believe it is paramount to address the core factors that
are working to maintain your eating disorder. At Westwind
you will have a daily session with a Master level
therapist. Together you will work on addressing all aspects
of the disorder. Treatment plans are highly individualized
and are developed collaboratively with the client. The
treatment model used is a problem solving/skill building
approach. We make extensive use of the Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy approach, which is designed to teach a different
style of thinking about the things that might create or
addition to your daily session with a therapist, you will
also have two sessions per week with our registered
dietitian. Together you will develop nutritional goals to
work towards. A weekly nutrition group will be held to
provide in-depth nutrition information.
psychoeducational groups are facilitated by a therapist
each week. During these groups we address topics that are
relevant to recovery and healthy living, such as body
image, perfectionism, and coping skills.
These groups provide an opportunity to practice healthy
communication skills and offer a safe place for our clients
to receive support.
Spiritual counselling is an
optional component of treatment, and inclusive of all
faiths and spiritual belief systems. It is available within
the context of individual counselling sessions, to the
extent that each client feels it is relevant to their
recovery and reflective of their personal values.
Clients are encouraged to engage
in exposure activities such as restaurant outings, grocery
shopping and body image challenges. These exposure
activities are introduced depending upon your readiness
level and can be experienced with the support of staff or
Phone/skype sessions with family
members are offered if you are interested in including this
as part of your recovery. We also host 'Westwind Family
Days' throughout the year to offer informational sessions
on the process of recovery-anyone who you would like to be
included in this event is welcome to attend.
Optional Program Components
have an onsite massage therapist that will offer a massage
on the weekend if requested.
Individual sessions with a
certified personal trainer are available upon request for
an additional fee.