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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
for Eating Disorder Recovery

Ryther’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Eating Disorder Recovery focuses on treating restrictive eating disorders requiring intensive intervention for youth ages 8-16. The treatment team at Ryther includes: youth, caregiver(s), therapist, nurse practitioner, psychologist, case manager, and behavior specialist. Additionally, we partner with Seattle Children’s Eating Disorder Recovery Program to meet the physical health care and nutritional needs of the youth.

The health and well-being of the youth we serve are our primary goals. This starts with focusing on weight restoration and ultimately leading to improved sense of belonging, self-development, and ability to make choices that are in line with their personal wellness goals.



  • 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.



  • Youth will receive intensive therapeutic intervention through our 6-8 week program.

  • Youth will need to attend four days per week: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 4:30pm

  • Youth will receive breakfast, lunch, and two snacks with meal support each day. 



Ryther has placed DEI and trauma-informed care at the forefront of the work we do. Through this lens we strive to provide equitable care to all youth and families. And aspire to provide identity affirming care to the youth in need of support. And through our trauma-informed model, Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC), we are able to promote resiliency throughout the journey to recovery.





Ryther’s PHP program is a part of our continuum of care which includes Intensive Outpatient (IOP) as well as outpatient care. This allows for youth to move through the levels of care that best match their support needs.

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