Chrysalis Program and Services

Facing an eating disorder can be a frightening experience for individuals and their families. Our program offers help in recovering from anorexia, bulimia and overeating disorders.

 

CHRYSALIS PROGRAM
Chrysalis is a 24-week intensive program that features 8 hours of therapy per week including: 2 hours of psycho education/art therapy, 2 hours of therapeutic meals, 4 hours of group therapy, including private individual meetings with parents or partners at intervals as the client is ready. This intensive group treatment program is designed for individuals who require additional care for eating disorders beyond the typical 1 to 3 hours of individual and group therapy per week. The program can be completed while continuing work or school.

 

The Chrysalis program focuses on issues such as eating, body image, relationships, and wellness. Psychoeducational classes include: nutrition and meal planning, body image, communication, conflict resolution, stress reduction, and self-care. Therapeutic meals are intended to assist individuals in learning and practicing healthy new eating behaviors. Group therapy hours are devoted to eating disorder recovery topics, in addition to individual and interpersonal growth. Clients complete 24 weeks of the Chrysalis program in 2 twelve-week segments. At the end of the 24-week treatment, clients step down to individual therapy and meetings with the dietitian as needed.

 

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Additional services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. Our office offers the following services:

 

Individual Therapy
Private, confidential counseling with a well-trained, trusted professional provides opportunities to identify factors that contribute to eating disorders and find healthier ways to cope.

 

Dietary Counseling
Clients are required to work with a dietitian throughout treatment. Dietitians evaluate current food intake, set goals for more nutritious eating, and provide education to offset misinformation related to food intake.

 

Family or Couples Therapy
Each family member or partner is impacted by an eating disorder. Family or couples therapy provides additional support. It can also provide education, encourage communication, and promote growth and healing for the individual with the eating disorder.

 

Group Therapy
Individuals who desire group therapy but do not need intensive outpatient treatment may be invited to attend group therapy for a fee.

 

For Binge Eaters

We offer a group called Imagine for binge eaters.  The image is the mature state of a butterfly which follows the Chrysalis state.  This group is for women ages 20 and up.  The group provides connections, support, fellowship, opportunities to give support to each other, tools, and accountability for women with binge eating disorders.

 

The group meets weekly for two hours.  In addition to group meetings, members are expected to work with an individual therapist, either on our treatment team or in another setting.  Individual, weekly sessions need to occur throughout the course of group attendance.  Members already working with an individual therapist outside the program are requested to sign a release form and provide the name and phone number of the therapist so that we may coordinate care.

 

The Imagine group is time-limited, meaning it starts and stops on predetermined dates.  The benefit of this approach is that group members start and stop at the same time.
For information in the next start date for this group and the fee schedule, contact the program director, Dr. Annetta Ramsay.

 

For Men with Eating Disorders

Because men and women have different treatment needs, men are not treated in groups with women.  Our therapists are skilled at treating men, and sessions can be offered more than once a week if that is what the client needs.

 

We offer a group for men when we have three or more individual clients who could benefit from group treatment.  Please contact the director, Dr. Annetta Ramsay, for more information.

 

Costs
Program costs are modest to comparable programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and United States. Please call Chrysalis for an updated price list, and contact your insurance provider concerning their coverage. Individual therapy sessions and dietitian appointments are not included in the program fee.

 

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CHRYSALIS INFORMATION ON YOUTUBE

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrysalisTX?ob=0&feature=results_main

 

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REFERRALS
Because eating disorders are pervasive, a multi-modal team approach is employed.  Referrals will be made for the following services.

 

Psychiatric Services
Research shows careful and monitored use of psychotropic medications can be useful in the treatment of eating disorders. Local referrals for psychiatric services may be recommended.

 

Medical Monitoring
Medical implications of eating disorders are serious. Clients are expected to maintain regular appointments with their physicians for medical monitoring.

 

Hospital Programs
All clients may not be appropriate for intensive outpatient treatment, and the program is not a substitute for inpatient care. In the event a client’s condition indicates a need for inpatient therapy, options will be explored and referrals will be made.

 

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APPLES TO APPLES

Compare apples to apples when you think about the cost of eating disorder care. Here is a typical example to compare an outpatient program at a hospital to the care provided by Chrysalis. Please call Chrysalis for current price information at 940-382-5688 or email ChrysalisInformation@gmail.com.

 

 

HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT
PROGRAM

CHRYSALIS OUTPATIENT PROGRAM

 

Typical

Program

3 weeks (15, 3 hour groups) - $5,250

12 weeks - $3,600

 

Full

Program

 

An additional week (5, 3 hour groups) - $1,750

 

2nd 12 weeks - $2,400

 

INSURANCE COVERAGE

 

Your insurance normally pays about 44% (after deductibles/copays). 

Additional care and associated costs may not be disclosed to you up front which will result in additional costs.

 

Chrysalis no longer accepts insurance, but a flexible payment plan is available.

This allows for no electronic records of your care via hospital

or insurance data. 

 

COST

 

$1,750 per week total cost
@ 56% your cost
$980 per week

 

$300 per week
reducing to
$200 per week