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Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Ryther provides two Partial Hospitalization Programs to serve youth who are experiencing mental and behavioral health challenges:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Eating Disorder Recovery (*enrolling now*) focuses on treating restrictive eating disorders requiring intensive intervention for youth of all genders, ages 8-16. Our team serves the client and their family through the practice of Family-Based Treatment (FBT).

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Neurodiverse-informed Treatment of Anxiety and OCD (*opens June 2024*) focuses on helping youth, ages 6-14, gain skills and strategies to progress towards stability and improved functioning. The PHP provides an inclusive environment serving neurodivergent and neurotypical youth experiencing significant challenges with anxiety and OCD.


Program Includes:

  • Individual Therapy: Youth will meet with a therapist weekly, focusing 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.

  • Group Therapy: Youth will have the opportunity to engage in 3 groups per day which will include a wide range of activities to promote social confidence.

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

  • 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 before their youth is discharged to ensure they feel confident and competent in supporting their child’s recovery.

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

In addition, the Eating Disorder PHP includes:

  • Nurse support through a close partnership with Seattle Children’s Eating Disorder Recovery Program to ensure comprehensive physical health care and nutritional guidance.

  • Nutritionist/Dietician: To consult and supervise in treatment planning.  

  • Meal Support: Hand-in-hand guidance during meals and snacks.

Program Schedule:

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

  • Our program occurs four days weekly: Monday through Thursday, from approximately 8:30am – 4:00pm.

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

More About Our Program:

  • 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 and how we communicate with our team and our external colleagues. 

  • Culturally responsive: Our team centers our clients and their parents and caregivers. 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 IOP and PHP options and 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. We coordinate closely with existing providers and support systems to offer the ongoing aftercare support our clients deserve.

*We accept the following insurance: Blue Cross, Blue Shield, First Choice, First Choice, Kaiser Permanente, LifeWise, Premera, Regence, and all Medicaid MCOs: Molina, United Health Care, Wellpoint, Community Health Plan of Washington, and Coordinated Care.

*Referring providers, please contact us to consult and ask any questions as you explore program fit for clients you are considering referring.

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