Eating Recovery Center, Carolinas Announces New Intensive Outpatient Program

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Eating disorder treatment facility opens new program on November 8, expanding access to best-in-class care for patients and families in the Carolinas

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Eating Recovery Center, Carolinas (ERC, Carolinas), a trusted provider of comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, announced today it is expanding its services to offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults. Located near the campus of the University of South Carolina in downtown Columbia, SC, this expansion will extend ERC’s continued commitment of increasing access to the very best care for patients, families and providers in the treatment of—and recovery from—eating disorders and related conditions in the region.

ERC, Carolinas (formerly the Riley Center) is headquartered in Greenville, SC, with existing services including Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program for adolescents and adults. It is led by Executive Director Beth Riley, LISW-CP, CEDS. Sue Connolly Nelson, LISW-CP, CEDS will manage the Columbia Program. Combined they have 45 years of experience treating and working with eating disorder patients.

ERC, Carolinas Columbia Intensive Outpatient Program will accommodate 8 adult patients, both male and female, and offer 9 hours of treatment per week (3 hours over 3 days), with additional treatment as needed, including weekly therapy and nutrition appointments. ERC’s treatment approach includes evidence-based interventions and coordination of care with outpatient providers to ensure relapse prevention and long lasting recovery. The IOP treatment team, consisting of Registered Dietitians, family therapists, and individual therapists, will use various treatment modalities including on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In addition, the IOP curriculum emphasizes recovery skills, as well as offers nutrition education, supported meals, and meal-outings

“With the addition of the Columbia program, ERC expands its vertically integrated health care network dedicated to offering world-class eating disorder treatment at all levels of care within the Carolinas,” says Beth Riley, Executive Director of ERC, Carolinas. “We are excited to extend our high quality programming to the Columbia area to help more eating disorder patients and their families achieve long lasting and meaningful recovery.”

For additional information about ERC Carolinas and its programs, call (864) 302-8242, email Info(at)EatingRecoveryCenter(dot)com or visit to speak with a Master’s-level eating disorder clinician.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center (ERC) is the only national, vertically integrated, health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating and related disorders at any stage of the illness. ERC offers best-in-class treatment programs for all patients, no matter their age or gender, struggling from: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, eating and weight disorder, unspecified eating disorders, as well as comorbid, co-occurring and dual diagnoses. Led by the world’s leading experts in eating disorder treatment, ERC provides a full spectrum of eating disorder recovery services through an unmatched network of multiple locations across seven states.

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