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Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program to Begin March 31

Footsteps for Recovery will offer a new Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP) program for women and men 17 and older in the Greater Pittsburgh area suffering with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) beginning March 30. The sessions will be held in the Footsteps for Recovery offices, North Hills Village Shopping Center, Suite 202, 4801 McKnight Road, Ross Township.

The program will run Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. A 12-session pilot program will be held March 30 through April 25. Additional programs will be scheduled throughout the year. Participants must contract for at least one month (12 sessions) and the contract is renewable when needed.

The Footsteps for Recovery IOP is beneficial for those needing more intensive therapy than once a week, or those “stepping down” from partial or inpatient care. Participants will eat dinner together and experience a variety of treatment modalities, including evidence-based treatment, experiential exercises and newer treatments that are promising to be effective in the eating disorder field. Group leaders will work with the participant’s referring therapist or health professionals to return him or her to their care upon discharge from IOP, and will work with them as a team during treatment.

The pilot sessions are available for a reduced rate. Space is limited. Interested persons should contact Anita Sinicrope-Maier, MSW, at or 412-215-7967 for an intake session to determine eligibility.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association website in the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or an eating disorder not otherwise specified.

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