals, psychiatric, and nutritional services. These are combined with proven individual, family, and group therapy and integrated with essential mind/body therapies.

The term “psychosomatic” describes the link between mind (“psycho”) and body “soma”.  This vital connection is a key to the success of The Transformation Center’s programs. Eating disorders represent a distorted connection between the mind and body. Through the various disciplines of the Transformation program, we help individuals repair this vital link and help with the following issues:

* Developing new self-esteem
* Redirecting definitions of success
* De-programing negative body image and self-talk
* Creating a powerful healthy body
* Changing reward systems
* Building lifetime health habits
* Satisfying the need for genuine and nurturing touch
* Rediscovering feelings

Each individual is unique as are their life circumstances. The eating disorder program at our center takes this into account. We provide individual therapy sessions, group therapy and family therapy as well as nutritional counseling and mind/body therapy sessions.


Our IOP requires clients to attend three hours per day 3 to 5 days a week. Clients for the eating disorder program must be diagnosed as being anorexic, bulimic, compulsive over-eaters or with body dysmorphia.

Each client has a fully integrated therapy team consisting of a therapist, nutritionist, and individual mind/body practitioners. Client progress is evaluated by the full team and the Clinical Director and Medical Director on a weekly basis. The treatment plan is evaluated and modified as needed. Our mission is to help individuals achieve a sound mind, a healthy body and a balanced life. If you or someone you know could benefit from our programs we invite you to call or make a referral to us. Our pledge is to provide the best professional and compassionate care.


We are also proud to offer a PHP for Memphis residents who are in need of even more intensive eating disorder treatment than an IOP can offer. PHP meets 5 days each week. In addition to individual, group, family counseling and mind/body integration, clients in our PHP program are provided 2 supervised meals, nutrition education and therapeutic outings to area grocery stores to reinforce the skills and education gained in daily activities.  Medication management is provided by the Medical Director, a licensed psychiatrist. While not intended to replace residential treatment, which is still valid and crucial for some, PHP provides a significantly higher level of care than IOP and, for many, can be a viable alternative to extremely costly residential treatment. For others, PHP can serve as a step down from residential treatment.


Most insurance companies recognize our programs and our utilization review staff will complete benefit verification, required authorizations and develop payment arrangements to assist clients in obtaining the care they need.  Our facility is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities and is accredited by the Joint Commision. Assessments to determine a candidate’s appropriateness for our programs are offered free of charge.