Individual Counseling: Individual therapy is provided by therapists whom specialize in anxiety, depression and the psychological spectrum of eating disorders. Goals of treatment include, but are not limited to, building skills to regulate emotions, understanding and resolving underlying issues that contributed to the development of mental health issues, building healthier relationships, improving self worth, gaining ability to utilize effective coping strategies and reducing fear. Clients will then be equipped to deal with emotions and if applicable, work on returning to normal eating patterns. During the assessment process the therapist and the client will discuss additional services as listed below that may be an important part of the treatment plan.
Group Counseling - Group experiences are a beneficial addition to treatment. Group sessions offers individuals the opportunity to discuss their struggles with others who are experiencing similar issues. Below are the group experiences we offer at Center of Hope:
- Encountering Life Competently This 4-week experience will teach individuals how to build skills necessary to cope more effectively using DBT based strategies, including mindfulness. This group is ideal for any individuals who are struggling with intense emotions & unhealthy coping strategies.
- Breakaway - This section of Discovery will focus on the reduction of shame and fear that underlies Eating Disorders. Group members will continue to work on skill building, along with developing more rational thought patterns and a stronger support network.
- Feelings not Food Group- This section is intended to free people from disordered patterns of avoiding, numbing & coping with emotions via food. Participants will work on identifying and processing feelings effectively, resulting in gaining control over emotional eating.
Yoga: Mindfully based yoga is an excellent way to learn to quiet your mind and gain gratitude for your body. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Yoga on Main in downtown Mount Pleasant who have developed a Yin style class specifically for those who struggle with anxiety or body image issues. Yin Release and Surrender is held on Wednesdays at 4:30. For more information contact yogaonmain.com or call
Dietetic Services: Although many eating disorder clients are their own "experts" when it comes to calories and food information, dietetic services are an important addition to treatment as a whole. Our program refers to Allison Malinowski, MPH, RD, CSSD who specializes in eating disorders and sports nutrition. For more information visit Allison’s website leveluprd.com or to contact her call 989-400- or email her at
Mentorship: Center of Hope believes that confidence and self love are key components to the recovery process. Self Love Beauty, whose mission is to build confidence and self love in individuals, has teamed up with Center of Hope to offer multiple opportunities for individuals that will help foster personal growth and happiness. To find out more information about how you can get involved with this program as a mentor, mentee, volunteer or with any of their other services, visit Selflovebeauty.com.
Medical Professionals: To ensure holistic treatment, clients may be referred to a medical professional to address needs in the areas of physical health, medication, biological history, etc. Although this area does not have a medical facility that specializes in eating disorders, referrals will be made as appropriate to trusted and reputable professionals in the area that have experience in working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and/or eating disorders.
Case Consultation: To ensure effective treatment, the treatment team as mentioned above will hold regular consultation meetings. A comprehensive approach is necessary to foster recovery