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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Ryther’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Eating Disorder Recovery focuses on treating restrictive eating disorders requiring intensive intervention for youth of all genders, ages 8-16. Our team puts the client, their family, and their support system at the nexus of our approach through the practice of Family-Based Therapy (FBT). Listening and understanding is the North Star Principle that drives the work of our therapists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, case managers, and behavior specialists. This principle strengthens our ability to be responsive to the specific needs of our clients and their loved ones.


We focus on the whole person, not just their diagnosis. Our mission is to help our clients develop an improved sense of belonging, self-development, and confidence. We provide support for them through individual therapy, group therapy, parent/caregiver coaching, and, when clinically appropriate, weight restoration support.


Our work is grounded in the use of experiential activities such as group games and mindful movement as a core component of our treatment approach. Our evidence-based therapy often incorporates art, music, and other hands-on group activities. Through this approach, and by utilizing our beautiful campus and both indoor and outdoor spaces, we strive to help clients feel a stronger connection to their treatment journey.


We operate with a collaborative lens and have partnered with Seattle Children’s Eating Disorder Recovery Program to meet the physical health care and nutritional needs of clients in our program by receiving clinical support from their nursing team. And we connect and learn from other agencies, providers, and community stakeholders to constantly refine our approach and to maintain strong connections to resources that are vital to our clients.


Program Includes:

  • Individual Therapy: Youth will meet with a therapist weekly, with a focus on goals they have collaboratively established to meet individual treatment needs.

  • Family Therapy: Family therapy will occur weekly, with the focus on empowering the family to work together toward eating recovery.

  • Meal Support: Behavioral specialists will be with youth during each meal and snack to support them through the refeeding process.

  • Group Therapy: Youth will have the opportunity to engage in 3 groups per day which will include a wide range of topics in service of their eating recovery.

  • Experiential Therapy: Utilizing in-the-moment activities and experiences to promote the youth’s sense of competency and positive self-image.

  • Milieu: Youth will have the opportunity to interact with their peers, strengthening their support system, as well as receive in-the-moment coaching from behavior specialists.

  • Parent-coaching: Caregiver(s) will have the opportunity to receive 1:1 coaching from a behavior specialist prior to their youth discharging to ensure they feel confident and competent in supporting their child’s recovery.

  • Psychiatry: Initial evaluation, nursing care, psychiatric medication management as needed.


Program Schedule:

  • Our program provides intensive therapeutic intervention through our 6-8 week program.

  • Our program occurs four days per week: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am – 4:45pm.

  • Our program provides breakfast, lunch, and two snacks with meal support each day.

More About Our Program:

  • Commitment to transparency in communication: We are grounded in the ARC model (Attachment, Regulation, Competency). The ARC Model is a trauma centered lens that informs how we approach our clients and families, as well as how we communicate within our team and our external colleagues. 

  • Culturally responsive: Our team centers our clients and their parents/caregivers. And we are especially aware that some of the families we serve come from communities that have traditionally been marginalized, and even harmed, by the mental health system. We are mission driven to be responsive to each person’s identity and experience and to deliver treatment that fits their needs. 

  • Continuum of care: With both IOP and PHP options as well as ongoing therapy, parent/caregiver coaching and group opportunities at Ryther, we provide appropriate levels of intervention support to fit clients’ needs as they progress through their treatment process. And we coordinate closely with existing providers and support systems so that we can offer the ongoing aftercare support that our clients deserve.

*We accept the following insurance: First Choice, Premera, Regence, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and LifeWise.

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